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Trades Technology

Department Chair: Ken Quamme & 701-774-4207


The Trades Technology Department at Williston State College encompasses many hands on career options. Skills learned here are sure to provide occupational growth and lifelong learning. Students interested in careers in the Trades Technology area may benefit from an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S).


The Associate in Applied Science Degrees combine career-technical courses with general education courses. In the career-technical specialty field, the degree prepares students for jobs. The general education area provides broader education than would be available in a certificate or diploma program with at least 15 credit hours of general education required, but typically does not meet the 36 credit hour General Education Transfer Agreement (403.7) requirements. The A.A.S requires a minimum of 62 semester credit hours, and it may designate a specific field of study.


A certificate program represents completion of a one-year curriculum in a prescribed career-technical program.


Certificate of completion are awarded for completion of a non-credit or credit-based course of study requiring 15 credits or less. Requirements vary depending on desired outcomes. 

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Programs Offered
Agriculture (AAS) 
Automotive Technology (AAS) 
Automotive Technology (COC) 
Automotive Technology Diploma  
Petroleum Production Technology (AAS) 
Petroleum Production Technology (COC) Lease Operator 
Petroleum Production Technology (CP) Lease Operator 
Petroleum Production Technology (COC) Automation & Control 
Petroleum Production Technology (CP) Automation & Control 
Transportation Technician Technology (AAS) 
Transportation Technician Technology (CP) 
Transportation Technician Technology (COC) 
Residential Carpentry (AAS) 
Residential Carpentry (CP) 
Welding Technology (AAS) 
Welding Technology (CP)