This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timelines, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This solution is copyrighted by the institution that created it. Internal use, by an organization and/or personal use by an individual for non-commercial purposes, is permissible. All other uses require the prior authorization of the copyright owner.
Students interested in careers in the Trades Technology area may select from a variety of pathways:
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
The Associate in Applied Science degree combines career-technical
coursework with general education coursework. 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 program diploma represents completion of a prescribed program of two years or less in a career-technical field with some general education course work.
A program certificate is a specialized course of study requiring at least 16 credit hours at the undergraduate level or 8 credit hours at the graduate level.
Certificate of Completion
A certificate awarded for the completion of:
1.A non-credit course of study, or
2.An undergraduate course of study of less than 16 credit hour