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2021-2022 Catalog

Skilled Professional Trades Management (A.A.S.)


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Official Title of Major: Skilled Professional Trades Management (A.A.S.)

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Code: AAS.EXPLORE.TRADES

Total Credit Hours: 60

About Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Purpose: This program offers an opportunity for students who have completed a Maryland Department of Labor (MDOL) registered apprenticeship program and earned an industry certification and/or license, a path to a degree by the award of college credit. This program is not intended for transfer, but allows students to customize their program based on their requirements.  Students should choose a concentration based on their personal goals; program requirements are satisfied with the successful completion of the MDOL registered apprenticeship and proof of licensure or industry certification.  Previous successfully completed college work may be applied to requirements where applicable.

Additional Program Requirements:  To assure a level of competency in this program, a minimum of 12 credit hours of courses must be in a single discipline (concentration). The three letters used in a course designation (e.g. BPA or ACH) indicate the discipline to which it belongs. 

Students are required to present proof of completion of MDOL registered apprenticeship and licensure or industry certification to receive college credit. The amount of credit awarded will be determined by the length of the apprenticeship and related training/instruction.

Areas of Concentration: This degree requires that students choose a concentration in one of two areas. A concentration is a structured plan of study within a degree program. The number of credit hours and particular course requirements for a concentration may vary, as listed below.  To achieve a concentration, students must receive credit for every course requirement listed under that concentration.

Two Concentrations

1.   Small Business Management (See Records for code)

Provides comprehensive skills necessary for a successful and satisfying business career. Exposes students to all aspects of today’s rapidly changing and technologically challenging business environment. Prepares students for careers in the global economy. A program chosen from a core of courses considered essential for any business student and from a broad range of electives. Students are expected to select a four-course area of concentration that will permit them to enter a variety of business occupations. The groups of courses listed are examples of appropriate and logical selections in an area of concentration. Required courses cannot be used as area of concentration electives.

Range of Occupations

  • Small business owner/manager
     

2.  Construction Management (See Records for code)

Training in the organization and management of both large and small construction projects. Develop skills in the areas of project management, construction estimating, materials and methods of construction, and construction documentation. Teaches and integrates principles of business management as applied to construction technology.

Range of Occupations

  • Construction manager
  • Estimator
  • Foreman
  • Inspector
  • Owner’s field representative
  • Project manager
  • Superintendent

Honors Program Courses


If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

General Education Requirements: 24


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education and Diversity, Technology and Wellness Requirements  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 3 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 credits


See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits


See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits


See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.
Students are encouraged to take a Social and Behavioral Science course that also satisfies the college Diversity Requirement. See Diversity Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Additional General Education Requirements: 6 credits


Program Requirements: 36 credits


This is a common program requirement for both areas of concentration:

  • Successful completion of Maryland (MDOL) approved apprenticeship and proof of Maryland State Licensure or Industry Certification 12 credit hours
     

Students must select one Area of Concentration in Small Business Management or Construction Management as specified below:


Small Business Management Area of Concentration Requirements: 24 credits


Degree Awarded: Technical Studies: Apprentice - Small Business Management Area of Concentration (See Records for code).

Elective: 3 credits


Choose any elective.

Construction Management Area of Concentration Requirements: 24 credits


Degree Awarded: Technical Studies: Apprentice - Construction Management Area of Concentration (See Records for code).

Elective: 3 credits


Choose any elective.

Diversity Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Diversity Requirement. Students should satisfy this requirement with the General Education Social and Behavioral Science course selection as noted above.

Technology Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Wellness Requirement


Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate complex ideas and information through writing, speaking, presenting, and using technology.
  2. Locate, organize, and analyze information from multiple sources in order to develop informed, reasoned, and substantiated arguments.
  3. Apply mathematical skills, quantitative reasoning, and scientific reasoning to solve problems and interpret quantitative information.
  4. Explain the significance of social diversity, respect for cultural values, and appreciation of differences among students, including race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity and ability. 
  5. Meet individual program learning outcomes for the courses students take within their concentration and for other elective courses outside the general education requirements.   

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.

Career and Educational Advancement Resources


   

Statewide Tuition Reduction Program


This program of study may be designated a Statewide Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (refer to the Tuition, Fees and Payments  section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Statewide Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.

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