Official Title of Major: Skilled Professional Trades Management (A.A.S.)
Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.
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.
1. Small Business Management (AAS.TRADES.SM-BUS)
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 (AAS.TRADES.CSTN)
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
- Owner’s field representative
- Project manager