Trades Management

Degree Type
Associate in Science

Employers constantly search for employees who possess the desire and skills to move into management. The Associate in Science degree in Trades Management builds on other trade-related curricula to give students the supervisory skills needed for them to advance into management positions. This degree provides basic supervision and business skills for those with credits in trade-related fields, such as Advanced Welding Technology, Industrial Mechanics, Automotive Technology, Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology, or similar programs. Additionally, the program’s Experiential Learning path offers opportunities for those with industry experience and skills to be awarded credit for prior learning experience, thereby facilitating and expediting completion of the Trades Management degree. This degree requires 24 to 32 credits of trade or technical courses, combined with general education courses, business courses, and computer-skills courses so students are prepared for a future in trades management. General education courses, business courses, and computer-skills courses are typically available online. Thus, students who earn a certificate and begin work immediately can complete the Trades Management degree without disruption in their work schedule.

First Year, Fall Semester

Course Number
Title
Lecture
Lab
Credits
Humanities  +
3
0
3
Trade/Technical  +
0
0 - 0
6 - 8
Sub-Total Credits
10
0
16-18

First Year, Spring Semester

Course Number
Title
Lecture
Lab
Credits
Liberal Arts  +
3
0
3
Mathematics  +
4
0
4
Trade/Technical  +
0
0 - 0
6 - 8
Sub-Total Credits
10
0
16-18

Second Year, Fall Semester

Course Number
Title
Lecture
Lab
Credits
Social Science  +
3
0
3
Trade/Technical  +
0
0 - 0
6 - 8
Sub-Total Credits
9
0
15-17

Second Year, Spring Semester

Course Number
Title
Lecture
Lab
Credits
Liberal Arts  +
3
0
3
Science  +
3
2
4
Trade/Technical  +
0
0 - 0
6 - 8
Sub-Total Credits
9
2
15-17
Total Credits
62-70