ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB IN
SKILLED TRADES INDUSTRIAL OCCUPATIONS TECHNOLOGY?
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Certificate of Specialization (CS)
This program allows individuals to earn an associate degree tailored to their occupational/career needs. College credit for technical areas may be earned through established articulation agreements in consultation with the Engineering and Technology department. In addition, on-the-job training and/or supervised work-based learning, including electric and carpenter apprentice programs, may be included in the student’s degree program. Areas of concentration may include aerospace assembly worker, carpenter apprenticeship, electronic alarm technician, machine technician apprenticeship and sheet metal worker.
Information for Electrician and Carpenter Apprentice Students
Electrical workers and carpenters can earn an associate degree from St. Louis Community College as a result of signed agreements between STLCC and the St. Louis Area and Vicinity Electricians Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) and the STL-KC Carpenters Regional Council.
Designed specifically for these organizations, the STLCC Skilled Trades AAS program is a joint effort to recognize apprenticeship training as postsecondary education to prepare the current and future workforce.
Electric and carpentry workers who successfully complete approved U.S. Department of Labor apprentice programs and 15 credit hours of general education courses at STLCC will be awarded a Skilled Trades AAS degree.
View program FAQs at the bottom of this page to learn more.
- For information on the job outlook in the skilled trades industiral profession, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
- To learn about the top openings in specific cities across Missouri visit the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
Skilled Trades Industrial (AAS, CS) 64-67 Credits
|Associates in Applied Science Degree|
|Program Total 64-67 Credits|
|I. Career General Education||18-20|
|ENG:101||College Composition I||3|
|COM:101||Oral Communication I||3|
|MTH:124||Technical Mathematics I or higher||3|
|XXX:xxx||Missouri State Requirement||3|
|XXX:xxx||Social Science Elective||3|
|II. Physical Education||2|
|III. Area of Concentration||44-45|
|GE:101||Technical Computer Applications (or)|
|IS:103||Information Systems for Business (or)|
|Apprenticeship Program Agreement Options||41-42|
|Where St. Louis Community College has an agreement with an apprenticeship training program, students will receive credit as far as per the apprenticeship agreement. Depending on the credit awarded based on the articulation agreement; additional technical course approved by the department may be required. Transcription of credit for apprenticeship training programs will be done as per the college procedures in place at that time.|
|Technical Electives Options||41-42|
|This option allows individuals to tailor their area of concentration based on the skilled trades by selecting courses from the department prefixes: BE, CE, EE, EGR, ESC, GE, ME, QC, SKT, TEL and MGT – with at least nine hours from one of the above prefixes. The individual’s program of study must be developed in consultation with the Engineering and Technology department.|
|Certificate of Specialization|
|Program total 12-18 credits|
|MTH:108||Elementary Applied Mathematics or higher||3|
|Dependent on the skilled trade classification, an additional 9-12 credit hours of technical courses are required for the particular Certificate of Specialization. The courses must be selected in consultation with the program advisor.|
|Skilled trades classification and emphasis areas may include:|
|Sheet Metal Worker||Manufacturing Assembly Worker|
Dependent on the skilled trade classification, an additional 6 to 12 credit hours of technical courses are required for a particular Certificate of Specialization. The program advisor must select these courses.
The Skilled Trades Industrial Occupations Technology program is offered at our Florissant Valley campus. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.
- Contact your apprenticeship coordinator and they’ll submit your name to the college.
- Apply to STLCC online. Follow the directions on the application and select Associate of Applied Science-Skilled Trades Industrial Occupations Technology as your Program/Major. STLCC is an open enrollment institution, meaning if you have your high school diploma or GED you will be admitted.
- You can apply to STLCC online and begin your general education classes anytime. New semesters begin every spring, summer and fall.
- After your application is accepted, you are able to register for classes online through Banner Self-Service, or you can work with an academic advisor to plan and register.
- Your apprenticeship instructors will be assigned by your apprentice program.
- Any general education courses will be taught by the assigned college faculty.
To submit completed courses, contact your apprenticeship coordinator to forward your records to the college for review. You must have been admitted to STLCC and taken at least one credit course from the college to receive credit for your prior learning.
All apprenticeship course completed before applying to STLCC will be marked as “R.” This means the college has reviewed the course and is granting credit for it. Previous courses will not be assigned a letter grade.
You will receive credit unless the apprenticeship program indicates the courses are out of date. Please see your apprentice coordinator for more details.
What if I’ve already taken or completed my general education courses through STLCC or another college?
If you’ve earned credit at another college, send your transcript to STLCC at email@example.com for review. Transcripts from other institutions will be evaluated and accepted credit will count toward your general education requirement. However, you must earn at least one credit hour from STLCC before transferred courses can be recorded.