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 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.


Job Resources

  • 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.
  • For specific real-time information on wages and job prospects in the STLCC region, visit STLCC Career Coach.


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 Science Elective 3-5
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)
IS:116 Microcomputer Literacy 3
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:
Electronics PLC/Robotics
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.


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