LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Sep 27, 2022  
LCCC Catalog 2022-2023

Trades & Technical Studies, AAS


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The Trades & Technical Studies degree is designed for students who are undecided about which trade industry they would like to enter but want to gain valuable industry knowledge and pursue a basic academic foundation. Students may choose from a number of industry courses to either help them decide on a specialty area (automotive, diesel, electrical, wind energy, welding, etc.) or provide them with a broad background of skills to enter the workforce.

The Trades & Technical Studies degree is also intended for individuals who desire to build upon prior learning: a Department of Labor-recognized apprenticeship training program, United States military training and degrees, or the LCCC Trades & Technical Studies Credit Diplomas; all of which bring demonstrated knowledge, skills, and competencies in their field as the technical foundation of the degree. Industry-specific qualification training (e.g. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), COMP-TIA, American Welding Society (AWS), etc.) will also be considered as a foundation for this degree. Students complete coursework in the general education core and a selection of management courses to complete the degree program. Students’ apprenticeship and training hours will be evaluated for awarding of credit on an individual basis.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Trades & Technical Studies program website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Trades & Technical Studies pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 

Competencies


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

  • Implement key human resource functions using industry-standard HR tools.
  • Relate business concepts to daily lives and careers through a general introduction of basic business concepts and principles.
  • Examine the modern supervisory environment and acquire techniques to establish themselves as first-line supervisors.
  • Apply basic management principles in solving problems encountered by first-line supervisors.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills in the context of their specific technical study program.

First Semester


Choice Points


  • Students interested in pursuing Diesel, Welding, Industrial Maintenance, or Electrical technology coursework should take IST 1520 .
  • See Program Comments below for approved Trades & Technical Studies courses for each program

Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Completion of three general education courses, including ENGL 1010  as a prerequisite for other courses.
  • Introduction to Trades & Technical Studies courses and safety.

Semester Total: 15-19 Credits


Second Semester


Choice Points


  • See Program Comments below for approved Trades & Technical Studies courses for each program.
  • Students should choose a Credit Diploma in a specific trade by the end of this semester.

Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Completion of remaining general education courses for an AAS degree.

Semester Total: 15-18 Credits


Third Semester


Choice Points


  • See Program Comments below for approved Trades & Technical Studies courses for each program.
  • Enter the workforce or continue work on Credit Diploma

Course Requirements


  • Choose an approved Trades & Technical Studies course Credits: 3-5
  • Choose an approved Trades & Technical Studies course Credits: 3-5
  • Choose an approved Trades & Technical Studies course Credits: 3-4
  • Choose an approved Trades & Technical Studies course Credits: 3-4
  • Choose an approved Trades & Technical Studies course Credits: 3

 

Milestones


  • Possible completion of the first Credit Diploma, dependent upon trade chosen.

Semester Total: 15-21 Credits


Fourth Semester


Choice Points


  • See Program Comments below for approved Trades & Technical Studies courses for each program.
  • Enter the workforce or continue to the Bachelors of Applied Science, Applied Management.

Course Requirements


  • Choose an approved Trades & Technical Studies course Credits: 3-4
  • Choose an approved Trades & Technical Studies course Credits: 3-4
  • Choose an approved Trades & Technical Studies course Credits: 3-4
  • Choose an approved Trades & Technical Studies course Credits: 3
  • Choose an approved Trades & Technical Studies course Credits: 3

Milestones


  • Completion of one or more Credit Diplomas in a specific trade and the Trades & Technical Studies, AAS.

Semester Total: 15-18 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 60-76 Credits


Approved Program Courses

Courses with the following prefixes may be used as an approved Trades & Technical Studies course.  Program prefixes or courses accompanied by an (*) may no longer be offered at LCCC, but could potentially be used to satisfy the approved course requirements if previously completed.   

Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. The potential jobs listed below may require some work experience after graduation. The Trades & Technical Studies degree is intended to give students the academic coursework helpful in obtaining the potential jobs. Possible careers in or related to Trades & Technical Studies include automotive, auto body, diesel, computer information systems, cybersecurity, electrical, wind energy or welding. Others use this program to help advance their existing technical current career, such as to move up to a first-line supervisor.

Additional information on careers in Trades & Technical Studies is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

This degree is well suited for those who may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science, Applied Management degree at Laramie County Community College.

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer. 

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