Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Skilled Trades, Associate in Applied Science

Effective: Fall, 2016

The Skilled Trades Program is designed to serve individuals who have a background or interest in pursuing a skilled trade such as automotive, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, carpentry and welding and who desire to advance their career, through continued education, into a supervisory or management role.  The program provides for up to 30 credits to be awarded toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree for a trade or technical certificate completed at the college, and may include equivalent work or training experiences assessed as Credit for Prior Learning.  The curriculum includes general education courses that will strengthen communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to career advancement.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Build on acquired technical skills required in a relevant skilled trade.
  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Apply the knowledge of mathematics to skilled trades problems.
  • Develop skills for supervising work in a skilled trade work environment.
  • Demonstrate mastery of required industry safety and health standards and practices. 

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First Semester (17 credits)

ENG 100 - English Composition I3
CHE 101 - Introduction to General Chemistry4
TCC 111 - Technical Communications3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
MAT 128 - Algebra4
MAT 151 - College Algebra4
Skilled Trades Elective (3 credits)

Second Semester (16 credits)

ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature3
Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:
MAT 120 - Modern College Mathematics3
MAT 121 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MAT 135 - Business Precalculus3
MAT 151 - College Algebra4
MAT 152 - Precalculus4
Any Oral Communication designated course (3 credits)
Any Diversity and Social Justice and Global Understanding designated Social Science course (3 credits)
Skilled Trades Elective (3 credits)

Third Semester (15 credits)

TCS 108 - Construction Supervision3
TCS 141 - Construction First Aid/Safety3
(3) Skilled Trades Electives (9 credits)

Fourth Semester (15 credits)

(5) Skilled Trades Elective (15 credits)

Skilled Trade Electives: 
Select 30 credits of courses from AUT, CPT, ELT, HVA, PLB, TCC or WLD, as well as OCS 102, TCS 100.
(Recommended: Establish an "Area of Concentration" by following prescribed Skilled Trades Certificate programs)

Total Credits: 63