Skilled Trades

Explore Career & Degree Pathways

Below is a list of our Areas of Study program maps that will prepare you to earn a degree or certificate.

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate reading comprehension through written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Communicate in writing and speak effectively

Quantitative Reasoning

  • Manipulate numbers and use trade specific measurements systems to solve problems


  • Select and reject information within the context of a specific information need
  • Use basic computer applications

Critical Thinking 

  • Determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job 
  • Identify and troubleshoot problems
  • Conduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
  • Interpret and understand manuals, drawings, specifications, and procedures

Personal & Interpersonal

  • Demonstrate workplace specific skills, teamwork and customer service 

Career Preparation

  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand, power, and pneumatic tools and equipment common to the trade
  • Operate and apply workplace safety guidelines and safety equipment and use safe work habits. 
  • Layout and align parts or work pieces to ensure proper assembly 
  • Demonstrate the ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

Honors Program

If you are excited to learn, want to study with classmates who share your enthusiasm, and seek an opportunity to work with faculty mentors to explore your unique intellectual interests, our Honors Program is for you.