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Associate Degree in Skilled Trades

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)
Associate's degree
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Program description

Associate Degree in Skilled Trades

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 content

First Semester

  • English Composition I
  • Introduction to General Chemistry
  • Technical Communications
  • Algebra
  • College Algebra


  • Skilled Trades Elective

Second Semester

  • English Composition II: Writing About Literature
  • Modern College Mathematics
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Business Precalculus
  • College Algebra
  • Precalculus


  • Any Oral Communication designated course
  • Any Diversity and Social Justice and Global Understanding designated Social Science course
  • Skilled Trades Elective

Third Semester

  • Construction Supervision
  • Construction First Aid/Safety


  • (3) Skilled Trades Electives

Fourth Semester


  • (5) Skilled Trades Elective

Scholarships & funding

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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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About this institute

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Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) is a public two-year college in Media, Pennsylvania, with a current enrollment of 12,500 students (including 200 international students from over 50 countries). Offering over 40 degree programs, students can complete a two-year associate degree...

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Contact info

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

901 S. Media Line Rd
PA 19063 Media Pennsylvania
United States of America

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