Trades and Technical Studies Program

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The Trades & Technical Studies Program is designed for students who are interested in the trade industry. Students will gain valuable industry knowledge and pursue a basic academic foundation. This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair and maintain an assortment of equipment across numerous careers.

The Pathway Program is a great option for students who want a broad understanding of this area, those who like to build upon their apprenticeship or credit diploma for job growth, as well as those who are unsure which Trades and Technical Studies program is best for them. Students can easily transfer into a specific Trades and Technical Studies program after starting here.

What will I learn?

Students can explore many areas, such as automotive, auto body, diesel, computer information systems, cybersecurity, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, wind energy and welding, or focus mainly on one technical area of interest. Students complete general education course work as well as business and management courses.

 

Associate of Applied Science

The Trades & Technical Studies Program is designed for students who are undecided of 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, auto body, diesel, computer information systems, cybersecurity, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, wind energy, welding, etc.) or provide them a broad background of skills to enter the workforce.

The Trades & Technical Studies Program is also intended for individuals who desire to build upon prior learning, such as: a Department of Labor-recognized apprenticeship training program, United States military training and degrees, or the LCCC Trades and Technical Studies Credit Diplomas. All of these 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. Student's apprenticeship and training hours will be evaluated for awarding of credit on an individual basis.

Available at the Cheyenne main campus.

What can I do with this degree?

Some graduates may enter into the workforce in automotive, auto body, diesel, computer information systems, cybersecurity, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, 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.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Construction Managers.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about  Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about  Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about  Computer Network Support Specialist.

Visit LCCC's Career Services to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, students view LCCC’s tuition and fees webpage. There are additional fees for certain Trades and Technical Studies courses.