Overview

If you have experience working in a hands-on industry and looking to move into a management position, the Trades Management program at WMCC was designed for you!  Students can apply previous credits in a trade/technical field and apply it toward an Associate Degree. Courses in areas such as business management, software applications, and human resources will help improve your prospects for moving up into management positions.

Employers continuously search for employees with the desire and skills to move into management. The Trades Management degree can build upon any other source of academic credit in a trade related field to provide the basic supervisory skills needed to succeed in industry. This program provides a path to a degree with basic supervision and business skills for those who have credits in trade-related fields such as:

  • Advanced Welding Technology
  • Industrial Maintenance/Millwright,
  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology
  • or other similar programs.

There are also opportunities for those with prior industry experience and skills to use our Experiential Learning path to be awarded credit for prior learning and then continue on to a Trades Management degree.

The program requires 24-32 credits of trade or technical courses and adds the required general education and additional business and computer skills courses required to prepare students for a future in trades management.  In general, the courses beyond the trade or technical credits are also available online for those students who finish a certificate and begin work in their field immediately or, are coming back to college while already working. 

Program available in Berlin, Littleton, North Conway and online for students who transfer in trade/technical courses.  Program is available in Berlin for students without trade/technical courses.

Program available in Berlin, Littleton, North Conway, and online for students who transfer in trade/technical courses. Program is available in Berlin for students without trade/technical courses.

First Year

Fall Semester CL LAB CR
COMP110W Software Applications 3 0 3
ENGL120W College Composition 4 0 4
Humanities 3 0 3
Trade/Technical 6-8
Totals 10 0 16-18
Spring Semester
MGMT214W Management & Teamwork 3 0 3
Liberal Arts 3 0 3
Mathematics 4 0 4
Trade/Technical 6-8
Totals 10 0 16-18
Total Credits for the Year 32-36

Second Year

Fall Semester CL Lab CR
COMP120W Quantitative Decision Making 3 0 3
ENGL211W Professional Writing 3 0 3
Social Science 3 0 3
Trade/Technical 6-8
Totals 9 15-17
Spring Semester
RRM201W Introduction to Human Resources 3 0 3
Liberal Arts 3 0 3
Science 3 0 3
Trade/Technical 6-8
Totals 9 0 15-17
Total Credits for the Year 30-34
Total for A.S. Degree 62-70

  • Heather Wells

    Heather Wells

    Industry & Transportation
    Associate Professor of Welding / Department Chair, Industry & Transportation

62-70 Credits Required

81%

of students qualify for financial aid