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 SemesterCLLABCR
COMP110WBusiness Computer Applications303
ENGL120WCollege Composition404
 Trade/Technical  6-8
Spring Semester    
MGMT214WManagement & Teamwork303
 Liberal Arts303
 Trade/Technical  6-8
 Total Credits for the Year  32-36

Second Year

Fall Semester CLLabCR
COMP120WQuantitative Decision Making303
ENGL211WProfessional Writing303
 Social Science303
 Trade/Technical  6-8
 Totals9 15-17
Spring Semester    
RRM201WIntroduction to Human Resources303
 Liberal Arts303
 Trade/Technical  6-8
 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


of students qualify for financial aid