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 constantly search for employees who possess the desire and skills to move into management. The Associate in Science degree in Trades Management builds on other trade-related curricula to give students the supervisory skills needed for them to advance into management positions. This degree provides basic supervision and business skills for those with credits in trade-related fields, such as:
- Advanced Welding Technology
- Industrial Maintenance/Millwright,
- Automotive Technology
- Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology
- or other similar programs.
Additionally, the program’s Experiential Learning path offers opportunities for those with industry experience and skills to be awarded credit for prior learning experience, thereby facilitating and expediting completion of the Trades Management degree.
This degree requires 24-32 credits of trade or technical courses, combined with general education courses, business courses, and computer-skills courses, so that students are prepared for a future in trades management. General education courses, business courses, and computer-skills courses are typically available online. Thus, students who finish a certificate and begin work immediately can complete the Trades Management degree without disruption in their work schedule.