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Have you completed a Maryland Department of Labor (MDOL) registered apprenticeship and want to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree with a concentration in business management or construction? If so, the Skilled Professional Trades Management program may be for you.

Our program offers a path to a degree by the award of college credit, if you have completed a MDOL registered apprenticeship program and earned an industry certification and/or license. Apprenticeship completers will be awarded 12 credits for an apprenticeship program that spans four years and consists of 8,000 hours of direct work experience and a minimum of 576 hours of training. Applicants must also present written proof of a Maryland license or a national/industry certification. The applicable apprenticeship programs are:

  • Boiler Operator
  • Electrician
  • HVAC/R Technician
  • Machine Repairer (Maintenance)
  • Maintenance Workers (Machinery)
  • Pipefitter
  • Plumber
  • Sprinkler Fitter
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Steamfitter

Some residents of Maryland enrolled in this program by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. You must confirm that this program still maintains a statewide program status before enrolling. Refer to the college’s cashier's office to confirm this designation.

Career Degrees

AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you with skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into transfer agreements that allow these degrees to transfer to select colleges. A list of active agreements may be found on this website. You can also learn more about transferring from AACC to continue your education.

While this program is not intended for transfer, it’s a great opportunity for you to customize your program based on your professional needs. Previous successfully completed college work may also be applied where applicable.

Construction Management Concentration, A.A.S.

Want to become a construction manager, estimator, foreman, inspector, field representative, project manager or superintendent? The construction management concentration integrates principles of business management as applied to construction technology and includes training in the organization and management of both large and small construction projects. You will develop skills in project management, construction estimating, materials and methods of construction, and construction documentation. 


Small Business Management Concentration, A.A.S.

Interested in running your own small business? The small business concentration helps you develop the  comprehensive skills needed to run a small company. 

You will be exposed to all aspects of today’s rapidly changing and technologically challenging business environment. This prepares you for careers in the global economy. Selecting a four-course area of concentration, rounded out with courses from a broad range of electives will permit you to enter a variety of business occupations. The groups of courses listed are examples of appropriate and logical selections in an area of concentration. Required courses cannot be used as area of concentration electives.


Interested in Transfer?

If you're interested in earning a four-year degree and want to study this subject, Transfer Studies may be your solution. This distinctive degree is designed to let you choose an area of concentration (or major), while completing your state of Maryland general education requirements.

Transfer Studies, A.A.

The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. If you hope to transfer to a specific program or school, one of our advisors can help structure your AACC studies specifically for that purpose. The result? You get a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career. 

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Related Studies

If the Skilled Professional Trades Management program sounds appealing, but you’d like to compare it to other credit and noncredit offerings, see if one of these is a better fit.