Dec 01, 2023  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Apprentice Training: Building Trades (A.A.S.)

The Building Trades degree program allows you to earn an A.A.S. degree while completing your apprenticeship training. Graduates of the Building Trades program will have a strong foundation for advancement in their chosen field. To be eligible for this program, you must be an apprentice or journeyworker in a building trades apprentice program approved by the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship (USDOL/ETA/OA) or the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL). To enroll in the program, you will need proof of your status as an apprentice or journeyworker in a USDOL/ETA/OA or NYSDOL registered apprenticeship and sponsored by employers, employer associations or labor management organizations. Once you have completed the Building Trades program academic requirements, thirty (30) college credit hours will be awarded for your journeyworker certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Comprehend and communicate written, verbal, and visual information as it relates to the construction process.
  2. Develop mathematical knowledge and skills, with particular emphasis on problem solving, data analysis and critical reasoning.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member with various construction trades and personnel.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of how interpersonal communication affects personal and professional relationships.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between supervisory and labor positions in the construction industry.
  6. Describe effectively the construction process.
  7. Describe the various roles and responsibilities inherent in a successful construction project.
  8. Solve practical problems that arise out of professional conflicts within the construction process.
  9. Apply practical construction skills in a particular trade area. (Note: this LO is related to the successful completion of the student’s apprenticeship and will be measured by receipt of a Journeyman Certificate. We award credit for the Certificate)

First Year


  • Math 100 Level Credits: (3-4) 1

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year


  • Social Science Elective Credits: (3)


  • Liberal Arts Elective Credits: (3)

Journeyman Certificate: 30

Total Program Credits: 60-61


1. More advanced Math courses may be substituted with advisor approval.