Associate Degree in Trade & Technical Occupations

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About This Program

The Associate in Applied Science in Trade and Technical Occupations program is designed to recognize the proficiency of people who are enrolled in, or have completed, a registered apprenticeship program (e.g., journey person status). Women and men who have completed or are currently enrolled in a registered apprenticeship program or a formal program approved by the College may apply and simultaneously complete both their training program and degree requirements. A registered apprenticeship program is one approved by the Maine State Apprenticeship and Training Council or the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Six credits per year of apprenticeship are allowed. Students earning less than 24 credits will need to complete remaining credits in related or open electives.

Your Degree Courses

Trade and Technical Occupations offers an Associate in Applied Science degree. This program is designed for students who have completed recognized apprenticeship programs in Maine and will combine that experience with general education and related technical courses to complete their degree. The following courses are a sampling of what you might take as a student in this program and are subject to change.

Program Course Sampling

  • Trade and Technical Occupations electives (up to 24 credits awarded for apprenticeship experience)
  • Trade-related electives (determined in coordination with the technical program department chair)
  • English Composition
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Fine Arts/Humanities elective
  • Mathematics elective
  • Physics with Lab
  • Social Science elective

Current Major-Specific Courses Available

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Graduation Requirements

Prospective Students

If you are thinking about attending SMCC and are curious what the current program course requirements are to earn your degree, download the current SMCC Course Catalog.

Current Students

If you are a current student, your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. To view your specific program requirements or to search and register for courses, log in to MySMCC and visit the MyDegree webpage.

Estimated Degree Completion Time


Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

SMCC Graduates

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