Occupational Development

Occupational Development

The Occupational Developmental degree is designed to provide for cooperatively-sponsored educational opportunities leading to the Associate of Applied Science degree for students in registered apprenticeship training programs. It also provides a mechanism for Mountwest Community & Technical College to deliver educational programs in a variety of occupational fields to businesses and industries having an immediate need for such programs.

Specific options available under Occupational Development include building & construction trades; building & occupational trades; child development specialist; firefighter; mine inspection; and painting & allied trades. These programs are available only to individuals participating in U.S. Department of Labor approved apprenticeship program. Components of the degree program include the following: general education, classroom instruction and on-the-job training.

What You’ll Learn
The student who graduates with the Associate in Applied Science degree in Occupational Development will possess supervisory skills, computer software skills, essential math skills, written and oral communication skills, trade skills and a desire for lifelong learning. See the current advising sheet for more details.

Credits Required:  60 hours

Credential Earned:  Associate of Applied Science

Career Settings
The Occupational Developmental degree will prepare students to obtain journeyman positions.