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Non-Traditional Degrees

Occupational Development

Associate of Applied Science • 60 Credit Hours

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.

Educational programs in a variety of occupational fields to businesses and industries.

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. This degree is available only to individuals participating in U.S. Department of Labor registered 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.

QUICK FACTS

Journeyman – Electrician

2019 Median Pay
$56,180 per year

Number of Jobs
715,400 in 2018

Job Outlook
2018-2028 10%

Faster than average employment.

For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at bls.gov/ooh/.

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employers

  • Ace Electric, Inc.
  • Solar Holler
  • Premier Electrical Staffing

Career Outlook: projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028

Employment of electricians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Increases in construction spending and demand for alternative energy sources will drive demand for electricians.

 

Alternative power generation, such as solar and wind, is an emerging field that should require more electricians for installation. Increasingly, electricians will be needed to link these alternative power sources to homes and power grids over the coming decade. Employment growth stemming from these sources, however, will largely depend on government policy.

Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Dr. Kristy L. Wood
Applied Science Technology Chair​​

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