Apprentice Training: Building Trades A.A.S.

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Build your future

If you want to get started in construction, an A.A.S. in Building Trades is a great way to start. And, if you're already working in the industry, your apprentice or journeyman status could be worth up to 30 credits toward your degree. 

What You'll Learn

You'll choose from occupation-related electives like electrical, mechanical, or architectural technology, along with business and computer science classes to complement your studies. Required liberal arts courses complete your degree.

An OCC grad talking about the Apprentice Training program

What It's Like

Students find the synergy between their apprenticeships and coursework a great way to "earn while you learn.” OCC offers Saturday and evening classes to accommodate work schedules. 

An OCC grad doing construction

Where You'll Go

Adding a college degree to your apprenticeship can open the door to advanced job opportunities in a variety of fields, including construction management, quality control, and home inspection. It also qualifies graduates for four-year programs, like those offered at the SUNY College of Technology.