This program gives apprentice and journey-level members of the articulated union building trade apprenticeship programs the opportunity to apply their training and trade-related experience toward an associate in science degree in construction supervision. In addition to the courses in construction supervision, students will complete general education courses and receive nontraditional credit for their work experience and apprenticeship.
This associate in science degree in construction requires a few more general education classes than the related associate in applied science degree. It’s the best choice for transferring to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree. The associate in science degree is recommended by the:
- International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental
- Reinforcing Iron Workers and the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.
Either degree is recommended by the:
- United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
All of the classes—both the construction supervision classes and the general education classes—are entirely online. They provide the ultimate in convenience, since you never have to set foot on campus.
This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.
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2021-2022 Academic Requirements
This program gives apprentice and journey-level members of the articulated union building trade apprenticeship programs the opportunity to apply their apprenticeship training and trade-related experience toward an associate's degree in Construction Supervision. In addition to the courses in Construction Supervision, students will complete general education courses and receive nontraditional credit for their work experience and apprenticeship.
Students must complete an apprenticeship program concentration in plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC, sprinkler fitting, ironworking, bricklaying, tile setting or other approved union building trade. Upon completion of this, students should apply for prior learning credit evaluation of their apprenticeship experiences to meet the apprentice program concentration requirement (19-26 credits).
Architectural and Ornamental Ironworker (AOIW)
Brick and Block Laying Apprenticeship (BBLA)
HVAC Specialty (HVTC)
Journeyman Ironworker (JMIW)
Metal Building Erector (MTBE)
Pipefitter Specialty (PIPE)
Plumber Specialty (PLUM)
Reinforcing Ironworker (REIW)
Rigger/Machinery Mover (RGMM)
Sprinkler Fitter Specialty (SPRF)
Tile Mechanics (TILM)
Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees;
Ironworkers' Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training;
Rowan University, BA degree.
Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the
Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .
The program is only open to active members of articulated union building trade apprenticeship
- Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
- United Association Dept
|UAS 111||Construction Supervision I: Motivating Employees||3|
|Nat. Sci. Elective(s)||3|
|Writing Elective(s) 1||4|
|Union Approved Apprenticeship||3|
|UAS 222||Construction Supervision IV: The Construction Project||3|
|Arts/Human. Elective(s) 2||3|
|Elective||Nat. Sci. Lab Elective(s)||3|
General Education Elective(s) (0-2 credits) to reach a minimum 30 General Education
|Union Approved Apprenticeship||4|
|UAS 230||Construction Supervision V: Scheduling and Project Management||3|
|Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 2||3|
|Union Approved Apprenticeship||8|
- Total Credits Required
*UA students may use UAT 210 Public Speaking (1.5 credits) and UAT 213 Planning, Teaching and Assessing Effective Lessons - Advanced (1.5 credits). All others should complete an approved Second Writing/Composition or Speech course from the approved list.