May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Building Trades, A.A.S.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed to prepare students for a career primarily in residential construction.  Courses take students through the building process from the “ground up” combining classroom exercises and lecture with hands-on building projects.  The program emphasizes real life job-site experiences while utilizing a state of the art woodworking shop and building compound.  Students will participate in the construction of a home beginning with the design phase through the finished product.


  • This program requires that the student purchase his/her own tools. To obtain a list of required tools, contact the program instructor.
  • Student must earn a grade of ‘C’ or higher in all courses required for the program in order to receive a degree or certificate.

SJC First Year Experience Requirement: 3 Credits

Program Prerequisite: 1 Credit

General Education Requirements: 16-17 Credits



* Taught in the Fall Semester only

** Taught in the Spring Semester only

+ Taught in the Fall and Spring Semester

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

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