Building Construction Trades

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science
Year Established: 
Industrial Technology -

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Building Construction Trades is a specifically designed program for building and construction trades journeypersons who have completed a formal apprenticeship program registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Department of Labor or a bona-fide program recognized by HFCC. Formal classroom-related instruction associated with the sponsored apprenticeship program will be evaluated and up to 20 hours of college credit may be granted for equivalent courses available through the College. Students seeking the degree must then complete an additional 40 credits and meet the General Education and Computer Literacy requirements of the College.

Career Opportunities: 

• Foreman • Project Engineer • Superintendent • Estimator

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center).  Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

Program Requirements

Additional Program Requirements: 

Evidence of successful completion of the apprenticeship program and documentation of the related instruction, including individual course title, course descriptions, number of contact hours earned for each course, dates of completion for each course, and grade earned (if applicable) must be presented. Approval by a designee of the Skilled Trades and Apprentiship division is required.

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60 (Including Options/Electives)

Required Core Courses

Complete 50 credit hours of Core Courses - see note below.*

*Coursework is selected by the student based on his or her personal or career goals and the result of academic assessment tests, transcript evaluations, and career planning sessions. It is also suggested that students seek the recommendation of a sponsoring Trade Council.

Required Support Courses

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.