Building Construction Trades

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science

Designed for building and construction trades journey-persons 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 HFC. Formal classroom-related instruction associated with the sponsored apprenticeship program will be evaluated and up to 40 hours of college credit may be granted for equivalent courses available through the College. Students seeking the degree must then complete an additional 20 credits at HFC including the general education requirements of the College. One typical area of concentration taken by students is Construction Management.

Degree-Specific Requirements

All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.

Required Core Courses

Complete a minimum of 40 credit hours of Core and General Education 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 session with the TAE apprentice coordinator. It is also suggested that students seek the recommendation of a sponsoring Trade Council.

Required Support Courses

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

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 Trade and Apprentice Education Department is required.

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.

Other Information

Year Established: 
Program Code: 
Industrial Technology
Trade & Apprentice Education


Industrial Technology Division • (313) 845-9656 • • Technology Bldg • Room: E-172
Joseph Skupin • • Room: J-172

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 HFC. Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFC. Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFC 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:

Career Opportunities: 
  • Carpenter
  • Masonary Technician
  • Construction Supervision
  • General Contractor
  • Plumber
  • Construction Estimator
  • Residential and Commercial Electrician