Plant Maintenance Trades

Program Information

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

The Associate in Applied Science for Plant Maintenance Trades is designed for industrial apprentices or other skilled trades persons who have completed or are in the last semester of related instruction requirements for journeyperson certification or the equivalent. Students may apply the credits earned in their trade programs toward the 60 credit hours required for the degree. Please see Admission Requirements/Eligibility for some of the trades eligible for this degree.

Career Opportunities: 
  • Group Leader
  • Production Foreman
  • Skilled Trade Foreman
  • Tool Engineer
  • Service Technician
  • Product Design
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Tool Designer

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:

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Wayne State University

Program Requirements

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

Required Core Courses

A minimum of 38 credit hours is required through the Apprenticeship Program.*

*Apprenticeship programs vary in the number of credit hours required. The minimum number is 38. All program requirements must be met in order for an apprentice to qualify for a certificate. The credits acquired apply towards the Associate in Applied Science degree.

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.