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Finish Faster With the Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Associate in Applied Science degree in construction supervision requires fewer classes than the related Associate in Science degree. It’s generally considered to be best suited for people who don’t want to go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

A more detailed explanation of the differences between the two degrees is available on the main degrees page.

Because WCC awards you college credits for your apprenticeship, you’re well on your way to earning an Associate in Applied Science degree. To get your degree, you just have to take

How small a number? That depends. The degree requires seven general education classes. However, a couple of exceptions can reduce that number:

  • If you’re a member of the United Association, you don’t have to take the required math and science classes because you get math and science credits for completing your apprenticeship or the UA STAR exam.
  • If you started taking WCC classes before Fall Semester 2010, you don’t have to take one class—CIS 100: Introduction to Computers and Software Applications—that’s required of later students.

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.

Look over the list that follows to see what classes are available and the specific degree requirements.

Arts and Humanities

Choose one class:

Computer and Information Literacy

You must take CIS 100 if you were admitted in Fall 2010 Semester or later.

Mathematics

Choose one class unless you’re a United Association member. UA members are exempt from this requirement because they receive math credit for completing their apprenticeship or the UA STAR exam.

Natural Science

Choose one class unless you’re a United Association member. UA members are exempt from this requirement because they receive science credit for completing their apprenticeship or the UA STAR exam.

Social and Behavioral Science

Choose one class:

Speech

Choose one class:

Note: UA students can instead take UAT 210 Public Speaking (1.5 credits) and UAT 213 Planning and Presenting Lessons (1.5 credits).

Writing

Choose one class:

Business and Electives

Build Your Skills

“Being out in the field, you don’t realize all of what goes into a construction project behind the scenes. I have enjoyed learning about construction contracts and how to work with supervisors and treat people. These are invaluable skills.”

—Mitch Maher
BAC Local 9
Lansing, Mich.

Anxious About Online?

We understand that taking tests and doing your schoolwork online might seem a little scary, but we offer lots of help online and by phone.

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Attend Class Anytime

“I can turn on the computer at 3:00am when I cannot sleep and attend class.”

—Dwight Bird
BAC Local 1
Warren, Mich.

Get a Solid Education

Washtenaw Community College has been providing quality, affordable education for more than 40 years. It’s accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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