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Get Your Associate Degree in Construction Supervision

You’re already well on your way to an associate degree in construction supervision, so why not finish it?

You get college credits for your apprenticeship that put you a third of the way—or even more—toward your degree. To finish your degree, you just have to take:

  • the five construction supervision classes, which total 15 credits
  • between four and 10 general education classes, depending on your specific apprenticeship, the type of associate degree you want, and whether you became a WCC student before the Fall 2010 Semester

If you’ve previously taken college classes, you need even fewer general education credits from WCC because you can transfer your credits.

Choose Your Degree

Two degrees are available: Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Science. They have two major differences.

First, the Associate in Applied Science degree requires fewer general education classes. Depending on your specific apprenticeship, it requires from three to five fewer general education classes than the Associate in Science degree.

Second, the Associate in Applied Science degree is designed for people whose goal is earning a two-year college degree. If your goal is earning a bachelor’s degree, the Associate in Science degree may be your best choice because it transfers more easily.

Some unions recommend one degree over the other. Two unions recommend the Associate in Science degree: the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers and the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. Two unions recommend either degree: the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Check out the classes required for the Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Science degrees.

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.

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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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