Kennebec Valley Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree for people in trade and technical occupations. This program is designed to recognize the proficiency of people who are enrolled in, or have completed, a registered apprenticeship program (i.e. journeyman status).

Women and men who have completed or are currently enrolled in a registered apprenticeship program of a formal program approved by the College may apply and simultaneously complete both their training program and degree requirements.

A registered apprenticeship program is approved by the Maine State Apprenticeship and Training Council or the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

“I learned about the Technical Trades degree at KVCC and thought that was a great opportunity. Since I am doing this, now I can be a journeyman and a college graduate too. In a few years I will be well-positioned to be a supervisor by experience and by my credentials.”
—KVCC Student

More Information on Trade and Technology Occupations

Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Career Studies Program include:

  1. Recognizing significant work and/or learning experiences in a broad range o technical, business and specialized career skills.
  2. Enhancing educational opportunities for those students who already have a significant basis of skill and/or learning.
  3. Assisting individuals to advance in their chosen occupations.

Program of Study

TOTAL REQUIREMENTS                                                                     69 credit hours

Technical Specialty Courses (Apprenticeship Training)      18 – 24

Related Technical Courses                                                         30 – 24

General Education Courses                                                        21

Graduation Requirements

Career Studies CREDITS

Career/ Vocational/ Technical Courses up to 24
Elective Courses 24-30
General Education Courses 21
Total Requirements: 69 Credits


For more information on the Trade and Technology program, please contact:

Greg Fletcher
(207) 453-5115