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Skilled Trades (Apprenticeship) - Pattern Maker - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code: AAS.60906

As an apprentice, you may apply your related training towards an Associate in Applied Science Degree. In addition to the degree requirements listed below, the following requirements must also be met: 1) Successful completion of all courses listed in a specific related training program (32-40 credits); 2) Successful completion of appropriate supportive study elective courses. Supportive electives are courses taken to fit your individual needs. Prior academic course work may be acceptable. Assistance in selecting electives is available from a Delta College counselor familiar with technical career programs; 3) A journeyman card or equivalent trade experience.


Delta College offers required Trade Related Instruction Programs for apprentices and up-graders in the industrial trades, building trades, and maintenance trades from the tri-county and surrounding areas. Trade Related Instruction Programs are designed with the cooperation of industry and provide the instruction to strengthen the theoretical knowledge in each trade area. The combination of related instruction and on-the-job experience is essential in order to provide a complete program to train skilled personnel for the trades. Courses are offered during the evening only. The scheduling and registration for courses is the responsibility of the Skilled Trades Department; therefore, any inquiry about a particular class should be made directly to them by phoning (989) 686-9476 or 686-9594.

Since many company apprenticeship programs are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, it is imperative that the registration of these courses be coordinated by the local plant apprenticeship coordinator and the College Skilled Trades Department. All Trade Related Instruction is subject to change per agreement with the participating employer and Delta College. Delta College does not issue a journeyman's card only a completion certificate.

The following program is representative of the typical Trade Related Instruction Programs Delta College offers in conjunction with area employers. Employers, however, are not restricted to just these programs and many elect to modify our programs to meet their specific needs. Employers desiring more information on Delta's Trade Related Instruction Programs should call the Skilled Trades Program Manager at (989) 686-9594 or 686-9476.

General Education Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition II Course ______________
OR ______________
ENG ---(3)Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG 113(3)Technical Communication ______________
OR ______________
OAT 151(3)Business Communication I AND ______________
OAT 152(3)Business Communication II ______________
LW 220W1Lifelong Wellness AND ______________
LWA ---1Any 1 Credit LWA Course ______________
OR ______________
LW 223W(2)Wellness in Technical Trades ______________
OR ______________
LW ---(2)Any 2 Credit LW Course ______________
POL ---3/4Any Approved American Government Requirement ______________

Suggested Electives

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
Economics Courses (ECN) ______________
General Management Courses (MGT) ______________
Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Courses (MIT) ______________
Mechanical Technology Courses (MT) ______________
Psychology Courses (PSY) ______________

Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
SKCN 1624Computer Numerical Control Theory ______________
SKCN 2164CNC with Machining Applications ______________
SKDR 1013Blueprint Reading ______________
SKDR 1113Drawing II ______________
SKDR 1213Descriptive Geometry ______________
SKDR 1334Fundamentals of Tooling Design ______________
SKMA 1034Applied Geometry and Trigonometry ______________
SKMT 1113Metals ______________
SKMT 2313Fundamentals of Foundry Technology ______________
SKPH 1014Applied Physics ______________
SKTR 181W4Machine Tools I ______________
SKTR 1824Machine Tools II ______________
SKTR 1833Machinery's Handbook ______________

62/64Total Credits


1 - Successfully complete six credits in content-area writing courses. Students with previously earned degrees from regionally accredited colleges and universities are exempt from this policy.

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