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Capitol Technology University Course Catalog

    Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog

Professional Trades Administration, A.A.S.

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Professional Trades Administration involves trades sectors with highly skilled selfstarter owners, employees, and contractors within the field. This degree focuses on developing analytics, decision-making, and business skills for individuals working with industrial trades and those who want to start and manage their own businesses. Students will learn accounting, finance, human resources, legal issues, project management, business writing, enterprise growth, and more to provide a solid foundation of knowledge to their trade skill.

Students will also learn the process for certifications and licenses, insurance, taxes, and other documents, as well as how to register for and obtain them. They will learn the regulations and processes that coincide with small business ownership, trade, and contractor positions.

Capitol Tech has the unique resources and partnerships for students to progress in this field. Students may have opportunities for hands-on experience and collaborations with the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) and other related organizations. The university’s proximity to Washington, D.C. and the DMV area ensures prospective students will find many apprenticeships and job opportunities available to them with leaders of the Professional Trades industry.

The AAS in Professional Trades Administration is structured for beginners in the professional trades field. During this program, students will explore the technical and management skills needed to further their education and career potential.

Student Outcomes

  • Evaluate the legal, social, economic, environmental, and ethical impact of professional trades administration decisions.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Select resourcing for skilled professional trades.
  • Utilize appropriate technology tools in successful professional trades administration.
  • Support the needs of customers within skilled professional trades at a quality level.
  • Work within skilled professional trades administrative constraints to ensure efficiency and profitability.

Course Requirements

Associate of Applied Science 61 Credits 

Electronics/Engineering (27 Credits)

Humanities/Social Sciences (6 Credits)

  • Humanities Elective 3 Semester Credit Hour(s)
  • Social Science Elective 3 Semester Credit Hour(s)

English Communications (6 Credits)

Computer (3 Credits)

Math/Science (13 Credits)

General Elective (6 Credits)

  • General Elective I 3 Semester Credit Hour(s)
  • General Elective II 3 Semester Credit Hour(s)

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