Apprenticeship Technologies

College of Rural and Community Development
Bristol Bay Campus 907-842-5109
Chukchi Campus 907-442-3400
Interior-Aleutians Campus 907-474-5439
Kuskokwim Campus 907-543-4500
Northwest Campus 907-443-2201
Tanana Valley Campus 907-455-2800

A.A.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 credits

The A.A.S. degree in apprenticeship technologies provides career and technical training and supporting course work to prepare students for the rapidly changing global workplace. The program also helps Alaska industries by training workers who can meet increasing certification requirements which reflect complex business and industrial standards.

The apprenticeship technologies program is a 60-credit A.A.S. degree delivered collaboratively through UAA, UAF and UAS. The practical integration of general course work and training for vocational-technical trades specifically reflects the commitment of the university to high-quality instruction and public service. Individuals earning this degree must complete a formal apprenticeship program and hold journey-level status in trades or occupations (including occupational license or occupational certificate) recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and Training.

Students declaring a major in apprenticeship technologies must present documentation of acceptance into an apprenticeship program meeting the requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The appropriate College of Rural and Community Development campus will review the documentation and may recommend up to 38 credits of course work following completion of all courses listed below. Students are encouraged to begin the required courses while completing the apprenticeship program to expand the quality and breadth of the program. Students who complete this program may be eligible to enroll in the B.S. technology degree program at UAA or the B.T. degree program at UAF.

Major — A.A.S. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements. (As part of the A.A.S. degree requirements, complete:
    ENGL F111X—Introduction to Academic Writing (3)—3 credits
    ENGL F211X—Academic Writing About Literature (3)—3 credits
    COMMM F131X—Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context—3 credits
         or COMM F141X—Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context—3 credits
    STAT F200X—Elementary Probability and Statistics—3 credits
    or DEVM F105—Intermediate Algebra—3 credits
    or any MATH course at the 100-level or higher—3 credits
    ABUS F154 or ANTH F100X or SOC F100X—3 credits
  3. Complete 6 credits of safety, computer, business, technical, or other advisor-approved courses linked to an identified education or career pathway—6 credits
  4. Approved apprenticeship program transfer of credit maximum—38 credits
  5. Electives to complete 60 credits as needed.
  6. Minimum credits required—60 credits