The Apprenticeship Skilled Trades program will provide the opportunity for journey-level trades people to develop general education, managerial and technical skills needed to advance in their chosen career, typically management level. Many companies are requiring their management team to have a degree above the high school level and apprenticeship training. The AST degree would give a qualified trades person the opportunity to advance their education without repeating the trades classes that they would already be proficient in.
Credit by Examination Credits: 45
Federally approved apprenticeship program that contains a minimum of 640 clock hours of classroom instruction and 5600 clock hours of on-the-job training. Transcripted upon completion of 15 hours of OTC coursework and documentation of certificate and/or journeyman card for the approved craft
Apprenticeship Skilled Trades Program Requirements - 9 Credit Hours
The Missouri Department of Higher Education has identified a common set of general education courses that have been adopted statewide. These courses are called the “CORE 42.” CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education requirements.
Courses in knowledge areas below, designated with the CORE 42 logo indicates courses in that area have been evaluated and provided a MOTR number for transfer to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.
Courses that do not have this designation may still transfer to public and private colleges and universities in Missouri and elsewhere, but students are encouraged to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer to confirm.