The Associate of Applied Science Degree (Apprentice Credit Option Program) provides an opportunity for union employees, apprentices or journeypersons to access an educational program that recognizes workers pre-existing skills and abilities. Credit will be awarded for quality skill training that takes place outside the realm of traditional community college education.
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED
APPRENTICESHIP CREDIT OPTION PROGRAM
This program recognizes the core curriculum of the SMART Apprentice Training Program that is approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, a division of the Department of Labor. This allows a Journeyperson status to be transferred to a Community College satisfying a portion of the core curriculum requirements needed for an associate degree.
The following Community Colleges offer the Associated of Skilled Trades Applied Science in partnership with SMART Local Union 36. Each College requires some additional general educational courses to be taken on location.
St. Louis Community College
Jefferson Community College
St. Charles Community College