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Skilled Trades in Precision Production - AAS

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Program Code: AAS.60911

This program generally prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the creating products using precision crafting and technical illustration.

As an apprentice, you may apply your related training towards an Associate in Applied Science Degree or an Advanced Certificate. In addition to the degree requirements listed below, the following requirements must also be met: 1) Successful completion of the appropriate supportive study elective courses. Supportive electives are courses taken to fit your individual needs. Prior academic course work may be acceptable. Selecting courses for track options must be customized with the Skilled Trades Manager for employer's approval. 2) Successful completion of all courses listed in a specific customized training program (34-43 credits); 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 maintenance trades, machine repair and mechanics trades, and precision production 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 primarily offered during the evening. 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 the Skilled Trades Manager (989) 686-9476 or email

Since many company apprenticeships programs are registered with the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, it is imperative that the registration of these courses be coordinated by the participating company apprenticeship coordinator and the Delta 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 journeyperson’s card.

Fall First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 13

Winter First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 12


The following program is representative of the typical Trade Related Instruction Programs Delta College offers in conjunction with area employers.  Employers desiring more information on Delta’s Trades Related Instruction Programs should contact the Skilled Trades Program Manager by phone (989)-686-9476 or (989)-686-9594 or email at

Tracks – Customized Curriculum in the following areas (34-43 credits):

  • Skilled Trades Jobbing Molder - Credits 62
  • Skilled Trades Jobbing Molder Advanced Certificate - Credits 39
  • Skilled Trades Pattern Maker - Credits 62
  • Skilled Trades Pattern Maker Advanced Certificate - Credits 42 
  • Skilled Trades Tinsmith - Credits 62
  • Skilled Trades Tinsmith Advanced Certificate - Credits 30
  • Skilled Trades Tool Die Maker - Credits 62
  • Skilled Trades Tool Die Maker Advanced Certificate - Credits 39
  • Skilled Trades Tool Hardener - Credits 62
  • Skilled Trades Tool Hardener Advanced Certificate - Credits 33

Total Associate Degree Credits: 62 – Total Certificate Credits: 30 - 42


  1. Successfully complete six credits in content-area writing courses. Students with previously earned Bachelor’s or higher degree from regionally accredited colleges and universities are exempt from this policy.

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