Program at a Glance

Program Type
2-year Associate Degree
Area of Study
Advanced Manufacturing & Skilled Trades
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Launch Your Career in the Skilled Trades with a Technical Studies Degree

Earning this degree properly sets you up for numerous skilled trades jobs. Gain insight into the current construction industry and manufacturing practices, and get your start in this ever-evolving field.

Why Choose Germanna

In addition to courses, Germanna’s program gives you access to hands-on, work-based learning opportunities. This allows you to build your work experience while in your degree program and also allows you to earn while learning. 

Career Options in the Skilled Trades with a Technical Studies Degree

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers: Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.
  • Machinists: Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments out of metal.  

Salary Expectations

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What You’ll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Construction skills and management
  • Machining
  • Job site safety
  • Electrical work  
  • Blueprint reading
Course Highlights
BLD 101: Construction Management
ELE 133: Practical Electricity
DRF 175: Schematics and Mechanical Diagrams

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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We’re thinking differently at Germanna and shaping an entirely new approach to career-focused education. Our faculty has extensive teaching experience and can break down complex concepts as you gain more knowledge of the field.
Work Experience
Work experience can help you identify areas of opportunity for advancement. At Germanna, education and training are available for any stage of your career.
Technical Training
Technical training and career-based certificates can further develop the specific job skills you need to advance in your current job or change careers.
Associate's Degree
Our associate degrees can prepare you for entry-level careers, professional certifications, and successful transfer to a four-year school.
College Transfer
Transfer your Germanna credits to top Virginia four-year schools including UMW, VCU, and Hampton U through our guaranteed transfer agreements.
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