Painting and Allied Trades

The Occupational Developmental Degree in Painting and Allied Trades is designed to meet two major needs:

(1) To provide for cooperatively sponsored educational opportunities leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree for students in approved apprenticeship training programs; 

(2) To provide a mechanism for Mountwest Community & Technical College to deliver educational programs for individuals working in the Painting and Allied Trades field.

The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeships and Training (BAT), identifies eligible apprenticeships. Components of the program include the following: general education courses, classroom instruction, and on-the-job training.

Occupational Development students must meet admission and performance standards. Credits earned either through approved apprenticeship programs or through industry-based education and training programs will not be added to the students’ collegiate transcripts until they have completed three program credit hours from Mountwest Community & Technical College and have obtained at least a 2.00 GPA.

The student who graduates with the Occupational Development Degree in Painting and Allied Trades will possess:

•   Apprenticeship training skills.
•   Supervisory skills.
•   Computer software skills.
•   Relevant essential math skills.
•   Written and oral communication skills.