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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Multi-Occupational Trades (AAS)

The Multi-Occupational Trades (AAS) is for students interested in the Skilled Trades/Applied Technology Pathway. Students will earn an Associate of Applied Science in Multi-Occupational Trades from CMC by completing 15 credits of general education and at least 45 credits of trades-specific coursework. 

Degree attainment will open career advancement and higher pay opportunities by providing essential skills for the workforce beyond their craft. The program will also have a path into the BAS in Leadership and Management , furthering these advancement and higher pay opportunities.

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in composition and reading as prerequisites for some courses within this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details see the Academic Placement Methods and Placement Test Options  section.

The Multi-Occupational Trades (AAS) is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville.

General Education Requirements (15-17 Credits)

Written Communication (GT-CO1/CO2)

Select 1 course (3 credits) from content areas:

GT-CO1: Communication   
​GT-CO2: Communication  


Mathematics (GT-MA1)

Select 1 course (3-5 credits) from content area:

GT-MA1: Mathematics  


Arts & Humanities (GT-AH1-4) or Social & Behavioral Science (GT-SS1-3)

Select 1 course (3 credits) from content areas:

GT-AH1: Arts  
GT-AH2: Literature and Humanities  
GT-AH3: Ways of Thinking  
GT-AH4: World Languages  
GT-SS1: Economic and Political Systems  
GT-SS2: Geography  
GT-SS3: Human Behavior, Culture, and Social Frameworks  


Arts & Humanities (GT-AH1-4), History (GT-HI1), Social & Behavioral Science (GT-SS1-3), or Natural & Physical Sciences (GT-SC1-2)

Select 1-2 courses (4-6 credits) to get to 15-17 total credits of General Education

Choose from the following content areas:

Note: if 2 courses are needed, they must be from 2 different content areas

GT-AH1: Arts   
GT-AH2: Literature and Humanities ​  
GT-AH3: Ways of Thinking  
GT-AH4: World Languages   
GT-HI1: History  
GT-SS1: Economic and Political Systems   
GT-SS2: Geography  
GT-SS3: Human Behavior, Culture, and Social Frameworks   
GT-SC1: Natural and Physical Sciences with Lab  
GT-SC2: Natural and Physical Sciences without Lab  


Program Requirements (43-45 Credits)

Complete 43-45 credits from any of the following course prefixes :

  • AEC- Architectural Engineering & Construction Management
  • ASE- Automotive Service Technology
  • CAR- Carpentry
  • CON- Construction
  • EIC- Electricity Industrial/Commercial
  • HEQ- Heavy Equipment
  • HVA- Heating & Air Conditioning
  • OSH- Occupational Safety Technician
  • SAO- Ski Area Operations
  • WEL- Welding

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credits Required (60)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (900)

Add a bachelor’s to this degree!

Boost the professional value of your technical degree and expertise with our Leadership & Management (BAS)  degree.

Our BAS degree is designed to enhance the value of your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree by developing the professional leadership skills needed to progress to a management level position in your chosen technical area.

Learn more.



State Guaranteed Transfer 

Generally Transferable

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (videoconferencing, hybrid, or online).