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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Development, A.A.S.

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Program Purpose

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Occupational Development involves a formal partnership between Pierpont Community and Technical College, the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), and labor unions. Apprentices who seek the A.A.S. in Occupational Development earn part of their college credits from designated classroom training and on-the-job training that are required in their BAT apprenticeship programs and other college credits through enrollment in courses at Pierpont Community and Technical College. These A.A.S. degrees require a minimum of 60 semester hours. Current program agreements include Early Childhood Practitioner.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the A.A.S. in Occupational Development, students will be able to do the following:

  • Consolidate on-the-job experiences with classroom training
  • Communicate effectively as a professional
  • Apply the most current technical trends in the industry to field of study
  • Participate in learning opportunities and professional development


Sustainable employment and accelerated promotion opportunities in the specialized area.

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