The Associate in Applied Science in Building Trade Technology is designed to meet workforce training needs of business and industry by recognizing college-level, on-the-job learning. This program supports the registered Apprenticeship program (Journey papers) as outlined by the Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The Building Trade Technology program consists of an industry-based technical core (approved apprenticeship program) and a general education component to complement the technical core. The Coordinating Board of Higher Education states "this degree preparation offers more flexibility than a traditional college-based AAS degree program, in that the candidate can easily earn college credit for his/her apprenticeship training, hone proficiencies through supervised practice, as well as develop additional skills for living and work". The program is restricted to those that are accepted into or have completed an approved apprenticeship program. To earn the degree the student must complete both the building trade apprenticeship and the designated general education courses. CCBC will transfer a block of forty-five (45) credits for completion of the apprenticeship training program once the student has also completed 15/16 credits at CCBC. The Department of Labor has identified apprenticeship program completion for college credit as an important opportunity to enhance the competiveness of the industry by enlarging the pool of highly trained workers. Graduates of this program may be employed in the various trade areas - such as plumber, electrician, HVAC, welder, maintenance technician, mechanical technician, bricklayer, carpenter, cement mason, elevator constructor, insulator, ironworker, laborer, operating engineer, painter, drywall finisher, glazer, plaster, roofer, steel metal worker, sprinkler fitter, and steamfitter.