The Associate of Applied Science in Multi-Craft Technology prepares graduates for positions in mechanical engineering as technicians that install, service, repair and maintain equipment in today’s modern industrial, commercial and/or manufacturing facilities. Students learn many aspects of maintenance activity that are required to be successful in several business sectors.
Courses include preventive maintenance, system design and troubleshooting concepts that integrate practical application and knowledge of electrical, electronic, hydraulic and mechanical engineering systems. Students will learn technical skills in reading schematics, pneumatics/hydraulics, welding, fabrication, electricity, safety and maintenance procedures. Educational experiences include extensive hands-on instruction in a laboratory/shop setting. This blend of theory and application helps the student to adapt to changing technology and work environments.
Learn And Earn Program
West Virginia University at Parkersburg offers students the opportunity to gain paid work experience while completing their associate in Multi-Craft Technology through a state-funded program called Learn and Earn.
The Learn and Earn program is sponsored by the West Virginia Community and Technical College System, and is part of the Workforce Development Initiative Program. It is an opportunity to create partnerships between industry and community and technical colleges by allowing students hands-on learning experience, and employers to train ideal future employees.
Associate of Applied Science in Multi-Craft Technology
This program prepares graduates for positions as technicians that install, service, repair and maintain equipment in today’s modern industrial, commercial and/or manufacturing facilities. Courses include preventive maintenance, system design, and troubleshooting concepts that integrate practical application and knowledge of electrical, electronic, hydraulic and mechanical systems.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervisory Management
This program enables graduates of Associate of Applied Science degrees to complete a bachelor’s degree. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervisory Management will provide skills for first-line supervisors including managerial accounting, process and quality management and strategic management.
What can I do with this degree?
Graduates obtain employment in positions such as industrial maintenance technician, facility maintenance technician, electrician, maintenance supervisor, maintenance planner, or maintenance inspector. This multi-faceted program facilitates those interested in multi-craft positions; the trained technician realizes when a more highly qualified professional is required to resolve the maintenance situation.
Estimated rates for the current academic year. Additional course fees may apply and rates are subject to change.