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Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville Launches Construction & Trades Management Associate’s Degree Program

Graduates Will Be Prepared for Potential Jobs in the Construction Industry as Electrical or HVAC/BR Project Managers

(FAYETTEVILLE, NC) December 14, 2023 – According to national surveys from education nonprofit ECMC Group in January 2023, 19 percent of high-school students said they are considering career and technical education in the skilled trades this year, and more than two-thirds say their preferred educational environment would involve hands-on or on-the-job learning. Recognizing this trend, Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville, part of Ancora’s network of private postsecondary schools and a leading workforce training provider, is launching an Associate of Applied Science in Construction & Trades Management degree program in January 2024 for qualified individuals interested in becoming a construction project manager.

“Our new Associates degree program in Construction & Trades Management is for individuals looking to hone their skills and grow professionally as a project manager in one of the construction trades whether that’s Electrical or HVAC,” said Torris Fergusion, Executive Director of MMC-Fayetteville. “Miller-Motte is proud to offer a quality degree program that is recognized throughout the industry.” 

Students enrolled in the program have the opportunity to focus on one of two specific areas in the trades including HVAC/BR or Electrical. To qualify for and complete the new Associates Degree program in Construction and Trades management, students must be enrolled in or have completed one of the following preliminary programs at an Ancora owned campus that prepare students for  entry level jobs in the skilled trades: 

  • Combination Welding
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Basic Refrigeration (HVAC/BR)
  • Electrical

Construction Project Managers plan and direct building and maintenance in the construction industry. The program, which focuses on expanding a student’s project management skills, includes instruction on the use of technology for preparing industry related spreadsheets and documents.

Two tracks: Electrical or HVAC/BR

Students who select the Electrical track must meet the following course requirements:

  • Basic Craft Skills
  • Tools, Materials and Method 
  • Introduction to Electrical
  • Motors and Current 
  • Junction Boxes and Circuit Breakers 
  • Load Calculations 
  • Transformers and Distribution 
  • Advanced Controls 
  • Special Locations 
  • Project Management I
  • Program Management II 
  • Practical Computer Applications for Trades 
  • Economics for Trades 
  • Trades Spreadsheet Skills 
  • Interpersonal Communications 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • English Composition I 
  • College Mathematics 
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Environmental Science

Students who select the HVAC/BR track must meet the following course requirements:

  • Air Conditioning 
  • Electrical Systems and Controls
  • Heating and Heat Pumps 
  • Refrigeration 
  • Project Management I 
  • Program Management 11 
  • Practical Computer Applications for Trades SKTD1104 Economics for Trades 
  • Trades Spreadsheet Skills 
  • Interpersonal Communications 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • English Composition I 
  • College Mathematics 
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Environmental Science 

Both tracks are 70-weeks and require a total of 92 credit hours.

About Miller-Motte College

Miller-Motte College® has convenient locations in Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee offering training programs in Business, Healthcare, Technology, Education, and Skilled Trades (programs vary by location). Miller-Motte College also offers online learning, including Bachelor of Science degree programs in Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Business Management, Cyber Security, IT Management, Computer Science, Data Management, Cloud Computing, Network Ops & Security, Software Development, Healthcare Management, and Allied Health Management. Graduates have access to career assistance including guidance from a Career Services team, resume updates, workshops, and more. Learn more at www.miller-motte.edu.

Contact: Maureen Wiegert,  (214) 929-4173, [email protected] 

 

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