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Hands-on and Building Trades

Spokane Community College (SCC) provides a broad range of opportunities for students looking to enter hands-on and building trades. Options include certificates and associate of applied science degrees. SCC also cooperates with 19 apprenticeship training areas to provide students the opportunity to learn while employed in various trades.

An education in one of these fields prepares students to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation. Some students go to work for local or national employers, while others open their own business. If you’re interested in working with your hands and fixing, maintaining, and building equipment and structures, this may be right path for you.

Careers in Hands-On and Building Trades

Auto mechanic
HVAC technician
Commercial truck driver
Avista line construction technician
General Contractor

Choosing the Right Path for You

SCC’s mission is to help you achieve your goals, whether you want to enter the workforce immediately or transfer to a four-year university. Talk with your advisor to discuss your options. Our counselors are here to help you reach your goals!

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Architectural Technology Area of Study

  • Architectural Technology - AAS

  • Architectural Technology - AAS-T

  • Architectural Technology - Certificate

Aviation Maintenance Technology Area of Study

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology - AAS

  • Aerospace Composite Technician - Certificate 

  • Airframe Maintenance - Certificate 

  • Powerplant Maintenance - Certificate

Automotive Area of Study

  • Collision and Refinishing Area of Study

    • Automotive Collision and Refinishing Technician - AAS

    • Automotive Collision Technician - Certificate

    • Automotive Refinishing Technician - Certificate

    • Sheet Metal Restoration and Fabrication - Certificate

  • Maintenance and Light Repair Area of Study

    • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair - Certifcate​

  • Automotive Technology Area of Study

    • Automotive Technology - AAS

    • A1 Engine Repair - Certificate

    • A2 Auto Transmissions/Transaxles - Certificate

    • A3 Manual Drive Train & Axles - Certificate

    • A4 Suspension and Steering - Certificate

    • A5 Brakes - Certificate

    • A6 Electronics/Electrical Systems - Certificate

    • A7 Engine Heating and Air Conditioning - Certificate

    • A8 Engine Performance - Certificate

    • Automotive Technology - Certificate

    • Automotive Technology Short-Term - Certificate

  • Toyota T-Ten Area of Study

    • Toyota T-Ten - AAS

Diesel/Heavy Duty Equipment Area of Study

  • Diesel/Heavy Duty Equipment - AAS

Electrical Maintenance and Automation Area of Study

  • Electrical Maintenance and Automation - AAS

  • Power Systems Maintenance - AAS

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) Area of Study

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration - AAS

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Automation Area of Study

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Automation Technician - AAS

  • ​Hydraulic and Pneumatic Automation Technician - Certificate

Utility Construction (Avista) Area of Study

  • Utility Construction (Avista) - Certificate

Machinist/CNC Technology Area of Study

  • Machinist/CNC Technology - AAS

  • Machinist/CNC Technology - Certificate

Power Systems Maintenance Area of Study

  • Power Systems Maintenance - AAS

Truck Driver Training (CDL) Area of Study

  • Professional Truck Driving Training - Certificate

Welding and Fabrication Area of Study

  • Welding and Fabrication -  Certificate