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Trade and Industrial Education is the program within Career and Technical Education designed to develop manipulative skills, safety consciousness, trade ethics, leadership abilities, technical knowledge and related occupational information, that prepares individuals for employment, upgrades or retrains out-of-school adult workers in trade, technical and industrial occupations.

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This program is one of only a few teaching fields where an individual may begin teaching without a teaching degree, if he or she has served as technician, industrial specialist or tradesperson with at least three years approved work experience within the last five years. This program can help you attain your teaching degree concurrently as you teach in a career and technology program.

Additionally, you can receive 24 hours of college credit for your work experience through an advanced standing examination.

Previous hours you may have toward another degree may count as well. We will look at every course you have completed. Those that correspond with basic technology and industry courses or with other courses in your plan will be substituted.

Also, unique to this program is the fact that all courses relative to the specialization area are taught via interactive video transmission and in special weekend formats or week-long summer blocks.

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Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Career, Technical and Workforce Development - Trade and Industrial include:

  • Comprehensive high schools
  • Area career and technology centers
  • Correctional facility skill centers
  • Training
Not sure what to do with a Career, Technical and Workforce Development - Trade and Industrial degree? Check out our career guide!

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

Incoming freshman are eligible for a variety of scholarships within the General Academic Scholarship Program. There are multiple scholarships specific to the College of Education and Professional Studies.

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