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Program Details

Non-traditional learners and students seeking an advanced education in a skill or trade may wish to consider Lenoir Community College's AAS degree program. This degree will offer courses that focus on gaining the experiences needed to perform as teachers in trade, vocational and adult learning establishments.

The educators at non-traditional learning institutes are responsible for the proper pedagogy of a specific skill. Students are taught through hands-on learning situations to ensure the most applicable understanding. The AAS degree in Occupational Education is designed to enlighten experienced professionals with the necessary teaching skills needed to facilitate a learners' acquisition of technical knowledge. Occupational educators provide the necessary tools and resources needed for students to learn advanced skills to succeed in society, future aspirations and contribute to the local economy.

Students may use this education to stay current in the rapidly changing environment, and solidify a position as a college level educator of certain vocational occupations. The 75 credit hours program builds on a professional’s previous experiences, worth 29 credits of formal training and work experience. This program also introduces students to concepts related to the effective and efficient teaching of a diverse learning community. Student teachers will complete specialized courses delving into topics of study in: Trade & Industrial Education, Occupational Analysis, and Classroom Management. Graduates of the AAS degree program may find careers as instructors in trade, vocational and career colleges, educating individuals on the basic and necessary traits that benefit the general population.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges