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Why the Trades?

For young men who love working with their hands and directly seeing their accomplishments, a position in the trades offers a gratifying pathway to a long career. A high-quality trade education can propel students to achieving a bright future.

Offering Programs in Six Mechanical Trades

Carpentry

Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
Construction Technology - Carpentry Emphasis

This program is intended for students interested in careers as a carpenter, job site foreman, construction superintendent, project manager, front office administrator, or owner of a contracting firm.

Electrical

Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
Construction Technology - Electrical Emphasis

The goal of the program is to prepare students to become leaders at many levels in the electrical field: journeyman electrician, job site foreman, construction superintendent, project manager, front office administrator, or owner of a contracting firm.

Landscaping

Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
Landscape Construction and Management

The goal of the comprehensive training provided in the Landscape Construction and Management program is to prepare students to enter the landscaping industry and to advance quickly into management and supervisory positions.

Machine

Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
Machine Tool Technology

Learning and working in a modern, fully-equipped machine shop, students in this program gain the knowledge and skills needed to cut, shape, form, and fabricate metal items using machine tools.

Masonry

Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
Construction Technology - Masonry Emphasis

This program is intended for students interested in becoming a mason, or a career in project supervision, construction management, front-office administration, or owning and operating a private contracting firm.

Power Plant

Associate in Specialized Technology Degree
Power Plant Technology

Through the operation of the college’s power plant and maintenance of its utilities, students gain valuable knowledge and practical experience preparing them for positions in the power and utilities industries.

General Academics

Williamson takes a unique approach to career and technical education. Over the course of three years, students receive a broad education that includes study of trade and technical theory in the classroom and realistic work projects. Students also receive academic instruction that is designed to contribute to their career success.

This well-rounded training is intended to provide graduates with the skills necessary to succeed in a wide variety of career options, from positions in the trade and technical fields to employment as small business owners.