Technical Studies

The Technical Studies – Trades, AAS is a two-year degree that prepares students for entry-level jobs in technical fields including electricity, HVAC, mechanical maintenance, electronics and sUAS (Drone) Technology . Students must complete at least one career studies certificate as part of the credits. Additional courses should be taken to create a coherent plan of study. Pre-approved tracks for many of the skilled trades areas are presented below.

Associate of Applied Science

Program Information and Curriculum


Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Laurel Ridge Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

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