Customized Applied Technology

At a Glance

Enhance your abilities and marketability in the skilled trades.

Build on your current trade skills with an additional certification and increase your marketability and job potential! LLCC’s customized applied technology associate degree program allows students to define a focus of study so that they can customize their education to meet their needs.

Students who have a certificate or industry certification in a trade such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) or welding can build on their certificate by training for a complementary trade. The program’s general education courses round out your education in skilled trades with communication and other vocational skills to provide all the qualities employers value.

Degrees & Certs

Read more about the various courses in this program. Note: The dean of the Workforce Institute must approve the course of study.

Job Outlook

Depending on the industry, salaries and job prospects vary. View other specific LLCC trade program pages (i.e., commercial electrical maintenance, HVACR, welding) for information about various job opportunities and salaries.


For fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024, air conditioning, refrigeration and heating (ARH), building maintenance (BDM) and welding (WEL) classes (except ARH 210 and WEL 102) have a tuition rate of $205.50 per credit hour for in-district residents. Computer-aided drafting (CAD) classes have a tuition rate of $171.25 per credit hour. All other classes in the program have a standard in-district rate of $137 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.

Tools and books sold separately.

Learn more about cost of attendance.

There are ways to get help paying for college. Learn more about paying for college.

Getting Started

Questions and tours

General questions about Workforce Institute programs? Looking to book a group tour or learn how to hire our graduates? Contact Jeffrey Martin, workforce recruitment and placement coordinator, at 217-786-2373.

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