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Online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Professional Trades Administration

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Earn an Online Bachelors in Professional Trades Administration, grow successful enterprises.

Offered entirely online, the BS in Professional Trades Administration degree focuses on developing business skills for individuals working the industrial trades who want to start and manage their own businesses.

This program introduces the analytics and decision-making for successful skilled professionals that either want to complete a bachelors’ degree or gain skills leading to opening their own business. Business courses such as accounting, finance, human resource, legal issues, project management, business writing, and more will provide a solid foundation for those wishing to expand on their expertise in addition to trade skill.

This degree is transfer credit friendly which will be excellent for those who have completed technical courses such as NCCER Certification, community college applied technical courses, and accredited apprenticeship programs and want to leverage that training to help earn a bachelor's degree.

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The National Center for Construction Education & Research and Capitol Technology University have an agreement with NCCER credential completers to have their credential evaluated for technical elective credit. The number of technical elective credit hours may not exceed 42 credits. However, students with transfer credits from 2-year or 4-year institutions may request an evaluation of those credits for an additional transfer. The credit hours transferred from NCCER credential completers contribute to the fulfillment of the total credit hours required for this degree completion at Capitol Technology University. The National Center for Construction Education & Research is located via https://www.nccer.org

For all NCCER Certifications, one (1) semester hour of credit will be awarded for a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of NCCER approved training where each hour is composed of fifty (50) minutes of actual class time, exclusive of registration, study days, and holidays, when supervision is assured and learning is documented. One (1) semester hour of credit will also be awarded for a minimum of thirty (30) hours of NCCER approved training where each hour is composed fifty (50) minutes each of supervised laboratory time, exclusive of registration, study days, and holidays, when supervision is assured and learning is documented.

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed from Capitol Technology University to obtain the BS in Professional Trades Administration regardless of the total amount of credit transferred in towards the degree.

A Bachelor of Science in Professional Trades Administration provides the ideal basis to move towards such careers as:

  • Manager, Automotive Mechanics - $56,4611
  • Project Manager/Carpenter - $66,1372
  • Mobile Heavy Equipment Manager - $63,3882
  • Masonry Contractor - $59,1841
  • Avionics Technician Manager - $81,1772
  • Plumber, Pipe fitter, or Steamfitter Manager - $102,4391

1. Salary based upon 2020 PayScale salary data
2. Salary based upon 2020 Glassdoor salary data

Why Capitol?

professional Experience

Our classes are taught by working professionals.

A field like technology and business management is constantly evolving, which makes our faculty extremely valuable since many are experts in the field.

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Our motto, ‘find a way, or make one’ delivers job ready skills.

Hands on classes, combined with extracurricular clubs like; League of Legends, the robotics club, and the gaming club help you hone the skills needed to excel in the workplace.

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Support for you

Whatever type of resource you need –a way to improve your math skills, a place to exercise, help with a job search or a disability – we have facilities and personnel ready to help.

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The Capitol Commitment

We’ve created a game plan to make sure you find a job upon graduation. Learn more.

Key Faculty

Dr. Steve McCaskey

Dr. Steve McCaskey

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. McCaskey developed a solid background in aviation during his twenty years in the United States Navy. As a C-130 and P-3 Flight Engineer with over 5,000 flight hours, he became an expert in aircraft systems, weight and balance, emergency procedures, aircraft flight profiles, safety of flight, and aircrew flight equipment. This considerable systems knowledge allowed him to obtain an FAA Airframes and Power Plant license. 

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Dr. Linda F. Martin

Dr. Linda F. Martin

Chair, Safety

Chair, Safety
Dr. Linda F. Martin has a PhD in occupational health and safety from Capitol, an MS in Occupational Safety Management, an MBA, and a BS in geology. Dr. Martin has 30 years of professional experience in construction and occupational safety and has a strong background in all aspects of the environmental health and safety disciplines. Dr. Martin is the former Chief Learning Officer at the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, where she previously served as a two-term President of the Board of Directors. She holds several highly regarded industry credentials, such as the Certified Safety Professional and the Certified Industrial Hygienist certifications. Dr. Martin is the 2018 National Safety Council Marion Martin award winner for women in safety who have achieved professional excellence in their area of specialty and helped pave the way to success for other women in the profession.

Gary Burke

Gary Burke

Program Director of the Construction Management and Critical Infrastructure Program

Gary Burke has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BS in Building Science from Auburn University.  He has extensive experience in business operations and management, commercial and residential construction, real estate and land development, residential and commercial property.  Professor Burke has a passion for education and has mentored hundreds of students in the construction management field.  

Degree Details


The bachelor of arts in technology and business management degree is a total of 121 credits, which covers business administration, business fundamentals, marketing, legal requirements, mathematics and sciences, and English and humanities courses.

Enrollment and Graduation Data for Selected Undergraduate Degree Programs: Click Here 


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in Fall 2020 and continuing through Summer 2021:

  • There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application
  • Standard rate $450 per credit, plus fees
  • Partnership rate $350 per credit, plus fees
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • The retired military tuition rate is $746 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500

For 2020-2021 undergraduate tuition and fees, click here.


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