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Basic Certificates in Construction Trades

13,809 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 444 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in construction trades. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 36 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.6% of construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Trades Majors

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 13,809 students earned their basic certificate in construction trades. This makes it the 7th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in construction trades at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 15,723
Basic Certificate 13,809
Associate Degree 6,041
Bachelor’s Degree 221

Earnings of Construction Trades Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for construction trades majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for construction trades students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in construction trades. About 92.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 12,780
Women 1,029
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The racial-ethnic distribution of construction trades basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 271
Black or African American 1,527
Hispanic or Latino 2,590
White 8,362
International Students 83
Other Races/Ethnicities 976
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There are 444 colleges that offer a basic certificate in construction trades. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

570 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bluegrass Community and Technical College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 570 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Of these students, 7% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

489 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Roughly 5,800 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 489 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Of these students, 4% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

311 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jefferson Community and Technical College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 12,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 311 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Jefferson Community and Technical College. About 14% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

281 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Owensboro Community and Technical College. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Owensboro Community and Technical College awarded 281 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 7% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
243 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wake Technical Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 21,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 243 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Wake Technical Community College. About 12% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
241 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 63,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 241 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Ivy Tech Community College. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

240 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Big Sandy Community and Technical College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 2,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 240 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Of these students, 2% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Institute for Business and Technology

Santa Clara, California
239 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Institute for Business and Technology comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Institute for Business and Technology awarded 239 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 82% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#9

Somerset Community College

Somerset, Kentucky
226 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Somerset Community College. Each year, around 4,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Somerset Community College awarded 226 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

215 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 215 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at SKYCTC. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

202 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Gateway Community and Technical College. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 202 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Gateway. About 3% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

201 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 201 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center. About 20% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Summit College

Colton, California
198 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Summit College. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 198 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Summit College. Around 82% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

183 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Columbus State Community College. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Columbus State Community College awarded 183 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 5% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Advanced Training Institute

Las Vegas, Nevada
180 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Advanced Training Institute is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 180 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Advanced Training Institute. Of these students, 7% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

166 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Maysville Community and Technical College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 166 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Maysville Community and Technical College. About 6% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

160 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Southern Careers Institute - Brownsville. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 160 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Southern Careers Institute - Brownsville. Of these students, 6% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Orleans Technical College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
160 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orleans Technical College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Orleans Technical College awarded 160 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

#19

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
157 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 70,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 157 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from North Harris Montgomery. Of these students, 6% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Augusta Technical College

Augusta, Georgia
147 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Augusta Technical College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 147 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Augusta Technical College. Around 44% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical & Power Installation 8,824
Building Management & Inspection 1,717
Carpentry 1,482
Plumbing & Water Supply 920
Construction 685

Below are some popular majors that are similar to construction trades that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Personal & Culinary Services 54,652
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 34,046
Precision Production 29,416
Transportation & Materials Moving 19,098

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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