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Basic Certificates in Construction Trades

16,405 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 481 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in construction trades. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.4% of construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Trades Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 16,405 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
Basic Certificate 16,405
Undergraduate Certificate 14,965
Associate Degree 5,991
Bachelor’s Degree 174

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 92.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 15,213
Women 1,192
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The racial-ethnic distribution of construction trades basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 362
Black or African American 2,166
Hispanic or Latino 3,092
White 9,613
International Students 59
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,113
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There are 481 colleges that offer a basic certificate in construction trades. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Lake Land College

Mattoon, Illinois
511 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Land College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 3,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 511 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Lake Land College. Of these students, 6% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

456 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
8% 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 2019-2020 academic year, 456 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. About 7% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
435 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona Western College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Arizona Western College awarded 435 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

373 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th 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 2019-2020 academic year, 373 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Gateway. Of these students, 3% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

310 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th 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 310 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

294 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 294 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Richard J Daley College. Of these students, 5% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
261 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rio Salado College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Roughly 17,300 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Rio Salado College awarded 261 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 84% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Berk Trade and Business School

Long Island City, New York
261 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Berk Trade and Business School comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 261 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Berk Trade School. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

251 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th 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. The construction trades program at Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center awarded 251 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 16% were women and 68% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

241 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bluegrass Community and Technical College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 241 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Of these students, 6% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
241 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #10 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. The construction trades program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 241 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 8% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, California
234 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Santiago Canyon College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Roughly 9,000 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 234 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from SCC. Of these students, 6% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

228 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Jefferson Community and Technical College. Each year, around 12,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Jefferson Community and Technical College awarded 228 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 6% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Summit College

Colton, California
219 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Summit College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 219 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Summit College. Of these students, 2% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Orleans Technical College

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

Orleans Technical College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Orleans Technical College awarded 219 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

#16

Institute for Business and Technology

Santa Clara, California
180 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Institute for Business and Technology comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 180 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Institute for Business and Technology. About 1% of this group were women, and 84% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

175 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northshore Technical Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 175 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus. About 4% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

173 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central Louisiana Technical Community College. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Central Louisiana Technical Community College awarded 173 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 5% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Centralia College

Centralia, Washington
171 Yearly Graduations
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Centralia College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 171 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Centralia College.

#20

Somerset Community College

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

Somerset Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 4,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 167 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at SCC. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical & Power Installation 9,134
Building Management & Inspection 2,168
Carpentry 1,945
Construction 1,777
Plumbing & Water Supply 1,046

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Personal & Culinary Services 45,543
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 36,616
Precision Production 29,657
Transportation & Materials Moving 17,955

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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