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Basic Certificates in Construction Trades

15,772 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 481 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 40 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Trades Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15,772 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 15,772
Undergraduate Certificate 14,321
Associate’s Degree 5,701
Bachelor’s Degree 209

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 92.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 14,610
Women 1,162
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Construction Trades

The racial-ethnic distribution of construction trades basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 276
Black or African American 2,530
Hispanic or Latino 2,925
White 8,709
International Students 72
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,260
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Construction Trades Basic Certificate Students

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
1% Women
57% 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. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Lake Land College awarded 511 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

456 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 456 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

#3

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
435 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona Western College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Arizona Western College awarded 435 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 1% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

373 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gateway Community and Technical College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 373 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Gateway. About 5% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

310 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
4% 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. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 310 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Owensboro Community and Technical College. About 6% of this group were women, and 4% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

294 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College. Each year, around 6,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College awarded 294 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 8% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
261 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rio Salado College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 18,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 261 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Rio Salado College. Of these students, 84% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Berk Trade and Business School

Long Island City, New York
261 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Berk Trade and Business School is the 7th 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 Berk Trade and Business School awarded 261 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 73% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

251 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
59% 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 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 251 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center. Of these students, 11% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

241 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bluegrass Community and Technical College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 241 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Of these students, 14% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
241 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Ivy Tech Community College. Roughly 72,000 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 241 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 6% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, California
234 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
43% 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 11,300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 234 basic certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at SCC. About 1% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

228 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Jefferson Community and Technical College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Roughly 11,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 228 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Jefferson Community and Technical College. About 7% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Summit College

Colton, California
219 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Summit College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 219 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Summit College. Of these students, 5% were women and 82% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Orleans Technical College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
219 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
60% 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. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 219 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Orleans Technical College. About 9% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Institute for Business and Technology

Santa Clara, California
180 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
81% 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. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 180 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Institute for Business and Technology. Around 81% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

175 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northshore Technical Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 175 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Northshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus. Of these students, 8% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

173 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Louisiana Technical Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 2,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 173 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Central Louisiana Technical Community College. Of these students, 6% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Centralia College

Centralia, Washington
171 Yearly Graduations
49% 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 2018-2019 academic year, 171 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from Centralia College.

#20

Somerset Community College

Somerset, Kentucky
167 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Somerset Community College. Roughly 5,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 167 people received their basic certificate in construction trades from SCC. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical & Power Installation 8,452
Building Management & Inspection 2,326
Carpentry 1,938
Construction 1,543
Plumbing & Water Supply 1,122

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Personal & Culinary Services 50,335
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 40,030
Precision Production 33,179
Transportation & Materials Moving 19,815

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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