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Construction Trades Schools in California

3,305 students earned Construction Trades degrees in California in the 2018-2019 year.

In terms of popularity, Construction Trades is the 6th most popular major in the state out of a total 7 majors commonly available.

Gender Distribution

In California, a construction trades major is more popular with men than with women.

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Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of construction trades majors in California is as follows:

  • Asian: 6.1%
  • Black or African American: 5.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 57.7%
  • White: 23.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.7%
  • Other Races: 6.5%
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Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in California

648,990 people in the state and 5,877,640 in the nation are employed in jobs related to construction trades.

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Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in California

A typical salary for a construction trades grad in the state is $56,890, compared to a typical salary of $47,630 nationwide.

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There are 78 colleges in California that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

242 Degrees in Major Awarded
61% Graduation Rate
607 Total Students

The 5.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. This private institution charges an average net price of $24,829. The full-time teacher rate is 27%.

237 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,911 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 27%. 37 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 53% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

#3

Summit College

Colton
219 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,085 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 25 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $24,500 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid.

180 Degrees in Major Awarded
542 Total Students

In their early career, Institute for Business and Technology grads earn an average salary of $26,800. 41% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

158 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,094 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,376. The full-time teacher rate is 36%. Of all the students who attend this school, 77% get financial aid.

154 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,621 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $27,819. In their early career, San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia grads earn an average salary of $24,700. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

#7

Norco College

Norco
136 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,715 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 72% of students receive it. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 30 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,848.

#8

National Career Education

Citrus Heights
101 Degrees in Major Awarded
440 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $26,797. In their early career, National Career Education grads earn an average salary of $26,800. 61% of students get financical aid.

#9

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa
95 Degrees in Major Awarded
20,042 Total Students

51% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. The student loan default rate of 9.20% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 33% of the teachers are full time.

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
305 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $20,800 a year. 33 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 71% of students receive it.

Construction Trades Careers in CA

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title CA Job Growth CA Median Salary
Solar Photovoltaic Installers 131% $44,000
Tile and Marble Setters 26% $48,180
Floor Layers 24% $50,770
Carpet Installers 21% $43,320
Earth Drillers 21% $51,880
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 21% $66,510
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 21% $53,710
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 20% $56,270
Stonemasons 20% $45,140
Roofers 19% $49,550
Glaziers 19% $53,240
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 18% $57,100
Construction and Maintenance Painters 18% $47,450
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 18% $78,440
Carpenters 18% $56,770
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 18% $51,970
Mechanical Insulation Workers 18% $77,100
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 16% $55,700
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 14% $39,570
Electricians 13% $64,260
Insulation Workers 13% $45,700
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 12% $102,230
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 11% $44,340
Construction and Building Inspectors 10% $89,740
Maintenance and Repair Workers 10% $42,530
Civil Engineering Technicians 10% $67,110
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 9% $76,890
Rotary Drill Operators 0% $62,950

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to construction trades.

Major Annual Graduates in CA
Personal & Culinary Services 16,546
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 11,175
Precision Production 3,516
Transportation & Materials Moving 1,684

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