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Construction Trades Schools in California

In 2018-2019, 3,305 students earned their Construction Trades degrees in CA.

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

Gender Distribution

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

Construction Trades Majors in CA Gender Diversity Statistics

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%
Construction Trades Majors in CA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in California

There are 648,990 people in the state and 5,877,640 people in the nation working in construction trades jobs.

Construction Trades Jobs Nationwide vs. CA

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.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

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

It takes the average student 4.00 years to graduate. This private school has an average net price of $24,829. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 31 to 1.

237 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,911 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 8.00% which is lower than average. 53% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 38 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#3

Summit College

Colton
219 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,085 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 29 to 1. Of all the students who attend this school, 63% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $24,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

180 Degrees in Major Awarded
542 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 41%. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Of all the students who attend this school, 51% get financial aid.

158 Degrees in Major Awarded
13,094 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 36% are considered full time. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $7,376. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

154 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,621 Total Students

30% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia grads earn an average salary of $24,700. This private school has an average net price of $27,819.

#7

Norco College

Norco
136 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,715 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,848. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 72% of students receive it. 30% of the teachers are full time.

#8

National Career Education

Citrus Heights
101 Degrees in Major Awarded
440 Total Students

43% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 24 to 1. In their early career, National Career Education grads earn an average salary of $26,800.

#9

Orange Coast College

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

Of all the students who attend this school, 51% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $27,000 after graduation. The student to faculty ratio is 30 to 1.

93 Degrees in Major Awarded
305 Total Students

71% of students get financical aid. 23 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,393.

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 20% $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 12% $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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