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Basic Certificates in General Construction Trades

1,543 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in general construction trades is offered at 55 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 50% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.0% of general construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Construction Trades Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,543 earned their basic certificate in general construction trades. This earns it the #39 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 1,543
Associate’s Degree 436
Undergraduate Certificate 313

Earnings of General Construction Trades Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

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

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in general construction trades. About 95.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,471
Women 72
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The racial-ethnic distribution of general construction trades basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 396
Hispanic or Latino 271
White 692
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 139
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There are 55 colleges that offer a basic certificate in general construction trades. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Lake Land College

Mattoon, Illinois
510 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for general construction trades students seekinga basic certificate is Lake Land College. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 510 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Lake Land College. About 1% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
348 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Arizona Western College. Roughly 7,500 attend the school each year. The general construction trades program at Arizona Western College awarded 348 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 51% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

251 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general construction trades program at Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center awarded 251 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#4

Lane Community College

Eugene, Oregon
44 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lane Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Each year, around 8,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Lane Community College. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#4

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
44 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general construction trades program at Portland Community College awarded 44 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#6

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
41 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Front Range Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. Roughly 19,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from FRCC. Of these students, 10% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Lamar Community College

Lamar, Colorado
35 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lamar Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general construction trades program at Lamar Community College awarded 35 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 9% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

30 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general construction trades program at Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus awarded 30 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 7% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
26 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Arkansas College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Northark. Of these students, 8% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

North American Trade Schools

Baltimore, Maryland
23 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North American Trade Schools comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general construction trades program at North American Trade Schools awarded 23 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 4% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES

Liverpool, New York
20 Yearly Graduations
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES.

20 Yearly Graduations
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Cochise County Community College District. The general construction trades program at Cochise County Community College District awarded 20 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

Tulsa Technology Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma
20 Yearly Graduations
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Tulsa Technology Center. The general construction trades program at Tulsa Technology Center awarded 20 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

18 Yearly Graduations
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southwest Texas Junior College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Southwest Texas Junior College.

#15

Wytheville Community College

Wytheville, Virginia
14 Yearly Graduations
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wytheville Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at WCC.

#15

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
14 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Saint Louis Community College. Each year, around 17,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general construction trades program at Saint Louis Community College awarded 14 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 14% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

South Suburban College

South Holland, Illinois
13 Yearly Graduations
15% Women

South Suburban College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at SSC. About 15% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Virginia Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Roughly 51,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from Northern Virginia Community College. Of these students, 30% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs, Iowa
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Iowa Western Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Iowa Western Community College.

#20

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tidewater Community College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Tidewater Community College. About 29% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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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