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685 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 49 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in general construction trades. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 50 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.1% of general construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Construction Trades Majors

In 2020-2021, 685 basic certificates were awarded to general construction trades majors. This makes it the 62nd most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 685
Associate Degree 440
Undergraduate Certificate 310

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 87.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 599
Women 86
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The racial-ethnic distribution of general construction trades basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 125
Hispanic or Latino 150
White 314
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 77
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There are 49 colleges that offer a basic certificate in general construction trades. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

201 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 201 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center. Of these students, 20% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
60 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Front Range Community College. Roughly 18,700 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 60 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at FRCC. Of these students, 10% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Western Nevada College

Carson City, Nevada
58 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Nevada College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. The general construction trades program at Western Nevada College awarded 58 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 5% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Lake Land College

Mattoon, Illinois
48 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Land College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. The general construction trades program at Lake Land College awarded 48 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 6% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Lamar Community College

Lamar, Colorado
34 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Lamar Community College. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 34 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from LCC. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#6

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
26 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Louis Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. Roughly 15,200 attend the school each year. The general construction trades program at Saint Louis Community College awarded 26 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 8% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Mountain Empire Community College

Big Stone Gap, Virginia
25 Yearly Graduations
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Mountain Empire Community College. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 25 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at MECC.

24 Yearly Graduations
13% Women

Southwest Texas Junior College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Roughly 6,400 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 24 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from Southwest Texas Junior College. Of these students, 13% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES

Liverpool, New York
21 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. The general construction trades program at Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES awarded 21 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 14% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Lane Community College

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

Lane Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 20 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from Lane Community College.

#11

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
17 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Portland Community College. Each year, around 22,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 17 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from Portland Community College. Around 59% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

17 Yearly Graduations
53% 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. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 17 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Cochise College.

#13

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
14 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Roughly 63,800 attend the school each year. The general construction trades program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 14 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

#13

Mt. Hood Community College

Gresham, Oregon
14 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mt. Hood Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Roughly 6,800 attend the school each year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 14 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at MHCC. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 21% were women.

11 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas. Each year, around 1,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general construction trades program at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas awarded 11 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 91% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#16

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
10 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Virginia Community College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general construction trades program at Northern Virginia Community College awarded 10 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 10% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Arkansas College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 9 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from Northark. About 33% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tidewater Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. Each year, around 16,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 9 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Tidewater Community College. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#17

Tulsa Technology Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Tulsa Technology Center. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 9 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from Tulsa Tech.

#20

South Suburban College

South Holland, Illinois
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is South Suburban College. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 8 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at SSC. About 25% of this group were women, and 50% 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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