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1,777 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 55 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in general construction trades. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 52 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.2% of general construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Construction Trades Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 1,777 students 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 1,777
Associate Degree 556
Undergraduate Certificate 264

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 93.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,656
Women 121
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The racial-ethnic distribution of general construction trades basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 64
Black or African American 380
Hispanic or Latino 395
White 799
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 135
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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
6% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for general construction trades students seekinga basic certificate is Lake Land College. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. The general construction trades program at Lake Land College awarded 510 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 51% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 6% were women.

#2

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona
348 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
56% 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 6,400 attend the school each year. The general construction trades program at Arizona Western College awarded 348 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 1% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

251 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
68% 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. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 251 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center. Around 68% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#4

Lane Community College

Eugene, Oregon
44 Yearly Graduations
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lane Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 44 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from Lane Community College.

#4

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
44 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th 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. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 44 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Portland Community College. About 26% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
41 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
56% 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 18,700 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 41 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from FRCC. Of these students, 19% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Lamar Community College

Lamar, Colorado
35 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th 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 2019-2020 academic year, 35 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from LCC. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

30 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 30 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at ENMU - Roswell Campus. Around 81% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

#9

North Arkansas College

Harrison, Arkansas
26 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% 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. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 26 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from Northark. About 25% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES

Liverpool, New York
20 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 20 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

20 Yearly Graduations
54% 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 2019-2020 academic year, 20 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Cochise College.

#11

Tulsa Technology Center

Tulsa, Oklahoma
20 Yearly Graduations
13% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Technology Center is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general construction trades program at Tulsa Technology Center awarded 20 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 13% were women.

18 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southwest Texas Junior College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Roughly 6,400 attend the school each year. The general construction trades program at Southwest Texas Junior College awarded 18 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 3% were women and 87% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Wytheville Community College

Wytheville, Virginia
14 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for general construction trades majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Wytheville Community College. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general construction trades program at Wytheville Community College awarded 14 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 6% were women.

#15

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
14 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
26% 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. Roughly 15,200 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 14 people received their basic certificate in general construction trades from Saint Louis Community College. About 10% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

South Suburban College

South Holland, Illinois
13 Yearly Graduations

South Suburban College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 13 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at SSC.

#18

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, Virginia
10 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
90% 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. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 10 basic certificates were handed out to general construction trades majors at Northern Virginia Community College. Of these students, 10% were women and 90% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Iowa Western Community College

Council Bluffs, Iowa
10 Yearly Graduations

Iowa Western Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in general construction trades. For the 2019-2020 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
22% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tidewater Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in general construction trades. Each year, around 16,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The general construction trades program at Tidewater Community College awarded 7 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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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