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Construction Trades Schools in South Carolina

198 students earned Construction Trades degrees in South Carolina in the 2018-2019 year.

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

Gender Distribution

In South Carolina, 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 South Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Black or African American: 29.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.1%
  • White: 59.1%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 4.5%
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Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in South Carolina

There are 90,700 people in the state and 5,877,640 people in the nation working in construction trades jobs.

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Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in South Carolina

A typical salary for a construction trades grad in the state is $40,350, compared to a typical salary of $47,630 nationwide.

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There are 15 colleges in South Carolina that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 11 below:

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,705 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,400 a year. 21 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $5,206.

#2

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia
32 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,160 Total Students

92% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. Graduates earn an average $25,300 after graduation.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
12,351 Total Students

91% of students get financical aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $25,400 after earning their degree at this institution. 47% of the teachers are full time.

#4

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville
26 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,236 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 95% of students receive it. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $22,200 a year. The full-time teacher rate is 27%.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
25 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. An average student at Construction Training Center will pay a net price of $14,556. 100% of students get financical aid.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,123 Total Students

41% of the teachers are full time. This public school has an average net price of $6,899. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $26,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

12 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,308 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 36%. The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $21,800 after earning their degree at this institution.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,529 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $23,600 after earning their degree at this institution. This public school has an average net price of $7,186. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
94 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,298 Total Students

50% of the teachers are full time. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $23,000 a year. 97% of students get financical aid.

3 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,747 Total Students

45% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $10,017.

Construction Trades Careers in SC

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title SC Job Growth SC Median Salary
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 26% $39,710
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 23% $59,540
Earth Drillers 22% $43,060
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 20% $33,710
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 16% $33,490
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 16% $44,310
Carpet Installers 15% $29,440
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 14% $40,650
Maintenance and Repair Workers 13% $34,630
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 13% $58,580
Stonemasons 13% $33,000
Civil Engineering Technicians 13% $45,000
Glaziers 13% $38,930
Construction and Building Inspectors 12% $46,170
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 12% $59,400
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 12% $36,660
Roofers 11% $34,250
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 11% $38,620
Tile and Marble Setters 11% $35,860
Electricians 10% $43,730
Carpenters 9% $39,410
Mechanical Insulation Workers 9% $39,000
Construction and Maintenance Painters 8% $33,220
Insulation Workers 6% $33,980
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 2% $35,560

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

Major Annual Graduates in SC
Personal & Culinary Services 1,705
Precision Production 1,226
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 1,176
Transportation & Materials Moving 453

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