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Undergraduate Certificates in Construction Trades

14,321 Yearly Graduations
$28,800 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
There are 631 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.5% of construction trades graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Trades Majors

In 2018-2019, 14,321 earned their undergraduate certificate in construction trades. This earns it the #6 spot on the list of the most popular undergraduate certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 15,772
Undergraduate Certificate 14,321
Associate’s Degree 5,701
Bachelor’s Degree 209

Earnings of Construction Trades Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in construction trades is $28,800. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $23,100 to a high of $32,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in construction trades is $9,500. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $11,286 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $6,333.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $99.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in construction trades. About 94.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 13,592
Women 729
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Construction Trades

The racial-ethnic distribution of construction trades undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 308
Black or African American 1,688
Hispanic or Latino 3,458
White 7,180
International Students 73
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,614
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 631 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
954 Yearly Graduations
12% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Each year, around 72,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 954 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Ivy Tech Community College. Of these students, 12% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, New York
633 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Apex Technical School is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 633 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Apex Technical School. Of these students, 2% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

317 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Roughly 6,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 317 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction trades from Richard J Daley College. About 6% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

290 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford awarded 290 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

290 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lincoln Technical Institute - Union comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Roughly 1,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 290 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction trades from Lincoln Tech - Union. About 3% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Central New Mexico Community College

Albuquerque, New Mexico
247 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Central New Mexico Community College. Each year, around 23,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 247 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at CNM. Of these students, 5% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

242 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern California Institute of Technology is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Southern California Institute of Technology awarded 242 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 2% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
180 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Milwaukee Area Technical College. Roughly 15,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 180 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at MATC. About 4% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

159 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 159 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Indian Capital Technology Center, Muskogee. About 18% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Coyne College

Chicago, Illinois
134 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Coyne College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 134 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Coyne American Institute. Of these students, 2% were women and 89% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

133 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lincoln Technical Institute - Mahwah comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 133 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Lincoln Tech - Mahwah. About 2% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
133 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. The construction trades program at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia awarded 133 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#13

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Los Angeles, California
120 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 120 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

118 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Owensboro Community and Technical College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Owensboro Community and Technical College awarded 118 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 5% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Norco College

Norco, California
116 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Norco College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in construction trades. Roughly 10,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 116 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Norco College. Of these students, 4% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

111 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Pulaski. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 111 people received their undergraduate certificate in construction trades from TCAT - Pulaski. About 1% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Erwin Technical College

Tampa, Florida
110 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for construction trades majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Erwin Technical College. Each year, around 900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 110 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at Erwin Technical College. About 5% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
108 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Community College of Allegheny County comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Roughly 16,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 108 undergraduate certificates were handed out to construction trades majors at CCAC. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#19

Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Prestonsburg, Kentucky
105 Yearly Graduations
11% Women

Big Sandy Community and Technical College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 4,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Big Sandy Community and Technical College awarded 105 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#19

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
105 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hinds Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in construction trades. Each year, around 12,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction trades program at Hinds Community College awarded 105 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 7% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Construction Trades Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical & Power Installation 9,783
Carpentry 1,584
Plumbing & Water Supply 1,251
Building Management & Inspection 1,213
Construction 313

Below are some popular majors that are similar to construction trades that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Personal & Culinary Services 69,979
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 45,320
Precision Production 18,752
Transportation & Materials Moving 1,103

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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