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Basic Certificates in Construction

1,543 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 55 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in construction. 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, 1.0% of construction graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Construction Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,543 students earned their basic certificate in construction. This makes it the 57th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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

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

Earnings of Construction Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for construction majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

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

Student Diversity

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

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,471
Women 72
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Construction

The racial-ethnic distribution of construction 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
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Construction Basic Certificate Students

There are 55 colleges that offer a basic certificate in construction. 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 construction students seekinga basic certificate is Lake Land College. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. The construction program at Lake Land College awarded 510 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 57% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

#2

Arizona Western College

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

The 2nd most popular school in the country for construction majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Arizona Western College. Roughly 7,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 348 people received their basic certificate in construction from AWC. Of these students, 1% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

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

The 3rd most popular school in the country for construction majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction program at Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center awarded 251 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 11% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#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 construction. 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 construction majors at Lane Community College. Of these students, 2% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Portland Community College

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

Portland Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their basic certificate in construction from Portland Community College. Of these students, 18% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Front Range Community College

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

The 6th most popular school in the country for construction majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Front Range Community College. Roughly 19,200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 41 basic certificates were handed out to construction majors at FRCC. About 10% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Lamar Community College

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

The 7th most popular school in the country for construction majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Lamar Community College. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their basic certificate in construction from LCC. About 9% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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 construction. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 basic certificates were handed out to construction majors at ENMU - Roswell Campus. About 7% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#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 construction. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 basic certificates were handed out to construction majors at Northark. About 8% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

North American Trade Schools

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

North American Trade Schools is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction program at North American Trade Schools awarded 23 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 4% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#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 construction. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 basic certificates were handed out to construction majors at Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES.

20 Yearly Graduations
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cochise County Community College District comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their basic certificate in construction from Cochise College.

#11

Tulsa Technology Center

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

Tulsa Technology Center comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their basic certificate in construction from Tulsa Tech.

18 Yearly Graduations
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southwest Texas Junior College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 basic certificates were handed out to construction majors at Southwest Texas Junior College.

#15

Wytheville Community College

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

Wytheville Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their basic certificate in construction from WCC.

#15

Saint Louis Community College

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

Saint Louis Community College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction. Each year, around 17,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction program at Saint Louis Community College awarded 14 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 14% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

South Suburban College

South Holland, Illinois
13 Yearly Graduations
15% Women

South Suburban College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in construction. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The construction program at South Suburban College awarded 13 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

#18

Northern Virginia Community College

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

The 18th most popular school in the country for construction majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Northern Virginia Community College. Roughly 51,800 attend the school each year. The construction program at Northern Virginia Community College awarded 10 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 30% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Iowa Western Community College

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

The 18th most popular school in the country for construction majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Iowa Western Community College. The construction program at Iowa Western Community College awarded 10 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#20

Tidewater Community College

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

Tidewater Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in construction. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The construction program at Tidewater Community College awarded 7 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Electrical & Power Installation 8,452
Building Management & Inspection 2,326
Carpentry 1,938
Plumbing & Water Supply 1,122
Masonry 284

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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