There are a number of quality construction career training possibilities that allow students to train for a career in construction. Students looking to pursue the necessary education to work in construction can do so by enrolling in an accredited vocational or trade school. Students can choose to specialize in a number of areas. Students can train for certificates or degree. Degrees range from an associates to a masters level.
Associates degrees in the field of construction can be earned through a number of accredited trade schools. With an accredited education at this level students’ can learn to build, maintain, and inspect a variety of construction related structures, as well as work with plumbing, heavy equipment, and much more. Coursework will vary based on the program and desired career. Areas of study can consist of subjects like:
- Equipment Operation
- Building Methods
- Blueprint Reading
- Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
- Mechanical Drawing
…and much more. Students who choose to study at this level will gain the training needed to pursue a number of careers. Possible employment can include working as a brick mason, electricity analyst, cartographer, plumber, cabinetmaker, and many other related professions. An associate level degree will prepare student to further education at the bachelor’s level or enter the workforce.
Bachelor’s degrees can be obtained by completing an accredited degree program. Construction degrees at this level typically require four years of study to obtain. Accredited trade schools allow students to train for a variety of construction related careers. Students can learn a variety of skills that can be used in their desired career. Coursework will vary by desired degree and program but may include:
- Basic masonry
- Solar Energy
- Equipment maintenance
- Masonry Tools
- Applied Physics
- Property law
…and many other career related courses. Students will have the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge they need to pursue various careers in a number of construction related areas. Students can work as woodworkers, electricians, heavy equipment operators, foremen, welders, and much more. With an accredited bachelors degree program students can prepare to start their career or pursue a master’s degree in construction.
Masters degree training programs allow student to prepare for a number of construction careers. With an additional two years of study students can gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their desired area of the field. Coursework will be different according to the school or college and desired career. Students will have the chance to study mechanical drawing, framing, nuclear power, and heavy equipment maintenance. Students can learn HVAC, electrical inspection, grout and reinforcements, chemistry, and much more. By completing required coursework students will have the training needed to start a career in plumbing, welding, surveying, masonry, carpentry, heavy equipment operation, home inspection, electrical work, and much more. Students can enter the workforce prepared for the career of their dreams.
Accredited construction schools and colleges are available to provide students with a quality education. Agencies like the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) are approved to fully accredit various vocational schools and other educational programs. Students can start by researching certificate and degree programs that fit their individual needs and enrolling today.
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