How to Choose a Building Construction School or College
The prospective student must first match schools with the degree level they are seeking. An associate's degree program prepares students for entry-level positions in construction management, while a bachelor's degree equips graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive at larger construction sites in a managerial capacity. The availability of hands-on training and internships as well as location and availability of online courses may play a big part in selecting a school.
Consider these things when choosing a building construction school or college:
- Degree level - Do you want a 2-year associate's or a 4-year bachelor's degree?
- Career goals - An associate's degree program is sufficient for entry-level positions, but a bachelor's degree programs could prepare you for managerial positions at larger construction sites.
- Cost - Public universities and community colleges in your state of residence may offer significant cost advantages.
- Internships - Building construction is largely a hands-on program, and on-the-job experience can be a great advantage.
- Special interest areas - If you are interested in subjects like 'green' technology or environmentally friendly building, seek a program that has a concentration in that area.
10 Schools with Building Construction Programs
|Wentworth Institute of Technology||4-year, Private|
|York Technical College||2-year, Public|
|Palo Verde College||2-year, Public|
|Santa Barbara City College||2-year, Public|
|Idaho State University||4-year, Public|
|North Dakota State College of Science||2-year, Public|
|City College of San Francisco||2-year, Public|
|University of Wisconsin||4-year, Public|
|New England Institute of Technology||4-year, Private|
|Auburn University||4-year, Public|