Construction Trades, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills in the building, inspecting, and maintaining of structures and related properties. May include instruction in masonry, carpentry, electrical and power transmission installation, building/construction finishing, management, inspection and other construction-related applications.

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Liberty University is a Christian institution located in Lynchburg, VA. The 7,000-acre campus hosts more than 550 programs of study within its 17 colleges and schools. LU's mission of creating "Champions for Christ" is encouarged through the...

“…Some critics of LU think that because it is a private school students aren't learning anything valuable in the real world. Aside from the basic GNED (General Education) courses, all of my classes have been academically challenging. Most of my...” – Brooke from Christiansburg, VA

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University is located on 90 acres of land in Grand Junction, CO, and offers 104 majors for its students, Mavericks, to choose from. CMU features liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at both the undergraduate and graduate...

“…It's a college where classes are not so big but is also so at the same time. Mesa has a fantastic tutor program, my studies are going to be in good lines. Everybody takes the opportunity to explore the monuments and The Grand Mesa for some relaxation...” – Thomas from Grand Junction, CO

Utah Valley University

With campus a short distance from Utah Lake, Utah Valley University is a public school in northern Utah and the largest public university in the state. UVU is a dual mission institution combining a teaching university and community college to confer...

“…Just by going on a tour and seeing one classroom I know that I will be learning a lot, it is a teach based school, not research based, so the professors are focused on their students. The classrooms are small which means professors will actually get...” – Alexis from South Jordan, UT

University of New South Wales (UNSW-Sydney)

The University of New South Wales is an Australian public university in the Sydney metro area. UNSW is home to nine academic faculties conferring undergraduate degrees and is a member of the Australian coalition of research universities known as...

University of Central Missouri

Founded in 1871 as a teaching school, the University of Central Missouri is a 4-year public university with two campus locations. UCM confers bachelor’s degrees in over 150 academic programs. For students looking to spend part of their college tenure...

“…In the classes that would help me in my major I learn a lot, but the classes that have nothing to do with the major don't really help that much. In most of my classes I have TONS of notes of stuff that I've learned and in those classes I learn a lot....” – Morgan from Saint Joseph, MO

National University

National University is a private not-for-profit institution with multiple locations throughout California and one campus in Nevada. NU provides concentrated programs aimed at adult learners with courses scheduled on weeknights and weekends. The...

“…National University has a wide range of courses. Their instructors are quite diverse in knowledge and experience. Ever since I transferred here I stopped screwing around and got my academic path together, you kind of have no choice but to succeed...” – Andrew from La Quinta, CA

Portland Community College

Portland Community College is a 2-year higher education institution in Portland, Oregon. It is the largest community college in the state and operates 4 campuses around the Portland metro area. The university offers professional certificates,...

“…Portland Community College is an amazing school! From the professors to the administration I have furthered my education with confidence and guidance. I am almost done with my AAOT degree and on to nursing school. Thanks PCC I give you an A+. ” – Charmain from Vancouver, WA

Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College is a two-year institution and the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The school operates six campuses and offers 1-2 year technical certification and associate degree programs....

“…This school offers a lot more than just your pre-requisite classes. You'd be surprised if I told you this school has a lot to offer. Classes for the student that wants to own a major business to classes for the student who wants to become a med...” – Michelle from CENTREVILLE, VA

Vincennes University

With campus overlooking the Wabash River, Vincennes University is a 4-year public school in southwest Indiana. The first public college founded in the state, VU operates four campuses around Indiana and confers bachelor’s degrees in 18 academic...

“…This is my first time in college and I am in the nursing program. It is difficult, but the knowledge I am gaining is not just important for my field, but extremely applicable to my life.” – Adam from Vincennes, IN

Lane Community College is a 2-year institution offering degrees and certificates from eight academic departments. The Science department at LCC features several green career programs as well as degrees in Energy Management and Sustainability...

“…I have been able to learn how to become a better parent at Lane by taking a few courses on early childhood education. I have also learned how to become a better writer and have been able to win one award for my high school because of the great...” – Jessica from Eugene, OR

Triton College
River Grove, IL

Triton College is a public, 2-year institution established on an urban, 110-acre campus in River Grove, Illinois. Triton offers over 100 associate’s degree and certificate programs, with flexible learning options available including online courses,...

“…One of the best junior colleges around. Triton has a variety of classes to choose from. Located in a very convenient location, lots of transportation near by.” – Frank from Chicago, IL

Washtenaw Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a wooded, 291-acre campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with satellite facilities located in Brighton and Hartland. WCC offers over 100 academic programs through a catalog of...

“…In my first semester back, fall 2011, I was able to achieve a 4.0 in my classes. This in large part to my instructors being very knowledgable and helpful.” – Christopher from Ypsilanti, MI

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College is a two-year institution based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The school operates eight other campuses throughout the state. The school operates its own Hotel at Kirkwood Center which is assisted by Hospitality and Culinary Arts...

“…I have been a student here for 1 year plus a summer semester, and all the classes I have taken have been challenging but I have been able to get through them. In every class I have learned something new and exciting everyday I had class.” – Beth from Marion, IA

Prince George's Community College

Prince George's Community College is a public institution with open admissions based in Largo, Maryland. PGCC operates multiple academic centers at the Andrews Air Force Base, University Town Center, and in Camp Springs, MD. The Diverse Male Student...

“…I have been attending PGCC for the past few years, and I have truly enjoyed my experience. I take regular and honors courses and sometimes (depending on the professor) the regular course are sometimes more involved. ” – Britt from PG County, MD

Mt Hood Community College

Mt Hood Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Gresham, Oregon, with a satellite location in Portland. The campus features a wide variety of facilities for students to visit, such as the Visual Arts Center Gallery, the...

“…Some classes have challenged me, but in many others, I have to challenge myself to grow. In some of the introductory courses, it would not take much effort to receive an A in the class. Doing the minimum will hurt you in the long run though.” – Bryan from Gresham, OR

University of Wisconsin-Stout

Founded by a lumber magnate, the University of Wisconsin-Stout is a public university in northwest Wisconsin and the UW system’s designated polytechnic university. UW Stout features six career clusters offering undergraduate degrees in 50 academic...

“…Just in my first year here at Stout, I have learned countless amounts of information spanning from who I am to what I learn in classes. Stout is a very technological school, when I first came to stout all I knew about computers was how to use...” – Lindsey from West Allis, WI

Saint Louis Community College

St. Louis Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Ferguson, Missouri. Along with its main campus, the school also maintains 11 satellite campuses and centers throughout the St. Louis area. STLCC offers a massive catalog...

“…Great location of a main highway, close to shopping and dining. Clean and inviting environment, open to new ideas. I enjoy the school for the simple things, like the teachers knowing your name and the open door policy.” – Natishah from Florissant, MO

Clackamas Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Oregon City, and is one of the largest community colleges in Oregon state. Along with the main campus, the college also maintains satellite campuses in Milwaukie and...

“…There's a great atmosphere on campus and it's great to be able to meet new people, all kinds of people. There's a greater variety of people at Clackamas, and the sports are great!” – Sara from Gresham, OR

University of Rio Grande

The University of Rio Grande is a private, 4-year institution established in southeastern Ohio. The 190-acre campus offers more than 70 academic programs which are taught through a combination of practical experience and the liberal arts. Rio Grande...

“…While some may feel a small town college atmosphere may be lacking a social aspects of bigger and more well known colleges, I think this makes it easier to learn. There is a better professor to student ratio. You aren't tripping over other students...” – Hillary from Jackson, OH

Iowa Western Community College is a public institution located in the city of Council Bluffs. Each student attending IWCC is assigned to an academic advisor with knowledge of specific careers to guide their academic progress. Along with vocational...

“…A tip for prospective students would be, to pick up your books before your course/courses start. If you wait til class starts it could be a long wait in the check out line for your books.” – My 2nd Semester from Council Bluffs, IA

Rock Valley College is a public, 2-year institution established on a 217-acre campus in Rockford, Illinois, and is a member of the Illinois Community College System. RVC offers over 60 associate degree and certificate programs, including both Career...

“…I have found that as long as you put the effort into showing up for class and listening it is almost impossible to not take away information that you can use for the rest of your life. Many of the professors are just as good as those you would find...” – Kaitlyn from Rockton, IL

Casper College

Casper College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Wyoming. The college offers associate degrees and certificates across all subjects, as well as programs in continuing education, workforce training, and adult education....

“…Casper College has provided me with the opportunity to further my education, develop my social skills, and become an overall well rounded student. The faculty that has assisted me in my endeavors has been more helpful than I ever could have imagined...” – Katherine from Casper, WY

Henry Ford College

Henry Ford College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dearborn, Michigan. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains a smaller, secondary location to the east. The main campus features a variety of facilities to enhance the...

“…The main downfall would be the Welcome Center's staff...rude. Overall, the school is really impressive to be a community college. As long as you choose your professors correctly, your experience can be amazing! ” – Candice from Detroit, MI

Virginia Western Community College is a 2-year institution serving four counties from its campus in Roanoke. VWCC is home to 11 academic departments offering degree and certificate-granting programs as well as a Personal Enrichment and Community...

“…Low price. Guaranteed admission to almost all Virginia schools. Easy going environment.” – David from Vinton, VA

Established on the site of a former World War II training facility, Crowder College is a 2-year community college in the Ozark region of southwest Missouri that offers degrees and certificates in over 80 subjects. The school’s Presidential Honors...

“…The classes were great. It was easy to transfer to a larger university. The classes were comparable to what you would learn at a big school but much smaller classes.” – Jessica from Neosho, MO

Southeastern Community College is a 2-year college with two campuses and two extension sites in Iowa’s Great River Region. SCC is home to seven academic departments hosting 34 degree and certificate-granting programs. The college’s IT & Multimedia...

“…I was very pleased with this college; every professor that I had was very supportive and educational. The small class sizes offered at this college were very good for me especially when it came to my public speaking class. I believe that my time at...” – Ashley from Keokuk, IA

Lake Superior College is a public, 2-year institution established in Duluth, Minnesota. LSC offers over 90 career technical and liberal arts degrees, with over 150 courses available to take through the college’s e-campus. Many of the college’s...

With campus a short drive from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Rogue Community College is a 2-year institution in southern Oregon. RCC is home to 51 academic departments hosting degree and certificate-granting programs. Utilizing its wooded...

“…I feel Rogue community College is an excellent jump off point. The instructors as well as the students are very enjoyable. Instructors are well versed in the areas in which they teach, which is always a plus.” – Bill from Medford, OR

Truckee Meadows Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and four extension sites in Reno. TMCC is home to academic divisions in Liberal Arts, Sciences, Business & Social Sciences, and Technical Sciences. In addition to its...

“…The teachers are passionate about what they do. They really take the time to help you and make sure you're understanding the material.” – Fiona from Reno, NV

Indian Hills Community College is a 2-year community college with three campuses serving 10 counties in southeast Iowa. In addition to over 70 academic programs, IHCC offers more than 250 online courses and three degrees are attainable entirely...

“…I am in class every day from 8am until 3pm and have learned much more than I believed I would.” – Alyson from Ottumwa, IA

Co-founded by a former state congressman, Laramie County Community College is a 2-year college with two campuses and two outreach centers in southeast Wyoming. Among Laramie County’s degree and certificate programs, the college offers three Equine...

“…I plan to attend LCCC because they provide the courses i am interested in taking for my life long career.” – Sirena from Clearmont, WY

Lewis & Clark Community College is a 2-year institution serving seven counties in the St. Louis metro area. Lewis & Clark grants degrees and certificates in over 40 academic programs and is home to an Honors College. The college offers numerous...

“…I learned alot here and would recommend it to anyone.” – Lillian from Odessa, MO

Honolulu Community College is a 2-year community college in Hawai’i’s capital city and a branch of the University of Hawai’i. HonCC confers associate degrees in fields of study from seven academic departments. The Kulana Hawai’i (Hawaiian Programs)...

“…hcc is the #1 college to be. everyone is so welcoming and we're just like family. we have the best staff and faculty members on campus that love us and help us to become great achievers in our careers.” – Mary from Honolulu, HI

Ozarks Technical Community College

Ozarks Technical Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Springfield, Missouri. The college also maintains satellite campuses throughout Missouri in Hollister, Nixa, Lebanon, and Waynesville. While OTC’s academic focus...

“…I hope to learn every thing I need to graduate” – Lavona from Springfield, MO

Lehigh Carbon Community College is a 2-year community college serving the greater Allentown area. In addition to the courses offered at its five campuses, LCCC offers 15 academic programs that can be taken entirely online. LCCC’s Honors Program...

“…The professors are amazing here! of course you'll find some that are not your biggest fan. The professors that are amazing really care about their students, and will do anything to help that student for their future. The professors are really there...” – Sarah from Palmerton, PA

University of Hawaii Maui College

The University of Hawaii Maui College is a public institution located on the Hawaiian island of Maui in the city of Kahului. It is a land-, sea-, and space-grant research institution and part of the University of Hawaii system. Culinary arts and food...

“…It is a very culturally diverse atmosphere where you can meet people from all over the world. Most of the teachers are passionate about what they are teaching and there to help students when needed. This school is in a great location and has a great...” – Molly from Kihei, HI

Named after a Civil War general and congressman, John A. Logan College is a 2-year community college in southwest Illinois. John A. Logan offers associate degrees in over 40 academic programs including Social Work and Pre-Veterinary Studies. The...

“…John A Logan is a good community college. Tuition is very affordable. The teachers here are great.” – Jasmine from Murphysboro, IL

Texas State Technical College

Texas State Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational institution with ten campuses throughout Texas. Among the college’s over 65 degree and certificate granting programs, TSTC offers numerous renewable energy-related courses such as...

Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in the city of Belleville, with two satellite campuses in Granite City and Red Bud. The main campus in Belleville is home to the Schmidt Art Center, which features a...

“…Southwestern Illinois College has a great faculty and staff, and the counselors there are very helpful in getting you what you need to be successful in college.” – Alexander from Waterloo, IL

From its humble origins in rented facilities at the local Memorial Auditorium, East Central College has grown to become a 2-year community college with a main campus and three extension sites outside of St. Louis. Academics at ECC are divided into...

“…I have loved almost every class I've had here, even the ones that were more challenging. The faculty is excellent, and even though there are a few duds that slip in an out occasionally, this school by far has great teachers.” – Caitlin from Saint Clair, MO

Ellsworth Community College is a 2-year college with two campuses in northern Iowa. While most academic courses are held on the main Ellsworth campus, ECC’s Agricultural and Animal Sciences department is headquartered at the college’s Robert & Arlene...

“…Here at Ellsworth, not only can you learn general ed and your major, but if you're from California like me, you also learn to save your money for winter clothes! It's snowing here in the winter and I am freezing.” – Danielle from San Mateo, CA

Trinidad State Junior College is a 2-year institution and the first community college in the state of Colorado. Trinidad State’s two campuses are home to over 45 degree and certificate granting academic programs. The junior college utilizes its...

“…I personally rate Trinidad State Junior College a 10 because the size of the school is perfect for me. The professors are great about taking time to help students when we need it and will make sure they get back to us as soon as possible if they are...” – Alexandra from Trinidad, CO

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is an institution of technical education and part of the OSU system. The OSUIT curriculum is divided into 11 schools specializing in Arts & Sciences and technical subjects such as Construction...

“…Take the ACT and try to take it serious but don't panic you can always take it again.” – Dakota from Moore, OK

Serving four southeast Colorado counties, Lamar Community College is the smallest 2-year community college in the state. Coinciding with its great plains location, LCC offers degrees and certificates in Equine Science and Horse Training and...

Marshalltown Community College is a public, 2-year institution with two campuses located in Grinnell and Marshalltown, Iowa. MCC offers over 50 academic programs throughout eight fields of study, awarding diplomas, certificates, and associate’s...

“…I learned a lot while at MCC and it was a great place to start my college career! I gained much more self confidence and feel that I am better prepared for the next step in my life.” – Nathan from Eldora, IA

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Green Bay, with 16 satellite facilities throughout the region including two additional campuses in Marinette and Sturgeon Bay. NWTC offers more than 200 career and...

“…Of course you will learn a lot Welcome to College!” – Joshua from Green Bay, WI

Southwest Texas Junior College is a 2-year public community college. All STJC associate degree recipients are required to complete a core curriculum of classes across 10 academic component areas. STJC participates in the Virtual College of Texas: a...

“…Southwest Texas Junior College offers great education with reasonable tuition. Classroom size is small allowing adequate time for student/teacher interaction. I look forward to continue to expand my horizons at SWTJC.” – KIMBERLY from Uvalde, TX

New Mexico Junior College is a 2-year public community college in southeastern New Mexico. NMJC offers associate degrees in arts and science through 12 programs of study. There are four air conditioned residence halls within walking distance of...

“…This school is great, the professors care about you and your performance. The nursing program is an excellent choice and very affordable. I have no complaints about my experience at this college.” – Amanda from Lovington, NM

New Mexico State University Carlsbad is a 2-year community college in southeast New Mexico and part of the NMSU system. NMSU Carlsbad offers degrees and certificates in 40 academic programs and five programs are available entirely online. With a...

Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg Area Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Pennsylvania. The college’s Harrisburg campus features the newly-renovated Cooper Student Center, which offers modern facilities to improve students’...

“…The teachers here are amazing. I have never had a problem with a teacher never wanting to help assist me in a question I might have in their class. I am in my second semester and I am part time, I learn as much as a full time student and enjoy every...” – Erika from York, PA

Wabash Valley College is a public, 2-year institution established in Mount Carmel, Illinois. The college offers transfer degrees and 15 career-oriented programs, including Advanced Manufacturing, Gunsmithing, Nursing, and more, with options for...

Northshore Technical Community College is a 2-year institution with four campuses and three extension sites in eastern Louisiana. NTCC confers degrees and certificates in 20 fields of study including Machine Tool Technology and Building Technology...

Northeast Iowa Community College is a 2-year institution with two main campuses and 11 learning centers. NICC offers degrees and certificates in 67 areas of study within nine academic departments. The college’s Agriculture and Dairy Science programs...

“…I have a disease, epilepsy, and I feel better since the teachers work around my disability.” – Katarina from Monona, IA

Established in 1966, Northwest Iowa Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Sheldon. NCC offers nearly 40 career-oriented and academic programs on-campus, online, and in hybrid formats, awarding associate’s degrees and...

Northwest Technical College is a technical and vocational school in northern Minnesota. NTC is home to seven career paths offering degrees and certificates in technical fields of study. For students who wish to have a full college experience, NTC...

“…Great school. Lots of innovative programs and scholarships! Small class sizes with knowledgeable faculty and staff. Campus is a good size, not too big or too small-- and is well kept, modern and clean. ” – Ashley from Moorhead, MN

With a mission to improve Lakota life through higher education, Oglala Lakota College is a tribal college in South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. OLC is home to 10 academic departments and all classes incorporate Lakota language, speakers,...

Founded by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Sitting Bull College is a tribal institution on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Featuring an academic curriculum guided by Lakota/Dakota values, Sitting Bull is home to an extensive Native...

“…Sitting Bull College is, as one outreach coordinator says, the Harvard of Tribal Colleges, and it deserves this- the education offered at Sitting Bull is top-notch, whether pursuing business, education, environmental studies, or other majors. The...” – Cara in Fort Yates

Frontier Community College is a 2-year institution and one of four Illinois Eastern Community Colleges. FCC confers degrees and certificates in 13 programs of study including Phlebotomy and Sport Management. FCC’s Automotive Technology program...

With campus a short drive from its eponymous bay and the Pacific Ocean, Tillamook Bay Community College is a 2-year institution in western Oregon. TBCC is home to 12 fields of study granting associate degrees and certificates. In addition, the...

“…The classes have challenging parts but the teachers are very helpful.” – Kimberly from Tillamook, OR

With campus a short distance from the Missouri River, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is a tribal college in western North Dakota operated by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation. NHSC offers bachelor’s degrees in Native...

Palau Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Koror. As the Republic of Palau’s only school of higher education, PCC offers over 30 career-oriented associate’s degree and certificate programs, as well as several special programs...

“…palau community college is such a wonderful opportunity for those who are not ready to study abroad. this institution, although very simple and in need of several resources is a one-of-a-kind school that offers students a lot more than one could...” – Amber Holly from Palau

With a main campus building created from a former hardware store, Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso is a 2-year community college and a branch campus in the ENMU system. ENMU-Ruidoso offers 16 associate degree and 14 certificate-granting programs...