The path to a career in construction has a lot of avenues. There are apprenticeships and education at Career Technical centers. After introductory education is completed there are plenty of options to suit all types of learning styles, interests, and goals. The shortest route takes just a semester to earn a certificate and enter directly into the workforce better prepared. The longest, on the other hand, takes two years to earn an Associate’s Degree. Here are two different programs you can explore to begin building your career in construction:
Central Ohio Technical College located at 1179 University Drive Newark, OH 43055
Central Ohio Technical College has one central location in Newark as well as Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala. Each is equipped with an academic advisor, tutor, IT lab and library resources to support students as they work toward their goals.
Not only do they have four locations to take in-person classes, students can earn an associate’s degree online, like Business Management Technology. This degree prepares students with well-rounded education. An Associate’s Degree in Business Management Technology, combined with a skilled trade, prepares future leaders for leading their own construction firm someday.
Courses are offered at all times of day to accommodate every type of learner, including those who work day jobs while in school. At COTC, students learn by doing. Lab work helps students learn job skills that will help them earn their first position and do well in the workforce throughout their career.
After completing a two-year degree, one-year certificate, or short-term certificate, students can join the workforce to start earning a salary sooner or continue their education at one of the 25 four-year institutions with which COTC has articulation agreements to save money. These institutions include The Ohio State University, Bowling Green State University, Ohio University, and Miami University.
To learn more about all of Central Ohio Technical College’s programs, visit their website here.
Columbus State Community College located at 550 East Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Another low-tuition, high-caliber college in central Ohio is Columbus State Community College. Not only do they offer degrees and certificates like COTC, they have a specialized Construction and Skilled Trades Pathway that offers a unique educational experience that leads to a range of careers. This includes:
- Carpenter Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate
- Electrician Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate
- Plumbing Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate
- Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Readiness Certificate
- Skilled Trades Technology – Welding Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Construction Management Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Building Information Modeling (BIM) Certificate
- Residential Construction Management Certificate
- Electrician Module Certificate
- HVAC Controls Certificate
- Plumbing Module Certificate
To learn more about all of Columbus State Community College’s programs, visit their website here.