Over the last few weeks, we’ve been highlighting certificate and two-year programs across the state. Last week, we featured colleges from the Northwest region. This week, we share two Northeast Ohio colleges that offer certificates and degrees that can catapult careers in construction, no matter if a person is coming directly from high school, a career technical center, or a career in a different field.
Eastern Gateway Community College located at 4000 Sunset Blvd Steubenville, OH 43952
Eastern Gateway Community College has been serving Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties since 1968. With two locations, one in Steubenville and one in Youngstown, this accredited state institution offers countless choices for all types of people. From certificates that allow instant access into the workforce to associate’s degrees that easily transfer to four-year programs, Eastern Gateway has something for everyone.
If you are ready to enter the construction industry immediately, earning a Certificate in Welding/Advanced Welding is a great place to start. Eastern Gateway’s program gives students the knowledge needed to be successful as a pipe welder through theory and hands-on instruction. Though it’s the quickest option, this certificate thoroughly prepares students for the workforce with relevant courses, including non-technical education that improves business and communication skills.
Eastern Gateway even offers programs that can work in conjunction with Apprenticeship programs. Under an agreement with the Steubenville Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (IBEW-NECA), a graduate of the five-year Inside Apprenticeship program will receive 47 credits toward an Associate of Technical Study (Type-B) in Electrical Trades Technology. To complete the degree, only a few courses must be completed within four years: English Composition I, Technical and Professional Writing, Public Speaking, Technical Algebra, Technical Trigonometry, and College Physics I. This combination offers the best of both worlds – earning while working toward a transferable degree. Speaking of, earning an associate’s degree such as an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Drafting/Design can be a solid foundation for a four-year program at an approved college.
These are just a few of the options available. To learn more about all of Eastern Gateway Community College’s programs, visit their website here.
Lakeland Community College located at 7700 Clock Tower Dr. Willoughby, OH 44094
Lakeland Community College was the first Ohio college created by the community. Founded in 1967, the people voted to open the college to meet the needs of the community through industry-specific requests that would directly and positively impact Lake County and the surrounding areas. Today, Lakeland Community College offers daytime, evening, and weekend classes, both online and in a classroom setting to serve nearly 11,000 individuals. Depending on the role you want to play in the construction industry, Lakeland Community College has a path for you.
For some, an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Welding and Fabrication Technology will be the right path toward a position in fabrication or welding, even supervision and management. For others, a path toward a career as a Civil Engineering Technician that constructs our highways and bridges, irrigation systems and residential structures can begin with Lakeland Community College’s Civil Engineering Technology program.
To learn more about all of Lakeland Community College’s programs, visit their website here.
We’ll wrap up this series this month in the southeast. As always, if you or someone you know has any questions about these programs or about the construction industry in general, contact us. We at I Build America – Ohio are here to support you on your path.