Building Trades / Construction

Building Trades / Construction Degrees

Construction managers and other professionals in building trades fill essential roles in South Dakota’s growing cities. They’re counted on to schedule projects, budget time, dispatch workers to sites, inspect and review work to make sure they comply with regulations, explain building plans to administrative staff and clients, and more.

These skilled scholars use their training to create safe and beautiful installations of all varieties throughout our state. If you’re a disciplined problem solver who wants to see your visions become realities, consider getting your degree in the construction and building trades.

Eligible Programs

Pick your program, then apply to get it paid for.

Lake Area Technical College

  • Building Trades Technology – 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Heavy Equipment Operator – 1 Year Program, Diploma
  • Heavy Equipment Operator – 2 Year Program, AAS Degree

Mitchell Technical College

  • Architectural Design & Building Construction – 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Electrical Construction & Maintenance – 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Heating & Cooling Technology – 1 Year Program, Diploma
  • Heating & Cooling Technology – 2 Year Program, AAS Degree

Southeast Technical College

  • Construction Management Technology – 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Electrician – 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • HVAC/R – 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Technology – 1 Year Program, Diploma
  • Mechanical Systems/Plumbing & Technology – 1 Year Program, Diploma

Western Dakota Technical Institute

  • Construction Technology – 1 Year Program, Diploma
  • Electrical Trades – 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technology – 2 Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Plumbing Technology – Year Program, Diploma
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Additional Programs

Agriculture

A degree in agriculture can take you just about anywhere in the industry. You can work inside or outside doing anything from teaching and research to working with animals.

Automotive

A degree in agriculture can take you just about anywhere in the industry. You can work inside or outside doing anything from teaching and research to working with animals.

Building Trades / Construction

A degree or certification in the construction trades can lead to employment as a construction manager, cost estimator or building inspector.

Energy Technician

Careers waiting for you include renewable energy technician, wind turbine installer, solar electricity system installer and more.

Engineering Technician

Engineering technicians can work in several specialized areas, including electrical and electronics engineering or civil engineering.

Healthcare

Technical colleges offer a variety of healthcare-related programs including Nursing, Med/Fire Rescue, Technicians and Paramedics.

Information Technology / Computer Information Systems

Focus on utilizing technology to help businesses run as efficiently as possible.

Precision Manufacturing

Precision machinists may work in the computer, automotive, agriculture or other industries—including manufacturing plants, machine shops and inspection organizations.

Welding

Welders specialize in fabricating products by joining together materials like steel, brass and aluminum. Welding skills can be applied to manufacturing, construction, creative arts and more.

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