TRADES OFFERED

ELECTRICIAN

Average Annual Wage in CA:
$66,420*

Education Required:
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.

Do you enjoy problem solving & working with your hands? 

If so, you should consider a career as an electrician!

  • Design, install, maintain and troubleshoot electrical components and wiring for a variety of systems, from overall power systems and lighting to systems that operate machinery.

  • Utilize logical thinking and math skills to interpret prints and accurately calculate electrical systems.

  • Operate a variety of tools and use the National Electrical Code to comply with safety requirements.

  • Utilize innovative advances such as alternative energy systems, electronic systems technology, and programmable logic controllers.

IMPORTANT: It is also a requirement that applicants for the electrical program have passed Algebra with a "C" grade or better.

Electronic Systems Technician

Average Annual Wage in CA:

$66,950*

Education Required:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.

Are you into sound systems and tinkering with wires?

If so, you should think about a career as an Electronic Systems Technician!​

  • Install, upgrade, and service a variety of residential and commercial electronic systems including: Audio/Video Systems, Computer Networking, Lighting, Control Systems, Security and Surveillance, Telecom, Cable & Satellite TV, and Green Technologies.​

Sheet Metal Worker

Average Annual Wage in CA:

$59,290*

Education Required:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.

 

Are you a visual person? Do you enjoy mechanics and fitting puzzles together?

  • Cut and mold sheets of metal into components for installing heating, ventilation and air distribution systems.

  • Operate computerized fabrication machines such as plasma cutters, brakes, presses and forming rolls to cut, bend, block and form sheet metal.

  • Solve challenging problems with highly technical layouts, prints and specifications using math and critical thinking.​

PLUMBER

Average Annual Wage in CA:

$59,370*

Education Required:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.

 

Are you always tinkering with objects? Do people ask for your help with fixing mechanical things? If so, you should think about a career in plumbing!

Plumbers do much more than fix sinks and toilets in residential homes. 

  • Design, install and repair piping systems (including those connected to washers, bathtubs, sinks, toilets, and heating and cooling systems) that distribute water and remove waste from buildings.

  • Interpret and understand the Plumbing Code to ensure proper installation and safety.

  • Utilize critical thinking and math skills to interpret prints and troubleshoot in the service of various plumbing systems

pipefitter

Average Annual Wage in CA:

$74,310*

Education Required:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.

 

Are you a little bit of a perfectionist? Do you enjoy reading plans and making something useful? If so, consider a career as a pipefitter!

  • Plan and install detailed pipe systems for commercial and industrial projects. These pipes may carry water, chemicals or gases to the crucial building systems. 

  • Use many tools to cut and bend pipes to exact specifications.

FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

project manager

Average Annual Wage in CA:

$88,670-$177,382*

Education Required:

Bachelors Degree or Equivalent Work Experience

Do others seek your guidance to complete group assignments or project-based tasks?

Transfer these leadership skills to the construction industry through project management.

 

  • Project managers are essential to completing projects on time and on budget.

  • Their duties can include planning, coordinating, budgeting and supervising construction projects from development to completion.

  • Project managers usually spend most of their time on site where they monitor projects and make daily decisions about construction activities.

Superintendent / Foreman

Average Annual Wage in CA:

$62,920-$125,840*

Education Required:

On the Job Training, Professional Certification

Do you enjoy enhancing your leadership skills? 

If so, you may have the potential to become a superintendent/foreman...

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  • On large construction projects, the superintendent’s job is to run the day-to-day operations on the construction site and control the short-term schedule.

  • The role of the superintendent also includes important quality control and subcontractor coordination responsibilities.

  • A foreman has years of experience in a particular trade who is charged with organizing the overall construction of a particular project for a particular contractor.

estimator

Average Annual Wage in CA:

$57,026*

Education Required:

On the Job Training, Professional Certification

Do you enjoy looking at sports statistics about a player or a team and figuring out how those stats will impact the game? If so, estimating is the perfect job for you...

  • Estimators figure out how much time, money, materials, and labor is needed to build a high-rise, a house, or any type of construction project. 

  • Estimators typically Identify factors affecting costs, such as production time, materials, and labor by reading blueprints or technical documents and meeting with engineers, architects and contractors to prepare estimates.

  • Estimators recommend ways to reduce costs and work with sales teams to prepare estimates and bids for clients.

*Average annual wages according to the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics. 

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