Planning Your Educational Progression

chart detailing educational requirements and goals for those interested in entering the construction industry

The first step!

No matter which path you think you'd like to take, you must finish high school to be able to take full advantage of the opportunities the industry has to offer. This is true if you want to be an apprentice, and it's true if you plan to be a construction engineer.

A high school diploma is the key to your future in construction. After that, it's up to you.

College Requirements

A Few Words About College Entrance

Certain areas of study must be pursued in high school to qualify you for enrollment in most two- and four-year college construction programs.

Colleges offering associate's degrees prefer that students have knowledge of basic algebra, effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to read and comprehend efficiently.

In addition to reading and communication skills, construction and engineering programs require mathematics skills. Construction management programs usually require a knowledge of trigonometry and, in some cases, calculus. Engineering schools almost always require ability in these higher math subjects. Completion of high school physical and natural science courses is required, especially for enrollment in engineering programs. One must also be able to read and write effectively.

Some universities provide remedial courses prior to enrollment in the construction or engineering programs. All colleges and universities have different entrance requirements, so you should be sure to check with those schools you are interested in attending. Useful information is also available at your local library.

Local Institutions

There are many opportunities for young men and women to earn associate's, bachelor's and advanced degrees in Ohio. Some of those schools are listed here.

Contact them for information on courses of study, enrollment, housing, student aid and any other questions you might have. They will assist you in pursuing your career in the construction industry.

Director of Admissions
Bowling Green State University
110 McFall Center
Bowling Green, OH 43403
(419)372-2086

Director of Admissions
Owens Community College
30335 Oregon Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551
(419)661-7000

Director of Admissions
Monroe Community College
1555 S. Raisenville Rd.
Monroe, MI 48161
(734)242-7300

Director of Admissions
Northwest State Community College
22600 State Route 34
Archbold, OH 43502
(419)267-5511

Director of Admissions
Terra Community College
2830 Napoleon Road
Fremont, OH 43420
(419)334-8400

Director of Admissions
University of Toledo
2601 W.Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606
(419)530-8888