Be Part of the Team that Builds it All…Construction!
It is impossible to go through one day without coming into contact with something that the construction industry has provided to you. Whether it’s your home, your school, the road that takes you where you are going, or the electricity that lights your way & construction is part of it all. In fact, construction is our nation’s largest employer!
Think about it – the Empire State Building, World Trade Center, Hoover Dam, Sears Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, Windsor Castle, the Capitol building in Washington, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower… construction is huge.
Did you know…?
- Construction lets you travel, work with a lot of different people, and earn a nice paycheck!
- Construction is one of the nation’s largest industries—it employs more than 7 million people!
- There will be more than 1 million new jobs available in the construction industry by 2014!
Text taken from the National Center for Construction, Education, and Research Website.
Building Trades Programs at Mid-Plains Community College!
The Building Trades Programs at Mid-Plains Community College have long been the backbone of technical education in west-central Nebraska. Currently we offer a variety of degree options in the field.
Do you know:
- Beginning in the Fall term, students in our Building Construction Program build a 1700 sq. ft. 3 bedroom house that is auctioned in the Spring. Talk about hands-on learning at its finest!
- Graduates from our Electrical Technology Program are highly recruited for high paying jobs in residential, commercial at the local, regional and national levels.
- HVAC students are taught in hands-on real world environments.
- Our Welding Students may complete a variety of welding certifications in welding labs.
- Machine Shop Technology students are trained on state-of-the-art computer assisted equipment and machines.
- Electro-Mechanical Technology graduates have a broad level of expertise in Electrical, Diesel/Automotive, Welding and Machine Shop fields.
- Students wishing Electrical or Diesel careers with an emphasis in Railroad Operations should enroll in either program.