There are many different avenues into construction, depending on your skills, your education, and how much time you want to spend in a classroom.North Dakota's apprenticeship programs,  colleges, and universities offer a variety of programs and all types of curriculum. You can receive degrees, diplomas, or certificates in all aspects of the construction industry.  And if the classroom is not for you most of the States contractors will pay you to learn on the job.  There is a right construction training program and career waiting for you! 

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Apprenticeship ~ Earn While You Learn

  • Instead of taking out thousands in college loans, apprentices work and earn a paycheck during their training.  

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Apprentices are paid on a graduated scale as their skill and experience increases, and of course learns a trade at the same time.

Two Year College and Certificate Programs

  • North Dakota State College Science – Wahpeton, ND

Architectural Drafting & Estimating

Automotive Technology

Building Construction

Caterpillar Dealer Service Technology

Construction Management


Diesel Technology - Case IH

Diesel Technology - Komatsu



John Deere Tech

Land Surveying & Civil Engineering

Mechanical Systems



  • Bismarck State College – Bismarck, ND

Electrical Transmission Systems


Engineering (credit transfer program)

Engineering Technology

Geographic Information Systems


Instrumentation & Controls

Lineworker (Electrical)

Residential Carpentry

Sustainable Construction


  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College – Fort Totten, ND

Construction Carpentry

Finish Carpentry

Project Management

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  • United Tribes Technical College – Bismarck, ND

Commercial Driver License/Heavy Equipment Operator



Four Year College/University Degrees

  • North Dakota State University – Fargo, ND

College of Engineering

  • University of North Dakota – Grand Forks, ND

College of Engineering and Mines