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Construction Career Academy

Earn Credits + Cash

This summer, high school students 16 and older can earn college credit and earn up to $5,000 learning on the job with local construction professionals.

What You'll Learn

Through a blend of classroom instruction, laboratory experience and on-the-job training, you will learn:

  • Safety
  • Basic Hand and Power Tools
  • Construction Basics
  • Soft Skills Essential to Job Success
  • Career Awareness
  • Blueprint Reading

Experienced professionals help you learn now, and you might secure full-time employment later. 

Five College Credits

With the Construction Career Academy at Southeast Technical College, you will earn five college credits that count toward our General Construction Certificate or Associate Degree in Construction Management Technology. 

  • CMT 101 – Construction Basics – 1 credit
  • CMT 101 – Construction Basics Lab – 2 credits
  • DT 102 – Print Reading for Construction – 2 credits

How to Apply

Apply by March 23, 2022, through the South Dakota Association of General Contractors. 

AGC Application

If selected, classes begin May 31, 2022.

In Collaboration With 

Construction Career Academy is facilitated in collaboration with area leaders in the construction industry, including:

Associated General Contractors of South Dakota


Matthew Haynes

Construction Management Technology
Wood Center 253

Nathan Stoltenburg

Construction Management Technology
Wood Center 253

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Associate Degree Programs

If you’re interested in a career in construction, you might also be interested in these programs at Southeast Tech: 

Civil Engineering   Mechanical Engineering   Construction Management Technology