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Construction Career Academy

Earn Credits + Cash

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

What You'll Learn

Through a blend of classroom instruction and laboratory experience combined with 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

Construction Career Academy

  1. Apply

    The application is open and will close on March 30, 2024.

    Apply for Construction Career Academy


    Selected students will be invited to atteend an industry match event on April 10, 2024.


    If selected at the match event, classes begin May 28, 2024. 

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