Some highly ranked construction trade schools include Alfred State SUNY College of Technology, Florida State at Jacksonville, and Fortis Institutes and Colleges. Other brick-and-mortar options include TCI College of Technology, Vista College and Portland Community College. Online schools such as Stratford Career Institute and Ashworth College also offer highly rated programs in construction trades as of 2015.
Alfred State SUNY College of Technology, ranked 22nd on the Consumer Reports 2015 list of best northern regional colleges, features an emphasis on carpentry and masonry with its Associate in Occupational Studies in Building Trades-Building Construction degree. Florida State at Jacksonville offers students degree programs and technical certificates in a variety of construction trade specialties, while Fortis offers programs in construction management, electrical trades and HVAC at its many campuses around the United States.
TCI College of Technology in New York offers HVAC, engineering and technology programs that focus on the construction trades. With eight locations in Texas and New Mexico, Vista College offers degree programs in construction management, construction technology, trades management, HVAC and electrical technology. Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon offers a certificate program in building construction technology and AAS programs in building construction technology, construction management and remodeling.
Stratford Career Institute offers online classes that provide students with programs for home inspection, contractor and construction management, electrician specialities, gardening and landscaping, and plumbing. Ashworth College trains potential carpenters, electricians, plumbers and HVAC specialists.