Vocational
Contracting

General contractors are in business as contracted employees, usually of a home or building owner, to oversee the construction or remodeling of a home or business.

Those interested in a career in general contracting can obtain an education in the field of contracting or construction management. Such programs are offered by vocational schools, which can take one to two years to complete. For students interested in higher management positions, achieving a Bachelor’s degree in construction science or engineering is a possibility.

Courses can include a look at the history of construction, contracts and management, job site management, budgeting, estimating work and more. This course work will prepare a student to manage a job site, be able to accurately measure and estimate residential jobs, and accurately price projects.

A successful contractor will have knowledge of an entire project, from start to finish. Daily activities will require the contractor to know how to accurately estimate and budget for a project, with both monetary and time constraints. Ultimately, the general contractor will manage all of the sub-contractors on a given job, such as plumbers, electricians, builders and other laborers.

Schools That Offer This Program:
Career Point College
Crimson Technical College
Blue Cliff College
Blue Cliff College
Medical Career Institute
Medical Career Institute
Strayer University
Strayer University
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Newbridge College
Southern Technical College
Southern Technical College
Trumbull Business College
National College of Business & Technology
National College of Business & Technology
Fortis College
Everglades University
Lincoln College of New England
Lincoln College of New England
Lincoln College of New England
Lincoln College of Technology
Lincoln College of Technology
Lincoln Technical Institute
Lincoln Technical Institute
Nashville Auto-Diesel College
Nashville Auto-Diesel College
Southwestern College
Southwestern College
Lincoln Culinary Institute
Lincoln Culinary Institute
Lincoln College Online
Grantham University
Carrington College
Carrington College
Carrington College California
Carrington College California
Brookline College
Florida Career College
National Massage Therapy Institute
New England Institute of Technology
Computer Systems Institute
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