Alabama Community College System: This site provides students and parents information regarding all 25 community colleges and technical colleges throughout Alabama, including programs and services available, locations of schools, and eligibility requirements.
Chart of residential building trades and schools: This is a chart of residential building trades and schools in Alabama that offer programs in those trades. It’s a quick way to cross-reference your career interest with your educational options.
Alabama Commission on Higher Education: Information on paying for college including: fellowships, scholarships, grants loans and work study. This site provides a definition of the above terms and a guide on applying for Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA).
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): This free form is distributed by the U.S. Department of Education and is used to determine a student’s need for federal financial educational assistance.
Scholarships.com: A comprehensive scholarship search website. Scholarships.com features a page just for Alabama students. This site is private.
My College Options: A comprehensive, online college planning service. By creating a free college profile, you will access information regarding college and scholarship and loan matches as well as information on preparing for your SATs and ACTs. This site is private
CollegeBoard: This scholarship search website updates regularly. This site assists with a variety of common issues surrounding college planning and it lists around 2,300 scholarships. This site is private.
FastWeb: On this website, scholarships are updated regularly so there are is no outdated information. There are about 1.5 million scholarships available through this site. This site is private.
CollegeNet: This website updates monthly and allows you search for scholarships based on their content so you can easily see what you qualify for. Of interest: they offer a feature that allows students to open discussions in the forums. The conversation topics get voted on based on how interesting they are; the student with the most interesting conversation wins from $300 – $5,000. This is a private site.
Associated Builders and Contractors: Build Your Future scholarship sponsored by the NCCER. Open to anyone who is currently pursuing craft professional training in the construction industry through an NCCER-accredited program or a state or federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit shop training facility.
Achieve Alabama: Helps to connect students throughout the State of Alabama with the school that best fits their needs and with scholarship opportunities that will enable them to pursue their goals and dreams.
A SAMPLING OF HOME BUILDING CAREERS IN ALABAMA IN 2019
|Typical Median Hourly Wage||Typical Median Annual Wage||Educational Requirements||Projected Growth to 2029|
|Carpentry||$23.24||$48,330||High School diploma and /or Apprenticeship||6%|
|Cabinet Making||$15.72||$32,690||High School diploma and/or Apprenticeship||-4%|
|Civil Engineering||$41.86||$87,060||Bachelor’s Degree||2%|
|Construction Laborer and Helpers||$17.31||$36,000||No formal education required||5%|
|Construction Management (Building Science)||$45.80||$95,260||Bachelor’s Degree||8%|
|Drafting and Design Technology||$27.32||$56,830||Associate’s Degree||-4%|
|Electrical Engineering||$48.68||$101,250||Bachelor’s Degree||3%|
|Electrician||$27.01||$62,200||Trade School and/or Apprenticeship||8%|
|Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC)||$23.43||$48,730||Trade School and/or Apprenticeship||4%|
|Landscape Architect||$33.35||$669,360||Bachelor’s Degree & Internship||-2%|
|Masonry||$22.35||$46,500||Trade School and/or on-the-job training||-3%|
|Mechanical Engineers||$42.51||$88,460||Bachelor’s Degree||4%|
|Painters||$19.37||$40,280||No formal education required||0%|
|Plumbers, Pipe fitters, and Steamfitters||$26.52||$55,160||Trade School and/or Apprenticeship||4%|
|Roofers||$20.24||$42,100||No formal education||2%|
Statics are taken from the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics 2019
To view more occupational information including wages, job description, and educational requirement, please visit the US Department of Labor’s “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” web site at: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm.
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