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Facilitating the Future of Orange County Industry.

The energy, construction, and utilities sector represents a cluster of industries that are responsible for the installation and management of technologies related to the efficient creation, dispersal, and storage of energy. With more than 48,000 energy-related companies in California, the future of this sector has never been brighter. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.

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Careers in Energy, Construction & Utilities

Launch a bold new career that’s literally built for the future! Energy, construction, and utilities sector grads are finding success in these fields and more!

Utilities | Energy Efficiency | Manufacturing | Information | Architecture | Residential and Commercial Construction | Drafting | Building Information Modeling | Real Estate & Property Management | Finance & Insurance | Fashion Design | Fashion Merchandising | Professional, Scientific & Technical Services | Government | Wholesale Trade

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Skills Gained

Get the critical knowledge and tools to succeed in an energy, construction, and utilities career.

Critical Thinking | Leadership | Problem Solving | Math | Teamwork | Ability to Learn | Technical | Mechanical | Good with Tools | Listening | Communication | Situational Awareness | Physical Labor

Earning Potential for Careers in Energy, Construction & Utilities

Your career education in energy, construction, and utilities opens doors to bigger opportunities, higher salaries, and more!

  • Architectural and Civil Drafters: $55,430-$78,616
  • Carpenters: $40,661-$87,728
  • Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians: $57,000-$88,448
  • Construction and Building Inspectors: $66,659-$114,078
  • Construction Managers: $67,789-$158,922
  • Electricians: $52,243-$99,724
  • Fashion Designers: $55,586-$105,679
  • First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers: $63,038-$107,904
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers: $49,230-$86,657
  • Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters: $38,454-$85,577

I discovered what I really want to do is go for my construction management degree. I feel lucky to have found this program.

Future BUILT student

Energy, Construction & Utilities Facts

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Across the nation, employment of electricians is projected to grow 8 percent by 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Homes and businesses continue to require wiring, and electricians will be needed to install the necessary components.

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Since 2006, the Energy and Utilities industry has seen annual salaries grow by a 18.6%.

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After completing coursework in a Career Education program, 76% of students in this sector report higher wages, with an average increase of 55%.

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