How to prepare for a construction career while still in high school
Construction managers need to have some practical experience in construction before entering into a management position. Your high school years are the perfect chance to take on some part-time construction work. Thanks to eAchieve’s online class structure, you can have work flexible hours. Our students aren’t bound to traditional school hours, so feel free to work weekdays and morning shifts.
Advanced Placement (AP) classes are another way to prepare for your career in high school. AP exams can count towards college credit at most universities. With the right AP classes you can get a full semester ahead of your classmates! And taking on the additional workload of AP classes shows future employers your responsibility, an essential skill for managers.
Finally, consider joining one of the many clubs offered by eAchieve Academy. You’ll want to hone your leadership skills before you’re placed in charge of an entire construction site. Join Student Council, apply for National Honor Society (NHS), or learn in Science Club.
College admissions in Construction Management programs
To get a Bachelor degree in Construction Management, you need to attend a good college. Use eAchieve Academy career-planning resources to find the right school for your undergraduate studies. If you know your major as soon as you enroll, you can focus on all the classes you need right away.
Take the classes needed for college admission all online. eAchieve graduates have attended universities in Wisconsin, the United States, and even abroad. Certain states require a license to work as a construction manager. If you plan to live in a state other than Wisconsin, make sure the program you apply to addresses licensing in each state.
eAchieve Academy has the resources to help you prepare for a career as a:
- Construction manager or foreman
- Construction estimator
- Civil engineer
- City or urban planner
- Property law
The Benefits of Online Charter School
Online classes open up your opportunities for travel and work. eAchieve Academy is a fully accredited, K-12 public charter school with FREE enrollment and tuition. As long as you are a Wisconsin student under the age of 21 you can enroll in full or part time classes. And since classes are online, you don’t have to worry about snow days cancelling class and losing summer vacation to makeup days. You can even work ahead if you want!
Sign up for our online classes to earn your high school diploma, select a college, and begin working towards your Construction Management degree. Learn more about how online charter school works in Wisconsin.