Don’t know everything you need to know in order to get a career in construction? It’s never been easier to receive quality construction education in South Dakota. South Dakota’s universities, technical colleges and apprenticeship programs offer a variety of programs and all types of curriculum. You can receive degrees, diplomas or certification in all aspects of the construction industry. From AutoCAD Drafting and Civil Engineering to Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology and Construction Management, the right program is waiting for you.

Below is a list of institutions in South Dakota that offer construction education. Click on the links to visit each school or training center's website to learn more.

4-Year Programs

  • SDSU - Brookings, SD

Construction Management

  • SDSM&T - Rapid City, SD

Civil Engineering

Masters of Construction Management

Electrical Engineering

Masters of Electrical Engineering

2-Year Programs

  •  Lake Area Tech - Watertown, SD

Building Trades and Technology

Diesel Technology

Heavy Equipment Operation

  • Mitchell Tech - Mitchell, SD

Architectural Design & Building Construction

Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Heating & Cooling Technology

Welding & Manufacturing Technology

  • Northwest Iowa Community College - Sheldon, IA


Construction Technology

Heavy Equipment Operation & Maintenance

  • Southeast Tech - Sioux Falls, SD

Architectural Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering Technology

Construction Management Technology

Land Surveying Science Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Western Dakota Tech - Rapid City, SD

Computer Aided Drafting

Transportation Technology

Electrical Trades

HVAC/A Technology

Welding and Fabrication

Environmental Engineering Tech


  • Building Chapter Carpentry