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A Blueprint for Success

We provide high school students an innovative educational opportunity to explore construction related careers through an excellent foundation in academics and rigorous contextual, hands-on curriculum.


real-world training from qualified instructors combined with classroom instruction.


and advance placement of up to 2 years of credit in the ABC apprenticeship program.


learn core construction safety, earn your OSHA 10 hour Safety Card and be NCCER Certified. Which sets you apart in the construction field.


Respect. Opportunity. Change your tomorrow.

OHIO CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY (OCA) is a tuition-free high school that provides real-world training in the construction trades. Built upon a culture of safety and respect, OCA teaches both life skills and hands-on job training. The only school of its kind, OCA rewards hard working students with a fast-track career pathway to a promising future.

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OCA is a tuition-free state recognized high school. Ohio Construction Academy meets Atwater Management Group’s rigorous education standards.

hands on learning

Highly qualified and experienced construction trade instructors who provide personal attention to each student.

flexible scheduling

Receive hands-on real-world training from qualified instructors combined with classroom instruction.

career mentoring

OCA encourages each student to develop the necessary skills, attitudes, and work ethic to be successful in their chosen career path.

multi trade

OCA provides career-based construction training in electrical, core construction safety and carpentry trades.

Free Technology Tutoring

OCA provides students with  free tutoring everyday. Students control their own learning and work at their own pace.


We are pleased you have chosen to apply for yourself or your child in the Ohio Construction Academy where we turn students with raw talent in the construction trades into successful builders of tomorrow. By applying to our program you will receive quality, hands-on education from instructors who are invested in the futures of their students.

To apply in the Ohio Construction Academy:

  1. Fill out the online form
  2. You will be contacted by an OCA representative with more information on how to enroll

An OCA representative will set up an appointment with you, go over your forms and discuss your future opportunities with OCA. Only 50 seats are available. Apply Today!

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Jennifer Johnston

Welcome Students and Families to Ohio Construction Academy!

I am Jennifer Johnston, current Director for the 2017-2018 school year. I am truly honored and excited to be part of this incredible program with a team of exceptionally caring individuals.

Here at OCA, we are focused on promoting a culture of safety, responsibility, and respect. We are uniquely designed to help each student gain life skills and employability skills while providing them with hands on job training in addition to their core academics on their path to graduation. Our goal is to help each student develop the necessary skills, attitudes, and work ethic to be successful in the career path of their choice.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have!

Looking forward to a tremendously successful school year!


What are the school hours?
The school day is from 7:45 to 2:30 Monday-Friday.

Is lunch available at the school?
Lunches are catered and brought into the school every day. FREE application here.

Will transportation be provided?
The school will coordinate with various transportation systems to make sure that every student has a way to get to school.

Who will be teaching my students?
Students will be taught with an online curriculum in all academic subjects and onsite career technical classes.

How long will it take my child to earn their diploma?
Students at OCA will work on a standard four-year high school credit system focused on the Industry Credential Graduation Pathway.

What supplies will my student be required to supply on their own?
Students should bring supplies of notebooks and paper.  As for tools for the construction classes, they are welcome to bring their own tools, but the school does have tools available as well.

If I am interested, what is my next step?
After filling out the interest application or contacting the OCA office, you will be scheduled for a meeting to meet the director and tour the school.

How can I earn credit towards college?
With College Credit Plus, you can earn college and high school credits at the same time. See the links below to learn more.
· College Credit Plus Pathway – Columbus
· College Credit Plus Flyer
· College Credit Plus Letter of Intent
· Career Advertising Policy

ADDRESS: 1725 Jetway Blvd, Columbus, OH 43219  |   Phone: (614) 532-1863  |  

Ohio Construction Academy

ADDRESS: 1725 Jetway Blvd, Columbus, OH 43219 Phone: 614-295-4364

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