Architecture & Construction

Additional Information

This career cluster prepares learners for careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the building environment. People employed in this cluster work on new structures, restorations, additions, alterations and repairs.

Architecture and construction comprise one of the largest industries in the United States. Based on the latest statistics, this career cluster has 13.8 million jobs. In the next few years, many new jobs will be added and many employment opportunities will result from the need to replace experienced workers who leave jobs.

Programs of Study

Residential & Commercial Construction

1 May be taught for 1 or 2 credits.

Structural Systems

1 May be taught for 1 or 2 credits.

Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing (MEP) Systems

1 May be taught for 1 or 2 credits.

Architectural & Engineering Design

1 May be taught for 1 or 2 credits.

Interior Design
Courses for Elective Credit
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  (6142) is a supplemental course which can be offered in addition to courses within the Architectural and Engineering Design program of study but does not count toward concentrator status. 
  • Welding I (6078) is a supplemental course which can be offered in addition to courses within the MEP, Residential & Commercial Construction, and Structural Systems programs of study but does not count toward concentrator status. 
  • Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum (6105) may substitute for the Level 4 offering in all programs of study

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