Architecture & Construction by Aden Hopkins

How to Pursue Education and Training in Architecture & Construction

There are thousands of challenging educational and training opportunities within the high-skilled world of Architecture and Construction. Learners need a solid background in math, science and technical skills. Education and training can be obtained in high schools, technical colleges, two-year community colleges, four-year colleges/universities, apprenticeship programs and career technical schools/institutes.

Along the way, career guidance professionals assist learners in assessing their educational goals, interests, abilities and skills to facilitate a good match to the cluster’s many pathway options. Learners participate in relevant educational opportunities framed in the context of the cluster. They gain knowledge and skills through coordinated workplace learning experiences such as site visits, job shadowing and internships. If they choose, they may achieve valuable skill certifications that lead to employment. Colleges and universities offer advanced degrees and industry certifications that prepare learners for professional and technical careers. Apprenticeship programs prepare learners for journey-worker status.

Industry plays a major role in training and career development by supporting apprenticeships, craft training, joint industry/school programs and industry training leading to certification and college credit.


Employees in construction literally build our future! These are the people who build and remodel houses, apartments, industrial buildings, warehouses, office buildings, churches, schools and recreational facilities. This pathway also includes the builders of highways, streets, bridges, tunnels and airports as well as power plants, chemical plants, refineries and mills.


People with careers in design and pre-construction create our future! They turn a concept into a set of plans. Their plans guide other construction professionals as they continue the building process.


Employees with careers in maintenance/operations keep our future intact! These are the people who unload, inspect, and move new equipment into position. They determine the optimal placement of machines in a plant, assemble machinery, install machinery, repair machinery and perform preventive maintenance. They detect, diagnose and correct minor problems on machinery. They keep the structure of an establishment in good repair. They maintain the smooth operation of refineries, power plants, chemical plants and mills.

Appliance Repairer

A good job for a handyman or handywoman.


Using artistic and math skills to design office towers, houses, and other buildings.


Use fire and tools to shape metal.


‘Boilers’ are big, strong containers that hold liquids or gases and provide our buildings with heat and power.

Bricklayer / Stonemason

It takes a lot of precision and skill to build strong walls.

Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician

Architectural History and Criticism, General

Ag & Ind. Metals 1 Ag & Ind. Metals 2 AP Biology AP Calculus AP Chemistry AP Physics 1 AP Physics 2 AP Statistics Auto Collision Repair Automotive Technology Cabinetmaking 1 Cabinetmaking 2 Cabinetmaking 3 Career Internship Chemistry Computer Aided Drafting (SATC) Construction Technology Electrical Engineering Technology Engineering Drafting Independent Study Intro to Industrial Tech Machine Tool Tech 1 Physics Pre-Calculus Principles of Engineering Production Welding 1 Welding Technology


Created with images by jill111 - "stack of books vintage books book" • WerbeFabrik - "plan build draw" • BlueGarou - "architect graphics abstract" • ToolManTimTaylor - "pencil"

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