Architecture & Construction


Career Summary

The Architecture and Construction career cluster involves careers in the designing, planning, management, building and maintaining the built environment. This Youth Apprenticeship occupational area focuses on two pathways within the Architecture and Construction industry: Construction and Design/Pre-Construction. People within the Construction pathway will choose between the skilled trades of Carpentry, Electrical, Masonry/Concrete, Mechanical/HVAC, and Plumbing/Sprinkler Fitting. People who work in the Design/Pre-Construction pathway turn a concept into a set of plans. Their plans guide other construction professionals as they continue the building process. 


Career Pathways

Design/Pre-Construction Pathway:

  • Architectural Drafting Unit


Construction Pathway:

  • Carpentry Fundamentals Unit

  • Electrical Fundamentals Unit

  • Masonry/Concrete Fundamentals Unit

  • Mechanical/Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Fundamentals Unit

  • Plumbing/Sprinkler Fitting Fundamentals Unit

Career Options

  • Architect

  • Carpenter

  • Civil Engineer

  • Construction Manager

  • Contractor

  • Computer Information System

  • Manager/ Designer

  • Education and Training Director

  • Electrician

  • Mechanical Engineer

  • Urban Planner/ Designer

  • General Contractor/ Builder

  • Interior Designer

  • Safety Director