Architecture and Construction
ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION:

Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

Cluster Knowledge and Skills
  • Academics
  • Communications
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
  • Information Technology Applications
  • Systems
  • Safety, Health and Environmental
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
  • Employability and Career Development
  • Technical Skills

Pathways Sample Career Specialties / Occupations
Design/Pre-Construction
 
  • Architect
  • Architectural and Civil Drafter
  • Civil Engineer (structural, geotechnical, transportation, etc.)
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Code Official
  • Computer Aided Drafter (CAD)
  • Cost Estimator
  • Drafter
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Engineer (electronics, security, telecommunications)
  • Environmental Designer
  • Environmental Engineer (hydro engineering, acoustical, etc.)
  • Environmental Engineering Technician
  • Fire Prevention and Industrial Engineer
  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Engineer (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, etc.)
  • Modeler (traditional and computer)
  • Planner/Designer
  • Preservationist
  • Programmer
  • Protection Engineer
  • Regional and Urban Renderer (traditional and computer)
  • Specifications Writer
  • Building Surveying and Mapping Technician
  • Surveyor
Construction
(NOTE: General contractors/Builders and Specialty contractors typically own the contracting company.)
  • Boilermaker
  • Carpenter
  • Carpet Installer
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Construction Craft Laborer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Inspector
  • Construction Manager
  • Drywall Installer
  • Education and Training Director/Coordinator
  • Electrical & Power Transmission Installer
  • Electrician
  • Electronic Systems Technician
  • Elevator Installer
  • Equipment and Material Manager
  • Estimator
  • Explosives Worker
  • Field Supervisor
  • Floor Layer
  • General Contractor/Builder
  • Glazier
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Insulation Worker
  • Iron/Metalworker (structural and reinforcing)
  • Landscaper/Groundskeeper
  • Lineworker
  • Manufacturer’s Representative
  • Mason
  • Millwright
  • Painter
  • Paperhanger
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Pipelayer
  • Pipeline Installer
  • Plasterer/Drywall
  • Plumber
  • Preservationist
  • Project Inspector
  • Project Manager
  • Roofer
  • Safety Director
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Scheduler
  • Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installer
  • Service Contractor
  • Sheetmetal Worker
  • Specialty Contractor
  • Specialty Trades Subcontractor
  • Steamfitter
  • Subcontractor
  • Superintendent
  • System Installer
  • Terrazo Worker and Finisher
  • Tile and Marble Setter
Maintenance/Operations
 
  • Boilermaker
  • Carpenter
  • Carpet Installer
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Inspector
  • Cost Estimator
  • Demolition Engineer
  • Drywall Installer
  • Electrician
  • Electrician
  • Elevator Installer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Equipment and Material Manager
  • Estimator
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Field Supervisor
  • General Maintenance Contractor
  • Glazier
  • Hazardous Materials Remover
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Highway Maintenance Worker
  • Hydro Testing Technician
  • Insulation Worker
  • Insulation Worker
  • Iron/Metalworker (structural and reinforcing)
  • Landscaper/Groundskeeper
  • Maintenance Estimator
  • Maintenance Planner/Scheduler
  • Manufacturer’s Representative
  • Technician
  • Mason
  • Millwright
  • Operating Engineer
  • Paperhanger
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Pipelayer
  • Plumber
  • Preservationist
  • Project Inspector
  • Project Manager
  • Refractory Technician
  • Relay Technician
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Remodeler
  • Restoration Technician
  • Safety Director
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Scheduler
  • Security and Fire Alarm System Installer
  • Security Controls Manager
  • Service Contractor
  • Sheetmetal Worker
  • Specialty Trades Contractor
  • Steamfitter
  • Subcontractor
  • Substation Mechanic
  • Superintendent
  • System Installer
  • Terrazo Worker and Finisher
  • Thermal Control Technician
  • Tile and Marble Setter
  • Utility Metering and Regulation Technician
  • Wastewater Maintenance