Programs in the Construction and Development cluster are based on the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) standards and prepare students for careers in construction management, the wide range of construction trades professions, and construction maintenance professions. Students can pursue careers in Construction Design and Management, Masonry, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Industrial Manintenance, HVAC, and Welding with class instruction and hands-on learning. Various work-based learning opportunities are offered to students in these programs and graduates can meet Apprenticeship Training requirements and earn industry certification and college credit through articulation agreements with community colleges . Students have the opportunity to participate in various activities and competitions outside of the classroom through membership in the SkillsUSA student organization. See where Construction and Development programs are offered in Maryland.
The Construction Design and Management is a project based learning program focused on a holistic approach to construction process. Students use 3-D modeling design software to complete a development project that emphasizes construction standards; coordination of the construction process; estimating, planning and scheduling; and site management. Students may earn industry certification through Autodesk and/or college credit through articulation agreements with Construction Management programs.