Program at a Glance
The Construction Cluster enables incoming freshmen to explore the construction trades. Students will rotate through the following areas of study: Carpentry, Electrical, Building Trades, and Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC). Upon completing the exploratory rotation, students will declare their program of choice and major in that particular program of study.

What You Will Learn
Students will participate in one marking period of each of the four career technical education (CTE) programs.  During this exploratory year, students will be introduced to basic building materials, components, methods and career opportunities. Emphasis is placed on safety and the proper use of personal protective equipment. Students will also be introduced to green technologies and specific technology associated with each program.

Career Pathways
Students majoring in the HVAC program will have the benefit of acquired skills to pursue residential, industrial, commercial, sales, retail, management, green technologies, etc. Students may also continue their education in college or a post-secondary program.

Students majoring in the Building Trades program will be prepared for entry-level employment in carpentry, masonry, electricity, plumbing and building maintenance management or post-secondary education.

Students majoring in the Carpentry program may work in many areas within the construction industry. Students are prepared for employment in a wide range of careers related to the trade. Students may also continue their education in college or a post-secondary program.  

Students majoring in the Electricity program are prepared for employment in a wide range of careers related to the trade.  Students may also continue their education in a college or a post-secondary program.  

All students from the Construction Trades are presented with various opportunities to pursue enrollment into union organizations. Students will also study green technologies and systems related to each program.

Sample Careers
  • Environmental Systems Engineering
  • Energy Management Technician
  • HVAC Service Technician
  • Mechanic/Maintenance Worker
  • Construction Laborer
  • Builder
  • Construction Carpenter
  • Building Maintenance Manager
  • Roofer/Sider
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Construction Official
  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Fire and Security Alarm Technician
  • Journeyman Electrician