The Architecture and Construction cluster provides students with basic knowledge and skills within a safe and appropriate setting for student exploration and achievement. The active, structured, and stimulating environment simulates the workplace setting and enhances student ability to adapt to an ever-changing job market.
Course work leads to careers in drafting design; welding; electrical technology; heating, ventilation, airconditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR); carpentry; cabinetmaking; masonry; plumbing; and pipefitting. Course content includes significant technical depth and incorporates engineering concepts and terminology. Students in Grades 9-12 are required to take a foundation course before entering a pathway in this cluster. Foundation courses from all clusters are accepted for entrance into the pathways in this cluster.
The Career Tech Student Organization for this cluster is SkillsUSA whose activities help students develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Click the following link for SkillsUSA. http://www.alskillsusa.org/
This cluster is offered at the following schools: Bryant Career Tech Center, Bryant High School, Citronelle High School, Davidson High School, Faulkner Career Tech Center, LeFlore High School, and Theodore High School. All students from every high school have the opportunity to take courses in this cluster by scheduling courses at either of the 2 Career Tech Centers listed above. Students should talk to their high school counselor for specific information on enrolling in the Architecture and Construction cluster.