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Maryland CTE Career Clusters

Construction and Development

Advances in science and technology will continue to drive innovation in the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure, including new design concepts, construction materials and methods, and the application of information technology. Maryland high school construction-related programs allow students to advance their knowledge in specific construction trades, design or construction management.

Programs of Study

Construction Design and Management

The Construction Management program is under development and based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) standards. This program will prepare students for further education and careers in the construction industry, with a focus on project management and project supervision as it relates to all areas of construction. Several Maryland community colleges offer articulated credit to postsecondary Construction Management programs.

Construction Trades - Carpentry

The Construction Trades Professions programs are based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) standards and prepare students for further education and careers in the construction industry, with a focus on Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, or Masonry. Additional curriculum modules covering project management and project supervision as it relates to all areas of construction are offered as resources and support articulation to postsecondary Construction Management programs. Graduates meet Apprenticeship Training requirements and may earn industry certification and college credit through articulation agreements with community colleges.

Construction Trades - Plumbing

The Construction Trades Professions programs are based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) standards and prepare students for further education and careers in the construction industry, with a focus on Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, or Masonry. Additional curriculum modules covering project management and project supervision as it relates to all areas of construction are offered as resources and support articulation to postsecondary Construction Management programs. Graduates meet Apprenticeship Training requirements and may earn industry certification and college credit through articulation agreements with community colleges.

Construction Trades - Masonry

The Construction Trades Professions programs are based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) standards and prepare students for further education and careers in the construction industry, with a focus on Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, or Masonry. Additional curriculum modules covering project management and project supervision as it relates to all areas of construction are offered as resources and support articulation to postsecondary Construction Management programs. Graduates meet Apprenticeship Training requirements and may earn industry certification and college credit through articulation agreements with community colleges.

Construction Trades - Electrical

The Construction Trades Professions programs are based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) standards and prepare students for further education and careers in the construction industry, with a focus on Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, or Masonry. Additional curriculum modules covering project management and project supervision as it relates to all areas of construction are offered as resources and support articulation to postsecondary Construction Management programs. Graduates meet Apprenticeship Training requirements and may earn industry certification and college credit through articulation agreements with community colleges.

Construction Maintenance - HVAC

The Construction Maintenance programs are based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) standards and prepare students for further education and careers in the construction industry, with a focus on Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC); Industrial Maintenance; or Welding. Additional curriculum modules covering project management and project supervision as it relates to all areas of construction are offered as supplemental resources and support articulation to postsecondary Construction Management programs. Graduates meet Maryland Apprenticeship Training requirements and may earn industry certification and college credit through articulation agreements with community colleges.

Construction Maintenance - Welding

The Construction Maintenance programs are based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) standards and prepare students for further education and careers in the construction industry, with a focus on Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC); Industrial Maintenance; or Welding. Additional curriculum modules covering project management and project supervision as it relates to all areas of construction are offered as supplemental resources and support articulation to postsecondary Construction Management programs. Graduates meet Maryland Apprenticeship Training requirements and may earn industry certification and college credit through articulation agreements with community colleges.

Industrial Maintenance

The Construction Maintenance programs are based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) standards and prepare students for further education and careers in the construction industry, with a focus on Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC); Industrial Maintenance; or Welding. Additional curriculum modules covering project management and project supervision as it relates to all areas of construction are offered as supplemental resources and support articulation to postsecondary Construction Management programs. Graduates meet Maryland Apprenticeship Training requirements and may earn industry certification and college credit through articulation agreements with community colleges.