Architecture and Construction Cluster

This career cluster prepares for careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment. People employed in this cluster work on new structures, restorations, additions, alterations and repairs.

For a downloadable handout click here: Architecture & Construction At-A-Glance

Typical High School Classes

  • Architecture and Construction
  • Intro into the Built Environment
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Construction Technology
  • Electricity
  • Housing and Interior Design
  • Structural Systems
  • Engineering Design

Career & Technical Student Organizations

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H3 Occupations & Average Entry Wage

Carpenters – $25,693
Electricians – $30,386
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters – $36,012
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers – $32,472
Construction Managers – $54,866
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers – $39,663
Civil Engineers – $56,331
Cost Estimators – $36,641
Brickmasons and Blockmasons – $41,349
Sheet Metal Workers – $29,302
Architects – $50,904
Structural Iron and Steel Workers – $28,929
Civil Engineering Technicians – $30,431
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers – $25,549
Interior Designers – $26,957

Find more H3 jobs at: h3.ne.gov

*This H3 list based on projected highest number of openings in Nebraska through 2024. Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information

Education Pathways to begin your career

Pathway Certificate Diploma Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Military
ARCHITECTURE
ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY / MANAGEMENT
DRAFTING
ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION & CONTROL
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY
GIS/GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION
SKILLED & TECHNICAL SERVICES TEACHER
INTERIOR DESIGN
LAND SURVEYING/ CIVIL ENGINEER TECHNOLOGY
MECHATRONICS
PLUMBING TECHNOLOGY
POWERLINE CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY
UTILITY LINEWORKER

Check out all education and training options. Entry into these careers may begin with:

  • Apprenticeships
  • On-the-job training
  • Attaining stackable credentials
  • Entry-level employment

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