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Architecture and Construction

SERVICE AREA: Applied Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing

Career Exploration Architecture and Construction Cluster IconDo you love working with your hands and bringing a vision to life? A career designing and building of homes, roads and other structures could be for you. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook in architecture and construction is expected to see above-average growth through 2028, with the largest growth in the construction segment. More than half of the jobs in this cluster require a high school diploma or equivalent, plus some additional on-the-job or specialized training. There are also some occupations that require two-year, four-year or graduate degrees.

Download the guide sheet below to learn more about:

  • the post-secondary education required for a sampling of career categories
  • recommended coursework to take in high school to be prepared for post-secondary education

Architecture and Construction Guide Sheet (PDF)

Kuder Navigator, the district’s career information system, helps students explore and prepare for various options after high school. Students take assessments beginning in middle school that identifies their interests, skills and work values that are matched up to career clusters, pathways and occupations. Learn more about Kuder Navigator and how it is used in the district.

Student Login

Students login to Kuder Navigator through the Clever Portal.

Parent Login

Students can generate a Parent Access Code from their Navigator account that parents use to establish a parent account.

View instructions on how to set up a parent account.

The Future Ready Iowa website directly connects students to tools for finding education, training and jobs beyond high school. It uses Labor Market Information to identify the number of jobs, the average median income and what training is required within a geographically determined distance.

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David Moeller
Educational Support Leader