Careers in Construction

Careers in Construction

This course introduces students to the evolving industry of construction! In addition to building on standard concepts such as technical skills, project planning, and regulations, students will learn about the variety of career possibilities within construction. They will also explore the entrepreneurial side of construction and discover what it takes to start and run your own business in this field. Finally, the course will look towards the future and analyze trends in green materials, energy efficiency, and technology to determine how these will impact the homes we build and live in.

Purchased Courses are non-refundable. Academy subscriptions are refundable for 14 days according to the terms of our Refund Policy.



What You’ll Learn
Associated Careers
  • How construction started and has evolved in the United States.
  • Basic mathematics in home construction and use basic math functions to complete job site/workplace tasks.
  • Elements and symbols of blueprints and drawings.
  • The contractual relationships with all parties involved in the building process that ensure the successful build of a project.
  • The steps necessary to start a construction business
  • and more…
  • Construction Management
  • Architect
  • Project Management
  • Your own construction business


What You’ll Create
Associated 21st-Century Skills
  • A plan to organize, schedule, and manage a project/job to optimize workflow and outcome.
  • Methods to correct common design and construction hazards.
  • Discussions about the potential impact of robotics on construction and green construction.
  • Appropriate formulas to determine measurements of dimensions, spaces, structures, areas and volume, percentages/decimals, ratios, fractions, and proportion measures
  • An architect’s plan, manufacturer’s illustrations, and other materials to communicate specific data and visualize proposed work.
  • Problem-solving
  • Problem-identifying
  • Attention to detail
  • Integrity
  • Time management
  • Creativity & Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • and more…


System/Equipment Requirements
  • A general word processing program (Word, Google Doc, etc.)


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