The Architecture and Construction cluster prepares students for careers in designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining a structure and the space within that structure. Students pursuing a career in the Architecture and Construction  cluster work on new structures, restorations, additions, alterations, and repairs.

Next Steps:

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

Job Ideas

  • Architect
  • Landscape Architect
  • Sustainable Designer
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Urban Planner
  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Interior Designer
  • CAD Drafter
  • Carpenter, Electrician
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Plumber, Painter
  • Welder
  • Roofer
  • Surveyor
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
Associate Degrees

  • Architectural Studies
  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)
  • Interior Design
  • Welding Technology
College Majors

  • Architect
  • Landscape Architect
  • Sustainable Designer
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Urban Planner
  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager
Industry Certificates

  • 2D CAD
  • 3D CAD Design
  • LEED Design & Certifications
  • Building Codes and Enforcement
  • Domestic Refrigeration & Heating
  • Heating Service
  • Refrigeration Service
  • Residential Comfort Systems
  • Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Service
  • Interior Design Technology
  • Kitchen and Bath Specialty
  • Perspective and Rendering
  • Basic Welding
  • Advanced Welding
  • Welding Fabrication
Next Steps:

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

Next Steps:

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

After School Connections

  • Art Club
  • Autos Club
  • CAD Club
  • FCCLA
  • Engineering Club
  • Woodworkers Club
  • Play/Set Construction
  • Manufacturing Club
  • Electronics Club

Activities Links

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Next Steps:

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.

My Four-Year Plan

This is a basic overview of the minimum coursework needed for graduation.

*Graduation requirement

A minimum of eighteen academic units of credit is required for graduation. This includes the courses indicated in the above chart plus at least one credit from the Applied Technology, Art, Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Music or World Language Departments.

Additional information regarding requirements for graduation and college entrance:

My Four-Year Plan – Hoffman Estates High School

This is a basic overview of the minimum coursework needed for graduation.

*Graduation requirement

A minimum of eighteen academic units of credit is required for graduation. This includes the courses indicated in the above chart plus at least one credit from the Applied Technology, Art, Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Music or World Language Departments.

Additional information regarding requirements for graduation and college entrance:

Next Steps:

1. Explore the tabs above to see more details about this College Major and Career Cluster

2. Find District 211 courses and after school connections you are interested in exploring.

3. Sign into your District 211 Career Cruising account to take self-assessments and find out more about colleges/careers.

  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Careers” tab to find additional information on jobs, degrees and majors.
  • In Career Cruising, explore the “Assessment” tab to take a self-assessment to see where your interests may lead.

4. If you are a current high school student, go to your Student Services Department and make an appointment to see your counselor to discuss future options.

5. Go to the “My Plan” tab above and see what course openings you have to explore this college major and career in addition to your courses required for graduation.

6. Visit your counselor to discuss how and when course selection occurs each year of high school.