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There are unlimited possibilities for careers in the field of construction.  Construction Manager, Civil Engineering Technician, Architect, Financial Analyst, Environmental Engineer, Civil Engineer, Land Surveyor, Urban and Regional Planner, Drafter/CAD Technician, Architect, Specifications Writer, Environmental Scientist, Construction and Building Inspectors, Carpenter, Electrician, HVAC Technician, Brick Mason, Block Mason, Stone Mason, Dry Wall Installer, Project Manager, Real Estate Manager, Facility Manager, and Cost Estimator are just a few.

The Construction and Development Programs offer opportunities for students to pursue interests in designing and constructing the built environment.  Students in the Construction Pathway can earn advanced standing in apprenticeship programs or college credit in post secondary construction programs.

Postsecondary Opportunities

Following are links to some post secondary opportunities for students exploring various options for continued education and/or training.

Montgomery College

  • Architectural Technology 
  • Building Trades Technology 
  • Construction Management  

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, Construction Management Technology  

Community College of Baltimore County

  • Architecture and Engineering
  • AutoCAD Certificates
  • Construction
  • Construction Management

Pennsylvania College of Technology, Construction & Design Technologies  

BS Degree Programs:

 University of Maryland School of Architecture 

The Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning

Morgan State University, School of Architecture and Planning

Associated Builders and Contractors, Metro Washington
Established in 1958 ABC of Metro Washington is one of more than 80 chapters in a nationwide federation of over 23,000 members. Locally, ABC of Metro Washington is more than 550 members strong.  ABC of Metro Washington is the construction industry leader that provides the awareness, technology, and training to meet the challenges of the ever-changing and diverse market while maintaining the merit philosophy.

Trade Unions

Asbestos Workers Local #24
901 Montgomery St.
Laurel, MD 20707
Fax 301-725-0804

Boilermakers Local #193
1101 W. Patapsco Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Fax 410-355-2952

Bricklayers & Allied Crafts Local #1
5879 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746
Fax 240-695-9467

LIUNA Local 11
5201 First Place , NE
Washington, DC 20011
Fax 202-723-4414 

Electrical Workers Local #26
4371 Parliament Place
Lanham, MD 20706
Fax 301-459-2100

International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers, Local #24

International Union of Elevator Contractors Washington DC, Local #10
9600 Martin Luther King Highway
Lanham, MD 20706
Fax 301-459-3991

Independent Electrical Contractors - Chesapeake
PO Box 147
Odenton, MD 21113
301-621-9545 or 1-800-470-3013
Fax  301-912-1665

Iron Workers Local #5
9100 Old Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-3627
Fax 301-599-0962

Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters
8500 Pennsylvania Avenue
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
301-735-6660 or 1-800-492-8144

Operating Engineers Local #77
2114 Fiddler Lane
Accokeek, MD 20706
Fax 301-630-8129

Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons #891
1517 Kenilworth Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20019
Fax 202-399-2733

Painters District Council #51
3900 James Street
Suitland, MD 20746
Fax 301-420-1309

Plumbers Local #5
5891 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746
Fax 301-899-7868

Reinforced Rodmen Local #201
1507 Rhode Island Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20018
Fax 202-269-3694

Roofers & Waterproofers Local #30
2008 Merritt Ave..
Baltimore, MD 21222
Fax 1-215-331-8325

Sheet Metal Workers Local #100
4725 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746
Fax 301-967-1683

Sprinkler Fitters Local #669
7050 Oakland Mills Road, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046
Fax 301-621-8045

Steamfitters Local #602
8700 Ashwood Drive, 2nd Floor
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Fax 202-546-1383

Teamsters Local #639
3100 Ames Street, NE
Washington DC 20018
Fax 202-529-9382

Career Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook put out by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides information about training and education needed; earning; expected job prospects; what workers do on the job; and working conditions.

National Center for Construction Education and Research
The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is a not-for-profit education foundation created to help address the critical workforce shortage facing the construction industry and to develop industry-driven standardized craft training programs with portable credentials.

Career One Stop
Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Construct Your Future
This site was designed to allow students, parents and teachers the opportunity to explore and research careers in the construction industry. The industry is very large and has thousands of career opportunities in several different facets of business. From trades to technical to management, the construction industry provides rewarding careers for anyone. The key to success in the industry is knowledge.

National Building Museum
Created by an act of Congress in 1980, the National Building Museum is America's premier cultural institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning. Since opening its doors in 1985, the Museum has become a vital forum for exchanging ideas and information about such topical issues as managing suburban growth, preserving landmarks and communities, and revitalizing urban centers.

Vocational Information Center
Purpose of the Vocational Information Center is to make existing career and technical online resources easier to find including:  Career Exploration and College Planning; Tutorial and Learning Resources for Vocational Students; Skills for Today’s Workforce; Technical School Locators; Job Market Resources; Career and Technical Education Resources; and Vocational Curriculum, Vocational Related Lesson Plans and Integrated Academic Resources.