Divisions/Programs



Program Highlight:  

Construction Professions and Maintenance 

Construction-related programs across the state are using the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum, resources and assessments to ensure student preparation and advancement in a wide range of construction careers.

Industry partnerships across the state support Maryland students as they advance their technical and business knowledge through work-based learning opportunities and in many cases, through summer employment.  

Several of Maryland’s community colleges use the NCCER standards, allowing easier transition from high school to college programs and apprenticeship.


Construction and Development



Advances in science and technology will continue to drive innovation in the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings. These advances will also impact infrastructure systems, including new design concepts, construction materials and methods, and the application of information technology. Maryland high school construction-related programs allow students to advance their knowledge in specific construction trades, design or construction management.

Programs of Study


Construction Design and Management
The Construction Design and Management program engages students in each phase of the design and construction process as they progress through the program.  The first two courses require students to use design software to complete several projects and plans, including the use of 3-D modeling tools. In the advanced courses, students work in teams to complete a development project that emphasizes construction standards; coordination of the construction process; estimating, planning and scheduling; and site management. Students may earn industry certification through Autodesk and/or college credit through articulation agreements with Construction Management programs.

Construction Professions
The Construction Professions programs are based on the National Center for Construction education and research (NCCer) standards and prepare students for further education and careers in the construction industry with a focus on Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, or Masonry. Additional curriculum modules covering project management and project supervision as they relate to all areas of construction are offered as resources and support articulation to postsecondary Construction Management programs. Graduates meet Apprenticeship Training requirements and may earn industry certification and college credit through articulation agreements with community colleges.

Construction Maintenance
The Construction Maintenance programs are based on the National Center for Construction education and research (NCCer) standards and prepare students for further education and careers in the construction industry with a focus on Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC); Industrial Maintenance; or Welding.
Additional curriculum modules covering project management and project supervision as they relate to all areas of construction are offered as supplemental resources and support articulation to postsecondary Construction Management programs. Graduates meet Maryland Apprenticeship Training requirements and may earn industry certification and college credit through articulation agreements with community colleges.