People with careers in design and pre-construction turn a concept into a set of plans. Their plans guide other construction professionals as they continue the building process.
Courses in design and pre-construction will help prepare students who may be interested in careers such as:
- Building Code Official
- Building Designer
- Civil Engineer
- Code Official
- Cost Estimator
- Electrical Engineer
- Environmental Designer/Engineer
- Industrial Engineer
- Interior Designer
- Landscape Architect
- Materials Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Safety Director
- Specification Writer
- Structural Engineer
- Surveying and Mapping Technician
- Regional and Urban Planner/ Designer
Licensing requirements for architects include a professional degree in architecture, a period of practical training and a passing score on all sections of the Architect Registration Examination.
All fifty states and U.S. territories license land surveyors. Most require that surveyors pass a written examination given by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying as well as a written examination prepared by the state licensing board.
Community colleges, technical institutes and career technical schools offer one-, two- and three-year programs (including degree and/or certificate programs) in engineering technology with focus areas in civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineering as well as surveying and drafting.
Four-year colleges and universities offer degree programs in architecture; surveying; urban-planning; interior design; and civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineering.
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