Construction Engineering Technology
The C4 Construction Engineering Technology Cluster provides a course of study that examines many aspects of the construction engineering and design industries. Students will complete minimum competencies relating to general construction before selecting a specific area of study. Technical areas of study include architecture, architectural drafting,construction management, carpentry, masonry, electrical systems, mechanical systems, interior design and surveying.Students will design, manage and build various projects in-group activities taking place in the classroom and on the job site. CET is open to students interested in pursuing careers in architecture, engineering or construction.
Dual Credit Opportunities which count toward the Technical Honors Diploma are available to students who take Architectural Drawing and/or Construction.
Career Pathway documents show students some possible career opportunities that are open to them depending on their interests, strengths and competencies. Meeting the career-related needs of students calls for alignment with career opportunities in authentic work settings. Career Pathways provide a useful framework to aid both students and educators in making those meaningful connections to the working world.
To help students plan their career and college goals, pathway documents are available:
Architecture & Engineering
Design Technology Architectural – Ivy Tech Community College
Design Technology Architectural/Civil – Ivy Tech Community College
Building Trades – Vincennes University
Technical Honors Diploma
Recognizing the success of the career and technical program in students’ lives, Indiana created the Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma. This diploma emphasizes rigorous academic standards and expectations along with vital technical skills. The Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma prepares students to easily move from high school to college, the workforce, or elsewhere with a clear focus on their career goals.
Advantages of a Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma for students include:
- preparation for both college and careers,
- opportunities to earn college credits while still in high school,
- opportunities to explore Indiana’s high wage and high-demand occupations,
- ability to move more easily into their college major, saving time and money,
- options to gain practical, real-world working experience,
- chances to earn employer-recognized certifications,
- learning valuable skills and training sought by Indiana employers.
Student Leadership Organization
SkillsUSA prepares America's high performance workers. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.