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9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand B. Architecture & Construction Career Cluster
Pathway (1) Design/Pre-Construction
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.B.(1).1 Demonstrate communication skills and strategies that are used to work effectively with potential clients and others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.B.(1).2 Employ appropriate representational media to communicate concepts and design.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and the larger environment impact business operations.

  • Key organizational systems impact organizational performance and the quality of products and services.

  • Understanding the global context of 21st-century industries and careers impacts business operations.
9.4.12.B.(1).3 Integrate structural, environmental, safety, building envelope, and building service systems in the design of buildings and structures.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.B.(1).4 Review traditional project phases and various roles within them to plan for and implement phases within a project.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Safety, Health, and Environment: Implementation of health, safety, and environmental management systems and organizational policies and procedures impacts organizational performance, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement.
9.4.12.B.(1).5 Evaluate and select suitable environmental impact practices to enhance project acceptance and quality.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Leadership and Teamwork: Effective leadership and teamwork strategies foster collaboration and cooperation between business units, business partners, and business associates toward the accomplishment of organizational goals.
9.4.12.B.(1).6 Appreciate the diversity of needs, values, and social patterns in project design to appropriately meet client needs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.B.(1).7 Identify objective construction guidelines for the accommodation of people with different physical abilities to meet accessibility requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.B.(1).8 Employ basic methods of data collection and analysis to provide information for projects.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.B.(1).9 Develop technical drawings drafted by hand and computer-generated plans to design structures.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.B.(1).10 Demonstrate understanding of principles, conventions, standards, applications, and restrictions pertaining to the manufacture and use of construction materials, components, and assemblies, and incorporate this understanding into project design.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.B.(1).11 Apply basic organizational, spatial, structural, and constructional principles to the design of interior and exterior space so that design plans are effective.