Construction Core is a foundational course in the Architecture and Construction cluster covering essential knowledge, skills and concepts required for careers in construction. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to describe various construction fields, and outline the steps necessary to advance in specific construction careers. students will be able to employ tools safely and interpret construction drawings to complete projects demonstrating proper measurement and application of mathematical concepts. Standards in this course also include an overview of the construction industry and an introduction to building systems and materials. Students will begin compiling artifacts for inclusion in their portfolios, which they will carry with them throughout the full sequence of courses in their selected program of study.