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The Construction Inspector


Construction Inspector's Path
 Education  Work Experience  Activities
  Relevant high school classes - Trigonometry, algebra, geometry, speech, composition and drafting classes.
  College - Four year degree in architecture at Iowa State University.
  High school - Worked during the summers as a lifeguard and swimming instructor. Read meters for the local power company.
  College - Stephen did not work during college, focusing all of his energies on class projects. He did work summers as an intern at a architecture firm.
  High school - Active in swim team and scuba diving. Participated in church youth activities and was a member of boy Scouts.
  College - Because of the rigors of architecture courses, Stephen focused all his free time on class work and projects


Recommended Path
 Education  Work Experience  Activities
  High School - Refer to the chart below
  College - five-year degree at accredited college/continue to get master's degree or get some work experience and then pursue master's degree.
  High school - Get a part-time or summer job with a contractor or construction firm to experience all of the aspects of construction
  College - work part time or summers at an architecture firm
  High school - participate in any activity or organization that promotes teamwork, leadership and discipline
  College - participate in student chapter of the American Institute of Architects
 Education - High School
Math Algebra Geometry or Applied Math Algebra Probability & Statistics
English English English English
Applied Communications
Applied Communications
Science Principles of Technology
Physical Science
Applied Biology/Chemistry
Advanced Science Course Advanced Science Course
Social Studies/Humanities As required As required As required As required
Physical Education/Health As required As required As required As required
Technical Classes Possibilities: drafting, auto mechanics, carpentry, electronics
Possibilities: drafting, auto mechanics, carpentry, electronics
Possibilities: drafting, auto mechanics, carpentry, electronics
Possibilities: drafting, auto mechanics, carpentry, electronics
Source: Choices CT, 2001 Bridges.com, Inc.


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