Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE)

Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE)

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Learn how to build the future you've dreamed of in Kirkwood's ACE academy experience. With knowledgeable and experienced instructors, you'll receive an education that's second to none.

In addition to academic coursework, this program offers hands-on training in state-of-the-art facilities with the latest industry tools and equipment. Complete unique, real-world projects with classmates and set yourself up for an exciting career as an engineer, architect, construction manager, or building inspector.

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CON-101: Architectural Plans and Specifications

CON-108: Construction Safety

CON-190: Construction Lab

CON-313: Structures and MEP

WBL-148: Workbase Learning: Industrial Technology

Previous completion of Algebra I or Geometry is strongly encouraged.

Exact courses may vary. Contact your high school counselor or nearest Kirkwood location for full details.

Average Salaries

Construction & Building Inspector

Industrial Engineer

Civil Engineer


For more information about career pathways in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering, visit

Apprenticeship courses apply toward a Construction Fundamentals Certificate.

This academy experience can lead students to college certificates, diplomas, associates, bachelors, and graduate degrees. Examples of college majors include, but are not limited to: Architectural Technology, Carpentry, Construction, Masonry Technology, Plumbing Technology or Civil Engineering.

If you’re planning to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending Kirkwood, specific transfer information can be found at here.