• Build Your Future: Draw on Your Skills
    You will find many careers essential to propelling Georgia’s economy and growth in the Architecture, Construction, Communications, & Transportation (ACCT) concentration. On this website, the available pathways have been divided into three sections: Architecture, Communications and Transportation. Workers who have mastered technical skills in architectural design and construction are in high demand. Opportunities in communications careers continue to grow with careers in telecommunications, broadcasting, and high-speed network connectivity. Transportation by air, water, rail, and highways links Georgians to one another and Georgia to the world. Workers who can help maintain and improve these important networks will find many opportunities. Here is a sample of careers available in architecture, construction, communications, and transportation:
    • Architect/designer
    • Construction trade worker
      (plumbing, carpentry, masonry,
      sheet metal, electrical wiring)
    • Flight mechanic
    • Engineering drafter
    • Graphic designer (print publications)
    • Telecommunications specialist
    • Graphic artist/advertising
    • Web designer
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    Hunter Seckinger
    ECCA / ECHS Graphic Design
    H. Seckinger  
    1st Place winner of SkillsUSA Region 6 in Advertising Design (2016)
     
     
     
    Program Components: What’s Included?
    The ACCT concentration enables you to build solid writing, comprehension, calculation, problem-solving, and technical skills. You will take relevant math and science courses that include skills based on advanced algebra, chemistry, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, physics, and architectural and design concepts.
     
    The ACCT concentration gives you the technical skills and leadership training required for professionals in these fields. In architecture and construction, you’ll learn the history of structures and architectural design as well as the practical skills involved in the construction trade. In communications, you’ll focus on audio, video, and broadcast communications. Transportation courses cover maintenance and support in ground, marine, and air transport.
     
    Depending on your career pathway, you may be able to start working in your chosen field immediately after high school graduation. You may also choose to continue your education at the college level or combine work and study. The courses you complete in your career pathway include three important training components:
    • Classroom and laboratory work
    • Career Related Education experience
    • Membership in SkillsUSA Georgia

    You can apply what you learn in the classroom and lab to a realworld situation through work-based opportunities. These on-the-job experiences will give you practical and valuable job skills. Through participation in SkillsUSA, you will learn leadership, master essential technical skills, participate in competitions to hone your problemsolving skills, and gain practical experience in community building projects.

     
    Architecture, Construction, Communications, & Transportation in Middle School
    You can explore careers in ACCT starting in sixth grade. You will learn basic ACCT concepts and have an opportunity to experience what it might be like to work in these areas. In the seventh grade you will start developing leadership skills. You will also build foundation skills and mastery elements that will help you explore the many careers available in ACCT. In the eighth grade you will continue in leadership and skill development. You will also have a chance to master prepathway units to help you make good choices about your high school career pathway.
     
    Academic relevance and connections in math, science, reading, writing, and social studies will help you build greater understanding of the standards you will learn. By completing all three courses in ACCT while you are in middle school, you will be advanced and prepared for your high school career pathway(s) of choice.