The Institute of Building and Design at East Ridge High prepares students for the field of construction and development. Students from this institute can pursue careers as an engineer, electrician, plumber, interior designer or computer aided designer. There are many opportunities to earn industry certifications and post-secondary credits while in the Institute. Students who spend four years in this Institute will be prepared to enter various apprenticeship programs such as: IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship, Local 43 Plumbers and Steamfitters. Apprenticeship and The Chattanooga Area Carpentry Apprenticeship Training Program. Students focusing on engineering or design will able to advance to the collegiate phase of their required training.