Prerequisite: Principles of Architecture & Construction AND English I AND Algebra I
Course: 1660CT; Credit 1
Length: 18 weeks, 1 semester
Architectural Design is an activity/project based technical course for students interested in architecture, interior design,
construction, making use of measurements, perspectives and drawings. Students will study multiple activities and
problem-solving using AutoCAD, CorelDraw, Word, Excel, Adobe, the Digital Camera, Laser, CNC Lathe. Additionally, students will
study basic board drawing instruments, modeling, lettering and multiple drawing styles.
In Architectural Design II, students gain advanced knowledge and skills specific to those needed to enter a career in
architecture and construction or prepare a foundation toward a postsecondary degree in architecture, construction science,
drafting, interior design or landscape architecture. Advanced Architectural design includes the advanced knowledge of the
design, design history, techniques and tools related to the production of drawings, renderings and scaled models for commercial
or residential architectural purposes Possible Certification: +Autodesk Certified User in Revit Architecture
Civil Engineering & Architecture is the study of the design & construction of residential & commercial building projects. The course includes an introduction to many of the varied factors involved in building design & construction including building components & systems, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities & services, cost estimation, energy efficiency & careers in the design & construction industry. This is a Project Lead the Way course.
Prerequisite: Principles of Architecture & Construction
Course: 1820CA/CB; Credits: 2
Length: 36 weeks, (2 semesters)
Students gain knowledge and skills specific to those needed to enter the work force or build a foundation toward a
postsecondary degree or certification in the career pathway of construction science, architecture or engineering. Students
acquire knowledge and skills in safety, tool usage, building materials, codes and basic framing. Various models and projects will
be designed and built throughout the semester. Communication and employability skills along with options for continuing
education will be provided throughout the semester. Opportunities for industry-related certification modules are part of this
As a continuation of Construction Technology I, this course is an activity/project based technical course for students interested
in continuing their construction or architecture career pathway. Students gain advanced knowledge and skills specific to those
needed to enter the work force as carpenters or prepare for a postsecondary degree in construction science, architecture or
engineering. Beginning with wall framing, students will develop skills in sequential building trades - plumbing, residential
wiring and masonry. Students are introduced to exterior and interior finish-out skills. Communication and employability skills
along with options for continuing education will be provided throughout the year. Possible Certification: NCCER Construction Tech Possible Certification: OSHA 10 Hour
Practicum in Architectural Design is an occupation specific course designed to provide technical instruction in architectural
design. Safety and career opportunities are included in addition to work ethics and architectural design study. Students will
maintain a project portfolio that documents experience by using graphic or written documentation of architectural-related
projects and a professional resumé that should include select educational and work history, professional references, appropriate
letters of recommendation, record of work experiences, licenses, and certifications; and completion of education and training. If a student does not have transportation, opportunities will be limited.
This course is an internship and project-based technical course in best practices of construction and project management. This class includes design techniques and tools related to the management of architectural, engineering and construction projects. Students will establish their internship with an industry partner in a related field of study. Students must provide their own transportation to the internship. All internships will document the student’s progress and participation as a significant part of the grade for this course. Students must also identify, design and successfully manage project specific criteria and present their final product to a panel of industry advisors. Career plans, employment opportunities and options for continuing education will be part of ongoing discussion. Industry-related certification modules from previous courses are eligible for completion. If a student does not have transportation, opportunities will be limited.
Principles of Architecture provides an overview to the various fields of architecture, interior design, and construction management. Classroom studies include topics such as safety, work ethics, communication, information technology applications,
systems, health, environment, leadership, teamwork, ethical and legal responsibility, employability, and career development and include skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and reading technical drawings.
Principles of Construction is intended to provide an introduction and lay a solid foundation for those students entering the construction or craft skilled areas. The course provides a strong knowledge of construction safety, construction mathematics,
and common hand and power tools. This course also provides communication and occupation skills to assist the student in obtaining and maintaining employment. Possible Certification: +NCCER Core*