Principles of Architecture/Construction
Recommended Grade Level:9-10
Course Description: The course is designed to teach students an understanding of the basic architectural and construction principles. Students will learn to read and draw blueprints and be able to use AutoCAD to design buildings using the principals taught in the beginning of the school year. AutoCAD, computer software, will be taught by the end of the year.
Topics Covered: On the Architectural side of this course, we will be identifying different types of structures and how they fill the world around us. We will learn to measure using an architect’s scale. The construction part of the course, we will be measuring, using mathematical measurements to draw and construct models to scale. You will learn basic carpentry skills and techniques. Have you ever wanted to design your own house? Math skills and a flare for design will help.
Architectural Design I
Architectural Design II
Recommended Grade Level: 11-12
Course Description: Students acquire the advanced knowledge of design, design history, design techniques, and tools related to
the production of drawings, renderings, and scaled
models for commercial or residential architectural purposes.
Students gain knowledge and skills specific to
those needed to prepare for a postsecondary degree or
entry into an architecture or construction related
Practicum in Architectural Design
Recommended Grade Level: 12
Course Description:A course designed to provide technical instruction in architectural design. Safety and career opportunities are included in addition to work ethics and architectural
design study. Instruction may be delivered through
laboratory training, independent study, or career preparation