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Architecture

Architecture student working on design modelThe Drafting and Design Technologies program is designed to prepare students to apply technical skills via computer assisted design and drafting to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional engineering designs. It includes instruction in specification interpretation, dimensioning techniques, drafting calculations, material estimation, technical communications, and computer applications. In addition to the occupation related skills, students completing this program will develop advanced critical thinking, applied academics, interpersonal relations, life management, and business, economic and leadership skills required for the 21st century workplace.

*Students should choose two (2) or more year long courses offered in this program in order to complete a course sequence to be considered a Concentrator
Note: These are the courses that are offered for the current school year. However, classes and locations are based on student enrollment and subject to cancelation if they do not meet minimum participation requirements.

Architectural Design Drafting 1-2
Architectural Design is a general education course designed to explore and acquaint the student with the field of architecture. All of the areas will be explored using CAD software such as Softplan Pro with Softplan review and other state-of-the-art software. The course explores in-depth the following areas: architectural styles, floor and plot plan considerations, floor plans, plot plans/site plans, elevations, detail sheets, making a house model, drawing to code. Manual drafting “tools” for formal drafting, technical sketching, and computer-aided drafting software and hardware will also be utilized during this course. Classes in this program are dual enrollment eligible and can lead to a college major in architecture. CTSO: SkillsUSA

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Location: Shadow Ridge High School

Architectural Design Drafting 3-4
This intermediate level class will cover more advanced residential and commercial architectural design including floor plans, foundation plans, building sections, site plans and related construction details and working drawings. Manual drafting “tools” for formal drafting, technical sketching, and computer-aided drafting software and hardware will also be utilized during this course. Classes in this program are dual enrollment eligible and can lead to a college major in Architecture. CTSO: SkillsUSA

Prerequisite: Architectural Design Drafting 1-2
Credit: 1
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Location: Shadow Ridge High School

Architectural Design Drafting 5-6 H
If you are interested in designing custom homes, commercial buildings, school campus buildings, high-rise office buildings, structural steel detailing and modeling, designing landscape layouts, and working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), then Signature Architecture Program (SAP) is your choice. Students will learn the most advanced and latest industry software while completing their academically rigorous and industry authentic, hands-on projects. Class activities will include designing and testing of designs, technical illustration and displaying work. SAP students will also build numerous types of residential, commercial, and high-rise models of their designs. CTSO: SkillsUSA

Prerequisite: Architectural Design Drafting 3-4
Credit: 1
Grade: 11, 12
Location: Shadow Ridge High School

Architectural Design Drafting 7-8 H
This Course will cover extremely advanced architectural working drawings, structural steel detailing/modeling and Geographical Information Systems mapping projects. Manual drafting “tools” for formal drafting, technical sketching, and computer-aided drafting software and hardware will also be utilized during this course. Classes in this program are dual enrollment eligible and can lead to a college major in Architecture. CTSO: SkillsUSA

Prerequisite: Architectural Design Drafting 5-6
Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Location: Shadow Ridge High School

Architectural Drafting Internship – Career Experience 1
This one-semester course will allow CTE students who have completed the program sequence to experience on-the-job-training in a career path. Requirements include three weeks of classroom instruction in job preparation and application and 120 hours of on-the-job field experience. Artifacts include a complete portfolio, two employer evaluations, two instructor field evaluations, a final, written summary & reflection. Students must provide their own transportation to the internship site.
 
Prerequisite: Application
Credit: 1/Semester
Grade: 12
Location: SRHS
 
Architectural Drafting Internship – Career Experience 2
This one-semester course will allow CTE students who have completed the program sequence to experience on-the-job-training in a career path. Requirements include a minimum of 120 hours of on-the-job field experience. Artifacts include a complete portfolio, two employer evaluations, two instructor field evaluations, a final, written summary & reflection. Students must provide their own transportation to the internship site.
 
Prerequisite: Architectural Drafting Internship – Career Experience 1, Application
Credit: 1/Semester
Grade: 12
Location: SRHS
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