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Architectural Design

Architecture and Design CTE program teaches students the basic principles of architecture, along with the skills necessary for creating architectural and construction drawings. Additionally, students will learn about the history of architecture and the technology required for computer-aided design.

Course Sequence:

Level I – Architecture & Design I (1.0) 

  • Students will learn to draw plans for foundations, wall sections, elevations, electrical and plumbing installation, roof structures, etc.
  • Students will develop competencies and manipulative skills essential for developing construction drawings for residential/commercial structures.

Level III- Architecture & Design III (1.0) 

  • Students learn the graphic skills needed to design, present their ideas on paper, and install and maintain the human living environments that result in the creation of new physical spaces.
  • Students learn the history of architecture and are able to name, identify, select, and use the tools needed for the profession.

Optional Course- Landscape Architecture (1.0) 

  • Students will be introduced to the landscape architecture profession and provided with basic information about the industry.
  • Students will engage in horticulture and general greenhouse projects and maintenance of hand and power tools used by the profession are developed in classroom/laboratory settings.

Level II- Architecture & Design II (1.0) 

  • Students will explore graphical representations of major Computer Aided Design (CAD) tasks in engineering, architecture, and other technologies related to drafting.
  • Students will examine computer-aided drafting, types of computer-aided drafting equipment, and ways computer-aided drafting is used.

Level IV- Architecture & Design IV (1.0) 

  • Students develop, expand, and improve analytical and designing abilities and skills. 

Schools offering Architectural Design

Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School


Associated Industry Jobs/Careers:

  • Architects
  • Architectural & Engineering Managers
  • Conservators
  • Construction Managers
  • Electrical & Electronics Drafters
  • Electricians
  • Heating, A/C, & Refrigerator Mechanics & Installers
  • Interior Designers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Reinforcing Iron & Rebar Workers
  • Urban and Regional Planners

Associated College Majors & Programs:

  • Architectural Engineering
  • City, Community, and Regional Planning
  • Construction Trades
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Studio Arts

Associated Industry-Recognized Certifications:

  • Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) in Revit Architecture
  • National Green Infrastructure Certification
  • USGBC LEED Green Associate