Architecture, Construction & Interior Design
Architecture career fields include the creative and detailed drafting of architectural designs with a focus on an environmentally friendly outcome. Students learn how to create architectural and interior designs using board methods prior to learning the same methods using the Auto CAD or Autodesk Revit computer program. Possible career pathway model in Architecture & Construction include: Architect, Industrial Designer, Drafter, Landscape Architect, Project Manager and Interior Design.
PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION -provides students an overview to the various fields of architecture, interior design, construction science, and construction technology. The course will explore job-specific career opportunities, work ethics and job-related study in the classroom such as communications; problem solving and critical thinking; learning industry standard software; safety, health, and environmental; leadership and teamwork; ethics and legal responsibilities, employability and career development; technical skills; and reading technical drawings.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN -allows students to gain knowledge and skills specific to those needed to enter a career in architecture or prepare a foundation toward a post-secondary degree in architecture, construction science, drafting, interior design and landscape architecture. Architectural Design includes the design, design history, techniques, and tools related to the production of drawings, renderings and scale models for residential architectural purposes. This course fulfills the required local technology credit.
ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN -allows students to gain advanced knowledge and skills specific to those needed to enter a career in architecture and construction or prepare a foundation toward a post-secondary degree in architecture, construction science, drafting, interior design, and landscape architecture, Advanced Architectural Design includes the advanced knowledge of the design, design history, techniques, and tools related to the productions of drawings, renderings, and scaled models for commercial or residential architectural purposes.
PRACTICUM IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN -provides students with a paid or non-paid internship arrangement between the high school and architectural industry. It provides seniors with a professional internship experience. Students recognize the value of effective work ethics and attitudes and develop communications and problem solving skills. This course is for those individuals that have completed Advanced Architectural Design.
INTERIOR DESIGN -is a technical course that addresses psychological, physiological, and sociological needs of individuals by enhancing the environments in which they live and work. Individuals use knowledge and skills related to interior and exterior environments, construction, and furnishings to make wise consumer decision, increase productivity, and compete in industry.