(STEM) Architectual Design (Computer Aided Drafting - Architecture)

Students will use the tools, vocabulary and theory of the Architecture profession to learn about the design, development and construction of single family homes. This course is an introduction, yet comprehensive study of architectural history, fundamentals of design, architectural scales, environmental design factors, indoor and outdoor living areas, traffic areas and patterns, kitchens, general service areas, sleeping areas and designing floor plans and elevations. The student will also be introduced to various materials used in residential and commercial construction. CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) software will be introduced and used to complete many of the required assignments. Students will also research architectural career opportunities. It is strongly encouraged to become a member of Skills USA.