Teaches architectural CAD/drafting and building construction methods and materials including both residential and commercial building types. Laboratory classes provide students with experience in the areas of residential and commercial construction materials, computer-aided drafting and design, cost estimating, construction methods, presentation techniques, residential construction practices and use of surveying equipment. Covers the principles and necessary skills of the architectural profession supported by an understanding of building construction through hands-on activities designed to provide students with a practical skill-based education.
- Demonstrate employable skills (attendance, written communication, verbal communication, teamwork) in the fields of architecture and/or construction.
- Demonstrate the professional practice of architecture and construction.
- Prepare a series of commercial construction documents utilizing current industry software and accepted architectural standards and techniques.
- Prepare a series of residential construction documents utilizing current industry software and accepted architectural standards and techniques.
- Develop a series of design presentation drawings utilizing traditional and computerized techniques.
- Select the appropriate construction materials and systems in residential and commercial projects.
- Demonstrate knowledge of sustainable materials and energy efficient systems in residential and commercial projects.
- Apply basic construction methods and procedures as they relate to a residential construction project.
- Architectural CAD Technician
- Architectural Illustrator
- Building and Construction Technician
- Building Code Inspector
- Building Materials Sales Rep
- Construction Estimator
- Civil Engineer Tech
- Facilities Management Technician
- Materials Testing Lab Technician
- Structural Steel Detailer
See General Education Requirements for details.