The Architectural Drawing and Design pathway is one of ten pathways in the Architecture and Construction Cluster.
Completion of this pathway will prepare students for employment in a variety of industries that use drafting and design. Emphasis is placed on geometric construction, working drawings and the fundamentals of computer-aided drafting. Students learn drafting techniques through the study of geometric construction, at which time they are introduced to computer-aided drafting and design. Standards in this course are aligned with the national standards of the American Design Drafting Association (ADDA). This pathway culminates with an opportunity for students to take the Autodesk Certified Revit User exam.
First year: Introduction to Drafting and Design Second year: Architectural Drawing and Design I Third year: Architectural Drawing and Design II
Within the classroom environment, students are able to compete in a number of professional competitions with students and architects around the world. Hands-on, project-based learning is the instructional focus, leveraging natural competition with real world problems.
Students in the Architecture pathway are able to join and compete with SkillsUSA. Throughout the course of the year, students may attend the Champion's Rally, Fall Leadership Conference, Elevate Conference, Regional Competitions, and the State Leadership and Skills Conference.
Students are also eligible to apply for the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS is the premier honor society for Career and Technical Education students, drawing on their experiences in the CTAE classroom.