PTE405: AppArchDes (2013-2014)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: App Arch Design-CAD
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Engineering Drawing/CAD, Principles of Engineering, Architectural Drawing
About the Program:
Applied Architecture Design-CAD prepares students for careers in the Architecture industry. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by professionals in Architecture as well as pre-employment and employment skills.
Major Concepts/Content: The Applied Architectural Design-CAD course is designed around a capstone project. Emphasis is placed on applying life and educational experiences to architectural design. The team approach to problem solving is emphasized. The content includes, but is not limited to, determining purposes, uses, and aesthetics of structures, the analysis of various architectural designs, apply principles of environmental and energy efficient design, and use current construction materials and practices. Students will prepare and present multimedia presentations using a variety of software and technologies. This is a design project meeting the needs of clients. This course is an opportunity for students to utilize all the skills acquired through the architecture courses. This course is recommended for aspiring architects, designers, engineers, CAD technicians, and interior decorators.
Major Instructional Activities: Students may work in design teams on a realistic architectural design project. A variety of computer software programs will be used in developing a presentation of final project solutions. Students will be required to plan, design, and produce a project. They will develop solutions to problem solving activities, communicate ideas and information orally and in writing, investigate content-related occupations, and assume leadership roles and work cooperatively. Students will use the Internet as one of many tools in researching their project designs.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be evaluated based upon the quality of their design work and performance. Projects will be analyzed and evaluated for meeting the essential objectives, creativity, and presentation quality. In addition, the students will be evaluated on their ability to cooperatively work together and solve problems.