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PTE305: Architectural Drawing (2010-2011)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Architectural Drawing
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: PTE305
TYPE: GC,GV
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Engineering Drawing/CAD, Principles of Engineering

Major Concepts/Content: The architectural drawing course is designed to provide students with instruction and skills in computer aided drawing (CAD) fundamentals commonly used in the production of residential and commercial buildings. The course includes the study of the basic fundamentals of design, and the skills related to the production of architectural designs. The content includes, but is not limited to, designing interior and exterior elements of structures in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional representations. Students will prepare presentations of designs created using CAD technology. It is recommended that aspiring architects, designers, engineers, CAD technicians, interior decorators take this course. This course may be used as an Applied Engineering Technology major as part of the School-to-Work transition program.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities are provided in the applied engineering technology laboratory setting, using hands-on experiences with tools, equipment, and materials related to course content. Students will use the Internet as one of many tools in researching their project designs. CAD software will be used in developing a presentation of a final project.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be evaluated through laboratory practice and performance tests. Design projects will be analyzed and evaluated for meeting the essential objectives and presentation.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Develop architectural design projects using CAD technologies.
  • Demonstrate the use of architectural symbols to represent elements of a building.
  • Develop an understanding of the principles of how a building stands.
  • Apply zoning standards and building codes to develop architectural designs.
  • Research and apply environmental considerations and energy efficient concepts to architectural design.
  • Perform measurements in both the metric and customary systems.
  • Use math standards and scientific principles and information to solve problems.

This course can be used to partially satisfy the requirements for an endorsement in the following pathways.

Cluster | Pathway | Required/Recommended/Related
Architecture and Construction | Design/Pre-Construction | Required