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    Grade: 9-12

    Recommended Prerequisite: Middle School Art, Middle School Technology Applications, Art I

    Principles of Architecture provides an overview to the various fields of architecture, interior design, and construction. Students use investigation, research, and career information to set and achieve realistic career and educational goals related to professions in Architecture and the allied arts. Classroom studies include topics such as principles of design, architecture history, work ethics, communication, information technology applications, leadership, teamwork, employability, and career development. Students will engage in projects throughout the semester that teach creative problem solving, critical thinking, and the development of technical skills. (CCE must sign up simultaneously for Architecture Design I below for the 2 credit program)



    Grade: 9-12

    Recommended Prerequisite: Principles of Architecture

    This is a technical course in principles of design, styles, and construction practices used by Architects and Engineers. The course emphasis is based on visual and electronic technologies provided by various Industrial Standardized programs created by Autodesk; Student’s experiences may include learning Industrial Standards, OSHA and International Regulations, Technical Sketching and illustration, Manual Drafting, Computer Design, 3D and Scale Model Design, Floor Plan Design, and Document Publishing. Offered at Career Center East, FMHS, HHS, and LHS. (CCE must be taken simultaneously for Principles of Architecture above for the 2 credit program)



    Grade: 10-12

    Prerequisite: Architectural Design I

    Students will continue their investigation of residential design and construction in a series of independent projects emphasizing creative thinking and innovative design solutions. Projects will incorporate significant research from multiple subjects both within and outside architecture. Each student will explore and develop their design solution through sketching, model construction, and presentation renderings. Projects are developed with hand drafting as well as digital tools including Sketchup, and Autodesk Revit. A study of sustainable or “green” design will be included throughout the semester. Each project culminates with a presentation of student design solutions before a jury of architectural professionals. At the completion of the course, students have the opportunity to receive Autodesk Software certification. Offered at Career Center East Only



    Grade: 11-12

    Prerequisite: Architectural Design II

    Practicum architecture students are given complex architectural projects from which to develop creative solutions for presentation to a jury of professionals for evaluation. Projects in the Practicum class focus on commercial or institutional buildings at much larger scales than previous classes. Additional studies incorporated into coursework include advanced architectural theory, urban design, and advanced sustainability concepts. Projects in this course emphasize independent research and development of individual student concepts for real-world problems. At the completion of the course, students have the opportunity to receive Autodesk Software certification. Offered at Career Center East Only.

    Recommended Prerequisite: Practicum in Level Class

    Career Preparation I provides opportunities for students to participate in a learning experience that combines classroom instruction with paid business and industry employment experiences and supports strong partnerships among school, business, and community stakeholders. The goal is to prepare students with a variety of skills for a fast-changing workplace. This instructional arrangement should be an advanced component of a student's individual program of study. Students are taught employability skills, which include job-specific skills applicable to their training station, job interview techniques, communication skills, financial and budget activities, human relations, and portfolio development. Career preparation is relevant and rigorous, supports student attainment of academic standards, and effectively prepares students for college and career success. Offered at both Career Centers

    Grade: 12
    Recommended Prerequisite: Career Preparation I

    Career Preparation II develops essential knowledge and skills through classroom technical instruction and on-the-job training in an approved business and industry training area. Students will develop skills for lifelong learning, employability, leadership, management, work ethics, safety, and communication as a group; however, each student will have an individual training plan that will address job-specific knowledge and skills. Approved training sponsors will provide paid occupational training for a student. The training sponsor will assist the teacher in providing the necessary knowledge and skills for the student's specific career preparation. Offered at both Career Centers