Courses

Drafting 1

Credits: 1.0 CTE & .5 Math & .5 Arts & 4 College credits available via Tech Prep.

Grade level: 9-12

Prerequisites: None. Keyboarding recommended.

Students are introduced to the fundamentals and graphic standards of Drafting as a universal language to convey thoughts and ideas in the built environment via drawings and technical plans. Manual (board) Drafting and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) are available.

This course is taught using professional industry standards and is aligned with the Edmonds School District Frameworks and the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements.

Content: 1st semester includes 2d mechanical drawing, 3-view orthographic projection, sectional, isometric, 3d drawing and descriptive geometry.

2nd semester consists of understanding and applying the process of developing a design and drafting plans for a residence. Students will also build a scale model of their house. An overview of building codes and the construction process including applying green applications into design is also taught.

Drafting 2

Credits: 1.0 CTE & .5 Math & .5 Arts & 8 College credits available via Tech Prep

Grade level: 10-12

Prerequisites: Drafting 1 w/a C grade or better, Keyboarding & Algebra 1 recommended.

Students continue to develop their understanding and skills in design and drafting as it applies to real world problems in the built environment. Teachings include an understanding of design and its influence on basic structural principles and methods of application. This course is aligned with the Edmonds School District Frameworks and the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements.

Content: 1st semester covers the phases of the design and construction process, including programming, site analysis involving civil engineering , conceptual design and the integration
of function & form and its relationship to structural design and engineering.


Structural analysis using basic geometry and algebraic equations are applied to various design scenarios of residential framing and beam sizing. Successful completion results in producing a complete 'permit' set of plans for a 2-story single family residence. Architectural and construction vocabulary terms are taught and discussed as they are used and applied in the professional field.

2nd semester further explores the aspects of conceptual design and its structural implications. Civil
and structural engineering applications are discussed as it relates to designing a building on a slope. Materials and methods are taught in relationship to vernacular design and site characteristics. Green design criteria is discussed and integrated into design concepts. The course culminates in an oral and graphic presentation of their design including a scale model.

Drafting 3 (Voc) Green Building Architectural Design

Credits: 2.0 CTE

Grade level: 11-12

Prerequisites: Drafting 1, 2 w/a B grade or better, Environmental Science recommended

Students will explore standards and applications used in designing efficient and sustainable built environments. This course is aligned with the OSPI Model Framework and the Washington State Essential Learning Requirements.

Content: Students select from a variety of project types or conceive their own and develop a concept that integrates green building systems. A programmatic analysis of construction systems, methods and materials, including life cycle assessment and maintenance are taught. Considerations of LEED standards and strategies for reuse, recycling and sustainable technologies are discussed and implemented in the design process. Projects culminate in a graphic and oral presentation including a scale model of their design.

A written statement and related abstract model that summarizes the students philosophy and experience of Architecture concludes the programs sequence. College bound students explore various programs that align with their interests and professional goals and receive recommendations for their achievements during the application process. Paper and virtual portfolios are created reflecting the students experiences and abilities. Scholarships, advanced placement, internships and jobs may be available for qualifying students.

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