CADD with Architecture Focus
These courses introduce students to the principles, concepts, and use of complex graphic tools utilized in the field of architecture, structural engineering, and construction trades. It also introduces students to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Software - AutoDesk Revit. Students can take the industry certification at the end of the course; GCS covers the cost for this certification.
This course introduces students to the use of simple and complex graphic tools used to communicate and understand ideas and concepts found in the areas of architecture and engineering. Students learn classical and modern methods such as sketching, hand-drafting, and Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD).
Honors Architecture II & III
The level II Architecture class emphasizes the application of CADD tools in the creation of floor plans, foundation plans, basic roof design, details, and elevation drawings.
The level III Architecture class emphasizes the application of CADD tools in the creation of site plans, detailed foundation plans, stair details, and interior elevation drawings.
Advanced Studies Architecture
Students can choose to take an additional level as an Advanced Studies course in Architecture. The course project includes a paper, a working portfolio, a presentation, and a project. As a base for developing the course project, students use knowledge, skills, and attitudes attained from previous courses taken. The project must be of sufficient depth to require extensive review of literature. The project should lend itself to identification of a problem, examination of possible solutions or directions, and analysis of the impact of solutions. In addition, they will write, speak, solve problems, and use life skills such as time management and organization.