Architectural Design and Drafting 3Y706, 1.0 credit
This is an advanced weighted course. Students will study the various building elements, loads, components, and systems, how they come together, and how they must be compatible and integrate with one another during design and construction of a building. Students develop projects that include model construction, detailed working drawings, presentation drawings and renderings. Problem-solving and design skills are strengthened and proficiency increased through the use of traditional drafting equipment, 2D-CAD and 3D-CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) modeling software.
Guest speakers come into the classroom and field trips are taken to project sites to provide "real-life experiences" for the students.