Architectural Design/CAD

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Use traditional drawing tools and drafting instruments as well as sophisticated computer programs to design and prepare architectural renderings, models and site plans. Translate ideas into specific plans that a builder could use. Great training for future engineers, architects and draftspersons. Students learn to use AutoCad software.

Work EnvironmentCourse OutlineStudent Supplies
Architects and their associates prepare clear and accurate working plans and detailed drawings from rough sketches. Those associates who specialize in AutoCAD are employed in a variety of firms including architectural, engineering, manufacturing, electronic, aeronautical and landscape companies as well as municipalities and government agencies. They work closely wit h engineers and other professionals in comfortable, well-lit environments. Travel to job sites may be required to provide accurate measurements for drafting, as well as inspections when construction occurs.
  • Careers in Architecture
  • Equipment & Supplies
  • Construction Drawings
  • Presentation Drawings
  • Residential Design
  • Commercial Design
  • Site Planning
  • Model Making
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Renewable Green Technology Building Systems
  • Revit
No supplies need to be purchased for this course.

CTE Endorsement

Students must successfully meet the academic and attendance criteria for a two-year Wilson Tech Certificate of Completion, be High School diploma eligible, and pass the following national certification exam: Nat’l Occupational Competency Testing Exam (NOCTI) – Architectural Drafting.

About the instructor

Isabella Mancini brings 15 years of experience preparing construction documentation using AutoCAD, the software used at Tech. She has a BFA in environmental design from Parsons School of Design and a bachelor’s of architecture from Pratt Institute. She has worked on international and high-end residential projects at several prestigious firms, including Skidmore Owings & Merrill where she worked on One World Trade Center andJP Morgan Chase Interior Renovations. She also designed the “Faith Scroll,” a place for pilgrims to leave their personal intentions for the Vatican’s “Year of Faith” initiative in Italy.