Architecture Lab

So, you like to create buildings or structures within buildings? Join us in Architecture using the latest AutoDesk (and other) software to build “in the mind’s eye” (and computer) just like the professionals.

Courses Available
** Core Strand course required

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COMPUTER 3D MODELING & PROTOTYPING
Credit: .50 (Semester) Occupational Ed., Elective
Prerequisite:   None; Lab Fee  $10

Students will learn the technical skills relating to creating three-dimensional model images using computer software programs like Rhino, Auto-Desk’s Inventor, and Blender.  Students will be designing vehicles, buildings/structures, and a variety of consumer related products. Additional elective opportunities will be provided allowing students the option of designing models of their own choice.  Physical proto-types of some design models will be built using shop related and 3D printing equipment.

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN **Core Strand Required**
Credit: .50 (Semester)  or 1.00 (Year)  Occupational Ed., Fine Arts  Elective
Prerequisite:   At least Sophomore standing; Fee $10/semester

This course will provide students with the opportunity to study and apply hands-on skills relating to Architectural Design and CAD. Additional activities will have students design and engineer models to reinforce concepts in the field. 3D computer modeling will be introduced as well to expand on the industrial and architectural design process.

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ENGINEERING & CADD
Credit: .50  (Semester)  Occupational Ed., Elective, repeatable
Prerequisite:   None; Fee $10/semester

This course is for any student who plans on pursuing a career in engineering and/or CADD (Computer Aided Design & Drafting).  Problem solving and a variety of engineering skills will be set in motion with students designing and building solutions in engineering related problems in our CADD and Fabrication labs.

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FAB LAB
Credit: .50  (Semester) Occupational Ed., Elective, may be repeated as advanced construction trades (for 2015-2016 School Year)
Prerequisite:   At least Sophomore standing; Fee $10/sem-students will supply their own wood or metal for projects

FABrication LABoratory is a hands-on activity-based course introducing students to a variety of knowledge and skills in the Machine Shop, Woodworking, and Manufacturing industry. Students will focus on skill related assignments and projects evolving out of these areas. The manufacturing component will focus on the organization, material processing and management practices used in industry today to design and manufacture a variety of products. CADD, 3D Modeling, and CNC machines , will also be applied in the course.