Engineering and Architectural Design

Engineering & Architectural Design I

This exciting course is designed for students who are interested in exploring careers in engineering and architecture.  During the first semester, students develop competency in sketching and drafting geometric shapes, then develop 2D and 3D models using AutoDesk’s AutoCAD.  Throughout this process, they will learn problem-solving design processes and how it is applied in industry to manufacture a product.  In the second semester, students will create residential architecture using drafting techniques and the industry leading program Revit, which creates floor plans, section views, elevations, and realistic representations of their houses.  In this class, students have the opportunity to gain certification in AutoCAD and Revit, attend competitions, field trips, and problem- solving activities.

Engineering & Architectural Design II

In this three hour college credit course, students learn how to use the 3D modeling program Inventor to apply core principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to engineering development and design problems.  In the second semester, students build on their architectural knowledge by studying structural commercial design process while developing Building Information Models that could be used to design their own building.  During this class, students explore careers through a college level program called Roadtrip National where they learn how to pursue their dream job.  Similar to Engineering and Architectural Design I, students will have an opportunity to earn certifications in Inventor and Revit, attend competition, field trips, and problem-solving activities

Certification Opportunities
-Auto-Desk: Auto CAD
-Auto-Desk: Inventor
-Auto-Desk: Revit

Competitions
-SkillsUSA Architectural Drafting (Board)
-Skills USA Architectural Drafting  (CAD)
-SkillsUSA Technical Drafting (CAD)
-Illinois Drafting Educators Association
-Illinois State university Technology Day

Enrichment Opportunities
-Museum of Science and Industry Trip
-Illinois State University - 3D Printing
-Designing Floor Plans
-Roadtrip Nation - Heartland College Credit

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