This Project Lead the Way course is designed for both female and male students wishing to further develop skills in 3D Computer Architectural Design (CAD) and drafting; as those skills apply to Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC). Project Lead the Way is a nationally recognized high school Pre-Engineering curriculum. The 3D environment is emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to work with community projects. Previous community projects include BHS Student Center, Nu-Way Distribution Center, and a new Normal Township Senior Center. Surveying, Energy Efficiency, and Structural Design are additional units of instruction. Students also have the opportunity to participate in competitions.
Students have the opportunity for two Autodesk certifications.
What will my classes be like?
You will work with state of the art computer systems in this self motivated atmosphere. Possessing solid basic math and logic skills, being able to visualize objects in three dimensions, being creative, detail oriented, and organized are a must when you assume responsibility and follow a project through to completion. Putting all these components together in this class will give you the potential for a job with a great salary and advancement.
Civil Engineering and Architecture
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing
The major focus of the CEA course is to expose students to design and construction of residential and commercial building projects, design teams and teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.
Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will analyze, design and build electronic and physical models of residential and commercial facilities. While implementing these designs, students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process.
Computerized Architectural Design
Prerequisite: Civil Engineering and Architecture, Senior Standing
This program is designed for students wishing to develop architectural drafting plans and detailed drawings. Computer aided 3D modeling skills are taught with Autodesk Revit software. Upon completion of the program, students possess enough entry-level skills to be employed, to advance to a 2 or 4-year college or university, or to enter into a technical school. In addition, students will learn about building ordinances and materials, which help those interested in other trades within the building industry. All students have the opportunity to earn a certification in the professional architectural design software, Revit, and a professional certificate in Autodesk’s Building Performance Analysis.
- CAD Technician
- Civil Engineer
- Circuit Board Designer
- Electronic Drafter
- Transportation Highway Drafter
- Mechanical Design Technologist
Brandon Falbe, Instructor email@example.com