# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Architectural Drawing and Design (8437/36 weeks)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Architectural Drawing and Design (8437/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8437
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12
Prerequisites:Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW) (8439/36 weeks) or Technical Drawing and Design (8434/18 weeks) or Technical Drawing and Design (8435/36 weeks)

Students learn the principles of architecture and increase understanding of working drawings and construction techniques learned in the prerequisite course. Experiences include residential and commercial building designs, rendering, model development, and structural details. Students use computer-aided drawing and design (CADD) equipment and established standards or codes to prepare models for presentation. The course is especially beneficial to future architects, interior designers, or home builders.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Architecture and Construction
    • Construction
    • Design/Pre-Construction
    • Maintenance and Operations
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
    • Audio and Video Technology and Film
    • Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.