# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Architectural Drawing and Design (8492/18 weeks)

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Architectural Drawing and Design (8492/18 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8492
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:18 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 explore architectural design foundations and increase understanding of working drawings, construction techniques, and codes regulating building design. They learn the design process and apply the elements and principles of design to architectural projects. Through producing models and illustrations of all aspects of a building, students create architectural design solutions using CADD (computer aided drafting and design).

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

18-week courses may qualify for state-board approved industry certification assessments based on a case-by-case approval from the state CTE Cluster specialist.

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.