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Architecture & Construction

ARCHITECTURE

Course 1: Introduction to Drafting and Design
Prerequisite: None

This course is the foundational course for the Architectural Drafting and Design pathway. Emphasis is placed on safety, geometric construction, fundamentals of computer-aided drafting, and multi-view drawings. Students learn drafting techniques through the study of geometric construction at which time they are introduced to computer-aided drafting and design.

Course 2: Architectural Drawing and Design I 
Prerequisite: Introduction to Drafting and Design

This course introduces students to the basic terminology, concepts, and principles of architectural design. Emphasis is placed on house designs, floor plans, roof designs, elevations (interior and exterior), schedules, and foundations.

Course 3: Architectural Drawing and Design II     
Prerequisite: Architectural Drawing and Design I

This course builds on the skills developed in Architectural Drawing and Design I. Emphasis is placed on the design process, site plans, electrical plans, plumbing plans, sections and details, project presentations, and a course portfolio. The standards are aligned with the drafting and design standards in Georgia’s technical colleges, thus helping students qualify for advanced placement should they continue their education at the postsecondary level. Students who successfully complete this and other drafting courses should be prepared to take an End of Pathway Assessment.

 

CARPENTRY

Course 1: Occupational Safety and Industry Fundamentals 
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed as the foundational course in the Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, Machining, Welding, Sheet Metal, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and HVACR Electrical pathways to prepare students for pursuit of any career in construction. The course prepares the trainee for the basic knowledge to function safely on or around a construction site and in the industry in general and will provide the trainee with the option for an Industry Certification in the Construction Core.

Course 2: Introduction to Construction
Prerequisite: Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety

This course offers an opportunity for students to build on their knowledge and skills developed in Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety. It introduces them to four construction craft areas and is also the second step towards gaining a Level One Industry Certification in one of the craft areas. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the history and traditions of the carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical craft trades. Students will explore how the various crafts have influenced and been influenced by history. The student will also learn and apply knowledge of the care and safe use of hand and power tools as related to each trade. In addition, students will be introduced to and develop skills to differentiate between blueprints related to each individual craft area.

Course 3: Carpentry I
Prerequisite: Introduction to Construction

This course is preceded by Introduction to Construction and is the third of three courses that provides the student a solid foundation in carpentry skills and knowledge. As the third step in gaining a Level One Industry Certification in Carpentry, the course provides an overview of the building materials used in the carpentry craft, as well as teaching techniques for reading and using blueprints and specifications related to the carpentry craft. The course provides specific knowledge and skills in site layout and floor and wall framing systems, and includes basic industry terminology for a carpentry craftsperson.

ELECTRICAL

Course 1: Occupational Safety and Industry Fundamentals
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed as the foundational course in the Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, Machining, Welding, sheet Metal, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and HVACR Electrical pathways to prepare students for pursuit of any career in construction. The course prepares the trainee for the basic knowledge to function safely on or around a construction site and in the industry in general and will provide the trainee with the option for an Industry Certification in the Construction Core.

Course 2: Introduction to Construction
Prerequisite: Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety

This course offers an opportunity for students to build on their knowledge and skills developed in Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety. It introduces them to four construction craft areas and is also the second step towards gaining a Level One Industry Certification in one of the craft areas. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the history and traditions of the carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical craft trades. Students will explore how the various crafts have influenced and been influenced by history. The student will also learn and apply knowledge of the care and safe use of hand and power tools as related to each trade. In addition, students will be introduced to and develop skills to differentiate between blueprints related to each individual craft area.

Course 3: Electrical I
Prerequisite: Introduction to Construction

This course is preceded by Introduction to Construction and is the third of three courses that provides the student a solid foundation in electrical skills and knowledge. As the third step in gaining a Level One Industry Certification in Electrical, the course builds on the concepts of electrical safety introduced in Occupational Safety and provides knowledge and basic skills of the hardware and systems used by an electrician. The course incorporates general knowledge of the National Electrical Code and electrical systems, including series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. In additional, students will be provided an introduction to the skills and knowledge of conduit bending and installation.

Career Opportunities:

  • General Contractor/Builder
  • Specialty Contractor
  • Construction Engineer/Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Construction Foreman
  • Project Inspector
  • Manufacturer’s Representative
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Equipment and Material Manager
  • Safety Director
  • Construction Inspector
  • Subcontractor
  • Preservationist
  • Field Supervisor
  • Specialty Trades Subcontractor
  • Construction Craft Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • System Installer
  • Electronic Systems Technician
  • Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installer
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Glazier
  • Tile and Marble Setter
  • Elevator Installer
  • Roofer
  • Painter
  • Plasterer/Drywall
  • Paperhanger
  • Plumber
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Carpet Installer
  • Electrician
  • Steamfitter
  • Terrazzo Worker and Finisher
  • Cost Estimator
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Surveying and Mapping Technician

 

INSTRUCTOR

Garry Baker

Construction Instructor

Upcoming Events

October 7
October 14
October 15

Dance Club Meeting

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM