•  Lower Dauphin School District

    Curriculum Guide

    Course Title: Architectural CAD
    Subject: Technology Education
    Grade Level(s): 9-12

    Synopsis of Curriculum

    The Architectural CAD curriculum emphasizes using AEC (Architecture/Engineering/Construction) software including computer aided drafting (CAD), building information modeling (BIM), and three-dimensional modeling and rendering software applications such as AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Google Sketchup, and 3ds Max. Utilizing various architectural drawing types, such as floor plans, foundation plans, plot plans, detail drawings, section views, and elevations, students learn to plan and prepare construction documents appropriate to the architecture, interior design, and construction industries. In doing so, they develop a fundamental knowledge of building systems and a familiarity with basic building codes.

    Units of Study Titles

    Unit 1 Introduction to the course and Revit

    Unit 2 Architectural Planning

    Unit 3 House Plan Development

    Unit 4 Architectural Styles

    Unit 5 Office Building

    Unit 6 Construction Systems and Supplemental Drawings

    Unit 6 Own House Design

    Unit 7 Presentation Methods

    Unit 8 Remodel

    Unit 9 Electrical, Plumbing, and Climate Control