Architectural Design Course - Stanza Academy

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Architectural Design Course

Semester A
In this online architectural design course, students will learn various concepts used in the design and architecture field. They will gain an understanding of basic architectural and civil drawings as well as prepare for the Autodesk® Certified User certification in AutoCAD exam. In addition to learning fundamental architectural drawing concepts like creating site plans, floor plans, and electrical plans, students will learn functions of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD). CAD functions build on the foundation of architectural drawing, using specialized tools for enhancement, layout, and scale. Students will review the essentials of civil drawings including the interpretation and development of topographical illustrations. To round out the course, students will prepare computer-aided drawings to demonstrate utilizing software to perform activities such as drawing site plans, roof plans, and wall sections. Finally, students will be provided an overview of the requirements, structure, and preparation techniques for the Autodesk® Certified User certification in AutoCAD exam.

Semester B
The focus of Architectural Design II course is to identify the common sequential processes used in computer-aided drafting (CAD). These processes will provide students with the foundation of creating drawings in CAD software including the use of lines, circles, arcs, text, varied text styles, multi-leaders, dimensions, dimension styles, crosshatching, object property commands, arrays, reference angles, layers, page setup, reusable content, and gradient patterns. Students will also explore concepts of ethics and legal responsibilities. They will identify how policies and procedures are used to develop company culture and professional standards. Students will have the opportunity to investigate career opportunities in the drafting professions. They will learn about the importance of developing a digital portfolio from their academic and professional experience. The course will culminate with a project that utilizes the processes they’ve learned in their readings.

This course prepares students for the Autodesk® Certified User in Auto-CAD Certification Exam. To learn more select the following link: