Architecture
  • The Architecture and Construction Career Cluster® focuses on designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment. Principles of Architecture provides an overview to the various fields of architecture, interior design, and construction management


  • Architectural Design

    This program of study is offered at The Center for Career and Technology Education

    First year: Advanced Architectural Design - HT3B1AY2/HT3B1DS1
    Year long course/1.0 credit per semester

    Students gain knowledge and skills specific to those needed to enter a career in architecture and construction or prepare a foundation toward a post-secondary degree in architecture, construction science, drafting, interior design, and landscape architecture. Students will learn Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) software related for the production of detailed working drawings, renderings, and scaled models for residential or commercial architectural purposes. The emphasis of this course is on light frame construction methods.

    Course offered in conjunction with El Paso Community College:

    DFTG 1409: Basic CAD Dual Credit/Spring Semester
     

    Second Year: Practicum in Architectural Design - HT4B2AY2/HT4B2DY2
    Year long course/1.0 credit per semester

    This course prepares students for more advanced technical instruction in Architectural Design.
    Students will produce portfolios to present for job opportunities, scholarships, and college applications. Students will have the opportunity to participate in various competitions including SkillsUSA, the El Paso Association of Builders and Remodelers, 'Young Designers', and the National Association of Women in Construction's 'National Educational Foundation CADD/Design'.

    Courses offered in conjunction with El Paso Community College:

    DFTG 1417: Architectural Drafting - Residential: Dual Credit/Fall Semester
    DFTG 2432: Advanced CAD: Dual Credit/Spring Semester


  • Construction Technology

    This Program of study is offered at The Center for Career and Technology Education

    First Year: Construction Technology: HT3B20Y2
    Year long course/1.0 credits per semester

    Students will gain knowledge and skills specific to those needed to enter the work force as carpenters or building maintenance supervisors. Students also will acquire knowledge and skills in safety, tool usage, building materials, codes, and framing.
    Construction Management includes the knowledge of the design techniques and tools related to the management of architectural and engineering projects.
     
    Second Year: Advanced Construction Technology : HT4B60Y2
    Year long course/1.0 credits per semester

    Students will gain knowledge and skills specific to those needed to enter the work force as a building maintenance technician or supervisor. Students also will acquire knowledge and skills in safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.


  • Electrical Technology

    This program of study is offered at The Center for Career and Technology Education

    First Year: Electrical Technology: HT3B2AY2/HT3B2AD2 (Dual Credit)
    Year long course/1.0 credit per semester

    Students will be introduced to the basic skills and theory needed to enter the electrical industry as an apprentice electrician. They will learn Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety practices including the use of hand and power tools, and the interpretation of electrical blueprints and schematics used in the installation of electrical wiring and equipment.

    Courses offered in conjunction with El Paso Community College:

    ELPT 1321 Introduction to Electrical Safety: Dual Credit/Fall Semester
    DFTG 1313 Drafting for Specific Occupation: Dual Credit/Spring Semester
     
    Second Year: Advanced Electrical Technology: HT4B3AY2/HT4B3AD2 (Dual Credit)
    Year long course/1.0 credit per semester

    Students will be introduced to electrical motor control and the National Electrical Code.
    They will learn how to apply the Code to various residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

    Courses offered in conjunction with El Paso Community College:

    ELPT 1341 Motor Control: Dual Credit/Fall Semester
    ELPT 1325 National Electrical Code I: Dual Credit/Spring Semester