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Construction and Architecture ICL100021

Credits: BUHS 12, Sending Schools 3

Duration: Full Year

Grades: 11 & 12


Construction and architecture comprise one of the largest industries in the United States.  The Construction and Architecture Level 1 program prepares students with skills related to safety and the basics of construction and architecture, including blueprint reading and basic design.   The level 1 program is also designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the different pathways within the construction and architecture field.  Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in safety, hand and power tools, basic construction math, blueprints, material handling, and basic work-related skills.  Students may be exposed to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software to create plans and three-dimensional drawings using industry standard dimensioning and notation.  Students will visit local job sites to see the industry in action.  Local industry will also be joining the classroom for presentations and observations. Students will begin to develop a physical and electronic portfolio. Students will also have the opportunity to earn several industry-recognized credentials (IRCs) applicable to construction and architecture.

 Prerequisite: Students will need to have completed the equivalent credits to place them at the 11th grade level upon the time they enter the program. This means students need to have successfully completed a minimum two years of high school English; two years of high school math including Algebra, two years of Social Studies,  one year of science, physical education, and health requirements or the permission from the WRCC director to apply. 

Students must have completed at least one core general education high school Math course related to the pathway with a grade of 70 or better before they are eligible to apply for a program/pathway.

Recommended:

WRCC Algebra II - CM007822 (block, semester)
Essentials of Math for College & Careers - CM007824 (block, semester)
Essentials of Math for College & Careers - CM007826 (single period, year-long, filling the block for level 2 students)
Professional English I - CE000215 (block, semester)
Professional English II - CE000217 (block, semester)
Professional English II - CE000218 (single period, year-long, filling the block for level 2 students)

Prerequisite:

Recommended reading level: Grade 9
Recommended: Algebra II & Geometry

Also see above.


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