• Architecture and Construction

     

    Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

    Courses available at Kodiak High School

     

    Architectural Drafting I

    Grade Level(s): 9-12; Year-long course
    Prerequisite: None. Offered for Dual Credit. 
    This course introduces students to basic architectural drafting and design skills. First-year students will be guided through the design and construction of their own single story home. Some of the topics covered in the home design process include: floor plan layout, building codes, architectural styles, structural parts, 3-D drawing and cost estimation procedures. The CAD lab at Kodiak High School is equipped with the latest Dell computers and run the most recent versions of AutoCAD design software. Students will be introduced to Revit Architecture and will create a 3D model of the home they designed in AutoCAD.

     

    Architectural Drafting II

    Grade Level(s): 10-12; Year-long course
    Prerequisite(s): Architectural Drafting I with a "C" or higher.
    This course expands on topics presented in Arch. Drafting I. Students will study a broad range of architectural styles and will create a two-story design of their own based on one of those architectural styles. In the course of the project students will learn about such topics as: stairway design, structural loads, full building sections and architectural detailing. Students will also create a 3-D solid model of their design with the latest version of Revit Architecture design software. Students will participate in the Frank Maier High School Design competition. This competition is open to all high schools across the state. Students work will be judged by the American Institute of Architects in Anchorage, Alaska. Students also have the opportunity to showcase their skills at the SkillsUSA competition in the spring.

     

    Architectural Design Technology

    Grade Level(s): 12; Year-long course.
    Prerequisite(s): Architectural Drafting II with a "C" or higher; Teacher recommendation required.
    Architectural design is an advanced program aimed at developing a broader understanding of the architectural design process. Students will study the history of architecture as well as the lives of important architects and their theories of design. Traditional drafting skills as well as AutoCAD design software will be used to expand on skills learned in Drafting II & I. In particular, students will be asked to design architectural solutions to specific design problems involving environmental impact, proposed public use, appropriate style/functionality and budget limitations. Students are also encouraged to participate in various statewide design competitions.

     

    Wood Tech - Archery Bow Building

    Grade Level(s): 10-12; Year-long course
    Prerequisite(s): None. Upper classmen given priority. Course Fee is $20
    This course deals with the study of construction and use of traditional bows and arrows including longbows, flatbows and recurves. In this class, students will build (and shoot) their own traditional archery gear. Course fee is $20 per year plus the material costs which run $20-$45 per bow as well as costs for accessories. Students will have lots of hands-on time with archery equipment that they make and that they can practice with. There is space in the classroom to shoot arrows and learn about the proper build of the right bow for the right job.

     

    Woods Technology I 

    Grade Level(s): 9-12; Year-long course
    Prerequisite(s): None. Course Fee is $25
    Wood Technology I is comprised of courses and/or programs designed to introduce and develop skills related to woods and the woodworking industry. Emphasis is placed on safety in the woodworking laboratory, the study of materials, common woodworking tools, woodworking methods and wood finishing. Students will design and make projects that are handy and professional. Examples are band saw laminated coat racks, end grain cutting boards, lathe turned bowls and plates. There is ample time and materials to make plenty of small, useful projects for the house as they learn technical joinery of wood.

     

    Woods Technology II, III, IV 

    Grade Level(s): 10-12; Year-long course
    Prerequisite(s): Previous level Woods Tech and teacher approval; Course Fee is $25
    This course is comprised of courses and programs designed to introduce and develop skills related to woods and the woodworking industry. Emphasis is placed on safety in the woodworking laboratory, the study of materials, common woodworking tools, woodworking methods and wood finishing. Students will design and make more advanced projects that may take a little longer but will involve advanced joinery and techniques. There are projects assigned if a student doesn't know what to make on their own.

     

    Construction I

    Grade Level(s): 10-12; Semester or year-long
    Prerequisite(s): Woods Technology. 
    This course covers the beginning level of construction. Students will be introduced to basic information and techniques that apply to the building trades industry. Using equipment safely and the process of construction will be covered. The content outline covers: construction materials, exterior, construction safety, windows and doors, tools and machines, weatherproofing, framing, floors, walls and roofs. Students will also have the opportunity for a nationally recognized construction certification called NCCER (The National Center for Construction Education and Research). Plenty of hands-on time with power tools, hand tools and actual construction projects.

     

    Career Tech Student Organization

    SkillsUSA

     

    Certification Testing

    National Center for Construction Education Research, NCCER Core Curriculum