THE PROCESS

ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION

Are you fascinated with how buildings, bridges, and all sorts of other structures are designed and built? Does the thought of having an idea and then seeing it grow into something real make you excited? If these sound like your interests, you are definitely suited for the Academy of Architecture and Construction (AOAC). The AOAC offers two education tracks – one in Architecture and a second focused on Building Construction. Both offer many career paths that can include pursuing a college education, but also offer ways to jump right into this thriving, ever-growing industry.


PREREQUISITES: NONE | STARTING GRADE: 10TH

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01 FRESHMAN

Students will take Career Prep and Architecture Construction Manufacturing courses that help give them the tools you need to succeed in the following three years.

SOPHOMORE 02

On the construction track, you will take Construction Site and Preparation. Under the architecture track, you will learn about AutoCad software and the different careers in the industry. Safety procedures and basic hand and power tools are heavily covered. You will also learn about Skills USA, a national organization that prepares students for careers in technical, skilled, and service occupations.

If you are interested in Architecture, you will take the Introduction to Drafting course.

03 JUNIOR

As a junior on the construction track, you will focus on Construction Framing and Finishing while architecture students move into Introduction to Architecture and Intermediate Drafting. You will receive hands-on training and a 10-hour OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) certification, which means you will know the basics of occupational safety and health. You will also continue your focus in areas such as blueprint reading, job site safety, estimating, and building material and codes.

SENIOR 04

Your main focus during the last year of the construction track is Residential Wiring. If you are an architecture student, you will work with 3D Solid Modeling. You continue your focus with basic software commands for modeling and electrical codes and procedures for wiring.