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    Engineering/ Architectural Drafting

    Chapel Hill High School CTE department is proud to offer six different classes: Intro to Engineering Design; Civil Engineering and Architecture, Principles of Engineering, Architectural Design 1, Architectural Design 2 and Manufacture Engineering Technology. . These classes will be offered to freshmen through seniors. Students will learn about a wide variety of fields in the Engineering and Architecture profession. 
    Below you will find a description of what the students will be working on in the 2020-2019 school year.

    Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through project-based (PBL) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, PBL-learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and understanding of the design process.

    Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. In addition, students use the most current issued 3D solid modeling design software package to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems.

    Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) is the study of the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects. The course includes an introduction to many of the varied factors involved in building and site design and construction including building components and systems, structural design, stormwater management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the design and construction industry.  
    The major focus of the CEA course is to expose students to the design and construction practices of residential and commercial building projects, design teams and teamwork, communication methods, building codes and ordinances, engineering design calculations, and technical documentation. Problem-solving skills and design experience are gained through an activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy.

    Principles Of Engineering (POE)  Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high tech careers. Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students will also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community. Tyler Jur College is offering Dual Credit for this class. 


    Architectural Design 1 Students learn about the architecture field and the beginnings of becoming a residential architect. Students learn the basics of design for both hand drafting and also computer aided drafting. This class focuses on concepts of design as well as the overall design of a residential structure. Students work several projects to help them learn and apply what they learn in the Architectural process. 


    Architectural Design 2 This class focuses on design styles and on comercial architecture. they have several big projects including designing a comercial building and real life application like learning to measure and then translate that over to the computer to design. The students learn skills in surveying and mapping as well as engineering and architecture. 


    Manufacture Engineering Technology Students study the design process and then how to build nad program a robot. the students use problem solving skills as well as skills they have learned over their four years in the engineering program to solve the many problems that will arise during the build and programming phase of the robot.