Architecture & Construction

Architecture

Recommended Course Sequence


Architecture Cluster Flowchart
Recommended Course Sequence Flowchart  PDF


Potential Certificates & Certifications

Students must meet specific criteria to qualify to test for this certification. 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) via CareerSafe Online
(Offered within Interior Design II, Construction Technical II, and Electrical Technology II Courses)

 

 

 

  

 Course Descriptions
 

PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION

Principles of Architecture provides an overview to the various fields of architecture, interior design, and construction management. Achieving proficiency in decision making and problem solving is an essential skill for career planning and lifelong learning. Students use self-knowledge, education, and career information to set and achieve realistic career and educational goals. Job-specific training can be provided through training modules that identify career goals in trade and industry areas. Classroom studies include topics such as safety, work ethics, communication, information technology applications, systems, health, environment, leadership, teamwork, ethical and legal responsibility, employability, and career development and include skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and reading technical drawings.

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I

In Construction Technology I, students will gain knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce as carpenters or building maintenance supervisors or to prepare for a postsecondary degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in safety, tool usage, building materials, codes, and framing.

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II

In Construction Technology II, students will gain advanced knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce as carpenters, building maintenance technicians, or supervisors or to prepare for a postsecondary degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering. Students will build on the knowledge base from Construction Technology I and are introduced to exterior and interior finish out skills. 
 

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY I

In Electrical Technology I, students will gain knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce as an electrician or building maintenance supervisor, prepare for a postsecondary degree in a specified field of construction or construction management, or pursue an approved apprenticeship program. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in safety, electrical theory, tools, codes, installation of electrical equipment, and the reading of electrical drawings, schematics, and specifications.

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY II

In Electrical Technology II, students will gain advanced knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce as an electrician, a building maintenance technician, or a supervisor; prepare for a postsecondary degree in a specified field of construction or construction management; or pursue an approved apprenticeship program. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in safety, electrical theory, tools, codes, installation of electrical equipment, alternating current and direct current motors, conductor installation, installation of electrical services, and electric lighting installation.

INTERIOR DESIGN I

Interior Design I is a technical course that addresses psychological, physiological, and sociological needs of individuals by enhancing the environments in which they live and work. Students will use knowledge and skills related to interior and exterior environments, construction, and furnishings to make wise consumer decisions, increase productivity, promote sustainability, and compete in industry.

INTERIOR DESIGN II

Interior Design II is a technical laboratory course that includes the application of the employability characteristics, principles, processes, technologies, communication, tools, equipment, and materials related to interior design to meet industry standards.
 

STC COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN PROGRAM

The computer aided design program at South Texas College prepares students for careers as mechanical drafter or other areas of manufacturing such as design, engineering, and management. The program focuses on applying technical skills to create working drawings and computer simulations for a variety of applications. Program courses include: specification interpretation, dimensioning techniques, drafting circulations, material estimation, technical communications, computer applications, and interpersonal communications.  Students are able to begin this program while in high school and continue the remaining courses at the STC campus upon graduation.  

The courses under this program are only offered 1st block.  Since these courses are taught by college instructors at the South Texas College Technology Campus, bus transportation will be provided.  The bus will leave from the high school at 7:30 a.m.  Personal transportation is allowed pending pre-approval and will be contingent upon obtaining a parking permit from the student’s home campus and STC.  Course offerings are dependent on the availability of STC staff, and specific courses will only be offered if the minimum enrollment requirements are met.  See your counselor for more detailed information regarding this off-campus program. 

 
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