This is a semester-long class for students in grades 9 or 10. Students can take Intro to Architecture & Engineering one semester and Health the other semester. There are a wide range of projects the students will be doing - from designing their own video games and using a laser, to drawing an architectural floor plan. Students will be creating Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) drawings and 3D models using AutoCAD software (from Autodesk), Inventor, Google Sketchup, GameMaker and Laputan. This is a hands-on class where students learn by doing. Intro to Architecture & Engineering is aimed at students who are interested in design, architecture and engineering. Students will have an opportunity to participate in an elective course that provides them with practical skills and potential career. Students have the opportunity to earn a CTE Career Skills Certificate in CAD Mechanical Design 1. You do not need any previous knowledge I will teach you everything you need to know.
CAD - COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING See Syllabus below
This is a year long class for students in grades 10 -12.
In this class, students will become competent in AutoCAD while creating orthographic, isometric, section, auxiliary, architecture and working drawings. Students will also work with other computer programs, such as Inventor (3D Modeling). Students have the opportunity to earn a CTE Career Skills Certificate in CAD Mechanical Design 1. You do not need any previous knowledge I will teach you everything you need to know.
These credits can transfer to UC or State University.
Possible -3rd year of Math Credit
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN See Syllabus below
This is a year long class for students in grades 11 or 12.
Students will learn how to design and draw a complete set of plans for a vacation cabin, a residential dwelling and a commercial building. This class will also explore many other fields related to architecture and construction. We will also cover the basics of some engineering fields: structural, civil and mechanical. There will be lectures, notes, Powerpoint presentations, field trips, reading assignments and guest speakers. By the end of the year, most students should be qualified to be a drafter in architecture or engineering.
PREREQUISITES: CAD or consent of Instructor: Students are able to take CAD and Architectural Design Simultaneously with Instructor Consent.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: VPA
UC a-g CREDIT: “F” - VPA
Architecture & Engineering Pathway:
9th or 10th Grade - Intro to Architecture and Engineering Semester Class
10th or 11th Grade - CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) Year class, No Prerequisites
Dual Enrollment with Cuesta (4 Engineering College Credits), Possible Math credit
11th or 12th Grade - Architectural Design - Year class,
Prerequisites: CAD, or Consent of the instructor
(“F”-VPA) Credit for Graduation
About the teacher: Mel Cozby
I have been teaching Drafting, Computer Aided Drafting, Architecture and Engineering at Arroyo Grande High School since 1997. Throughout my career at Arroyo Grande High School, I have adjusted the curriculum to stay current with the ever-changing technology and ensure the projects stay fresh and relevant for my students. We use software programs such as AutoCAD 2016, Inventor, Google Sketch-up, Laputan, Bridge Builder Design, GameMaker and Sweet Home 3D to name a few.
Contact Information Mr. Cozby
805-474-3200 X 2704