Career and Technical Education
Fall Semester 2011-2012
Teacher: Mr. Robert Montesano
This course earns the student a half year of MEDIA ARTS credit required for graduation.
A comprehensive study of building components for light residential construction. We will cover all aspects of residential planning and design. The basic planning principles and procedures are presented in detail. Electrical and mechanical systems will be covered to include the efficient use of energy in architectural design.
This course will provide basic skills in computer-assisted drafting and basic drafting principles. Instructions will include architectural drafting techniques as well as methods to manipulate the CAD software to complete detailed working drawings. Students will be exposed to general drafting standards as used in the workplace for mechanical and technical drawing as well as architectural engineering. Upon completion of this course, the student will understand and demonstrate basic drafting principles and effectively apply the Chief Architect software to create accurate drawing projects.
As a result of actively participating in this course, the successful students/participant will be able to:
Assessment: (See the Attached MYP Level 5 Scoring Rubric)
Students will be assessed and graded on in-class exercises and projects, tests, quizzes and homework as assigned. Some of these will be hand-outs, some will be from the readings. Some of your assignments will be turned in on paper and some electronically. Please make sure you know how to access your school website.
Earning Course Points:
All work is graded and assigned point values.
After the sixth late to class, course grade goes down by one letter grade. For every additional 3 lates another half grade is taken off.
Late work is accepted and will be graded accordingly. Late work receives one letter grade off for each day it is late. If assignments are not turned in on time because of an excused absence no penalty is given.
Only assignments missed because of an excused absence maybe made up for credit.
If a student is absent it is their responsibility to meet with me and get any missed assignments, both in class and homework.
No cellular phones, no headphones attached to digital or other types of playback devices.
No inappropriate use of the computers and/websites.
No food or drink in the computer lab.
No printing unless you have asked and I have given permission.