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Architectural Design

Architecture Program

Architectural Design

Build Your Home from the Ground Up

Students in the architectural design program learn how to design their living space both inside and outside. In these classes you get to design plumbing, electrical and HVAC plans. Through computer aided drafting you will work on residential housing plans, interior design and room layouts. We also teach you about choosing the right materials to design and decorate your living space. From picking fl oor coverings to paint colors, you will learn how to master the finishing touches on any home.

You will learn how to do this on:
• Plumbing equipment                                                                                     ** Some courses **
• HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) equipment                        also qualify as
• Electrical equipment and components                                                            college credit!
• Computer design software programs

College or Trade School Program Options for Architectural Design High School Majors

Lorain High’s Architectural Design curriculum prepares you for entry into secondary education degree programs such as architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, construction, residential building and renovation and more. You can choose either a trade school or traditional college to complete a certifi cation or go into an associate, bachelor’s or master’s level programs.

Estimated time of completion for a full-time student:
Certification | One year or less
Associate degree | Two years
Bachelor’s degree | Four years
Master’s degree | Six years

Career Possibilities

Multiple career options exist for students in this fi eld of study. Some careers require certifi cation completion, while others require a master’s degree. Possible Job titles for you after college could be interior designer, construction manager, HVAC technician, electrician or plumber. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics @ www.bls.gov and type in your career area of interest for the most up-to-date information on these careers, pay scale, employment outlook and more.
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