Grade Level: 10-12              No. Semesters: 2 (1 Hr)

    Fee: None                            Credit: 1-Practical Arts


    Prerequisites:  Current enrollment in college preparatory mathematics and science courses


    Use 3D modeling software to create and test your own residential and commercial designs.  Units of study include materials and systems, structural design, cost efficiency analysis, storm water management, site design, utilities and services, building codes, and architectural styles.  Civil Engineering and Architecture is appropriate for 10th, 11th or 12th grade students interested in careers related to civil engineering and architecture.  New building plans look impressive onscreen, but how would that cool structural design you developed stand up to a flood, earthquake, city inspector, or historical commission?  What is your vision for the 21st century?


    NHS is a PLTW Certified School.  Students adequately completing the PLTW course series are eligible for college credit at PLTW participating universities.