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Career and Technical Education

Architectural Design/CAD

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The Architectural Design/CAD Pathway is a great program for students who dream of designing and creating the structures we use every day, and ...
 +  Enjoy designing things, sketching and drawing.
 +  Enjoy projects that allow for personal creativity.
 +  Enjoy work that includes hands-on problem solving.
 +  Are interested in careers involving design.

Pathway Benefits and Highlights
Students who complete 2 credits in this Pathway will meet state Math and English/Language Arts testing requirements, and...
 +  Develop design skills using drawing and Compuer Aided Drafting (CAD) techniques.
 +  Create "real world" architectural plans, drawings and design.
 +  Earn up to 11 college credits which can be applied directly into partner college programs.
 +  Meets Art requirements through their Pathway courses

Continue Your Training After High School
The Architectural Design/CAD Pathway articulates and leads directly into the Lake Washington Institute of Technology Architectural Technology and Mechanical Design Technology Programs of Study.

Architectural Design/CAD Pathway Planning Guide


Recent changes in state graduation requirements provides students in the class of 2020 and beyond the option to meet both the state Math and English/Language Arts Graduation Pathway requirements by completing 2 credits within an approved CTE Pathway related to their goals and interests.  

This Pathway Planning Guide introduces students to the Architectureal Design/CAD Pathway as an approved CTE Pathway and provides information on including this pathway as part of the student's 4-year plan for high school and beyond.

Download Pathway Planning Guide (PDF)


Architectural Design/CAD Pathway Videos

Design for Built Environment/CAD

Who Can Access this Pathway? 
This pathway is accessible to students at all of the Edmonds SD high schools listed below.  Select your high school to explore available pathway course offerings and descriptions.