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The Architecture and Engineering pathway offers an overview of the history of architecture, design, engineering and advanced manufacturing. The pathway integrates the latest industry standard software and advancements. It also provides opportunities for internships, job shadowing, apprenticeships, portfolios, and industry standard certifications.

AP Courses Aligned To This Pathway

AP 2D Art Design and 3D Art Design

Course Sequence

Drafting I

Drafting II - Honors Architecture

Civil Engineering & Architecture


Articulated credit is earned as a result of a student passing the designated CMS CTE course(s) with a final letter grade of a B or higher AND a score of 93 or higher on the NC administered end of course exam. In some cases students must show proficiency in multiple courses plus a certification in order to receive articulated credit. In some cases, there are options. Be sure to pay attention to the AND and OR statements. College articulated courses DO NOT show on a high school or college transcript. These courses, if the criteria is met, will be waived from the applicable program of study through Central Piedmont Community College.

Drafting: Architecture III

ARC 113 Residential Architecture Technology AND ARC 225 Architectural Building Modeling I

Industry Certification

Autodesk Inventor Certified User

When you become a Certified User with Autodesk Inventor, you set yourself apart as a mechanical designer with skills and abilities demanded by the industry's best.

Autodesk Revit Certified User

Becoming an Autodesk Certified User can lead to accelerated career development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility.

List of schools

Ardrey Kell High School Butler High School Charlotte Engineering Early College Independence High School Mallard Creek High School Olympic High School Palisades High School Providence High School West Mecklenburg High School

College and Career Promise

Career & College Promise Dual Enrollment gives eligible North Carolina high school students the opportunity to get a “jump start” and earn college credit toward a two-year or four-year degree at Central Piedmont while still in high school. Tuition free. Click here to learn more.

What Should I Do Next?

Take the Junior Achievement Career Quiz here.

Talk to the Pathway Development Coordinator or Counselor at your school!