Career and Technical Education

817 Bill Beck Boulevard

Phone: 407-518-4580 / Fax: 407-870-4632

Melanie Stefanowicz

Executive Director

Academy of Architectural & Environmental Design

What is the Academy of Architectural & Environmental Design?
The Academy of Architectural & Environmental Design gives students the basics of architectural drafting by challenging them with laboratory and classroom based curriculum that promotes the use of critical thinking and computer technology skills. Students will learn to use industrial drafting tools and instruments used by architects. Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD) will be used by the students to learn how to make construction drawings. Upon completion of the program, students will be qualified to take the certified users exam for Autodesk Architecture, and AutoCAD. 

The Benefits....
The Academy of Architecture & Environmental Design targets students who have an interest in an architectural or related field. Benefits include:
"Hands-on" technical training in large and small animal care using state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities
Rigorous and relevant curriculum that meets Florida's Bright Futures Gold Seal Scholarship program
Being part of a "select team" to accomplish similar career and academic goals
Opportunity for national industry certification
Participation in nationally recognized academic and agricultural competitions
"Real world" experiences reflecting desired career choice
Meets requirements of 4-year college enrollment

Marketable job skills enabling students to enter workforce upon graduation

Career Options

Mechanical Engineer
Planner / Designer
Building Designer
Civil Engineer


Academy Certifications

ADDA Drafter Certification

Autodesk - AutoCAD

Business & Community Partner Support
A combined commitment of leaders in business, education, and the community partners may:
Serve as Advisory Board members
Provide experiences helping to shape the future workforce
Serve as mentors or speaks and provide one-day shadowing experiences or field trips
Provide scholarships, special project funding, or in-kind contributions
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