This course provides a study of light frame construction techniques and the production of residential construction drawings for learning design principles and methods using Chief Architect X6 software.  Chief Architect is 3D modeling CAD software that is the industry standard for home design. The introduction of basic design in this course is intended to stimulate the student’s insights and understandings concerning the architectural design of buildings and the relationship of design to presentation drawings. The student will develop the necessary technical skills to communicate architectural ideas in an understandable, efficient, and accurate manner.  The course covers common residential construction materials, components, and systems as related to wood frame structures. Additional areas covered will include lot selection and planning, construction details which include all mathematical computations concerned with stresses and strains of modern building material.