Architectural Technology

School pupils recently visited the College’s Motherwell Campus for a taster session in Computer Aided Design and Architectural Technology (CADD).

Fifth and sixth year Graphic Communications pupils from five schools in the local area were given a tour of the facilities on offer at the College including trying out the state-of-the-art software.

After receiving extremely positive feedback from many of the pupils involved, the College hopes to make this a regular feature in its calendar.

Lecturer Vivien Townsley said: “Working with secondary pupils was a great opportunity for both the College and the pupils in attendance.

“They were given the opportunity to use state-of-the-art AutoDesk Revit software - which is not currently taught in school – to design a house, furnish and render it. This gave them an insight into different types of software available in the industry.

“The pupils were also given a brief overview of the courses available in the curriculum area, including the Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology (CAADT) course and the Computer Aided Design (CAD) course, which are both on offer at HNC and HND level at the Motherwell Campus.

“This also gave them a further understanding of the employment opportunities available as a result of study and what future prospects these courses could offer.

“Some of these pupils will be our future designers, so we hope that they enjoyed and learned from the taster sessions offered and look forward to welcoming them back for future events.”