DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
This course offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of drafting related careers. It provides students with knowledge and skills in drafting techniques, technical sketching, computer-aided drafting, dimensioning, geometric construction, orthographic projection, pictorials, architecture, engineering, and designing to scale. Projects will be given in order of complexity exposing students to a variety of drafting experiences. This course is recommended for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering, architecture, building construction industry, commercial and interior design, computer-aided drafting, and other occupations requiring drafting experience. Competence and aptitude for fractions and algebra are necessary for success. The major assessments for this include hand and CAD drawings, as well as individual and small group projects. This course can be used to fulfill the Fine Arts requirement.
(COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN) This course offers students the opportunity to explore the computer-aided drafting industry with emphasis placed on providing realistic mechanical drafting and design problems. This course will require students to solve problems through the creation of computer-generated drawings using technical drawing skills and computer-aided drafting software including Inventor. Drawings will be completed to scale and will include 2D and 3D modeling drawings. This course is recommended for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering and computer-aided drafting. Competence in algebra, fractions, and drafting is essential.
CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
Civil Engineering and Architecture is a specialized course in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW)* engineering program. In this class, students are introduced to important aspects of building and site design and development. Students will use math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3D architectural design software (Autodesk Revit).
Students will experience both individual and group projects and problems as they learn engineering design and development tools such as project management and peer review. Students will develop skills in engineering calculations, technical representation and documentation of design solutions, and use of 3D architectural design software to represent and communicate solutions.
* Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. through pathways in computer science and engineering. Students learn problem-solving strategies, critical and creative thinking, and how to communicate and collaborate.