Computer Aided Drafting and Design

The Computer Aided Drafting and Design program uses such CAD programs as Mechanical Desktop, Auto Cad, Inventor and Solid Works for all our 2-D and 3-D applications. Mechanical Desktop and Solid Works are both powerful 3-D solid modeling programs. These programs are industry standard.

Course Offerings

DR Related Theory 10

Course Numbers: 11035 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Related Theory Drafting Grade 10: In this course, students will learn how to handle linear measurement devices and apply fundamentals of algebra in order to complete a drafting project.


DR Related Theory 11

Course Numbers: 11036 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Related Theory Drafting Grade 11: In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of plane geometry, trigonometry, and compound angles, and use their principles and methods to complete a drafting project.


DR Related Theory 12

Course Numbers: 11037 (1.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Related Theory Drafting Grade 12: In this course, students will learn to read and use the basic geometric and tolerance methods in order to complete a drafting project.


DR Related Theory 9

Course Numbers: 11034 (0.25)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Related Theory Drafting Grade 9: In this course, students will study common fractions, decimal fractions, and percentages in order to complete a drafting project.


Drafting 10

Course Numbers: 11131 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Drafting Grade 10: In this course, students will develop an understanding of the importance of engineering graphic communication to the design process. Students will engage in hands-on experience creating free-hand sketches; CAD technical documents using orthographic projection; and detail, section, and auxiliary views. Students will learn to create drawings for weldments and castings and apply the proper use of surface finish symbols; limits and tolerances; fits and allowances; keys and keyseats using traditional sketching and CAD. Students will perform structured laboratory exercises and explore industry design and drafting practices.


Drafting 11

Course Numbers: 11132 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Drafting Grade 11: In this course, students will develop an understanding of the importance of engineering graphic communication to the design process. Students will engage in hands-on experience creating free-hand sketches; CAD technical documents using orthographic projection; and detail, section, and auxiliary views. Students will learn to create drawings for weldments and castings and apply the proper use of surface finish symbols; limits and tolerances; fits and allowances; keys and keyseats using traditional sketching and CAD. Students will perform structured laboratory exercises and explore industry design and drafting practices.


Drafting 12

Course Numbers: 11133 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Drafting Grade 12: In this course, students will engage in advanced studies in Mechanical Design using Parametric Modeling. Students will also explore advanced studies in AutoDesk 3D Studio Max; AutoDesk Motion Builder; AutoDesk Mudbox; and AutoDesk Maya to create customizable and scalable 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solutions.


Drafting 9

Course Numbers: 11130 (1.50)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Drafting Grade 9: In this course, students will develop an understanding of the importance of engineering graphic communication to the design process and will gain hands-on experience creating CAD drawings using orthographic projection as well as isometric and 3D drawings. Students will use the most up-to-date drawing programs; perform structured laboratory exercises; and explore industry design and drafting practices.


Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities

All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in Cooperative Education and Internship experiences at a variety of approved learning sites across the city in their junior and/or senior year. While the requirements and specific opportunities vary from school to school, and program to program, the structured combination of classroom based education and practical work experience provides students with the skills necessary to comfortably navigate the world of work. Some of the internship and cooperative education opportunities students have experienced include the following partnership/s:

Crocker Architectural

Career Opportunities

  • Civil Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • 3D Game Development
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