Drafting Career Area

Overview

Training in their basic techniques, skills, and concepts, related to areas in the machine are prepared to specialize in architectural, electrical, mechanical, or machine drafting, with the skills to produce drawings through both the freehand method and computer aided designs.

This course provides the student with the basics of drafting. Students receive instruction in career opportunities, drafting office operational procedures, personal and shop safety, computer aided drafting (CAD), geometric construction, orthographic views, dimensioning, sectional views, auxiliary views and isometrics. Instruction incorporates presentation, demonstration and hands-on performance testing in the areas of drafting room procedures, shop safety procedures, Microsoft Windows, CAD software, disk procedures, plotting and plotters, blueline and engineering copies, and the basics of drawing presentation This course provides students with the theory behind the basics of drafting. Students receive instruction in career opportunities, drafting office operational procedures, personal and shop safety, computer aided drafting (CAD), geometric construction, orthographic views, dimensioning, sectional views, auxiliary views, and isometrics. Instruction incorporates presentation and testing in the areas of drafting room procedures, shop safety procedures, use of manual drafting tools and equipment, Microsoft Windows, CAD software, disk procedures, plotting and plotters, blueline and engineering copies, and the basics of drawing presentation. Reading, writing and math assignments related to drafting theory are an integral part of this class..

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Freshman Year

  • Basics of Drafting
  • Instruction in CAD
  • Instruction in Career Opportunities
  • Personal and Shop Safety
  • Reading, Math, and Writing are an Integral Part of the Class

Sophomore Year

  • Expands on CAD
  • Expands on Drawing Techniques from Previous Year
  • Introduced to Product Design Process
  • Introduced to Manufacturing Processes, Such as Welding, Casting, Forging
  • Learn Basics of Writing Specifications

Junior Year

  • Three-Dimensional and Solids Drawings
  • Robotics Competition Design
  • Mechanical Design Projects
  • Explore Materials, Finishes, Strength of Materials, Precision, Advanced CAD, 3D Design
  • Testing in Areas in the Areas of Drafting Room Procedures

Senior Year

  • Residential Architectural Drawing and Design
  • Basic Site Design
  • Introduced to Property Survey and Plot Plan Drawings
  • Provides Students with an Introduction to Theory Relating to Residential Architectural Drawing and Design
  • Demonstrations and Testing Using Competency-Based Vocational Education (CBVE) for Architectural Drafting
  • Michael White
  • Shop Instructor
  • All Grades
  • Ext. 1325
  • Jonathan Vaillancourt
  • Related Instructor
  • All Grades
  • Ext. 1120