Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Pathway
This program teaches CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting) and students develop specific skills to help prepare them for the world of work or post-secondary education. Students will use high-tech software to create their own designs. Students may choose either architectural drafting or mechanical drafting (pre-engineering).
Using a hands-on approach, students are given the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to design residential and commercial structures. Exercises include hand and CAD 2D and 3D drafting to design residential and commercial building floor plans, sections and elevations which are typical to those used by contractors. Green Architecture, design concepts, and professional vocabulary will be emphasized. Students may take this course for three years.
Use of standard drafting technique will be developed; geometrical construction, orthographic projection, auxiliary views, section views, and dimensioning practices will be emphasized. Students will focus on design and assembly of 3D parametric models, assembling parts together, creating 2D working drawings and adding animation to their assemblies. Designs will come to life using the 3D prototype machine, CNC router and laser cutter with students learning basic machining operations.
Students may take this course for two years.