Course Overview

Course Descriptions

Technical Drafting I
This course introduces students to the use of simple and complex graphic tools used to communicate and understand ideas and concepts found in the areas of architecture, manufacturing, engineering, science, and mathematics. Topics include problem-solving strategies, classical representation methods such as sketching, geometric construction techniques, as well as CAD ( computer assisted design), orthographic projection, and 3-D modeling. Skills in communication, mathematics, science, leadership, and problem-solving are reinforced in this course. Job shadowing is an appropriate work-based learning strategy for this course. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.
 
Architectural Drafting II (Honors Credit by Contract)
This course is focused on the principles, concepts, and use of complex graphic tools used in the field of architecture, structural systems, and construction trades. Emphasis is placed on the use of CAD tools in the creation of floor plans, wall sections, and elevation drawings. Mathematics, science, and visual design concepts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship and cooperative education. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.
 
Architectural Drafting III (Honors Credit by Contract)
This course introduces students to advanced architectural design concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of CAD tools in the design and execution of site and foundation plans as well as topographical information and detail drawings of stairs and wall sections. Teaming and problem-solving skills are reinforced in this course. Workbased learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship, internship, and cooperative education. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.
 
Engineering Drafting II
This course focuses on engineering graphics introducing the student to symbol libraries, industry standards, and sectioning techniques. Topics include coordinate systems, principles of machine processes and gearing, and the construction of 3-D wireframe models using CAD. Mathematics, science, and mechanical engineering concepts involving the working principles and design of cams and gears are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship, internships, and cooperative education. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.
 
Engineering Drafting III
This course introduces the student to advanced engineering concepts using CAD tools. Topics studied include descriptive geometry, geometric tolerancing, and advanced engineering design concepts such as surface and solid modeling. Science and mathematic concepts are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship, internships, and cooperative education. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.
 
Scientific and Technical Visualization I
This state-of -the-art course introduces students to the use of complex graphic tools. Emphasis is placed on the use of these tools to understand better technical, mathematical and/or scientific concepts. Emphasis is placed on the use of complex graphic tools to better understand a given mathematical, and/or scientific concept. Visualization activities may include graphics of mathematical models, molecular structures, topographical maps, stratospheric and climate models, and statistical analysis. Computer, communication, mathematical and scientific concepts are reinforced in this course. Job shadowing is an appropriate work-based learning strategy for this course. Hands-on work experiences and SkillsUSA leadership activities provide many opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and career development.
 
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