COURSE OF STUDY - DRAFTING AND DESIGN
GRADE 9 EXPLORATORY – COURSE #DDX 1 CREDIT
The CAD design exploratory program introduces the students to today’s cutting edge design process. Students begin their week long experience with a design challenge. Students design their own invention in a 3D mode which will be animated and tested for correct fit. When the animation is correct, students make working drawings with proper views and dimensions.
GRADE 9 SHOP – COURSE #DDXF-16 10 CREDITS
Students learn about drafting shop tools and the “shop” environment. Emphasis is on basic drafting practices and principles. Daily lessons incorporate examples from text books, videos, and past practices. The students experience the theories of drafting methods through both individual and group assignments.
GRADE 10 SHOP – COURSE #DD2 20 CREDITS
This course meshes the time-tested fundamentals of mechanical design with today’s most advanced design tools. Lesson topics include Introduction to Design, Sketching and Freehand Technical Design, Basic Geometric Construction, Solid Part Modeling, Assembly Modeling, Orthographic Projection/ Creating Working Drawings, Measurement, Sectional Views, Auxiliary Views, Electronic Drafting and Introduction to Rapid Prototyping. All topics are covered in an easy to understand sequence and delivered in a way that builds knowledge and confidence.
GRADE 10 RELATED – COURSE #DD2R 5 CREDITS
The purpose of this course is to present the theories behind the common practices used in the mechanical design field. This course explains the “why” behind the “how to” that are learned in shop. Lessons are carefully planned to align with shop lessons and reinforce concepts necessary to master the skills. Daily lectures are offered in a discussion format.
GRADE 11 SHOP – COURSE #DD3 25 CREDITS
The purpose of this course is to focus the Drafting and Design student on a variety of architectural projects. The students use Chief Architect software program to develop plans, elevations, sections and details on a variety of residential and commercial projects. Students are introduced to architectural theory, layout sketching, building materials, structural requirements, architectural components and building code regulations. Students will be introduced to the following topics: one and two story house design, stair layout, roof design, site design, kitchen and bath design, accessibility regulations and code analysis, commercial design projects. The students are required to develop and maintain a presentation portfolio with all weekly projects including sketches, notes, CAD drawings and models.
GRADE 11 RELATED – COURSE #DD3R 5 CREDITS
The purpose of this course is to focus the Drafting and Design student on a variety of architectural concepts, theories and terminologies. The students are introduced to architectural theory, layout sketching, building materials, structural requirements, architectural components and building code regulations. Curriculum also includes one and two story house design, stair layout, roof design, site design, kitchen and bath design, accessibility regulations and code analysis, commercial design projects, plot plans, civil drafting concepts, surveying and mapping. Students are required to develop and maintain a journal complete with weekly assignments, handouts, sketches and notes.
GRADE 12 SHOP – COURSE #DD4 25 CREDITS
During their senior year, drafting students work on a variety of school approved community projects, larger commercial projects and larger residential projects. Seniors work on developing and practicing competencies that were learned during their junior year. The students are required to complete and present their Junior/Senior project having earlier chosen a mechanical, electro-mechanical or architectural based final project.
GRADE 12 RELATED – COURSE #DD4R 5 CREDITS
The Grade 12 related course curriculum engages students in areas of the state competencies that they have not yet experienced while reinforcing previously learned fundamentals. Emphasis is also placed on skills essential for successful completion of the Junior/Senior Project.