Computer Aided Design Technology

This program provides occupational and technical skills for entry in careers or college entrance in the fields of architecture, construction, design, engineering, and manufacturing. Students are introduced to principles, practices, and standards for architectural  / construction / engineering / manufacturing, and the use of references and technical information. Students design, document, and build their activities using industry leading software and equipment. Industry based 2D and 3D computer aided design skills are taught, as well as introduction to computer aided machining (CAM) and computer aided coordinate measuring (CMM). Rapid prototyping is integrated with the use of multiple types of 3D printers and computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment. Participation in a student organization is encouraged and industry software certifications are available.



The Computer Aided Design Technology program is a two or four semester career area that provides students with the occupational and technical skills for job entry in careers or college entrance in the fields of architecture, construction, design, engineering, and manufacturing

The design/engineering/manufacturing curriculum of this course emphasizes principles and practices, engineering standards and the use of references and technical information for production of manufactured goods. Industry based 2D and 3D computer aided design skills will be taught, as well as introduction to computer aided machining (CAM) and computer aided coordinate measuring (CMM). Rapid prototyping will be integrated with the use of multiple types of 3D printers and computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment.

The architectural/construction curriculum of this course emphasizes design studies and technical information, and the production of construction drawings. Interior design, landscape design and the development and study of energy efficient housing is incorporated in the curriculum to prepare students for changes in the housing industry. 2D and 3D computer aided design skills in architecture and construction industries are practiced and critiqued by professionals. Model building is used to improve visualization skills.

Industry leading software packages learned and used include Autodesk products: AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit; CNC Software Inc. Mastercam. Software certified user certifications are available.

Mechanical/architectural drafting/design recommended.

Grades: 10-11-12

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