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Engineering

INTRO TO DRAFTING

Skills are developed for students interested in technical/engineering fields. Students will work in the area of mechanical drawing first semester and architectural drawing second semester. Exploratory field trips, guest speakers and career exploration are key parts of the course. Projects will include, but not limited to: building paper rockets and cars, wooden bridges, paper roller coasters and solar powered vehicle. Students are encouraged to be involved with the Technology Students Association (TSA). Students who earn a “B” grade or better may receive Tech Prep credit from WVC and receive 4 college credits.

INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD

Skills are developed in CAD with the use of AutoCAD software used on Windows based computers. First semester emphasizes learning to use AutoCAD as a tool. Units of study include: CAD as a communication tool, multi-view and isometric drawings, architectural drawing, Last Revision 04/27/2018 48 blueprint reading, and basics in 3-D. Students are encouraged to be involved with the Technology Students Association (TSA).

ADVANCED AUTOCAD

Further development in CAD skills. Students, under supervision of instructor, select and area of concentration and pursue related projects. Studies may include 3-D work and animation. Possible job shadows may be set up to assist in curriculum relevance. Students are encouraged to be involved with the Technology Students Association (TSA)

(PLTW) INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN

A class that can taken in sequence to the middle school Gateway to Technology class but can be taken as a stand alone. Students are introduced to the engineering design process, using math, science, and engineering principles in a variety of hands-on projects including building and racing paper cars, balloon powered vehicles, straw rockets, fling machines and more. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems learning basic hand drafting skills and 3D modeling software.