Drafting and Design


  • CTE Sector: Engineering and Architecture
  • CTE Pathway: Architectural Design
  • Located at: Santa Fe
  • Recommended Prerequisite: None

Course Description

Computer Aided Drafting and Design is a year course designed to train students to think like an engineer, to improve upon the basic designs of others, to develop 3D prototypes, to develop critical thinking skills, to learn the basic commands of various CAD software programs (Auto CAD, solid works, 3D studio Max, sketch up and others), to visualize 2 –dimensional drawings as 3- dimensional Max, sketch objects and to take 3 dimensional objects and render them as 2 dimensional drawings, to design a full set of architectural plans for a personal residence in accordance with the UBC (Universal Building Code).

Integrated throughout the course are standards for Career Ready Practice and Academic Content Standards which include: appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge; communication skills; career planning; applied technology; critical thinking and problem solving; personal health and financial literacy; citizenship, integrity, ethical leadership and effective management; work productively while integrating cultural and global competence; creativity and innovation; reliable research strategies, and environment, social and economic impacts of decisions.