Drafting Technology

COURSE TITLE: DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY I
Grades 10-12; 2 credits; 36 weeks- Drafting courses are available for college/dual credit.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Drafting Technology is a technical course with three major components in the instructional area. These include the area of engineering drawing and architectural drafting. Students also develop technical lettering skills and develop proficiency in the use of drafting equipment, scales, and learn about building specifications and design. The second segment focuses on computer-assisted drafting (CAD). Engineering drawing and architectural skills are developed and expanded on by using the computer as a drawing tool. In addition, students draw house floor plans and elevations that can be used for blueprints for construction of a house. The third segment includes freehand drawing, drawing perspectives, rendering, and pen and pencil sketching. Students are eligible for membership in Skills USA and related skill and leadership competitive events.
COURSE TITLE: DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY II
Grades 11-12; 2 credits; 36 weeks
PREREQUISITES: Drafting I

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced drafting skills with a focus on development of comprehensive construction documents using AutoCAD. Also included is the study of building materials, estimating, construction planning, and project demonstration and sales in a teamwork setting with a concurrent focus on skill sets that relate to engineering and architecture. Laptop computers are provided for Drafting II students. Students are eligible for membership in Skills USA and related skill and leadership competitive events.

INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES AND/OR GOALS: Develop students to a point of initial mastery of instrument drawing, fundamental computer assisted drafting and architectural drafting skills with residential focus.