Introduction to Engineering Graphics Grade 11
This course provides a foundation for all engineering and technical design courses. This study includes basics of freehand sketching and CAD Drafting, and print reading. This study also includes all principles using section, auxiliary, and pictorial views to better describe the product. Second semester of this course is an introduction to Computer Aided Drafting. The primary focus is on entry-level AutoCAD Command usage, drawing commands, viewing commands, and modify commands. Topics include drawing layouts, 2-dimensional drawing, editing and viewing commands, drafting practices and standards, file management practices, and practical uses of CAD drawings. Prerequisite: Algebra 1. Students taking this class are required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.
Advanced Engineering Graphics Grade 12
This course includes Architectural & Technical Drawing. The primary focus is on entry-level Board and Auto CAD Command usage, drawing commands, viewing commands and modifying commands. Topics include drawing the different types of fasteners, springs, cams, welding symbols, steel details and basic structural drawing. Editing and viewing commands, drafting practices and standards, file management practices and practical uses of CAD drawings. Students will be exposed to 3D creation of objects in 3D parameter software. Civil Engineering and Architecture is introduced through the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum. Students are required to interview prospective clients, write a project description, and draw a set of architectural plans that include floor plans, electrical plans, elevations and construction details for both residential and commercial projects The course will include components from both traditional (manual) and Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD). The four areas of study will include: Architecture and Constructions, Manufacturing/Mechanical systems, Civil Engineering and Surveying, and Structural Engineering drawings. Prerequisite: Intro to Engineering Graphics. A national certification exam is given to each student authorized through the American Drafting and Design Association which certifies the student for 5 years as an Apprentice Mechanical Drafter. Students taking this class are required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.