ARCHITECTURAL & MECHANICAL DESIGN (Formerly CAD)
Ohio College Tech Prep; CT2 Career Technical Credit Transfer
– 2.5 elective, 1.0 Algebra II, OR Pre-Calculus (required)Year Two
– 3.5 elective OR 2.5 elective, 1.0 College Prep Math or Pre-Calculus (optional)
Computer aided design involves learning the computer applications for preparing detailed drawings used in engineering and manufacturing various products. In the first year students learn the computer applications necessary to produce technical drawings, including three-dimensional color renditions. In the second year the emphasis is on applying these skills in design projects, using AutoCAD, 3 ds Max, Revit, Solidworks and other design software to design buildings, cars, tools and industrial products. Architectural and product modeling is also an integral part of the design process. This course helps prepare students for college studies in the engineering fields, architecture, landscape design, product/industrial design and interior design.
Students can earn the following certifications: American Design Drafting Association’s Mechanical Drafting and Architectural Drafting, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Specialist, IC3 (Internet & Computing Core Certification), Adobe Certified Associate and OSHA 10-Hour Safety.
Instructor: Erik Ward