Course Level:

Credits: 5

Suggested Grade Level: 9 – 12

Prerequisite: None

NJ Course Code: 21-102-G

This course introduces students to the basics of drafting on a computer (CAD). Topics covered include: engineering terminology; how to think, work and communicate like an engineer; non-verbal communication using Orthographic Projection and 3D-Isometric Drawings; creating bids and how to sell a product to customers; career-oriented group projects; meeting with Industry guest speakers; how to solve engineering and construction problems; bridge building techniques; how a car engine works and using CAD to draw engine designs; drawing floor plans using Auto CAD as an introduction to Architecture; the importance of working within a Learning Community; and honing 21st century skills. Students will decipher and complete Auto-CAD engineering drawings at their own pace. Experience Pro/Engineering software is used to set up and draw 3D Engineering products/parts while developing global solutions for the next generation of technological thinkers. Use student centered learning together with Geometry, Math, Measuring, and Critical Thinking to solve Auto CAD drawing problems. The course includes many guest speakers for college and career exposure, as well as class trips to New York City to view and discuss classic Architectural Designs. Class concludes with drawing floor plans to scale for those interested in Architectural type careers and moving up to Architecture I.

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