TECHNOLOGY 10: DRAFTING & DESIGN (Level I)
This course is designed for students interested in drafting and drafting related careers such as; engineering, interior design, industrial design, architecture, carpentry, steel fabrication, cabinet making, electrician, plumbing, heating or any one of the numerous other professions which demand knowledge of drafting. The students will explore the elements and techniques used for sketching, designing, modeling and creating mechanical and basic architectural drawings. This course covers the basics of board drafting then quickly moves on to 2-D Computer Assisted Drafting and Design (CADD). Students are given the opportunity to create a variety of CADD designs which may then be produced as vinyl decals, T-Shirt heat transfers or machined on our CNC equipment. Students will be expected to create a Portfolio of their work in analog or digital format.
DRAFTING & DESIGN 11 (Level I/II)
Building on the concepts learned during the Level I Drafting course (Drafting & Design 10) students will explore the elements and techniques used for sketching, designing, modeling and creating mechanical and basic architectural drawings. This course will allow the student to focus their learning in either Mechanical or Architectural Drafting (other focus areas may be allowed with instructor approval) using both manual and Computer Assisted Drafting and Design techniques. Students will be expected to create a Portfolio of their work in analog or digital format.
DRAFTING & DESIGN 12
Building on the basics of Drafting & Design 11 (level I/II), this intermediate-advanced level course focuses on the development of skills and practices common to a wide variety of drafting disciplines such as; Draftsperson, Architect, Engineer, Surveyor, Interior Designer, Scientist, Technical Illustrator and other drafting careers. Students are encouraged to continue building their portfolios and investigate career choices as well as post-secondary institution program offerings.
DRAFTING & DESIGN 12: ARCHITECTURAL & HABITAT DESIGN
Focusing on House/Building design - this advanced-level course will allow students to further their existing drawing skills and an opportunity to design their own house plans and elevations. Concept sketches/drawings of buildings and floor plans will be redeveloped using a variety of technical drawing methods including, but not limited to, hand and computer rendering, detailed computer drawings using CAD, as well as 3D modeling. Students are required to design and develop a major individual project for successful completion of the course. *A recommended course for those students interested in Interior Design or House Construction.
DRAFTING & DESIGN 12: ENGINEERING & MECHANICAL DRAFTING
This course will provide experienced students time to explore engineering topics of their choice. They will use a variety of software and drawing techniques to show details of mechanical drawings. Computer generated walk-through and 3D models will enhance their selected topics. Major software and CNC machining will provide the engineering/ lab component. Students are required to design and develop a major individual project for successful completion of the course.
DRAFTING AND DESIGN 12: TECHNICAL VISUALIZATION
Strong Recommendation that students enroll in Architectural & Habitat Design or Engineering & Mechanical Drafting (Concurrent enrolment with Instructor permission) Technical Visualization typically utilizes computer-generated models, animation and rendering to provide learning opportunities for students to perceive, respond to, and create still or moving images of a technical nature, using technical knowledge, skills, and tools. It is a means to study a design and/or tell a story, not a technical exercise in using computers. This specialized course allows the advanced student to develop the personal attributes and skills to explore possible career paths in Technical Visualization, Animation, or Industrial Design in the context of Drafting and Design. Since the curriculum is offered in a hands-on environment, students will produce samples of their work, which will serve as portfolio examples while they explore career opportunities.