Drafting is a universal method for visually communicating ideas in the world of design and manufacturing. Students will learn how to draw, create, and realize their creative ideas.
Utilizing: Computer Models, Hand Drawn Products, Scaled Models & Portfolios.
ADST – Drafting 9/Career Education 9
Students in this course will be introduced to Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), technical drawing, applied design, and problem solving. The skills and techniques that they learn in this course will be further utilized in other Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST) courses such as Drafting & Design 10, Electronics 10, and Woodworking 10.
The skills and techniques learned in this course will allow students to 3D print and manufacture real life products for real life problems. This course is suggested for any students interested in architecture, industrial design, engineering, technology, and applied sciences.
In Career Education 9 – students will explore the use of the software package Microsoft Office 365. Students will also participate in various career related activities to demonstrate their learning in this area. This course will be interwoven into Drafting 9.
At the end of this course, students will be credited for both ADST – Drafting 9 and Career Education 9.
Skills Exploration 10 – Drafting
This course is an intermediate level ADST course. Students will gain skills and knowledge enabling them to select effective tools, techniques, and problem solving strategies to visually communicate their solutions to complex real world design challenges.
Some of these tools include; 3D and 2D Computer Aided Design & Design (CADD) software such as SketchUp, Revit, Fusion360, and AutoCAD. Furthermore, students will learn how to physically model their ideas through, 3D printing and paper modeling.
In addition to gaining skills in CADD students will learn drawing and presentation techniques such as rapid visualization, technical drawing, and rendering.
Finally, students will utilize a series problem solving strategies such as design cycles and computational thinking in order to apply their tool and technique skills in order to create products and designs that solve problems.
Drafting and Design 11
The focus of Drafting 11 is divided into three main areas: computer drawing, architecture and mechanical design (Engineering). Students will start the year completing assignments to develop skills and learn the fundamentals of architectural and engineering drafting. Students will also be required to develop product ideas and design a small building. Students may also choose to develop interests in computer animation. Emphasis is on traditional drafting skills, such as model building, sketching, and hand renderings, as well as manual and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD). Curriculum includes urban planning, landscape and residential development. The program aims to develop a blend of manual and computer aided design and drafting (CAD) skills suitable for students who are looking forward to a career in the Industrial Sciences, Engineering, Technology, and Design.
Drafting and Design 12: Architecture
This course emphasizes design drawing for furniture, building and interior spaces. Students will start by learning how to design simple and then complex furniture using 3D software (SketchUp, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD). As students progress through the course they will have a chance to design a room of their choice. As a final project students design a complete 3D building and all the elements and objects required. Later the computer design is rendered into a scale model. Those considering a career in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning and Development or Building Technology will find Drafting 12 a practical course for developing an application portfolio for a post-secondary institution.