PTE303: Engineering Drawing/CAD (2010-2011)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Engineering Drawing/CAD
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
About the Program:
Engineering Drawing - CAD prepares students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by professionals in engineering and engineering technology as well as pre-employment and employment skills.
Major Concepts/Content: This course is recommended for students interested in engineering or related careers and/or aspiring to become engineers, architects, and engineer technicians. Engineering drawing is a Computer Aided Drawing and Design (CAD) course designed to provide students with instruction in computer graphic skills and design fundamentals. Students will learn the use of a CAD system for two-dimensional drawing and three-dimensional modeling. Through the use of the Internet students will explore the wide range of CAD technologies and applications.
Major Instructional Activities: Engineering Drawing will cover a thorough introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of technical drawings. This will help the student to communicate with others by being able to draw as well as interpret drawings and sketches. The student will complete drawing and learn concepts from the following areas: but is not limited to, pictorial, multi-view, geometric construction, sectional views, dimensioning, threads and fasteners, and assembly drawings. Instructional activities are provided in the pre-engineering laboratory, using hands-on experiences with equipment and materials related to course content. Students will be required to plan and produce projects. They will develop solutions to problem solving activities, present ideas and information orally and in writing. Students will investigate content-related occupations and assume leadership roles and work cooperatively.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Course work completed will be analyzed and evaluated for accuracy and use of drawing concepts. Reports will be graded for content and form. In addition, the students will be evaluated on their ability to cooperatively work together and solve problems.
Essential Software: The focus of this course will be the use of the Autodesk Suite to design forms, model complex shapes and design in 3D.