This course will introduce students to the skills, knowledge, environment and occupations of the drafting communication technologies. Realistic hands-on assignments will be emphasized. Students will become proficient in fundamental Computer Aided Drafting skills. The following disciplines will be emphasized:

Technical Drafting - Technical drafting is the study of the language of industrial technology. Areas explored include basic principles of geometric construction, orthographic projection, dimensioning and pictorials. Students will design 3-D solid models, develop detailed working drawings and create photo-realistic computer renderings using Creo Parametric 3.0 - Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5.0 3D parametric CAD software. Students will create ABS plastic rapid prototypes from CAD models using CatalystEX software and our Stratasys 3D printer.

Architectural Drafting — Students will be guided through the preparation of a set of house plans of his / her own design. Areas explored include basic principles of architecture and design, foundation and floor plans, elevations, photo-realistic renderings. Students will design 2D and 3D house plans using Chief Architect X6 software.

3D Computer Animation and Video Game Design – Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of 3D computer animation and video game design using Maya 2017 and Game Maker Studio software. 3D interactive visualizations will be explored using Unity Pro 5.5 software.

Each student taking this course will be given a copy of Creo Parametric 3.0 CAD software.