CADD: The Building Blocks of a Young Engineering

  • Sequence of classes for

    CADD - Engineering


    No Prerequisites


    1. Drafting I


    2. Honors Drafting II Engineering


    3. Honors Drafting III Engineering



    4. Advanced Studies Engineering


    Work-Based Learning

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  • Does your child love to create Legos, Erectors, or Robots? Do they sit for hours developing their own inventions?

    Is there a noticeable focus on the details most others pay no attention to? If so, you may have the makings of a young engineering engineer on your hands.

    A career in engineering can be a lucrative one, as it combines the passion to create with the practical skills to solve meaningful, real-world problems.


    Visualize the Future

    Engineers have the ability to think abstractly about the potential solutions to a problem, visualize those thoughts in order to create useful outcomes, and determine the best way to complete their tasks, no matter how big or small. An engineer's job is innovation - exploring new and emerging technology to see how it can be of use. Can it bring value, can it improve satisfaction, can it make lives safer and more secure, can it make money or save money? Part of this is looking into the future and trying to predict what is going to happen, or at least, what could happen.

    Engineering Design Process

    The engineering design process emphasizes open-ended problem-solving and encourages students to learn from failure. This process nurtures students' abilities to create innovative solutions to challenges in any subject!

    Learn From Failure

    The engineering design process is a series of steps that guides engineering teams as we solve problems. The design process is iterative, meaning that we repeat the steps as many times as needed, making improvements along the way as we learn from failure and uncover new design possibilities to arrive at great solutions.

    Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

    Overarching themes of the engineering design process are teamwork and design. Strengthen your students' understanding of open-ended design as you encourage them to work together to brainstorm new ideas, apply science and math concepts, test prototypes and analyze data - and aim for creativity and practicality in their solutions. Project-based learning engages learners of all ages and fosters STEM literacy.


  • Additional Classes to consider taking for Engineering Pathway 

    Metals Technology


    Automotive Service

    Diesel Technology

     Collision Repair