An introductory course designed to introduce the student to the exciting world of computer-aided drafting (CAD) and design and its related fields. Students will learn specific topics including organizational and professional skills, as well as the construction of 2-D technical drawings, multi-views, section views, auxiliary views, isometric drawings, threads, fasteners, developments, and GD&T.
Students will also gain exposure to manufacturing through the use of a laser engraving/cutting machine.
This is an excellent course for students interested in visual communications and engineering careers.
Michigan’s HOT 50 High-Demand High-Wage Careers: Architects, Architectural and Engineering Managers, Civil Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Mechanical Engineer Technicians, Mechanical Engineers, Operating Engineers
CAD I is a prerequisite for Advanced CAD.
NOTE: This class is a senior year math credit.
CAD students may choose to join MITES.