CAD- Computer AIDED DESIGN ENGINEERING/ARCHITECTURAL
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (year-AM/PM)
Prerequisite: Grades 11-12 (CAD and PLTW classes preferred)
This program offers training in computer aided design (CAD) in regards to the fields of Technical Drafting or Architectural Drafting, and students will have the opportunity to choose which curriculum they would like to learn. Students will gain an understanding of CAD respective to their chosen path, including 3D solid modeling, creating drawings, photo-realistic rendering, animation, all while completing both technical and creative projects. Curriculum will be tailored to individual student’s skill level and interests using the most current software available, and the course can be taken for a second year with a different curriculum if desired. All Technical Drafting students will have an opportunity to become a Certified Onshape Associate. Students will also have the opportunity to compete at the annual SkillsUSA and MITES competitions. This course will prepare students for engineering or architectural curriculum at the post-secondary level, and articulation agreements exist that allow college credits to be earned at certain colleges and universities. Students completing the course may find employment in entry-level positions as draftsmen, architects, or engineering assistants. Articulation is available with Washtenaw Community College.
If you have questions please e-mail: Steve Vasiloff or visit Mr. Vasiloff's website
CAD Class Succeeds in MITES Competition
For the last 90 years, the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society has been hosting a project-based competition. This was their fifth year competing, and Mr. Vasiloff's SWWC CAD class had the strongest showing yet. They entered projects into around 20 different categories: including photo-realistic renderings of CAD drawings, blueprints, hand drawings, and model houses. The class had all 84 projects that were entered make it through regionals and qualify for states, and an amazing 40 of them placed top 3 in the state to earn a plaque. They had 9 individual state champions, 16 runners-up, and 15 third-place finishes. Congrats to all those who competed!