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Drafting and Design

Program Description
In Drafting and Design Technology, students start with the basics of mechanical drawing, then move into orthographic projections, sectional views and pictorial plans for use in many engineering and construction fields. Utilizing modern technology to create the drawings needed. Drafting requires students to have a strong conceptual foundation. Focus is on: equivalency & linearity, modeling, geometric objects & algebraic expressions. Other courses suggested for this major are Architecture & Interior Design, and Physics.

 Available Certifications
ADDA Apprentice Drafter Exam                              
Autodesk AutoCad Certificaiton
Autodesk Revit Certification 

Available College Credits
Articulation agreement with the College of Southern Maryland 


Course Sequence
Introduction to Construction Development
Principles of Drafting and Construction Design
Revit: 3-D Architectural Drafting
Advanced Design & 3-D Modeling
Advanced Construction Management Capstone

Sample High School Schedule

   9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Elective Introduction to Dev./Drafting Principles of Drafting and Construction Design

Advanced Design & 3-D Modeling

 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Computer Assisted Drafting & Design (CADD) Revit: 3-D Architectural Drafting Advanced Design & 3-D Modeling
 3 Fine Arts Requirement  Financial Literacy  Elective Advanced Drafting and Construction 
Design
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement  Science Requirement Elective
 5 History Requirement History Requirement  History Requirement Elective
 6 English Requirement English Requirement  English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement  Math Requirement Math Requirement
8 Technology Education Requirement Elective Elective Elective

  *Note: The schedule above is a sample only. Students should always review course selections with school counselors and refer to the current Charles County Public Schools High School Program of Studies.*

High Schools that Offer the Program
North Point High School- Students apply in 8th grade