Engineering & Drafting

Engineering is involved in almost everything we encounter on a daily basis. In order to make all of these products, there needs to be a drawing or CAD (computer-aided-design) model first. This program teaches students this important piece of the engineering puzzle. The class will use hands-on demonstrations, individual work and group design projects to teach the basics of a variety of CAD software and the principles of technical drawing. Students will also utilize different types of 3D printers to build projects from scratch. Graduates from this program have gone onto 4-year engineering degrees or 2-year CAD engineering technology degrees.

Special Class Features

  • Students will design and build projects using different types of 3D printing
  • Job Shadowing and Mentorships
  • Opportunity to Earn college Credit
  • Participate in SkillsUSA - a National Student Organization
  • Collaboration With Other Classes on group projects
  • Students Will Work On Industrial Based Machine Drawings
  • Professional Guest Speakers
  • Field Trips

Course Content

  • CAD Programs: Auto CAD, Auto Desk Inventor, SolidWorks
  • Principles of Technical Drawing
  • 3D Solid Modeling
  • 3D Printing
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Section Drawings
  • Auxiliary View Drawings
  • Assembly Drawings
  • Detail Drawings
  • Engineering Tools and Standards
  • Manual Drafting Skills
  • Design Products
  • Dimensioning and Tolerance

Future Employment 

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • CAD Operator
  • Civil Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer

Articulation and/or Credentials


  • Delta College
  • Baker College


  • CSWA- Certified SolidWorks Associate
  • ADDA Apprentice Mechanical Drafter (American Design Drafting Association)