Drafting or technical drawing is a universal language that uses pictures to communicate the thoughts and ideas of people who build or design things. Any student who is considering going on in any technological career should take at least one drafting course to give them a basic level of understanding of this important technological skill. It is used in animation, architecture, commercial art, engineering, graphic communication, industrial design, interior design, landscape design, and by all kinds of technicians and trades people.
A career preparation program is available for students interested in this area. See the Career Preparation section.
Technical Studies – Technical Education 9 & 10: Drafting and Design
This course is open to students in Grades 9 and 10. In this course, basic drafting and AutoCAD (computer aided design) units are taught. The student uses these skills to design and draw, a mechanical project, and to make basic architectural designs on both computer and paper.
Technical Studies – Drafting and Design 11
This course is open to students in Grade 11 or any student who has successfully completed Drafting 10. This is a basic to intermediate drafting course. Students will learn to prepare basic sketches, orthographic projections, pictorials, and working drawings. They will present their drawings and design solutions in a variety of formats while increasing skills in both pencil drawn sketches and computer generated drawings using AutoCAD (Computer Assisted Drafting).
Technical Studies – Drafting and Design 12
This is an intermediate to advanced drafting course. Students will learn to create complex drawings including sketches, orthographic projections, pictorials, working drawings, and development drawings. Students will also learn to select, present, and respond to drawings and design solutions in a variety of suitable visual formats and media.