Mechanical Drafting and Design I

Mechanical Drafting and Design I provides students with a basic understanding of the detailing skills commonly used by a drafting technician. Areas of study include: lettering, sketching, proper use of equipment, geometric constructions with emphasis on orthographic (multi-view) drawings that are dimensioned and noted to ANSI standards. Another purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the features and considerations associated with the operation of a computer-aided design (CAD) system. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience with Auto CAD. They will be expected to complete several projects (increasing in difficulty) relating to command topics. Topics include: 2D drawing commands, coordinate systems, editing commands, paper and model space, inquiry commands, layers, plotting, text, and basic dimensioning. 

  • DOE Code: 4836
  • Recommended Grade Level: Grade 9-12
  • Recommended Prerequisites: None
  • Credits: 2 credits per semester, 2 semesters maximum, maximum of 6 credits
  • Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with
  • Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
  • No Additional Cost 

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