Welcome to Pre-Engineering & Computer-Aided Design
This course provides students fundamental skills of design and engineering through the creation of drawings and 3D geometry using AutoCAD and Solid Works, and see their designs come to life through the use of 3D printing. Students are introduced to the field of design and engineering through hands-on projects and competitions. Second year students advance their skills and participate in real-world learning through innovative engineering projects and experiments and product development, including aerospace and aeronautics, fluid dynamics, product rendering, development, and packaging. Eligible second year students have the opportunity to earn college credit for the course.
Computer-Aided Design 1 (CAD 1)
Students will use AutoCAD (Automated Computer-Aided Design) and SolidWorks in the creation of drawings and 3D geometry in both standard and metric measurements. Instruction will be given through a combination of lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on projects and experiments.
Computer-Aided Design 2 (CAD2)
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to advance their skills for success in modern engineering, design, and renewable technologies careers in a project based, pre-engineering setting. Students will participate in real world learning through participation in engineering competitions, hands-on engineering projects and experiments, and product development. Areas of study will include renewable and sustainable energy, aerospace and aeronautics, fluid dynamics product development and packaging, manufacturing materials and processes, rapid proto-typing, product rendering, and advanced computer-aided design. Students will learn to use CREO Elements and NX engineering software. Math credit may be earned for the fourth-year graduation requirement if taken as a senior. This course fulfills the Visual, Performing Arts requirements.