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delcastleDelcastle Technical High School

Develop, plan, and prepare detailed charts, drawings, blueprints, and models in pencil and on computer using Auto-Desk Design Academy software.

Program Description

Technical Drafting is designed to develop the skills for one or more engineering drawing specialties. Students start with basic drafting procedures and techniques coupled with a general exploration of the field. Specialization in areas such as architectural drafting, landscape architecture, piping schematics, machine design and other disciplines are encouraged in the third year. This program may be used to prepare for entry- level work or post-secondary training. In preparing drawings, students use computers, compasses, dividers, parallel edges, scales, triangles, and other drafting instruments. Computer drafting techniques include AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, 3D Studio, and Auto-Desk Design Academy. Technical handbooks, tables and calculators are also used to help solve problems.

Technical Drafting students are able to earn college credit through Tech Prep Agreements with area colleges.

Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:

  • Detailer, CAD Operator & Drafter in the following fields: Architecture, Aeronautical/Electrical/ Civil/Structural Engineering, Printed Circuit Design, Tool & Die, Landscape Design, Patents, Machine Design.