Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education
Students are prepared to enter college and the workforce as a skilled CAD technician by training on the most current CAD software and graduating with advanced CAD skills. Students complete 2D and 3D projects with an emphasis on constructing what you design using advanced and specialized computer-aided drafting skills.
This class uses the most popular 3D CAD options, Autodesk’s AutoCad and Inventor, and Solidworks.
This class is typically available to students in grades 10 - 12.
“The CTE programs at Gwinn High School are absolutely incredible! I owe a lot of my success to my CADD teacher. Michigan Tech courses are heavily based in spatial visualization, 3D modeling, and design work. I breezed through these courses due to my high school experience and I instructed large groups of my classmates in the topics. The design, fabrication, and welding experience have proven extremely useful. To this day those skills gained in CADD classes are on my resume and I apply them every day.”
Cam, Gwinn HS CADD (former student) Executive Lead of Hybrid Electric Vehicle Enterprise
“Each company that I’ve interviewed with have been very impressed by the amount of knowledge I have regarding design and manufacturing, as well as the fact that I’m familiar with AutoCad and SolidWorks. When talking about some of my experiences during interviews I’ve even had the interviewers ask me “You did all that while you were in high school?” because many people don’t have the same unique background that I do.”
Jared R., Gwinn HS CADD (former student) MTU Mechanical Engineering student
“My favorite thing about CADD here at Gwinn High School is just the camaraderie that me and my friends share.”