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.
High School Credit
- Students can earn up to 4 college credits from NMU
- Students must earn a grade of 90% or better and be recommended by the instructor
- Each college reserves the right to set its own credit-granting policy
- Contact your college(s) to find out the score it requires to grant credit, the number of credit hours granted, and the course(s) that can be bypassed with a satisfactory score.
NMU course satisfied:
DD 100 - Technical Drafting/Intro to CADD - NMU Credits Granted 4
National College Credit Recommendation (Test required)
- Students have the potential of earning college credits by scoring 70% or better on the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) assessment for Architectural Drafting
- Test is administered in the classroom during mid-spring semester
- Over 1,500 colleges and universities accept NOCTI credit recommendations
- 10-hour OSHA General Industry Safety Certificate*
*Credentials are nationally recognized, portable and stackable, which means students have the option of attaining more advanced credentials in the future.
- Autodesk (AutoCAD) certification is forthcoming
Gwinn High School CAD students sweep competition!
Gwinn High School Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) students showcased their impressive skills at the annual Upper Peninsula High School CTE Skills Challenge Day!
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Instructors: Jared Mottes