One of the great advantages of working in the Drafting and Design field is the satisfaction of seeing something transform from and idea on paper into a completed object or a building. If you are interested in a career in drafting, architecture or engineering, EPCOT's Drafting and Design Technology program will put you on the path to success.
Our Drafting and Design Technology program equips students with a foundation of knowledge that can be applied to many career fields. Upon completion, you will be prepared to begin an entry-level job in industry, continue your drafting education at a community college, or pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, building science, or architecture at a university. Students who complete the program courses have the opportunity to obtain certification through the American Drafting Design Association (ADDA), a nationally recognized certifying agency. Through articulation, students can also earn college credit for the courses and training they receive at EPCOT.
Armed with the same cutting edge tools and technology you would find in almost any architectural or engineering firm, we have one of the most well-equipped labs in the state. Placing an emphasis on mechanical, architectural and 3-D design, our program teaches.
- Traditional board drafting techniques
- Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)
- 3-D Solid Modeling
You will learn to draft on paper and to utilize computer technology to create electronic drawings using the latest software such as AutoCAD, Inventor and Solid Edge. Our drafting lab is equipped with a 3-D printer that works in conjunction with our software to produce 3-D scaled models of mechanical parts and architectural designs.
Students who attend Drafting and Design program will participate in SkillsUSA, Career and Technical Student Organization.
The acronym for National Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student Organizations. The NCC-CTSO is a coalition of national career and technical student organizations (CTSOs) servicing career and technical education students and teachers in one or more of the 16 Career Clusters identified in the National Career Cluster Framework. http://www.ctsos.org/about-us/
Participation in SkillsUSA offers many benefits, including but not limited to the following:
Learning Job Skills
Exposure & Networking Opportunities for potential employment
Gaining Employment Skills
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.
SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.
SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.
Learn more about SkillsUSA through this link. http://www.skillsusa.org/