Computer-Assisted Drawing (CAD)

Computer Assisted Technical Drawing
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent Enrollment in Computer Assisted Architectural Drawing (28408)

This is a beginning level mechanical drawing class which introduces the skills required to communicate effectively through the use of graphic language. Students use three methods of graphic representation:freehand sketching, mechanical drafting, and computer-assisted drawing. The course content includes career opportunities in the field of technical drawing, freehand sketching, lettering techniques, line types, geometric constructions, multi-view drawings, dimensioning, sectional views, auxiliary views, and computer assisted design. This course is especially recommended for future engineers, architects, or home builders, including students involved in the construction trades.

  • College Credit: This course may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as EGR 115 or CAD 140for a total of 3 credits at NOVA. The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of this course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details.

Computer Assisted Architectural Drawing
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent Enrollment in Computer Assisted Technical Drawing (28439)

This is a drawing course which focuses on the practices of the fields of architecture and construction through the use of mechanical drafting and computer assisted drawing. These documents include floor plans, electrical plans, wall sections, elevations, and renderings. Students build scale models and reports on various building materials and their individual properties. This class provides information helpful for the homeowner and is especially beneficial to the future architect, interior designer, or contractors, including students’ involved in the construction trade skill classes. Computer aided drafting using AutoCAD and Revit are components of this course.

  • College Credit: This course may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as ARC 123 & ARC 124 for a total of 6 credits at NOVA. The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of this course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details.

Computer Assisted Engineering Drawing
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Computer Assisted Technical Drawing (28439)

This is a drawing course which focuses on the practices of the fields of engineering and design. Students prepare working drawings necessary in the design and manufacturing of components and assembles through the use of mechanical drafting and computer assisted drawing programs. These documents include isometric and orthographic drawings as well as models of the drawings. Students also study building materials and their individual properties. This class teaches essential programs for the future engineer and is especially beneficial for college bound STEM students. Computer aided drafting using AutoCAD and Inventor are a critical part of this course.

  • College Credit: This course may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as EGR 115 or CAD 140 or other course code for a total of 3 credits at NOVA.The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of this course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details.

Contact Information:

Mr. Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
robert.johnson@apsva.us
CAD Teacher