BARNWELL COUNTY CAREER
ENGINEERING / DRAFTING
The Drafting program at the Barnwell County Career
Center is designed to prepare a student to use the specialized tools and equipment
to produce technical drawings which graphically represent the ideas of their
Successful completion of the drafting program will
provide the basic training needed for the student to prepare himself/herself
for a career as a drafter, technician, engineer, architect, or designer.
Students apply designing skills
in the CAD laboratory.
§ Drafting equipment
§ Building codes
§ Cost planning
§ Material requirements
§ Detail drawings
§ Multiview drawings
§ Co-op Education
6170 Drafting I (Grades
Drafting is essential to any career field dealing with
building or manufacturing where information is given with drawings. A
beginning drafting student receives instruction in the following areas:
measurements, blueprint reading, geometric constructions, multiview drawings,
pictorial drawings, freehand sketching, related math, and graphic
design. Most instruction is given on CAD (Computer Aided Design)
systems. AutoCad software is used for most applications.
The student is introduced to 3D drawings on a limited basis in visualization
training. Field trips and guest speakers are included when
possible. First year of a two year program. (2 credits)
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I or Math for the Technologies I
6171 Drafting II (Grades
The second year drafting course gives the student the opportunity
to make practical applications of skills learned in the first year. The
course consists of three (3) basic sections: 1) Architectural Drafting
– A student learns to draw basic house plans (floor plans, elevations,
sections, and details). Basic house design is studied and the student
is allowed to design a residence and/or build a model of the design if he or
she specializes in the architectural area. 2) Machine Drafting – A
student learns to draw detail and assembly drawings of machine parts.
Pictorial drawings enable a student to draw exploded assembly drawings and
give a student a good background for technical illustration or commercial
art. 3) 3D Drafting – Students learn the value of 3D drawings and
their applications in product design and other applications. Students
produce 3D drawings and learn rendering in AutoCad or other software programs
as available. School-to-Work provides students with on-the-job
experience if the student meets requirements and if job sites are available.
Graduates are prepared as entry-level CAD operators. Field trips and
guest speakers are an important part of the class activity. Second
year of a two-year program. (2 credits)
Prerequisite: Drafting I and instructor's recommendation
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