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Engineering, Design & CAD

Engineers create the future and make our life easier and more efficient. Some of the greatest advancements in modern society have been achieved thanks to ingenuity of engineers. Engineers design bridges, cars, products, buildings and more. The high-paying, high-demand engineering field is still growing. Students who become proficient in basic engineering concepts, design skills and a variety of CAD software have an advantage on their college and job applications.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Students who successfully complete this class learn to think like an engineer, design creatively and create a blueprint using CAD software on state-of-the-industry computers. Students also learn to use advanced engineering and architectural software packages such as AutoCAD, Inventor, NX and CATIA.

TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Successful students in this program usually have strong academics, team work skills and have the ability to problem solve and think creatively.

RELATED CAREERS

*Completion of this program could lead to careers in:

Engineer
Architect
Drafter
Survey Technician
Urban Planner
Civil Engineer
Interior Designer

*Note: Additional education may be required.

INSTRUCTOR

Kim Benson has over 10 years of industry experience and is an LISD Teacher of the Year award recipient. She received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Technology degrees from Eastern Michigan University.

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HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT*

1.0 4th Math
1.0 Visual & Performing Arts
0.5 English Language Arts
1.0 3rd Science
1.0 World Languages (in lieu of)

*The LISD TECH Center recommends the academic credit listed. Credit can only be awarded by local districts.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES*

Baker College
Davenport University
Ferris State University
School Craft
Jackson College

*College credit can only be awarded by the college or university. Certain requirements must be met outside of completing the class.