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Industrial Engineering and Drafting

Wren Stockwell drawing a part in drafting class

Students interested in architecture, engineering, or fabrication should consider these classes since real-world projects first need to be designed. Students will learn how to read blueprints, learn 3D modeling software, and learn orthographic projection. Students will also learn other design skills that can lead to high wage and high demand careers in this field. Motivated students can even earn up to 16 college credits towards an AAS degree in Drafting at Lane Community College.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of drafting equipment, proper lettering techniques, line types, measurement, geometric construction, dimensioning, orthographic projection, and 3-D isometric drawings using both manual methods and the latest AutoCAD and Revit software.
  • Utilize Inventor software, a mechanical engineering CAD program, to design intricate 3-dimensional solid models. Apply this knowledge in completing required assignments and creating prototypes using 3D printers. Engage in team-based STEM activities to solve engineering problems through a structured process. Understand the practical applications of these software programs in the professional world.
  • Design a complete set of plans for a residential home using Revit software in the Advanced Architectural Drafting course. Develop plans encompassing foundation, floor, elevations, site, perspective, roof, and cross-section of exterior walls. Gain familiarity with building codes, roofing, siding materials, energy conservation, and green design. Design and construct basswood bridges meeting specific specifications, participating in state competitions. Explore careers associated with architecture and engineering.
  • Engage in leadership and project-based learning in the Drafting 1A/1B and Drafting 2A/2B courses. Choose between Engineering or Architecture pathways, completing assignments based on the chosen pathway. Work independently on integrated drafting problems using the latest software. Contribute drawings as a service to the school district or community. Explore careers in architecture, engineering, graphics, and interior design. Complete job shadowing and internship experiences to apply classroom knowledge in real-world settings.
  • Gain practical work experience in the Drafting field through the Work Experience: Drafting course. Apply classroom-learned skills to on-the-job situations, earning credit for 120 hours worked in an approved training station. This opportunity provides a bridge between classroom learning and real-world applications in business or industry.

Possibilities After Graduation

Classes in the pathway include: Technical Drafting, Advanced Technical and Computer Drafting, Architectural Drafting, Advanced Architectural Drafting, Leadership Projects Drafting, and Leadership Projects Architectural Drafting. 

Career possibilities include: Engineer, Architect, Designer, or Drafter.

Annual Salary Range: $44,200 - $105,000+

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