Advanced Design / Pre-Engineering


This is a two-year program available to juniors or seniors. Students should have an interest in engineering, architecture, drafting, design, robotics and computer controlled equipment.

Students will learn Mechanical and Architectural drafting, design, solid modeling, and CNC programming. In addition, students explore various engineering disciplines and career choices. The course covers safety, employment and educational opportunities. It also includes current industry trends and developments. A strong emphasis is put on developing professional skills and responsibilities. A major portion of time will be spent in hands on labs learning to operate the software, machine tools and controls.

The classrooms consist of a networked computer lab, a robotics lab, a laser lab and manufacturing machining lab. In the computer lab students learn computer aided drafting, design (CAD) and solid modeling. Students also learn how to create programs to run computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines. The manufacturing machining lab consists of a 3-D printer, laser engraver, drill press, band saw, metal band saw, CNC mills, and a robotic work cell.

Sessions Offered: 12:00-2:30PM

Length of Program: 1-2 years

Equivalency Credits: 1 credit Algebra

College Credits: Up to 18 credits

Certifications/Licensures: Autodesk AutoCAD certification, First Aid/CPR



Employment of architecture and engineering occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, adding about 67,200 new jobs. The median annual wage for architecture and engineering occupations was $76,870 in May 2015. The median annual wages for all occupations in this group was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy, which was $36,200.

Career Opportunities: Career Opportunities range from Drafters to various Engineering specialties.  This course provides the experience to attain an entry level position at an Architectural/Engineering Firm, or a head start towards an Associates or Bachelors Degree.




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