The Drafting and Design area of Maple Point's Technology Education Department
introduces students to a form of graphic communication that involves the
preparation of drawings needed to develop and manufacture products and
structures. A basic introduction to architectural drafting includes floor planning
and interior design. Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CADD) is used extensively
at all grade levels.
Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grade students identify the many fields of drafting.
A wide range of skills are explored from basic measuring and sketching to 3D
A computer-aided design program is used to create 2D and 3D drawings.
Architectural design is introduced using advanced modeling software. Students
draw plans and decorate the interior of a house.
Maple Point's Design and Drafting program is an excellent experience for students
who have a general interest in design or those who may be considering a career in
technical fields such as engineering or architecture. Students may further extend
their knowledge of these subjects with advanced CADD courses when they enter
the high school.