Drafting and Design
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 computer modeling.
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.
Ninth grade elective courses are offered to students choosing to continue in the Drafting and Design area. These courses; "Design/Applied Engineering" and "Architectural/Interior Design" give students a solid background in both the mechanical and architectural areas.
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.