Computer Aided Design

Program Description

Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) program is a technical, hands-on, visual curriculum for students who like designing houses or machines. Utilizing advanced computer graphics, students will draw 2D and 3D objects while using extremely powerful and sophisticated software. Each student will have the opportunity to choose a pathway along the ARCHITECTURE or the MECHANICAL DESIGN curriculum. The course features 3D modeling programs such as Inventor, AutoCAD and Architectural Revit. Knowledge gained within the CAD program curriculum will help prepare you for a well-paying, high demand career in  architecture and in all areas of engineering. There are also opportunities in interior design. Students will finish this program with entry level job skills. Students in the CAD Program will be setting a good foundation to move onto higher level education. The Education and Technology Center has articulation agreements with many colleges and universities enabling students to gain college credits for completing these courses.



Related Professions                                       



Baker College
Davenport University
Delta College
Ferris State University
Mott Community College
Oakland Community College


SkillsUSA Competition 

Four students competed at regional competition: 
Nickolas Schulz (NB) – Technical Drafting
Brenden Fleming (DR) – Technical Drafting – 5th Place 
Brandon Lemke (DR) – Technical Drafting – 2nd Place 
Nathan Russell (LP) – Technical Drafting – 1st Place 

Three students competed at the state competition:
Brenden Fleming (DR) – Technical Drafting – 5th Place 
Brandon Lemke (DR) – Technical Drafting – 4th Place 
Nathan Russell (LP) – Technical Drafting – 3rd Place 

Community Service
The CAD program completed 24 projects for members of the community: 
22 Mechanical Design projects 
2 Architectural Design projects 
Numerous projects for other programs at the Ed-tech Center

Industry Certifications 
Autodesk Certified User: Inventor Certification 
Nathan Russell (LP)
Nickolas Schulz (NB) 
Brandon Lemke (DR) 
Brenden Fleming (DR) 

Advisory Committee 
Added two new members from industry who agreed to be a part of the committee



2014-15 Accomplishments
2011-12 Accomplishments



Teacher:Becki Bushong-Weller
[email protected]
(810) 664-1124 ext. 8-4144
Paraprofessional:Erica Rushlow
Email: [email protected]
(810) 664-1124 ext. 8-4135 

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