Drafting I (2022 Revision Forthcoming)

SCED Code: 21102
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
Non-Traditional?: F

Students explore drafting careers and theory. They gain the manipulative skills necessary to produce and complete accurate manufacturing and construction drawings based on the ideas and sketches of engineers, architects, and designers. Students will focus on performing mechanical drafting and design operations, using manual drafting techniques and Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD).

Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Cost Estimator
  • Landscape Architect
  • Mechanical Drafter

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Aeronautical Drafter
  • Architect
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electronic Drafter
  • Mechanical Drafter

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