COURSE CODE: 8532

Drafting III (2022 Revision Forthcoming)

SCED Code: 21102
Virginia Extended Description: III
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: SkillsUSA
Non-Traditional?: F

Building on competencies taught in Drafting I and II, students are taught the theory and the manipulative skills necessary to produce and complete accurate drawings based on the ideas and sketches of engineers, architects, and designers. Students focus on performing architectural drafting and design operations, using manual drafting techniques and Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), and exploring careers in drafting, including industry certification options.

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.

“Drafting III” may be offered as a complement to an existing concentration sequence in any CTE program area. In some instances, where noted, it may be combined with specific courses to create concentration sequences.

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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Design/Pre-Construction
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter

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

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