COURSE CODE: 8434

Technical Drawing and Design

SCED Code: 21101
Virginia Extended Description: 18
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
Duration: 18 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: TSA
Non-Traditional?: F

In this foundational course, students design, sketch, and make technical drawings, models, or prototypes of real design problems while learning the language of technical drawing and design. The course introduces the language of graphic communication to all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students and is especially recommended for those planning a future in engineering and architecture. 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.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineering Technician
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Architect
  • Assembler
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Commercial and Industrial Designer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Electronics Engineering Technician
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Machine Setter, Operator
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Power Systems Engineer

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