Enroll in Drafting and Design with Dolphin STEM Academy
This one-semester course is intended to help you familiarize yourself with various aspects of
drafting and design. This course has fourteen lessons organized into three units. Each unit has
a Unit Activity and each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities.
This course covers design and development of a prototype, different types of drawings and
views, advanced computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) operations, and key professional
and personal skills that are helpful in having a successful career in the field of drafting and
You will submit the Unit Activity documents to your teacher, and you will grade your work on the
Lesson Activities by comparing them with the given sample responses. The Unit Activities
(submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are the major components of
this course. There are other assessment components, namely the mastery test questions that
feature along with the lesson; the pre- and post-test questions that come at the beginning and
end of the unit, respectively; and an end-of-semester test. All of these tests are a combination of
simple multiple-choice questions and technology-enhanced (TE) questions.
This course will help you meet the following goals:
Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Understand the principles of ideation.
Describe and apply the design process.
Perform advanced CADD operations.
Interpret detail and assembly drawings.
Discuss the importance of pictorial views.
Analyze different types of drawings.
Explore various presentation methods.
Demonstrate time, task, and resource management skills.
Explain how to develop a prototype.
Discuss the documentation involved in drafting and design.
Explore various career opportunities and discuss industry certifications.
Identify key professional and personal skills.
Discuss safe and healthy work habits.