Mike Johnson

CAD & Engineering Instructor
Phone: 616-225-5718

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Computer Aided Drafting & Engineering

In this program, you will learn about both Computer Aided Drafting and Engineering; this involves hands-on activities like coding, 3D printing, robotics, and much more.

In CAD, you will work together with other classmates, or alone depending on the project, to draft and model your creations. With the abundance of tools and machinery, your creativity can come to life. Problem solving is huge for CAD students. As a student, you will learn how to troubleshoot a variety of problems, giving you real world experience in a friendly environment.

In Engineering, inside of the shop, you will build catapults, suspension bridges, electric cars, and a variety of other projects. You will learn how to research, fabricate, and test many projects for competitions. You will use advanced mathematics, chemistry, and physics to solve your complex engineering projects.

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  • Learn how to work as a team and troubleshoot together
  • Show your creativity through personal designs
  • Gain college credits paid for by your school
  • Get your senior math credit through the CAD program
  • Get a small taste of everything you can do with a career involving CAD
  • Experience careers as a video game designer, robotics technician, electrical engineer, 3D designer, animator, etc.

Program Highlights

Computer Aided Drafting & Engineering comes with many benefits, including the following.

Gain College Credits

Save money while you attend; for attending, you’ll gain articulated credit, credits earned through certain classes in high school. Your senior math credit is covered by CAD.

Attend Competitions

As a CAD student you’ll be given the opportunity to compete in a variety of competitions.

Let Your Creativity Fly

Design is a huge aspect to this program, you’ll gain knowledge about robots, remote cars, house blueprints, 3D printed trinkets, and much more.

Learn How to Troubleshoot

With technology, there comes issues; learn how to work around them with programs and applications you will use in this profession with your peers.

Use a Variety of Professional Machinery

You will have the opportunity to have hands-on experience and will use a wide range of tools for 3D printing, coding, and much more.

Make Friends

Most students have similar interests in the CAD program, so making friends is a piece of cake!

Opportunity to Grow Your Skills

Whether you are interested in technology, video games, robots, or animation, this program will help you enhance your skills.