-- CCPS STEAM EXPO: Sat, March 16 (7:30-12:30)


12:50-1:50pm (Main) and 2:00-2:45pm (West)



In this curriculum, students learn the basic language of Technical Design and Illustration, while they design, sketch, and make technical drawings, illustrations, models, animations, or prototypes of real design problems. Students develop spatial ability as they apply mathematical and scientific concepts to visual representations.

The SEQUENCE of courses offered, focus on the following concepts of the disciplines found in the industry: Engineering Design, Architectural Design, and 3D Modeling and Animation.

Each, in its own respect, highlight critical thinking / problem-solving, computer application, and technical writing skills. Technical Design and Illustration provides a combination of theory and practical application in various subjects involving computer graphics, science, and drafting technology, to name a few. It focuses on the principles, concepts and use of complex drafting and technical illustration, modeling, animation, 3D printing, and visualization tools as applied to the study of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, design, and architecture. Students use complex animation and visualization tools to better understand and explain concepts and principles related to those disciplines. Emphasis is placed on the use of computer-enhanced images to generate technical illustrations, and 2-D and 3-D images and animations.

Students will gain experiences related to computer-aided drafting and design, 3D modeling, and animation by solving problems involving 2D and 3D object manipulation, sketching, planning, annotating, story boarding, texture mapping, lighting concepts, and environmental geometry. They will produce illustrations and animations that include interdisciplinary projects related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the entertainment industry. A major emphasis will be the production of a portfolio / showreel / and/or capstone project that showcases examples of original student work

Students will receive training on industry fundamentals / software functionality and be guided through various independent projects and can obtain Autodesk User Certification. The instructional components will enhance the student’s use of the computer as well as provide foundation for further study.