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Computerized Design & Drafting

Program Highlights

Architectural Drawings and Model Building | Blueprint Reading and Sketching | Civil Engineering Drawings and Surveying | Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing | Mechanical and Industrial Problem Solving Projects | Correlated projects with other career-technical programs such as Precision Machine Technology and Construction Trades

Design Projects Highlighting the following:
Biomedical Engineering | Automotive Engineering |Mechanical Engineering | Architectural Engineering | And more

Program Description

These students prepare detailed technical drawings used to build everything from spacecraft to bridges to buildings. Students learn both manual and computer drafting skills working with software packages including AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Inventor, and Revit Architecture. They learn problem-solving techniques and precision measurement.

Teacher Information

Stormy Rush
High School

Computerized Design and Drafting Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22309

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses

Lab (Engineering Design): 1.5 Credits
Lab (Engineering Principal): 1.5 Credit
English: 1 Credit
Civics/Government: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Elective: .5 or 1 Credit

Senior Year Courses

Lab (Architecture Design- Site & Found. Plan): 1.5 Credits
Lab (Plan Reading): 1.5 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Civics/Government: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Elective: .5 or 1 Credit

Electives are subject to availability and schedule. Not all electives are available every semester. Past elective options have included the following classes:

Accounting, Financial Literacy, Communications, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Vertibrate Zoology, Psychology, Sociology, Military History, Modern Social Issues, Practical Computer Applications, Exploration of Literature, Literature and Popular Music Literature and Films, Computer as a Writing Tool, Health, Healthy Safe Foods, Adult Living, Employability Skills, College 101, Study Skills. 

Math Options: Tech Math 330, Tech Math 121, Tech Math 122.

English and Government Options available with teacher recommendation: Oberlin College Writing, Oberlin College Government.


Computerized Design & Drafting students working on a project around a table.
LCJVS student showing a textbook balancing on his project.
Computerized Design & Drafting Students working posing for a photo.
Computerized Design & Drafting Student working on the computer.

Career Pathways

  • Architectural Drafter
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Operator
  • Civil Drafter
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Engineering Technician

With Additional Training:

  • Architect
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • CAD Systems Manager
  • Civil Engineer
  • Commercial Artist
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Machine Designer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Product Designer
  • Surveyor

Competency Profile

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College Credits

Agreements with many colleges/universities help students, who meet established criteria, earn college credit for courses taken at the Lorain County JVS.  These credits can be transferred to the respective institution.  Potential college credits for Allied Health Sciences student are listed below.  Credits listed are semester hours.

Lorain County Community College

College 101 (SDEV101): 1 Credit

Intro to Computer Aided Drafting (CADD 111): 2 Credit

Industrial Blueprint Reading (TECN 115): 2 Credits

Introduction to SolidWorks (CADD 213) : 3 Credits

Introduction to Inventor (CADD 214): 3 Credits

Virginia Marty College of Art & Design

Introduction to Drafting (X090): 2 Credits

Architectural Drafting (ID104): 3 Credits

Rendering I (ID128): 3 Credits

CAD I (ID391): 3 Credits

(Optional summer training program for those that qualify)

Math, English, Social Studies and other courses that offer dual high school and college credits are offered on the  through partnerships with Lorain County Community College. More information about College Credit Plus is available on LCCC's website. Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as Skills USA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

Skills USA and NTHS

Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information.