SECONDARY CTE AUTOCAD PROGRAM

currently offered only at George Washington High School
 
  The George Washington High School CTE AutoCAD class won the "Green Dream Home" design contest sponsored by the Center for Island Sustainability in April 2012. The team had the advantage over the other high schools of being able to use GCC's state-of-the-art AutoCAD program, but to level the playing field, they chose to design their entry by hand!
 
Program Description
The CTE AutoCAD program is designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skills required for a position as an assistant draft craftsperson. High school students use the same software as do the postsecondary students studying for their Certificate in CADD - the AutoCAD Master Suites programs. These programs are state-of-the-art tools that help students to learn how to create engineering, surveying, architectural and landscape technical drawings. AutoCAD is an area emphasized in the Architecture & Construction Career cluster, one out of 16 career clusters selected in Guam’s Career & Technical Education Five-Year State Plan.
 
Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
 
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a proper work attitude as deemed appropriate in the construction field.     
  2. Demonstrate proper use of all construction-related tools specific to drafting, carpentry, masonry, and plumbing.     
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of all safety practices and procedures as required by the local industry.   
 
Career Pathway Opportunities
Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) systems are used by drafters to prepare electronic drawings that can be viewed, printed, or programmed directly into automated manufacturing systems. Although CADD is extensively used by drafters, they also need knowledge of traditional drafting techniques in order to fully understand and explain concepts.

The GCC Advantage
GCC's Certificate in CADD uses the AutoCAD Master Suites programs - state-of-the-art tools that help students to learn how to create engineering, surveying, architectural and landscape technical drawings.

Academic Counseling
All students who enroll in GCC CTE programs offered at Guam's public high schools must do so through the GCC Career Counselor assigned to their respective high school. The Career Counselor can help you decide if enrollment in the CTE AutoCAD program is the most appropriate way for you to fulfill GDOE elective requirements and prepare for college and/or the workforce. The Career Counselor can also help you draft an educational plan that may allow you to graduate from high school with GCC postsecondary program credits, giving you a head start on your postsecondary associate degree or certificate. 

Contact Information
Location: GCC Campus Building 200 Annex
Phone: 671.735.5497
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
e-mail: cadd.info@guamcc.edu
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