Creating with CAD at the High School

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Students in teacher Hal Kench’s college-level Computer Aided Design classes at the high school recently completed their building structure unit by designing and building scale models of a storage shed.

The full-year course provides high schoolers with a broad introduction to 2-D and 3-D CAD and modeling with a focus on construction- and architecture-specific applications. They learn how to use industry-leading CAD software programs such as AutoCAD 2014 to model construction projects. Students that successfully complete the CAD course have the option of earning three college credits through the Excelsior program at Suffolk County Community College.

“The hands-on approach of this course really gives me insight on what a career in architecture might feel like,” said student Amadeusz Lipinski as he put the finishing touches on his project.