Computer Graphics & Design 2 (CGD2) uses SolidWorks parametric software as a tool to produce projects that require students to design,develop, test,manufacture and market products related to their career goals.CGD2 introduces and develops design and applied technologyskills using project based learning that enables students to apply theories & principles required to succeed in fields of engineering, technical and other design careers. CGD studentsdevelop high demand multifaceted communication skills; essentialabilitiesfor proposing.designing,engineering,evaluatingandmarketing useful products. Students use freehand design sketches, apply industry standards,use SolidWorks parametric tools when applying problem solving to thoughtfully create useful products that are made of sustainable materials and address human needs.
Skills for design & engineering careers
Projects within CGD portfolios feature projects students design and develop to prepare for diverse career goals. Portfolios enable students to show they possess specialized design skills and technical expertise employers and/or four-year universities expect. The projects within portfolios are reflective of the range of careers that CGD supports. Students' portfolios present their environmental design projects and electronic & mechanical devices, fashion accessories and furniture. Text supports computer aided design and 3D modeling images to communicate how to manufacture and use products. Students use relevant theories and principles to ensure products they design areaesthetically pleasing, environmental sound and specifically meet specific needs of their prospective clients.