Mr. Cary J Gluf - Drafting - Engineering - Architecture

Phone: 704.260-6630

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Architecture: The Ohio State University NCIDQ Certified AutoCAD Certified. Revit Certified. Honers Level Classes: All Level II and III Drafting Classes are offered only as Honors. Drafting Classes: Drafting I. Drafting II - Architecture (H) Drafting II - Engineering (H) Drafting III - Architecture (H) Drafting III - Engineering (H) Please Note:4 Drafting classes will NOT complete a Cluster. The Engineering and Architecture classes are in different clusters. So, you can get 3 out of 4 of a cluster, in Drafting. [Clusters are changing. More info coming]

Mr. Cary J Gluf - Drafting - Engineering - Architecture

There is no Homeroom. Just be ready to go for your first class. Ask questions well before 8:30, for any of your teachers.
 
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I have created a Teams Class Time Meeting in that will repeat every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
All you have to do is log into Team or open up your school email (Office 365 - HRHS Resources) and you should be able to click and join.
In order to eliminate conflicts, I have removed the links here.
 
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Live Teams Link  8:35 AM
 
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Live Teams Link  9:45 AM
 
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Live Teams Link   10:55 AM
 
 
 
 
We are all in this together. I promise to do my best, in these unusual times. All I ask is that you do the same. Be a Problem Solver. That is what being an Architect and an Engineer is all about.
 
This is my 12th year of teaching, all as a teacher of Drafting and Design at Hickory Ridge High School.  I have been working in the Design and Construction field for over 35 years and continue to practice Residential Design, with my own company. I became a Certified Teacher through the Lateral Entry Program.
My subjects lend themselves very well to Project Based Learning, of which I am a big fan. I also believe in students being responsible for their learning. I employ primarily web-based assignments as preparation for college, and to teach industry standards in my classes. I strongly encourage collaboration, but most assignments are completed individually.
 
I have used Schoology in my classes for many years. At the end of last year the Education Center decided that it would be best for everybody to use Canvas from now on. I will be moving all my classes over to Canvas throughout the year. With 5 different courses, it will take a little time. But, we'll get though it together! So Canvas is where all my Resources, Assignments, Tests and Curricula will be located.  You won't find those things here on my web site. Parents: you are welcome to join your student's class.  I will post instructions on how to do that as soon as I find them. It is a perfect way to keep up with assignment due dates and your student's progress. We will also be using Microsoft Teams extensively, mainly for our Virtual Learning Sessions.
 
One of my goals is to enjoy my work. I like to have fun while I'm getting the job done. I believe that attitude leads to successful and engaged students.
I strive to create a structured, safe, challenging and, yes, fun classroom. Students: Please let me know if that is not how you feel in my class.
 
Grading is based on a straight Points system. Big/long assignments, Tests: more points.  Small/short assignments & quizzes: less points.  Bonus assignments are offered at times.  Exceptionally good work and effort will be rewarded.  Poor work and little effort will not.
 
Our school system invested in Certiport for the Autodesk products we teach in Cabarrus County. This is a certification testing application which allows you to get an industry accepted certification in AutoCad, Inventor, and Revit.  Testing is offered at the end of the semester.  It will take extra work on your part to pass these tests.  But, that is easy to do because AutoDesk will let you download their software - for FREE - at home. My latest information says that the Certification Test WILL replace the final VoCAT exam this year. I have always included it as A grade, now it will become THE grade. More details to come.
I look forward to "seeing" you in the Drafting Room. I intend to do most of my virtual teaching from my classroom.
 
100% online!  Is it ideal? No. Are we going to be figuring a lot of things out as we go? Definitely! How are we going to teach AutoCAD? I don't have an answer yet, but we ARE working on it. You will know when I know.
 
We were very fortunate to be selected to participate in Project BauHow during the 2015-2016 school year.  Check out the link for more information.
 
In April 2017 I wrote a successful grant to have a 5kw Solar Energy System installed at our school. It was completed in December 2018 and is now operational. It includes a weather station and monitoring equipment, which will be accessible to all teachers and students in the school. This was made possible by Duke Power and NCGreenPower. It amounts to about a $40,000 grant.
 
In 2018 I recieved a grant, from the Cabarrus Education Foundation, for a set of micro:bit go chips. They are a great tool for introductory coding lessons. I plan to use them in all my drafting classes.
  • Fall Classes 2020-2021

    General Office Hours - Open to All: 7:15 to 7:45 AM

    1st Block Office Hours: 7:45 to 8:10 AM

    2nd Block Office Hours: 8:10 to 8:35 AM

    1st Block:  IV22 Engineering II - Honors    Field Test     Virtual Class:  8:35 to 9:35 AM
      
     
     
    2nd Block:  IC61 Drafting I - A        Standard Course      Virtual Class:  9:45 to 10:45 AM
     
     
     
    3rd Block:  IC61 Drafting I - B        Standard Course      Virtual Class:  10:55 to 11:55 AM
     
     
    Virtual Lunch: 11:55 to 12:25
     
     
    4th Block:  Planning Block       Virtual Class:  12:25 to 1:25 PM
     
    3rdBlock Office Hours: 1:25 to 1:50 PM
     
    4th Block Office Hours: 1:50 to 2:15 PM

    Spring Classes 2020-2021

    General Office Hours - Open to All: 7:15 to 7:45 AM

    1st Block Office Hours: 7:45 to 8:10 AM

    2nd Block Office Hours: 8:10 to 8:35 AM

    1st Block:  IV23 Engineering III - Honors    Field Test     Virtual Class:  8:35 to 9:35 AM
      
     
     
    2nd Block:  IC61 Drafting I - A        Standard Course      Virtual Class:  9:45 to 10:45 AM
     
     
     
    3rd Block:  IC 62 & IC63 Architecture II & III - Honors - Standard Course   Virtual Class:  10:55 to 11:55 AM
     
     
    Virtual Lunch: 11:55 to 12:25
     
     
    4th Block:  Planning Block       Virtual Class:  12:25 to 1:25 PM
      
    3rdBlock Office Hours: 1:25 to 1:50 PM
     
    4th Block Office Hours: 1:50 to 2:15 PM
     

    Course Descriptions:

     
    IC-61 Drafting I-C - Standard Course
     
       This class is an introduction to concepts and skills used in many different Drafting Related Careers that are available to you.  You will learn how to do Basic, Technical Sketching, since most design work starts with a Sketch.  You will also learn how to create a MultiView Drawing, which is the backbone of Technical Drafting.  The bulk of this class is spent learning how to use AutoCAD software.  You will be completing MANY skill-building projects so that you can learn by DOING.  Hands-On learning is the focus in this class.  Drafting I must be successfully completed in order to take Architecture II or Engineering II. You will take an AutoCAD Certification Test at the end of the semester. This will count as your FINAL EXAM GRADE (new this year), which counts as 25% of your course Grade. Each Quarter's grade counts as 37.5% of your final Course Grade.
     
    IV22 Engineering II-A - Honors - Field Test Course
      
    We had the jump on the rest of the state for the new Engineering curricula because we participated in the Pilot Program for E2 and E3 a few years ago. The rest of the state joined the Pilot 3 years ago.  We (Cabarrus County Drafting Teachers) played a big part in writing the new curricula for the rest of the state. I also assisted in creating test questions for the State. Many of the same concepts (old curricula) are covered, but the focus is on learning the basics of Inventor 3-D modeling software. We will still use some AutoCAD too.  Depending on when you took Drafting I, you may not know that I now have THREE 3-D printers in my room.  You will be 3-D printing several of your projects.  The projects in this class are more involved and cover a longer period of time than in Drafting I.  You will need to stay focused and busy during class to do well. You will take an AutoCAD Certification Test at the end of the semester. This will count as your FINAL EXAM GRADE (new this year), which counts as 25% of your course Grade. Each Quarter's grade counts as 37.5% of your final Course Grade.
     
    IV23 Engineering III-A - Honors - Field Test
      
    We had the jump on the rest of the state for the new Engineering curricula because we participated in the Pilot Program for E2 and E3 a few years ago. The rest of the state joined the Pilot 2 years ago.  We (Cabarrus County Drafting Teachers) played a big part in writing the new curricula for the rest of the state. I also assisted in creating test questions for the State. Many of the same concepts (old curricula) are covered, but the focus is on mastering Inventor 3-D modeling software. We will still use some AutoCAD too.  Depending on when you took Engineering II, you may not know that I now have THREE 3-D printers in my room.  You will be 3-D printing several of your projects.  The projects in this class are more involved and cover a longer period of time than in Drafting I and Engineering II.  You will need to stay focused and busy during class to do well. You will take an AutoCAD Certification Test at the end of the semester. This will count as your FINAL EXAM GRADE (new this year), which counts as 25% of your course Grade. Each Quarter's grade counts as 37.5% of your final Course Grade.
     
    IC62 Architecture II - Honors - Standard Course
      
    We had a 1 year head start on the rest of the state for the recently new Architecture curricula because we participated in the Pilot Program for A2 and A3 a few years ago.  We (Cabarrus County Drafting Teachers) played a big part in writing the new curricula for the rest of the state.  I also assisted in creating test questions for the State. Many of the same concepts (old curricula) are covered, but the focus is on learing the basics of Revit 3-D modeling software. We will still use some AutoCAD too.  The primary focus of this course is Residential Home Design - so, your Semester-Long project will be to design house (with ME as your client).  The projects in this class are more involved and cover a longer period of time, and are more detailed than in Drafting I.  You will need to stay focused and busy during class to do well.  There will be many short-term goals to reach in order to complete your house.  You will take an AutoCAD Certification Test at the end of the semester. This will count as your FINAL EXAM GRADE (new this year), which counts as 25% of your course Grade. Each Quarter's grade counts as 37.5% of your final Course Grade.
     
    IC63 Architecture III - Honors - Standard Course
      
    We had a 1 year head start on the rest of the state for the recently new Architecture curricula because we participated in the Pilot Program for A2 and A3 a few years ago.  We (Cabarrus County Drafting Teachers) played a big part in writing the new curricula for the rest of the state.  I also assisted in creating test questions for the State. Many of the same concepts (old curricula) are covered, but the focus is on mastering Revit 3-D modeling software. We will still use some AutoCAD too.  The primary focus of this course are the Details of Residential Home Design. You will design a new house (with your parent/guardian as your client).  The projects in this class are more in depth, and are more detailed than in Architecture II.  You will need to stay focused and busy during class to do well.  There will be many short-term goals to reach in order to complete your house.  You will take an AutoCAD Certification Test at the end of the semester. This will count as your FINAL EXAM GRADE (new this year), which counts as 25% of your course Grade. Each Quarter's grade counts as 37.5% of your final Course Grade.
     

     
    Certification Test Note:
    These tests are Industry Standard Tests.  If you pass your test, you will have and Industry Recognized Certificate that can help you in many ways, from college to employment opportunities. New for this year: it DOES take the place of our typical 100 question, state-made final exam.
     
    Supplies?
    Bring something to write with. Every Day!
    Tissues and hand sanitizer are ALWAYS appreciated.
     
Last Modified on September 3, 2020