Mr. Cary Gluf - Drafting - Engineering - Architecture

Phone: 704.454.7300 Ext:1707

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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.

Mr. Cary Gluf - Drafting - Engineering - Architecture

This is my 10th 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 30 years and continue to practice in Residential Design, with my own company.
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 teach industry standards in my classes. I strongly encourage collaboration, but most assignments are completed individually.
I make extensive use of Schoology in my classes for the web-based assignments.  It is also where my Resources and Curricula are located.  So, you won't find those things here, on my web site. Parents: you are welcome to contact me to join your student's class.  You will get a special access code so you can see what great things your student is doing in my class. And it is a perfect way to keep up with assignment due dates.
One of my goals is to enjoy my job. I like to have fun while I'm getting the job done. I believe that attitude leads to successful students.
I strive to create a structured, safe, challenging and, yes, fun classroom. Please come and talk to me 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.  Exceptionaly 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 our students 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. The Certification Test does NOT replace the final VoCAT exam, which must be take by all students.
I look forward to seeing you in the Drafting Room.
 
Bull Time has changed!  It is much more structured and streamlined. If you miss a day of drafting, Bull Time is about the only way to catch up.  I can't invent extra time during regular class time.  An absence may give you an extra day to complete an assignment, but if you don't make up the time during Bull Time, you fall further and further behind. If you have less than an 80 OR are missing an assignment OR need to make up (or study for) a Test or Quiz, you will be REQUIRED to attend my Bull Time. Bull Time is for LEARNING. I am also usually here until 3:30 PM on most days, but please check with me first, before you make plans to join me after school.
 
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 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.
  • Spring Classes 2018-2019

     

    1st Block:  IC-61 Drafting I-C - Standard Course - with Mr. Gluf
        Due to a high demand for drafting classes, I will be teaching all 4 Blocks this semester, here at The Ridge.  I did this last Semester as well. While I have taught 5 different courses in one semester (2 sets of combined classes in the same room) this should be interesting. Please be patient with me.
      
     
     
    2nd Block:  IV23 Engineering III - Honors - Standard Course
     
     
     
    3rd Block:  IV22 Engineering II-B - Honors - Standard Course
     
     
     
    4th Block:  IC63 Architecture III - Honors - Standard Course
      
     
     

    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 have the opportunity to take an AutoCAD Certification Test at the end of the semester. This will count as a Test Grade. You will also take a 100 question, State-Made test on Final Exam Day - for 25% of your course Grade. The state will apply the Sampson County Curve and report that score to me.
     
    IV22 Engineering II-B - Honors - Standard 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 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 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 TWO 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.  Bull Time is your friend, in case you fall behind.  This is a Standard Test this year (for the entire state), so you will take a 100 question, State-Made test on Final Exam Day - for 25% of your course Grade. The state will apply the Sampson County Curve and report that score to me. You will also take the Inventor Certification Test, which will count as a Test Grade.
     
    IV23 Engineering III-B - Honors - Standard 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 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 TWO 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 an even longer period of time than in Engineering II.  You will need to stay focused and busy during class to do well.  Bull Time is your friend, in case you fall behind.  This is a Standard Course this year (for the entire state), so you will take a 100 question, State-Made test on Final Exam Day - for 25% of your course Grade. The state will apply the Sampson County Curve and report that score to me. You will also take the Inventor Certification Test, which will count as a Test 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 inorder to complete your house. Bull Time is your friend, in case you fall behind.  This is a Standard Course this year (for the entire state), so you will take a 100 question, State-Made test on Final Exam Day - for 25% of your course Grade. The state will apply the Sampson County Curve and report that score to me. You will also take the Revit Certification Test, which will count as a Test Grade, at the end of the semester.
     
    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 inorder to complete your house. Bull Time is your friend, in case you fall behind.  This is a Standard Course this year (for the entire state), so you will take a 100 question, State-Made test on Final Exam Day - for 25% of your course Grade. The state will apply the Sampson County Curve and report that score to me. You will also take the Revit Certification Test, which will count as a Test Grade, at the end of the semester.
     

     
    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. At this point in time, it DOES NOT take the place of your final exam. But I have noticed a trend: Student who get certified usually do well on the Final Exam. Just don't think you can skip the studying!
     
Last Modified on January 29, 2019