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    ATTENTION Parents and Students..... 

    Hello Hickory Ridge Families.  You were originally scheduled to have Mr. Cary Gluf as your respective Drafting teacher for the 2nd semester.  However, he has resigned.  The great news is that we have hired your new teacher to take his place.  However, the teacher will not be officially joining us until the second week of February.  Until then you will be assigned work to complete for your respective classes, but there will not be synchronous instruction on Microsoft Teams until the new teacher arrives.
     

     

    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 February 2, 2021