Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Stephen Thacker

Drafting & Design
Welcome to Mr. Thacker's Drafting website for all DRAFTING Courses at Northwest Cabarrus High School.  As a Drafting Teacher, my intent is to prepare students for the current and developing opportunities in fields of Architecture, Construction, Engineering and STEM related careers, providing them with skills and knowledge in CAD software systems and hand-ons experiences through project-based learning.  In these courses, students will have the opportunity to acquire User Certification(s) in the CAD software used in the classroom environment.  I appreciate the opportunity to work with young people and extend their knowledge for a better tomorrow.
Education:  1999 Graduate of Appalachian State University

Bachelors degree: Industrial Arts Education (Drafting & Tech. Education)

Certifications: AutoCAD & Inventor

SkillsUSA and JETS Adviser

CCS Driver's Ed. Instructor

Career:  Teaching since 1999, 2006-present Teacher/Club Adviser at Northwest Cabarrus High School.

Fall 2023 Schedule

  • 1st Period:  Honors Drafting III - Architecture & Engineering

    2nd Period:  Planning

    3rd Period:  Honors Drafting II - Architecture 

    4th Period:  Honors Drafting I

Required Materials

  • Each student must have a three-ring binder (3/4" - 1" thick)—used for daily assignments, notes, reflections, tests, and drawings.    The binder should contain:

    ·         5 dividers.

    ·         Loose leaf and grid paper for the three-ring binder.

    Notebook example
    Also, students should bring:
    • Earbuds/headphones for video content
    • Pencils are needed daily.
    All other equipment will only be provided during class, including the textbook.

    Beneficial to the classroom, but not required:

    ·         Tissues/Kleenex/Puffs

Contact Information

  • Mr. Stephen Thacker

    704-260-6720 x45209

SkillsUSA Student Organization


    SkillsUSA is a student organization (club) in which students will learn, develop, and apply leadership and trade skills in a social environment.  SkillsUSA is a student led club with adviser support.  This is an opportunity for students to connect with other students, school, and beyond outside of the classroom and enhanced their high school transcript for college admissions and/or future employment.  The goal of SkillsUSA is to make "champions at work" by preparing today's students for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.  For more information, click on the SkillsUSA link at the upper left or visit and

Last Modified on August 23, 2022