Phone: 704.260.6720 ext. 45209


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors degree: Industrial Arts Education License to teach: Drafting (Architectural & Engineering), Technology Education AutoCAD & Inventor Certified Driver's Ed. Instructor SkillsUSA and JETS Adviser

Mr. Stephen Thacker

Drafting & Design
Welcome to Mr. Thacker's website for 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.  Furthermore, 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, Industrial Education (Drafting & Tech. Education)
Career:  Teaching since 1999, 2006-present Teacher/Club Adviser at Northwest Cabarrus High School.

Open House 2020 Video

CANVAS Links for Spring 2021

Mr. Thacker's Class Schedule

  • 1st Semester
    1st Period:                Honors Drafting II-Engineering                  7:15 - 8:45
    2nd Period:                                      Planning                                        8:50 - 10:32
    3rd Period:                                       Drafting I                                      10:37 - 12:40
    4th Period:                                       Drafting I                                        12:45 - 2:15
    2nd Semester
    1st Period:                                      Planning                                          7:15 - 8:45
    2nd Period:             Honors Drafting II-Architecture           8:50 - 10:32
    3rd Period:                                     Drafting I                                    10:37 - 12:40
    4th Period:              Honors Drafting III-Engineering            12:45 - 2:15
    Tutoring/Catch-up Time 
    Before school from 6:45am; after school schedule varies (instructing Driver's Ed.) until 2:40pm

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

Materials needed

  • Each student must have a three-ring binder (3/4" - 1" thick)—used for daily assignments, notes, reflections, tests, and drawings.  All other equipment will only be provided during class, including the textbook.  The binder should contain:

    ·         5 dividers.

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


    Pencils are needed daily.

    Needed but not required:

    ·         Tissues. 

Last Modified on February 1, 2021