Hartford Area Career and Technology Center

EAD is a two year program that introduces students to basic mechanical and architectural design curriculum. The curriculum begins with basic hand drafting techniques and follows with exploration into computer aided drafting programs, (CAD) using AutoCAD and Solidworks software. Problem solving and design skills will be explored as students learn to navigate building, mechanical and product design, with a few of the designs documented and built in class.

Second year students have a choice of concentrating on their area of interest in either mechanical or architectural related fields. If a placement can be found, students will have the opportunity to work in a co-op placement of their choice at a local business in order to acquire “on the job” experience.