In the Drafting Program, students learn to communicate thoughts and ideas by using graphic representation. Drafting students translate design concepts through sketches, details, assemblies, and specifications. To generate their drawings, Drafting students use computer-aided-drafting (CAD) systems, technical handbooks, tables, and calculators. Students increase their general technical knowledge by learning engineering and manufacturing processes used in industry.
The drafting curriculum provides instruction predominately in mechanical drafting, along with limited instruction in architectural, civil, piping, structural, electronic, and electrical drafting. Field trips to local businesses provide a realistic industrial setting of an engineering/design department. Senior students complete a "senior design project" and are also encouraged to participate in the co-op job placement program.
Objectives of a Drafting student are accuracy, legibility, neatness, and speed. Students should also have the ability to visualize objects, along with possessing good communication and math skills.
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Other than getting your kids more education than you ever had, home ownership is probably the most-desired piece of the American Dream.
At 132 Duluth St., in the Maplewood neighborhood, a piece of the American dream is a neat ranch house that is almost finished, ready for a lucky first-time homebuyer. (3/24/17)
Diman senior Drafting student Tyler Gillis couldn’t make it to Paris, so he brought a bit of Paris to Fall River. Unable to join the International Club’s trip to Paris in during his freshman year in 2013, Gillis was inspired to build a model of the Eiffel Tower on one of the program’s 3D printers. (3/9/17)
Diman students have been working, long distance, with students at the University of Alabama to create an energy-efficient Camaro. (9/29/16)
Thomas F. Aubin has a phrase he likes to tell people: His city’s neighborhoods can reclaim their glory days one home at a time. That assertion by Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School’s soon-to-be superintendent-director took root Monday afternoon, with 37 Chicago Street in Fall River at long last holding an open house showcase. (6/28/16)
A quadcopter drone, hovering 190 feet in the air and equipped with a digital camera, had perhaps the best view of the more than 1,500 Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School students and teachers who stood below holding square orange and white cards. (3/13/15)
The Flint Fire Station has plenty of equipment to show off when visitors come to call. (6/19/2015)
A series of ideas became reality at Diman recently, when members of the Diman Bengal Education Foundation (DBEF) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Stanley Remiesiewicz Customer Service Center on June 23. (7/7/2015)