Mechanical Design and Engineering Technology

Engineering students and teacherConnecticut Technical High School System's Mechanical Design and Engineering Technology course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.

Grade 9

3 Credits
Exploratory and Introduction to Mechanical Design and Engineering Technology

Grade 10

3 Credits
Intermediate Mechanical Design and Engineering Technology

Grade 11

3 Credits
Advanced Mechanical Design and Engineering Technology

Grade 12

3 Credits
Mechanical Design and Engineering Technology Applications

Course Descriptions

Exploratory and Introduction to Mechanical Design and Engineering Technology (CD110)
Students deciding to enter the field of Drafting Technology will be exposed to the basics of safety, as well as the use and care of drafting tools and equipment. They are introduced to elements of the design process, industry standards, geometric terms and standards, free hand sketching and dimensioning, basic lettering, alphabet of lines, AutoCAD© basics and standard conventions of drawing principles. Students begin with small sketching assignments and progress to geometric assignments.

Intermediate Mechanical Design and Engineering Technology (CD210)
In Grade 10, students receive instruction and demonstrate skills in basic geometric terms and construction, sketching, orthographic views and pictorial drawing, alphabet of lines, auxiliary views, section views, basic dimensioning procedures, threads and fasteners and detail drawings. Students continue to receive instruction in safety requirements and demonstrate sound safety practices. Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Advanced Mechanical Design and Engineering Technology (CD310)
In Grade 11, students receive instruction and demonstrate skills in tolerance and dimensioning procedures, intermediate orthographic projection, the application of threads and fasteners, information necessary to complete a set of working drawings, the design process and current manufacturing processes. They will perform school drafting and design projects for customers. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL).

Mechanical Design and Engineering Technology Applications (CD410)
In Grade 12, students receive instruction and demonstrate skills in advanced geometric tolerance and dimensioning, two-dimensional computer aided drafting (AutoCAD©), 3-D computer aided drafting (Autodesk Inventor© and SolidWorks©), intersection drawings and development drawings. They will demonstrate the ability to complete a job application and interview and to perform entry-level job readiness and trade skills. They will perform school drafting and design projects for customers. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL).

Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to pursue a two- or a four-year degree in the areas of manufacturing, mechanical engineering or other related field. Students can obtain immediate employment as a computer-aided drafter, illustrator or as an engineering technician in applicable industries.

Graduation - Class of 2017

Graduation - Class of 2017
The Class of 2017 held its graduation June 18, 2017 at CCSU's Welte Hall.  Learn more

National Honor Society Induction

National Honor Society Induction
NHS holds the induction ceremony for the 2017 inductees.  Learn more

Vinal Tech Scholar Athletes

Vinal Tech Scholar Athletes
Cullen Rezendes & Breana Harmon were the Vinal Tech scholar athletes for the 2016-2017 school year. Cullen is a member of the Lacrosse team and Breana played Volleyball.

Uniforms

Uniforms
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Precision Machining Dept. was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation

 Precision Machining Dept. was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation
Recently the Precision Machining Dept. was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. The money will be awarded as scholarships to deserving students in the Precision Machining Program who are furthering their education or entering the workforce upon graduation.  Learn more

Admission to Vinal Tech - Future Class of 2021

Admission to Vinal Tech - Future Class of 2021
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SkillsUSA Competition

 SkillsUSA Competition
Congratulations to our students on a job well done at the national competition on June 20 - 24 in Louisville, KY! Evan took home 1st place in Technical Computers.  Learn more

Student Workforce

Student Workforce
CTHSS students can help you with your next big project! A wide range of services are offered across a variety of trades programs.  Learn more