Architectural Design & Engineering


Academy Overview

The Drafting and Design Technology program prepares students to develop and design technical drawings and plans used in Architectural Design, Engineering, and Construction. The program provides students with instruction in fundamental and advanced drafting skills as well as training in several drafting disciplines using the latest technology of Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD). Students will be using the most updated software AutoCAD 2012, and will be training towards an Industry certification exam in AutoCAD.


Students participate in several Blueprint competitions.  In 2011, Nicolas Delcastillo, from Auburndale High School, won the Polk County Builders Association “Best of Show” for his 2 story contemporary floor plan. As an AHS student you can get a jump start on your architectural education by joining the AIAS as a High School Affiliate. You will receive all the same benefits as a regular collegiate member. Joining now will connect you to thousands of other students and you will receive (and have access to) numerous resources to help you prepare for college and a career. Check out our website:



Students will take the first course of Drafting & Design 1, and will learn the skills to operate AutoCAD and SolidWorks Software. Two of the most popular CADD packages used in the industry, AutoCAD and SolidWorks, are utilized in the classroom to create drawings and models. After students completed their first year, they are to choose between Architectural or Engineering Drafting. Their choice of Drafting tracks will guide the students though different Industry Certifications.

The Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) program at Auburndale High School prepares students to use CADD technology to design and evaluate engineering drawings for production of a project. The program is also designed to provide the critical link between the design engineering process and manufacturing through the understanding of design principles, material properties, and manufacturing processes.

Lead Teacher: Nick Carroll

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