Engineering Design Pathway

Product Design Studio | 3D Printing | Engineering Design Studio

Careers Include:

  • Engineer with a Concentration
  • Architect
  • Designer
  • CAD 3D Specialist
  • 3D Printing Technician

Engineering and Design Pathway

Product Design Studio (Wood Shop) (HT611 1/2) Full Year

Product Design combines 3D modeling and wood shop to give students an introduction to the world of design, engineering, and manufacturing through computer drafting and woodworking. Students learn to follow the steps of the design process as they turn conceptual ideas into fully functioning products. Emphasis is placed on learning Google Sketch-Up software and basic AutoCAD. This course is the recommended starting point for the Technology Education Pathway offered at Pacifica High School. All work is done in class.

  • Design, build, and create packaging and advertising for projects
  • Design in computer lab and work in a real wood/metal shop environment
  • Software used: Google Sketch-up, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
  • Machinery used: Laser Engraver, CNC controlled machines, and various fabrication tools

*Summer Internship Opportunity 11th grade summer

3D Printing (HT297 1/2) UC < g > Full Year

The number of job ads requiring workers with 3D printing skills increased 1,834% in 4 years and 103% when comparing August 2015 to August 2014. Students learn industry standard software AutoCAD and SolidWorks. Class projects will be tested and evaluated in friendly student competitions. Students will learn the advantages and limitations of 3D printing technology first hand. All work is done in class.

  • Evaluate real-life scenarios and recommend the appropriate use of 3D printing technology
  • Design and print objects containing moving parts
  • Students receive a free copy of CAD and SolidWorks for installation on home computers

*Summer Internship Opportunity 11th grade summer

Engineering Design Studio (HT1531/2) UC < f > Full Year

This capstone pathway course provides students with studies in rapid visualization, aesthetics, materials and processes, presentation techniques, elements of art, principles of design methodology, product development, human factors, and prototyping. Students will also be given basic training in CNC mill setup and operation, basic CNC mill G-code programming, and an introduction to CAD/CAM. All work is done in class.

  • Design projects, 3D print prototypes and build in a real wood/metal shop environment
  • Present projects to faculty/staff and industry professionals
  • Advanced level use of Solidworks and 3D printing
  • Students receive a free copy of CAD and SolidWorks for installation on home computers
  • HAAS CNC mill basics

Certification Exams:

*Summer Internship Opportunity 11th grade summer