Technical drawing is the act and discipline of composing drawings that visually communicate how something functions or is constructed. Technical Drawing/ AutoCAD Level One (1) is a nine-month pre-requisite training course. In this course, we introduce the basic concepts of Technical Drawing by using a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program. This course allows the students the opportunity to design drawings in 2D. In trimester one we focus on the Introduction to Technical Drawing, AutoCAD for Beginners, Letters & Lines, Dimensioning and Constructing Lines, Angles, and Geometric Figures. In trimester two we focus on Circle Arcs & Tangency, Reduction & Enlargement, and Orthographic Projections. In the third trimester, we will learn how to differentiate between the different types of Pictorial Drawings. This is where trainees are tested to use mental visualizations to create the required objects. Lastly, in trimester three we focus on Development, we learn how to produce different 3D models by using surface development.
I have been the Technical Drawing/ AutoCAD instructor at Cayo CET since 2018. I teach Technical Drawing/ AutoCAD to Electrical Installation level one and two, AC and Refrigeration, and Furniture-Making classes. In high school, while trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up, I took several vocational subjects but, it was not until I took Technical Drawing and Building Technology classes that I found my love for designing. I then decided that I wanted to pursue my studies in an engineering field. I currently hold an Associate’s degree in Architecture from the University of Belize. Growing up, my parents were both teachers, and their involvement in education seemed to have reflected on me. I love using my knowledge to help my trainees be more successful in their careers, encouraging, inspiring, and leading others to grow. I especially want to encourage more women to join the construction trades that Cayo Centre for Employment Training offers and construction careers in general.