Engineering, Design, & CAD

Engineers create the future and make our life easier and more efficient. Some of the greatest advancements in modern society have been achieved thanks to ingenuity of engineers. Engineers design bridges, cars, products, buildings, and more. The high-paying, high-demand engineering field is still growing. Students who become proficient in basic engineering concepts, design skills, and a variety of CAD software have an advantage on their college and job applications.

Program Description

Students who successfully complete this program learn to think like an engineer, design creatively, and create a blueprint using CAD software on state-of-the-industry computers. Students also learn to use advanced engineering and architectural software packages such as AutoCAD, Inventor, NX, and CATIA.

To Be Successful

Successful students in this program usually have strong academics, team work skills, and have the ability to problem solve and think creatively.

Student Organization

MDOT Transportation and Civil Engineering Program (TRAC) Bridge Builder Competition

Note: Additional education may be required.

  • Engineer
  • Architect
  • Drafter
  • Survey Technician
  • Urban Planner
  • Civil Engineer
  • Interior Designer

*The LISD TECH Center recommends the academic credit listed. Credit can only be awarded by local districts.

  • 1.0 4th Math
  • 1.0 Visual, Performing, & Applied Arts
  • 0.5 English Language Arts
  • 1.0 3rd Science (in lieu of)
  • 1.0 World Languages (in lieu of)
  • 1.0 Online Learning Experience

*College credit can only be awarded by the college or university. Certain requirements must be met outside of completing the program.

  • Michigan Technological University
  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Jackson College
  • School Craft
  • Siena Heights University

Year One

  • YouScience exam - CAD Mechanical Design I
  • YouScience exam - CAD Mechanical Design II
  • AutoCAD Software

Year Two

  • YouScience exam - CAD Mechanical Design III
  • YouScience exam - Engineering Technology
  • NX Software

Michigan Tech

Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Surveying Engineering

Lawrence Tech

Architect, Architectural Engineering, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Robotics Engineering

Kettering University

Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering

Western Michigan University

Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Engineering Design Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Central Michigan University

Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design Engineering Technology

Baker College

Mechanical Engineering

Michigan State University

Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science And Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture

University of Michigan

Industrial Operations Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering  

University of Toledo

Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Ferris State University

Mechanical Engineering Technology, Product Design Engineering Technology, Surveying Engineering, Plastic Engineering Technology, Rubber Engineering Technology, Welding Engineering Technology, CAD Drafting, Architecture Technology

Hear from program graduate Nathan Sprague from Onsted Community Schools on how this program prepared him for a career in engineering.

Accessible Video Transcript - Nathan Sprague CAD Testimonial

Hear from program graduate Robon Edwards from Adrian Public Schools on how this program prepared him for a career in engineering.

Accessible Video Transcript - Robon Edwards CAD Testimonial