Drafters and designers prepare detailed technical drawsings that are necessary to produce a product. These drawings may be in wide range of areas such as: Creating a child's toy, parts for the space shuttle or plans necessary for building a house.
Mechanical Drafters draw detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechnacial devices, including dimestions, tolerances, and Three Dimesional (3D) CAD models.
Residential Home Designers create working plans and blueprints required to build a house following local buildng codes.
Students are taught using deomonstration, techincal hands-on learning experiences, group activies, field trips, and lectures.
Student Organizations & Competitions
Students have the opportunity to become members in the following organizations:
SkillsUSA allows students to demonstrate their occupational and leadership skills. Students have the opportunity to attend and compete at three levels: regional, state, and national.
MITES (Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society) encourages and recognizes fine craftmanship in the field of industry, technology, and career and technical education in the state of Michigan. Students have the opportunity to attend and compete at two levels: regional and state.
- Delta Skill Daycompetition awards students with scholarships to Delta College in addition to special recognition for their accomplishments.
- Electric Vechicle Competition -Students design and compete in both 12V and 24V Electric Vechicle races.
To learn more visit Student Organizations.
There are many different careers available to students after successful completion of the Drafting Technology Program. Entry level positions include detailer, drafters assistant, and drafter.
Students may continue training at a college or university for more advance careers ranging from engineering fields to architecture.
|College Credit and Articulation
One of the ways the Tuscola Technology Center is able to help students make the successful transition from high school to college is by offering articulated college credit. The technical skills and knowledge a student learns can save tuition fees, shorten the time a student spends in college and reduces the duplication of courses at the college level. To receive articulated credit a student needs good grades, good attendance and be able to demonstrate that they have the maturity to bypass the college level courses.
Students have the opportunity to earn college credit with several Michigan Colleges. Colleges participating in the articulation include: Delta College and Baker College.
|Colleges to Continue Drafting Training
- Alpena Community College
- Baker College - Flint
- Central Michigan University
- Delta College
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Henry Ford Community College
- Kirtland Community College
- Lake Superior State University
- Lansing Community University
- Lawrence Technological Institute
- Michigan State University
- Michigan Tech
- Mott Community College
- Northern Michigan University
- Oakland Community College
- St. Clair Community College
- Washtenaw Community College
- Western Michigan University
Work experience and internships in area businesses are a highlight of this program. Second year students are given an opportunity to complete co-op experiences. Students have the opportunity to have co-op experiences with such businesses as: TI Automotive Group, Astech Incorporated, Sebewaing Tool and Engineering.
The Tuscola Technology Center is fortunate to have community and business leaders involved in the success of our students.
The committee members are professionals in business and industry as well as counselors and teachers from Tuscola County. Their input is vital in assuring that our students receive industry standard instruction in their field of study.