Students that are interested in careers involving design, engineering and innovation. Students will utilize design thinking and the design process to research, conceptualize, design, prototype, and evaluate physical products. Students will develop their digital fabrication skills utilizing production machines. Students will design and create both as an individual and in collaborative groups, including working on/with projects directly from industry. This course is the professional practice of creating products that enhance the function, usability, value, and appearance of products with the goal of benefiting the user, manufacturer, community, and the environment. Also known as product design, industrial design education prepares students to design systems and tangible artifacts including, consumer and recreational products, medical and computer equipment, and transportation and environments. Both generalist and specialist, industrial designers tend to be part artist, part entrepreneur and engineer. This course is designed for students interested in careers in Industrial Design, Packaging Design, or Design Arts industry sector. Students will be introduced to industry standard tools, skills, and materials that they can manipulate as the primary means of manufacturing and package design. Students will explore basic applications of various tools to create projects in both digital and 3D format.
Prerequisites: N/A; Computer Aided Design (CAD) or similar Design course suggested
Length: 1 Semester
Credits: 1 Credit (.5 CTE / .5 Physical Science)
Dual Enrollment: Metro State University of Denver (IND 1000), $50 additional fee per MSU credit, 1 credit
Certifications: (if not taken at home high school) - Society of Manufacturing Engineers ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS, SOLIDWORKS Certified Associate - CSWA Mechanical Design