Career opportunities in the fields of mechanical design, architectural design and computer animation require designers that are competent, knowledgeable and highly-skilled in the use of the latest software and methods. The CAD department trains students utilizing the latest software including AutoCAD, PTC Creo, SolidWorks, Cimatron, SoftPlan, Sweet Home 3D, RevIt, Google SketchUp, Maya, ZBrush and Unity. CAD students utilize the design process to solve real world projects. With the help of high-end software, hands-on DFM and DFA studies and a variety of 3D printers, students are able to take the design process through all of its stages by brainstorming, designing, creating a working prototype, troubleshooting and eventually manufacturing. Creating 3D models, technical drawings, floor plans, computer animations, and working prototypes prepares students to pursue careers in manufacturing, construction, animation or further their CAD education at the college level.



Mr. King                   

Mr. Meczywor   

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  • Adams Plumbing and Heating
  • BEK Associates
  • Berkshire Gas Company
  • Berkshire Photovoltaic Services (BPVS)
  • Climate Heating and Cooling
  • Cordmaster
  • Daley Concrete
  • Darkwind Media
  • edm-architecure & engineering
  • Folsom Technologies International
  • Foresight Land Services
  • General Dynamics
  • Guntlow and Associates Inc.
  • Hesnor Engineering
  • Morrison Berkshire
  • Pittsfield Plastics Engineering, LLC
  • S K Design Group
  • Sabic
  • Trova Design Consultants, Inc.
  • Unistress
  • Vicarious Visions
  • Williams College


  • Becker College
  • Elms College
  • Fitchburg State College
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
  • Roger Williams University
  • Salem State University
  • UMass Amherst
  • UMass Dartmouth
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Vermont
  • Vermont Technical College
  • Western New England University
  • Westfield State University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Course Content

Grade 9

Multiview Drawings


Section Views

Pictorial Drawings

3D Modeling (Animation, Architecture and Mechanical Design)

Grade 10

Manufacturing Processes

Assembly Techniques

Drawings for Industries (Mechanical, Welding, Sheet Metal, Architecture, Electrical, Electronic, etc.)

Non-modeling Animation Disciplines (Lighting, Texturing, Rigging, Animation, Environmental/Level Design)

Creating an Architectural Drawing Package

Additive Manufacturing - 3D-Prototyping 

Grade 11

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

Precision Fits  

Gear Train Design

Patent Project

Additive Manufacturing - 3D-Prototyping   

Co-operative Work Experience (Where Applicable)

Grade 12

Residential Drawing and Design

Single Discipline Focused Projects (3D Animation, Architecture, Mechanical Design)

Senior Capstone Project

Additive Manufacturing - 3D-Prototyping