Hutchinson Central Technical High School

Course Syllabus


Course Name: DDP

Instructor: Lori Houston Greene            Contact Time: 1:12-1:53 or 1:57-2:40         Phone Ext: 1517







Course Outline

Drawing and Design for Production (DDP)

School Year 2020-2021

At Hutch Tech periods 6 and 7 (only)

Mrs. Lori Houston-Greene, Instructor

Room Numbers 510 and 517, school phone 816-3888

Platform-- SCHOOLOGY--all work is to be accessed and submitted through Schoology.

ĚStudent are to use their District-Issued laptop (EVERYDAY). Shutting down completely and a full restart every day will aid in proper functioning .

Attendance and Instructional Periods (Fall Semester)

Synchronous Instruction: LIVE for periods for 7 & 8 on BDF Days.
Students are expected to log in though Microsoft Teams link in SCHOOLOGY for every LIVE class.

Asynchronous Instruction: The students are working INDEPENDENTLY periods 7 & 8 ACE days.
They will COMPLETE SCHOOLOGY assignments and attendance is taken based on completion by time due.
Scaffolded assistance in Teams is available at this time with instructor.

Design/Drawing for Production is designed to provide students with an introduction to drafting and computer-aided drafting.

This course will enable students to produce working drawings of simple machine parts, schematic diagrams, and three-dimensional detail drawings in accordance with ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Standard Drawing Conventions.

Students will understand basic drawing and editing commands needed for the production of CAD drawings. Students in this course will be encouraged to use visual problem-solving skills using a common graphic language to describe forms in the human-made environment. Students will develop skills that will help them analyze, creatively design, and critically evaluate various drafting problems.

A Successful Design and Drawing for Production Experience will:

Emphasize that creative problem-solving is the essence of good design, stressing that design is the creative element and technical drawing is the expression of design. The best designs turn disadvantages into aesthetic and functional advantages. The best drawings result from the application of the appropriate methodology and skillful manipulation of tools. Brainstorming and critical thinking activities can encourage this type of understanding.
Use a combination of conceptual, critical, quantitative and rational thinking modes in the design-solving process. This includes a special emphasis on visual and spatial relationships as a skill that is teachable and necessary for quality work.
Encourage an interaction with the 'real world' by using field study, resource material from the design professions such as journals, texts, periodicals; guest lectures by practitioners, as well as the tools professionals employ to save time and promote quality. The form and function of natural objects could be examined.
Introduce computer assisted design and drawing to the student and integrate it in design activity brief experiences.
Challenge the student to take risks in design solutions.
Include pre-vocational skills to prepare the student for employment as well as collegiate study.
Insist that careers in this discipline require the student to learn precision, personal responsibility and that this type of design and drawing should be achieved with an economy of means.
Assist teachers at the elementary level in teaching design and technical drawing.
Recognize the duality of the program that exists in this redesign: The Design Act as a Creative Exercise and The Drawing Activity as Communication.

Upon successful completion of this course students will receive one (1) credit toward high school graduation. This course will be the first in the career and technical sequence and satisfies the New York State requirement for art education. As Hutch Tech is a Technical Highschool, students must complete DDP as a graduation requirement.

Grading Policy:

65% Student Work --( Homework/Classwork) expected to be turned in by due date.

20% Evaluations-- ( Tests/quizzes/critiques ) 20% expected to be completed on time.

15% Ethic* (Appropriate Participation, and Punctuality with Attendance and Check-in replies for Async days) 15%

*Students are expected to show themselves on camera for TEAMS class meetings for full participation/Ethic grade.

Be prepared in Teams lobby at start of the period. Students may be let in one at a time. Patience is expected and appreciated.


A notebook, paper, ruler, compass and pencils are needed for on line learning. Additional drafting equipment is optional.

Students who are absent will be held responsible for making up any missed class work. in a timely manner

--Assignments may be turned in late at a reduced score

Grading Periods to keep in mind:

Q1: 9/8-11/13

Q2: 11/16-1/29

Q3: 2/1-4/23

Q4: 4/26-6/25


Students will progress through and interrelate the following topical subgroups during the full year of DDP


APPLICATIONS of DDP/Technical Drawing

Where it is Used & Related Careers





TECHNICAL SKETCHING-- with rendering/perspective

MEASUREMENT -- Angles, Fractions, Ratios, Rulers, Scales





DESIGN-- PROCESS/TYPES-- including Design exercises

CAD-- Understanding Commands and Editing