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Design and Modeling

This exploratory course is offered for 7th grade students at Oxford Academy only.

In Design and Modeling, students apply the design process to solve problems and understand the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They work in teams to design a playground and furniture, capturing research and ideas in their engineering notebooks. Using Autodesk® design software, students create a virtual image of their designs and produce a portfolio to showcase their innovative solutions.



  • Industry Sector: Engineering and Architecture
  • Grade Level: 7
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class Hours: 90
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Not Applicable
  • Level: Exploratory
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: Not Applicable
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Oxford Academy
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.