Concepts of Design is a course that allows students to apply principles of design through integrated academic and technical labs and projects. The purpose of this course is to provide tenth grade students with a solid foundation in design principles and procedures that include California State Standards for Career Technical Education. Students will apply their understanding of industry-recognized processes through the design and creation of various projects. Topics include Safety, Problem-Solving and the Design Process, Measurement Systems, Tools and Math, Drafting and Computer-Aided Design, and Basic Electricity. Additional topics including Career Exploration and Employability Skills will help students be successful in their future pathway concentrator and capstone classes.