Rosemont High School’s Engineering, Construction, & Design
Academy (ECD) students will thrive in a challenging, yet
supportive and integrated academic program while exploring and
solving real world problems through industry sponsored
Students from CREATE visited the Ice Blocks construction project
on R Street with their mentors, Ike (Lionakis Architects), Mike
(Nacht & Lewis Architects), and Ryan (Ascent Builders). After the
tour of the mixed use project, the team headed over to take a
tour of the offices of Nacht & Lewis – a repurposed paint store.
The CREATE team’s challenge this year is to plan, design, and
budget the repurposing of the paint shop at the railyards.
Presentations are in March.
Students will acquire experience and knowledge of Computer Aided
Drafting & Design (CADD). CADD is the use of computer
technology for drawing and designs (2D and 3D) that is used
by professionals in a variety of technological fields. In
addition, students learn how to access the Control System, a
device that regulates or directs other behaviors of other
devices. Students also focus on Robotics, programming, and
There are are a variety of opportunities and events that expose
students to the real world of Engineering. Students will
have an opportunity to visit the SMUD (Sacramento Municipal
Utilities District) hedge training facility where line
workers and technicians are trained in their apprenticeship
program. Additionally, students will be able to view a fully
operational electric facility at Roseville Electric.
In ECD, students will have plenty opportunities to do projects
such as launching rockets, presentations about hydraulics, and
learning in a classroom where they can use computers to
complete assignments and lessons.