Classes

MINDDRIVE’s educational objective is to give students the tools to think creatively, to see the potential
for a successful future and to instill a greater desire for learning within students.

AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN STUDIO

Our class called Automotive Design Studio will continue the principal objectives of the past Creative Studio classes that primarily taught applying creative thinking to design projects connecting to the real world of business. Core educational concepts of math, science, innovation and technolgy will be woven throughout the work of the class.

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CONTEMPORARY COMMUNICATIONS

Our Contemporary Communications class will focus on the tools of marketing as if the Automotive Design Class were a commercial client. We will work with students on how to tell a story through the written word, photography, video and social media. The students will learn presentation styles and give several “live” presentations throughout the summer at public events and in the classroom.

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WELDING CLASS

Airgas and Mark One Electric teamed up with our building owner, Karbank Real Estate to install the electrical work needed to build out 3 welding stations. The welding equipment and plasma cutter was donated by AirGas and they’ve provided mentors to help with the program. Lincoln Welding is also involved on a mentor level.

The welding class is taught by our Lead Instructor, Brian Garrett (see bio by clicking here) who comes with a HUGE amount of training experience and knowledge about the craft and the industry. Our students are exposed to job and scholarship opportunities and The American Welding Association is a supporter as well.

Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 and the class fee is $300 for an 16-week semester. We can handle up to 6 students during each semester. Students must be dedicated to coming to each and every class since there is a waiting list to get in.

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CAD - AutoDesk's Inventor

The CAD class meets on Wednesday evenings from 4:45 – 6:45 and on Thursday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00. The course is taught by Craig Heator (read bio by clicking here). It runs 16 weeks and has a program fee of $300. We can accommodate 6 students for this class, each semester.

We use AutoDesk’s Inventor software to learn the basics of 3D drawing. We also have a MakerBot 3D printer, which is the cherry on top of this class. We utilize the 3D printer to help us create innovative parts for the car, explore different shapes and for designing proprietary logo insignias.

We are currently seeking mentor support for instructor, Craig to work one-on-one with the students.

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