wow..i havent hear the term DT in years..haha. Well, since im kinda in the middle of both, hopfeully i can translate. Yeah, basically DT is "Shop" class in the US. They do the same stuff, wood, metals, plastics. Since i took DT here, and not "shop", Im not sure how much design they actually do in the US(i remember a good chuck of our class was schematics and orthographics,etc ) but the rest of it is the same!! hope that helps!!