For some reason my knife project is not available when I search it, the only thing that comes up is knife, I am trying to cut one shape out of another shape but keep both shapes in tact so I would essentially have two new shapes. Is there another way I could do this?
You need to select the first object, then the second, then go in Edit mode, then header menu > Mesh > Knife Project. Note that it will take your view angle into account.
If you want to project the inner edges of a mesh (like the rays of the circle on the image below) you need to delete its faces.