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Drafting I (DFT-107)
This course offers the student a theoretical basis for the development of drafting skills necessary to work in drafting, design, engineering, and technical professions. Emphasis is placed on terminology and procedures used in multiview projection, auxiliary and sectional views, intersections and developments, dimensioning, and pictorial drawing. Students are encouraged to develop an awareness of proper drafting techniques, the geometry of technical drawing, and new technological advancements in the field of drafting. Computer aided drafting (CAD) is introduced.

2 credits

Computer Aided Drafting I (DFT-210)

This course introduces the use of computer aided drafting (CAD) on a PC computer using AutoCAD software. This course is intended to familiarize the user with the skills necessary to use CAD as an effective drafting and design tool for mechanical, architectural, electrical, and other drafting and design professionals. Topics covered including drawing setup, line drawing, editing, layer creation, display features, and dimensioning.

3 credits
Pre or Co-requisite(s): DFT-107

Drafting II (DFT-207)

This course introduces the student to basic theory and design techniques used in industrial drafting with emphasis on the development of the drafting skills necessary for producing drawings used by industry for the design, production, and promotion of various products. Computer aided drafting (CAD) is included. A semester project is undertaken in which the student produces all necessary drawings for the manufacture of a product. Topics covered include gears, threads, tolerancing, inking, perspectives, and advanced isometrics.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-107

Engineering Graphics I (DFT-208)

This course is designed to acquaint the student with various types of graphic solutions to engineering and drafting problems. Special attention is given to orthographic projection as it relates to solving graphical space problems. Extensive problem-solving involving points, lines, and planes, and aids to students' visualization process for advanced drafting, engineering design, and computer graphics applications are covered.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-107

Civil Engineering Methods (DFT-209)

Civil Engineering Methods builds on the skills obtained in Drafting I and Engineering Graphics I. This course will look at business applications of Computer Aided Drafting in the fields of Civil Engineering and Land Surveying. This course explores the preparation of Site Plans for Land development, Land Surveying and Civil Engineering documents used in construction. The course is designed to expose the student to the requirements and opportunities in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying.

3 credits
Prerequisites: DFT-207, DFT-208

Mechanical Building Systems I (DFT-215)

This course is an introduction to plumbing and HVAC equipment and systems. Nomenclature, specifications, layout drawings, plans, details, sections, elevations, and isometric drawings are developed.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-207 and DFT-208

Architectural Drafting (DFT-262)

This course is an introductory course that develops drafting procedures and detailing techniques using a residential project. Students will complete a set of architectural residential working drawings, which will include floor plans, elevations and detail drawings. Topics will include basic house framing, dimensions and specifications used in architectural drawing, cost estimating, building materials, and detailing structural aspects of a building. The use of architectural, engineering, and construction CAD packages will be covered.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-207 and DFT-208
Co-requisite(s): DFT-265

Architectural Practice and Planning (DFT-265)

This course is designed to provide the student with basic practical and technical guidelines for working in a professional architectural and construction environment. Topics covered include design process, design development, site analysis and planning, zoning and building codes, and contracts and construction practices.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-207 and DFT-208
Co-requisite(s): DFT-262

Building Information Modeling  (DFT-270)

Building Information Modeling will introduce students to the principles and practice of Building Information Modeling. Course exercises and projects are designed to enrich the students’ understanding of the potential of this emerging technology on both a practical and theoretical level. The principal software that we will be currently using for this course is Autodesk Revit Architecture. Many of the terms and concepts covered will be common to other commercial products characterized as Building Information Modelers.

 

3 credits

Prerequisites: DFT-262 Architectural Drafting or by permission of instructor


Architectural Design (DFT-263)

This course discusses design theory and principles. Commercial building and site design, analysis and development are stressed and explored through case studies and building design projects.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-262 and DFT-265

Materials and Methods of Construction (DFT-266)

This course introduces and discusses the construction process and its role in architecture and design. Major building component systems and methods and structural design theory are explored.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-262

Technical Illustration (DFT-282)

This course details the techniques used in the preparation of pictorial technical material for illustration and publication. Advanced drawing techniques in axonometric, oblique, and perspectives are covered, as well as basic shading methods used in illustration, including line shading, stipple shading, and cast shadows. CAD software is used extensively to demonstrate how this medium is used for enhancing illustrations.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-207

CAD Certificate Program Courses & Descriptions

Drafting I (DFT-107)
This course offers the student a theoretical basis for the development of drafting skills necessary to work in drafting, design, engineering, and technical professions. Emphasis is placed on terminology and procedures used in multiview projection, auxiliary and sectional views, intersections and developments, dimensioning, and pictorial drawing. Students are encouraged to develop an awareness of proper drafting techniques, the geometry of technical drawing, and new technological advancements in the field of drafting. Computer aided drafting (CAD) is introduced.

2 credits

Computer Aided Drafting I (DFT-210)

This course introduces the use of computer aided drafting (CAD) on a PC computer using AutoCAD software. This course is intended to familiarize the user with the skills necessary to use CAD as an effective drafting and design tool for mechanical, architectural, electrical, and other drafting and design professionals. Topics covered including drawing setup, line drawing, editing, layer creation, display features, and dimensioning.

3 credits
Pre or Co-requisite(s): DFT-107

Drafting II (DFT-207)

This course introduces the student to basic theory and design techniques used in industrial drafting with emphasis on the development of the drafting skills necessary for producing drawings used by industry for the design, production, and promotion of various products. Computer aided drafting (CAD) is included. A semester project is undertaken in which the student produces all necessary drawings for the manufacture of a product. Topics covered include gears, threads, tolerancing, inking, perspectives, and advanced isometrics.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-107

Engineering Graphics I (DFT-208)

This course is designed to acquaint the student with various types of graphic solutions to engineering and drafting problems. Special attention is given to orthographic projection as it relates to solving graphical space problems. Extensive problem-solving involving points, lines, and planes, and aids to students' visualization process for advanced drafting, engineering design, and computer graphics applications are covered.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-107

Computer Aided Drafting II (DFT-211)

This course continues the work of CAD I and covers intermediate and advanced level CAD skills. Included in this course will be file management, blocks, attributes, isometric drawings, 3D Rendering, menu customization, LISP programming and architectural drawings using AEC software. At the conclusion of this course the individual should have the general skills necessary to adapt to most CAD software.

5 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-210

Computer Aided Drafting III (DFT-212)

This course provides continued study of advanced CAD technologies, giving students a complete hands-on experience with three dimensional photorealistic and presentation graphics.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-211

Technical Illustration (DFT-282)

This course details the techniques used in the preparation of pictorial technical material for illustration and publication. Advanced drawing techniques in axonometric, oblique, and perspectives are covered, as well as basic shading methods used in illustration, including line shading, stipple shading, and cast shadows. CAD software is used extensively to demonstrate how this medium is used for enhancing illustrations.

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): DFT-207