Computer Aided Drafting


CAD 1200. Computer Aided Draft I AutoCAD. 3 hrs.

This course is an introduction to computer-aided drafting (CAD) for use in basic mechanical drafting principles. Students will learn the basics of 2D CAD and its applications to different industries. Students compare 2D CAD operations to 3D and compare the different types of software used in both. This course will focus on the basics of AutoCAD. Content will include such topics as: setting up drawings, constructing lines, circles, arcs and other shapes. Basics of geometric construction and adding text will be included. Students will use display and editing techniques as well to obtain information about their drawings and work with layers and drawing files. This course examines basic dimensioning and tolerancing concepts. Students will learn to produce pictorial drawings and orthographic layouts. Upon completion a student will know how to read and interpret engineering drawings. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

CAD 1201. Comp Aided Draft II, Using AutoCAD. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to build on the skills acquired in the Computer Aided Drafting I course. This course builds on the fundamentals of drafting. Students familiar with basic drafting terminology will produce detail drawings and assemblies to produce production drawings using 2D CAD (AutoCAD). Advanced principles of dimensioning will be used to produce industry standard drawings. Students will use real world projects to compile drawings, check drawings and plot the working drawing package. Additional fundamentals of CAD such as blocks, attributes, external references, and an introduction to parametric drawings will be explored. Students will learn how to use AutoCAD to draw and edit polylines, set layers, line types and colors; dimension drawings; create section lines and graphic patterns, design symbols and attributes for multiple use. Upon completion a student will know how to draft, read and interpret engineering drawings. Lecture, 2 hours;lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: CAD 1200 or consent of the instructor.

CAD 1202. Civil Applications of CAD. 3 hrs.

This course introduces the CAD technician to civil applications. Emphasis is placed upon preparing survey plats and topographical drawings from surveyor coordinates. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. (Students with working knowledge of AutoCAD may enroll by consent of instructor.)

CAD 1203. Electronics Drafting. 2 hrs.

This course trains the student in reading blueprints (technical drawings). This course contains principles involved with blueprint reading and sketching principles, concepts, ANSI and ISO drafting symbols and standards, terminology, manufacturing process notes and other related technical information contained on a mechanical or CAD produced engineering drawing. Lecture, 1 hour; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: DFT 1200 OR CAD 1200.

CAD 1206. Descriptive Geometry and Development Drawings.. 3 hrs.

This class will deal with descriptive geometry, the graphical representation and solution of spatial relationships of points, lines and planes by means of projections. The drafter will understand the various steps to graphically solve problems with points, lines and planes and apply descriptive geometry to various drafting problems. Also, the drafter will learn surface developments patterns for the bending or folding of a material to a required shape. Lecture, 2 hour; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: DFT 1200 (Students with one year of high school drafting or drafting experience may enroll by consent of instructor.)

CAD 2200. Computer Aided Design I. 3 hrs.

This course is intended to prepare the student for the role of engineering design as it relates to Computer Aided Drafting/Design. This course will teach the student to implement the use of the 3D solid modeling CAD package SolidWorks. Students will learn the key skills and knowledge required to design models starting with 2D sketching, solid part modeling, assembly creation, and drawing production. Emphasis will be given to design intent. The student will use the design process to plan and develop a design for manufacture. The student will prepare models of this design to be prototyped by 3D printing. Production drawings of this design will be plotted and checked. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

CAD 2201. Computer Aided Design II. 3 hrs.

In this advanced competency-based course students will be prepared for careers in engineering technology. This course is a continuation of Computer Aided Design I and includes computer graphic principles as they relate to the concepts of CAD Solid Modeling. Students will gain advanced skills in drafting layout, CAD editing techniques, dimensioning and visual presentation. Students will learn how to create virtual 3-D models and how to render them with color, light and shadows. These principles will be applied to the latest educational version of SolidWorks. Principles will include advanced modeling parts and assemblies and creation of working drawings. Students will use the design process to develop models to prototyping a product. Students will prepare models to be printed on a 3D and prepare production drawing for this product. Students will be able to take the SolidWorks Certified Associates exam at the end of this course. Students passing the exam will be issued a certificate of passing. Students will be able to utilize and reinforce their intermediate workplace skills, including teamwork, communication and math skills. Lecture: two hours per week, lab two hours per week. Prerequisite: CAD 2200.

CAD 2202. Architectural CAD. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to develop an understanding of drafting procedures in preparation of architectural, civil and construction drawings. Units of study will include graphic representation of residential and commercial buildings, site analysis, building codes, conventional symbols, spatial concepts, and the use of various materials related to construction. The basis of the course work will consist of the preparation of detail working drawings for construction purposes. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: CAD 1200.

CAD 2203. Engineering Design Concepts. 3 hrs.

This course introduces the CAD technician to key engineering design concepts. Emphasis is placed upon strength of materials (such as stresses, shear, bending and bean design) and the ability to calculate and analyze the forces that operate upon static structures. Lecture, 2. hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: MTH 1206 and CAD 1200.

CAD 2204. Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing. 3 hrs.

This is a course in Geometric Tolerance and Dimensions including tolerances of form and position or location control. The student will learn methods of indicating geometric tolerances by means of geometric characteristic symbols, as recommended by ANSI, rather than by traditional notes. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: DFT 1200.

CAD 2206. Design Technician Internship. 3 hrs.

Individual students will be assigned to an engineering department in local industries. Work will be that normally performed by a design technician. Students meet one hour per week with instructor and spend 15 hours per week on the job. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CAD 2208. Design Projects. 4 hrs.

This course will give the student the opportunity to apply the knowledge and training achieved in preceding courses in an "on-the-job" situation. Assignments will consist of analysis of problems, synthesis, preliminary design, layout, and production of the final set of working drawings. Students in this class will participate in the award winning MIMIC (Making Industry Meaningful In College) program. Students from CAD, Electronics, Marketing, Accounting and Manufacturing will be teamed together in companies to design, market and sell a product on campus. Lecture 2 hours; lab, 4 hours. Prerequisite: CAD 1201 and CAD 2200.