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Computer Aided Drafting

Total Credit Hours: 30

This program of study prepares the students to be a drafting technician capable of working with engineers in the many facets of the technical drawing and solid modeling design fields. Emphasis is placed on the architectural and mechanical drafting along with drafting courses for technical comprehension of the subject. Topics include conventional drafting methods and computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems such as AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Solidworks. This program balances computer software skills with design and drafting skills. The Computer-Aided Drafting Certificate constitutes the first year of the degree program without collage seminar and Physical Education. It may also be used as preparation for the Mechanical or Civil Engineering Technology degree programs. At least one year of high school or equivalent, including algebra, is recommended.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 The graduate will be proficient with architectural and civil drafting
  • 1a) The student will demonstrate the ability to produce several types of architectural and civil drawings.
  • 1b) The student will demonstrate understanding of the basic methods and materials used in light building construction.
Goal 2 The graduate will enter the field of architectural drafting
  • 2a) The graduate will enter a career within the architectural drafting field.
Goal 3 The graduate will complete drawings based on standard inputs from the architectural / civil field
  • 3a) The student will demonstrate standard drawing methods that include a variety of architectural concepts, facts and details.
Goal 4 The graduate will successfully communicate architectural concepts and details using drawings
  • 4a) The student will prepare architectural drawings based on generally accepted national and international standards.
  • 4b) The student will demonstrate the use of universal technical concepts (e.g. mathematics).
Goal 5 The graduate will communicate effectively within the architectural industry
  • 5a) The student will demonstrate the ability to clearly describe architectural drawings in an oral presentation.
  • 5b) The student will demonstrate the ability to gather information needed for drawings using the internet.
Goal 6 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy
  • 6a) Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology
  • 6b) Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information
First Semester
CT265 Introduction to GIS
This course introduces the techniques and concepts of GIS. The mapping software package ArcGIS is used to display, analyze, and query spatial data sets. Topics include coordinate systems/datums, symbology, classifications, digital imagery, and global positioning systems. (Fall semester) See when this course is offered ...
MT140 Draft & Design Using AutoCAD
This course provides the foundation and problem-solving skills necessary to develop and interpret engineering drawings using the computer-aided drafting software (AutoCAD). Topics include assembly and detail drawing composition; design for assembly/manufacturing (DFA/DFM); geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; tolerance control and standard fits; fasteners; gearing; sheet metal developments; weldments; functional drafting techniques; and the development of 2-D and 3-D CAD generated drawings and system operations. See when this course is offered ...
CT102 Eng Drawng and Microstatn CAD
This course includes both basic technical drawing techniques and MicroStation CAD to support engineering design. Topics include line types, dimensioning, scaling, auxiliary views, sectioning, and notations. This course also introduces the use of MicroStation software. Topics include operational concepts; main palette use; projecting elements; entity construction and editing; entity manipulations; and text and dimensioning parameters. See when this course is offered ...
English Elective
EN101 English 1: Composition
EN101 English 1: Composition C-3 Cr-3 This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading), and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
EN110 Oral&Writn Communctn
This course covers the effective oral and written contexts of occupational communications. It includes practice in oral presentations, business letters, resumes, memos, instructional materials and reports, and visual aids. It is designed specifically for A.O.S. degree programs. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result; or successful completion of DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and successful completion of either EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition. See when this course is offered ...
MT155 Intro to Solid Modeling
This course is an introduction into the use of three-dimensional solid modeling CAD software. Topics include creating models using features such as protrusions, cuts, rounds, blends, revolutions, and sweeps. Model planning and design intent are stressed. Assemblies, drawings, documentation, and detailing are also covered, as well as output and interfaces with common software such as spreadsheets and word processing. See when this course is offered ...
Math Elective
3.0 - 4.0
Second Semester
CT266 Capstone GIS
This independent study capstone course involves the creation of a project using GIS. Proposals must have instructor approval. Projects incorporate collecting GPS data, building an attribute geo-database, and are completed using ArcGIS software. Final presentations are required, which explain data collection techniques, analysis, and project success. Prerequisite: CT265 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). (Spring semester) See when this course is offered ...
MT251 Advanced AutoCAD
This is an advanced course using AutoCAD. Topics include menu customization, theory and operational concepts for three-dimensional CAD drawings and models, solid modeling, rendering and editing techniques. Prerequisites: MT140 Drafting and Design Using AutoCAD or permission of the Dean for Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Applied Technology.. See when this course is offered ...
MT112 Architectural Drafting
This course is an introduction to the standard drawing techniques and design concepts used for residential and light commercial buildings. Topics include foundations, framing, windows and doors, structural sections, floor plans, elevations, specifications, building codes, and perspectives. Prerequisite: MT140 Drafting and Design Using AutoCAD. See when this course is offered ...
Program Elective
3.0 - 4.0
MT242 Adv MicroStation (CAD)
This is an advanced level course using MicroStation. Topics include theory and operational concepts for three-dimensional CAD drawings and models, solid modeling, rendering, display, and editing techniques. Prerequisites: CT102 Engineering Drawing and MicroStation CAD, or permission of the Dean for Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Applied Technology. See when this course is offered ...
MT256 Adv Solid Modeling
This course covers advanced solid modeling concepts and techniques. Topics include creating complex parametric models and assemblies using all feature types; creating detail and assembly drawings with various sectioning and view techniques; measurements; surfaces; and motion and analysis models. Model and assembly pre-planning are emphasized. Prerequisites: MT155 Introduction to Solid Modeling or permission of the Associate Dean for Physical Sciences, Engineering & Applied Technologies. See when this course is offered ...
Math: MA105, MA106, MA115. MA121, MA122, MA125, MA150, MA151, MA152, MA253, MA260, MA275, or MA280
3.0 - 4.0

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