The Drafting program prepares students for challenging careers as drafters, designers, engineering assistants, 3-D modelers, estimators, and design/drafting checkers. Students may obtain an Associate in Science, Certificate of Achievement or preparation for transfer to a four year university in the fields of industrial design, manufacturing, or industrial technology. Specialized application of various software programs are taught using current technology and methods found in the Architectural, manufacturing, and design industries. There is a broad range of career opportunities such as Drafters, Designers, Illustrators, and Model Makers.
See also: Architecture and Construction Technology
This course covers the interpretation of mechanical drawings typical of the metal working field; theory of common types of projections, dimensioning principles, machine standards, application of creative sketching and interpretation of blueprints.
This course provides experience in construction blueprint reading and plan review. Experiences will include the study of lines, symbols, notations and dimensions used on architectural drawings. Code interpretation and design compliance will be stressed.
This course covers the application of the fundamentals of industrial design drafting. Topics include the basic concepts of graphic presentation including design language/symbols, sketching, pictorial drawings, lettering, orthographic projection, working drawings, auxiliary views, dimensioning, geometric developments, duplication, interrelationships to the design process, the introduction to computer aided design, and industry trends and applications.
This course is the occupational application of measurements and computations as used by technology students. Topics include geometric shape calculations, practical trigonometry, areas, volumes, ratio and proportion, units and conversions, decimals and fractions and applied algebra.
This course is an introduction to the use of AutoCAD including commands, editing, printing and plotting with emphasis on two-dimensional, and introduction to three-dimensional drawings. Industry trends, practices, and employee expectations will be addressed.
This course emphasizes AutoCad instruction including three-dimensional drafting, customization of AutoCad, architectural computer assisted drafting (CAD), and an introduction to computer assisted machining (CAM).
This course covers the application and preparation of technical illustrations to meet the standards of industry. Drawings are made from prints, technical orders and freehand sketches. Axonometric projection will be covered.
This course covers the application and preparation of perspective drawings. Topics will include information on and study of layouts and makeup of industrial manuals, and techniques used in industrial publications.
This course is an integration of previously acquired knowledge through assignment of projects in the areas of machine drafting, architectural drawing, technical illustration or electronic drafting. Students will design a project using computer assisted drafting (CAD) in the technical area of their choice.
This course introduces the fundamentals of industrial design graphics through lecture and laboratory practice. Focus will be on the basic concepts of graphic presentation, including: design language/symbols; sketching; pictorial drawing; lettering; orthographic projection; working drawings; auxiliary views; dimensioning; geometric developments; duplication, interrelationships to the design process, an introduction to computer aided design (CAD); and, industry trends and applications.
This course consists of the drawing of machine details and assemblies with attention to tolerances, notes, and dimensioning consistent with industrial practices. The course also covers the study of 3D CAD (computer assisted drafting) design concepts and applications. Students will develop skill in wire frame, surface, and solid model creation.
This course provides a foundation in 3D parametric design using Autodesk AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop software and/or other industry-standard solid modeling software. The students will be introduced to the design concepts of parts and assemblies, parametric design, feature driven design, profiles and sketches, detail drawings, assembly drawings, and CAD (computer assisted drafting) standards used in industry. This course covers the development of 3D design models, 2D detail drawings and the creation and application of parametric assembly models.
This course introduces the applications of technology and tools for creating three-dimensional physical models from 3D CAD (computer assisted drafting) files and other 3D data. Rapid prototyping and model making technologies are covered that accelerate the design process, allowing the student designers to shorten the design cycle time, update the product development process and improve communication between the design focus groups, engineering, marketing and manufacturing.
This course is an introduction to flexible manufacturing applications and CAD/CAM CNC programming. Topics include set up and operation of numerical control lathes, mills, electrical discharge machines and robotics principles.
Offered on a pass/no pass basis only. Not applicable for degree credit.