Class Topics

Drafting Technology

Classes Offered

DT 101     AutoCAD – Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting
Prerequisite: None
Offered: Fall & Spring
Description: An introduction to computer aided drafting using the latest version of AutoCAD software. 2D Drafting techniques are taught to set up drawings, scale, dimensioning, create orthographic projections and plotting.
DT 102     Advanced AutoCAD
Prerequisite: DT101. A minimum grade of ‘C’ in DT/ENGR 101
Note: Cross listed as ENGR 102.
Offered: Fall & Spring
Description: Advanced theory and hands on operation of a CAD system. Emphasis is placed on large scale drawings, three dimensional software techniques, orthographic projections, and complex computer aided manufacturing applications.
DT 103     SolidWorks – Introduction to 3D Design and Presentation
Prerequisite: None
Offered: Fall & Spring
Description: Advanced theory and hands-on operation of three-dimensional software techniques. Emphasis is placed on wireframe, surface, solid, and parametric three-dimensional modeling.
DT 104     SolidWorks – Advanced 3D Design and Presentation
Prerequisite: DT103
Offered: Spring
Description: Advanced theory and hands-on operation of solid and parametric three-dimensional models. Emphasis is placed on creating molds, advanced sheet metal design and developing dynamic assemblies.
DT 110     Technical Drafting I
Prerequisite: DT101 Recommended
Offered: Fall
Description:  Fundamentals of drafting including lettering, sketching, instruments, geometric constructions, orthographic projections, dimensioning, tolerancing, section views and auxiliary views. Drafting will be performed on the computer using AutoCAD software.
DT 111     Technical Drafting II
Prerequisite: DT101& DT110
Offered: Spring
Description: Advanced drafting practices using customized AutoCAD software. Basic studies will include pictorial drafting, descriptive geometry, revolutions and software customization. Working/shop drawings in topography, developments, cabinet/millwork, structural steel, and welding will be performed. Emphasis is placed on increased productivity by customizing AutoCAD to the student’s requirements.
DT 117     Geometric Tolerancing & Dimensioning
Prerequisite: None
Offered: Spring
Description: An introduction to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing ASME Y14.5-2009. Students will learn to identify, use appropriate geometric symbols and techniques of geometric dimension, and produce industrial quality drawings. Students will also learn to measure and verify geometric dimensions and tolerances of manufactured items.
 DT 151     CAD/CAM Machining
Prerequisite: DT110 & DT103
Offered: Fall
Description: Hands-on operation of importing three-dimensional solid and parametric three-dimensional models into CAD/CAM operations.
DT 180     3D Studio Max – Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation
Prerequisite: None
Offered: Fall & Spring
Description:  Basic 3D modeling, animation and materials for media product and visualization using the latest MAX software.
DT 182     3D Studio Max – Advanced 3D Modeling and Animation
Prerequisite: DT180
Offered:  Spring
Description:  Advanced 3D Studio Max applications to create special visual effects for high-end image production. Advanced key-framing, time-based editing, controllers, and video post will be employed to master state-of-the-art rendering and animation.
DT 184     3D Studio Max –Real-Time 3D Technical/Game Animation
Prerequisite: None
Offered: Spring
Description:  Students will create interactive 3D applications using a direct X base real time engine for the game industry, computer based training and product visualization.
DT 196     Special Problems in Computer Aided Drafting
Prerequisite: DT110 OR DT104
Offered: Fall & Spring
Description: This is an advanced course designed to aid the student in the enrichment of an area of concentration in AutoCAD and third party drafting software and is of a research nature. Content to be determined by the need of the student, under signed contract with the instructor.
DT 226     Printed Circuit Board Design
Prerequisite:  DT110
Offered:  Fall
Description:  Instruction in printed circuit board design generally required for entry-level position in the electronic industry. Includes artwork and complete documentation for analog and digital multi-layer, flexible and high-speed boards using current IPC standards. Drafting will be performed on the computer using high-end printed circuit board software.
DT 227     Advanced Printed Circuit Board Design
Prerequisite: DT226
Offered:  Spring
Description:  Advanced problems and instruction in printed circuit board design generally required for entry-level position in the electronic industry. Special emphasis will be placed on advanced applications including surface mount technology. Includes artwork and complete documentation for analog and digital multi-layer, flexible and high-speed boards using current IPC standards. Drafting will be performed on the computer using AutoCAD and PADS software.

Drafting Technology section from the 2013 – 2014 Catalog will download as a .pdf file