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Computer-Aided Drafting Courses

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CAD 140: Computer-Aided Drafting I

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course begins the in-depth study of the fundamentals of computer-aided drafting through the use of AutoCAD. Topics include commands, coordinates, undoing and altering, moving and duplicating, arrays, viewports, file maintenance, editing and templates for 2-D. Also included are dimensioning and geometric tolerances, measurement and calculations, the creation of a library for symbols and attributes, plotting and printing. Keyboarding and Windows operating system skills are recommended. Hours: 13 lecture and 39 laboratory. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
CAD 150: Computer-Aided Drafting II

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course continues the in-depth study of computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD. Topics include viewports, 3-D, wireframe and surface modeling, X/Y/Z coordinates, 3-D space and revolutions, creating and editing in 3-D, 2-D regions, solid modeling and AutoCAD Boolean operations. Also included are the downstream benefits of mass properties generation, detail drafting, finite element analysis, fabrication of physical parts, the AutoLISP programming language for graphic applications, object linking and embedding. Hours: 13 lecture and 39 laboratory. Prerequisite: CAD 140 or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring.
CAD 200: Engineering and Manufacturing Technology with CAD

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course focuses on integrated computer-aided drafting and computer-aided manufacturing used in the engineering and manufacturing industries, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards, including Y14.5M-1994, International Standards Organization (ISO) and engineering drawing and related documentation practices. This course also includes vector analysis for fluid power, computer numerical controls, manufacturing, materials and processes, threads and fasteners, springs, gears, shafts, cams and bearings. Proficiency in technology print reading is emphasized in this course. Hours: 26 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisites: TEC 100 and CAD 140 or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall.
CAD 210: Residential and Commercial Drafting with CAD

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers the geometrical, aesthetic, historical, functional, environmental and construction-related aspects of buildings. Drafting standards and reading drawings for trade information are included. Drawings are made for light commercial and residential construction, including project assembly techniques, building materials, problem solving, site plans, floor plans, electrical and mechanical systems, and construction schedules. Hours: 26 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: CAD 150 or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall.
CAD 220: Architectural Design Project with CAD

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course focuses on the use of computer-aided architectural software to complete a design project on a commercial or residential building from preliminary program to finished rendering. Contemporary issues and trends in the industry, environmental sensitivity, accessibility for the physically challenged, alternate energy sources, hurricane protection and professionalism in the construction and architectural industries are covered. Hours: 26 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: CAD 210 or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring.
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