Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) at Northern Virginia Community College


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CAD 140 - Technical Drawing
Enhances the principles learned that are related directly to the field of drafting and design. Gives a more in-depth exposure to detail and working drawings, dimensioning, tolerancing and conventional drafting practices. Teaches CAD modeling, may include parametric modeling. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 140 and DRF 140.)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CAD 152 - Engineering Drawing Fundamentals II
Introduces technical drafting from the fundamentals through advanced drafting practices. Includes lettering, geometric construction, technical sketching, orthographic projection, sections, intersections, development, fasteners. Teaches theory and application of dimensioning and tolerances, pictorial drawing, and preparation of drawings. Part II of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 152 and DRF 152.)
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4-6 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
3 credits
CAD 165 - Architectural Blueprint Reading
Emphasizes reading, understanding and interpreting standard types of architectural drawings including plans, elevation, sections and details. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 165 and DRF 165.)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CAD 195 - Topics In (discipline)
Provides an opportunity to explore topic areas of an evolving nature or of short-term importance in the discipline.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
CAD 197 - Cooperative Education In (discipline)
Provides on the job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms. Applies to all career-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
CAD 198 - Seminar and Project In (discipline)
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objective and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
CAD 201 - Computer Aided Drafting and Design I
Teaches computer-aided drafting concepts and equipment designed to develop a general understanding of components of a typical CAD system and its operation. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 201 and DRF 201.)
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
CAD 202 - Computer Aided Drafting and Design II
Teaches production drawings and advanced operations in computer aided drafting. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 202 and DRF 202.)
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
CAD 203 - Computer Aided Drafting and Design III
Teaches advanced CAD applications. Includes customization and/or use of advanced software. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 203 and DRF 203.)
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
CAD 233 - Computer Aided Drafting III
Exposes students to 3-D and modeling. Focuses on proficiency in Production drawing using a CAD system. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 233 and DRF 233.)
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
CAD 238 - Computer Aided Modeling and Rendering I
Focuses on training students in the contemporary techniques of 3D modeling, rendering, and animation on the personal computer. Introduces the principles of visualization, sometimes known as photo-realism, which enables the student to create presentation drawings for both architectural and industrial product design. Uses computer animation to produce walk-throughs that will bring the third dimension to architectural designs. Part I of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 238 and DRF 238.)
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
CAD 239 - Computer Aided Modeling and Rendering II
Focuses on training students in the contemporary techniques of 3D modeling, rendering, and animation on the personal computer. Introduces the principles of visualization, sometimes known as photo-realism, which enables the student to create presentation drawings for both architectural and industrial product design. Uses computer animation to produce walk-throughs that will bring the third dimension to architectural designs. Part II of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 239 and DRF 239.)
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
CAD 241 - Parametric Solid Modeling I
Focuses on teaching students the design of parts by parametric solid modeling. Topics covered will include, but not limited to, sketch profiles; geometric and dimensional constraints; 3-D features; model generation by extrusion, revolution and sweep; and the creation of 2-D drawing views that include sections, details and auxiliary. Part I of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 241 and DRF 241.)
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
CAD 260 - Computer Applications for Surveyors and Technicians
Studies and evaluates numerous COGO software and associated drafting packages. Includes calculations and drafting of traverse adjustment, subdivision, and curves. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 260 and DRF 260.)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CAD 261 - Computer Aided Digital Terrain Modeling & Earthworks
Introduces computer-aided-design for civil/surveying using digital terrain modeling and extracting earthwork volumes. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Competence in basic CAD. Prerequisite for this course is CAD 260 - "Computer Applications for Surveyors and Technicians" or equivalent.
3 credits
CAD 295 - Topics In (discipline)
Provides an opportunity to explore topic areas of an evolving nature or of short-term importance in the discipline.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
CAD 297 - Cooperative Education In (discipline)
Provides on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms. Applies to all career-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
CAD 298 - Seminar and Project In (discipline)
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objective and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
CAD 299 - Supervised Study In (discipline)
Assigns problems for independent study outside the normal classroom setting under the guidance and direction of an instructor. Incorporates prior experience and instruction in the discipline.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits