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CAD 111 - Technical Drafting I
Introduces technical drafting from the fundamentals through advanced drafting practices. Teaches lettering, metric construction, technical sketching, orthographic projection, sections, intersections, development, fasteners, theory and applications of dimensioning and tolerances. Includes pictorial drawing, and preparation of working and detailed drawings. Part I of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 111 and DRF 111.)
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 3-7 hours per week.
2-3 credits
CAD 114 - Drafting I
Teaches geometric construction, orthographic projection, sections and conventions, pictorial drawings, isometric principles, oblique drawing, and dimensioning. Part I of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 114 and DRF 114.)
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6-9 hours. Total 7-10 hours per week.
3-4 credits
CAD 120 - Introduction to Graphic Representation
Teaches use of instruments, lettering, sketching, and drawing conventions. Emphasizes legible drawings and the value of presentation. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 120 and DRF 120.)
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
CAD 127 - Introduction to Geometric Dimensions and Tolerancing
Presents an overview of a positional tolerance system, its relationship to coordinate tolerance systems, and other aspects of industry standard drafting practices. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 127 and DRF 127.)
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
CAD 128 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Teaches use of a positional tolerance system, its relationship to coordinate tolerance systems, and other aspects of industry standard drafting practices. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 128 and DRF 128.)
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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 150 - Introduction to Game Level Design
Introduces advanced animation techniques using motion capture and other specialized equipment to produce production quality animations and presentations with final animation polishing. Uses Industry level film and game capture equipment in addition to post effect software to master production of quality animations used in film, television, game, and architectural visualization.
3 Credits. Lecture 2 hours. Lab 3 hours. Total 5 hours.
3 credits
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CAD 151 - Engineering Drawing Fundamentals I
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 I of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 151 and DRF 151.)
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4-6 hours. Total 5-7 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 155 - Fundamentals of Architectural Drafting
Introduces fundamentals of architectural drafting and planning of functional buildings. Presents architectural lettering, symbols, and dimensioning, and working drawings including site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, and details. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 155 and DRF 155.)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
CAD 161 - Blueprint Reading I
Teaches the application of basic principles, visualization, orthographic projection, detail of drafting shop processes and terminology, assembly drawings and exploded views. Considers dimensioning, changes and corrections, classes of fits, tolerances and allowances, sections and convention in blueprint reading. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 161 and DRF 161.)
Lecture 0 -1 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
1-2 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 199 - 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
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 211 - Advanced Technical Drafting I
Teaches use of drafting equipment and applications, emphasizing knowledge and skill required for industrial drawing. Includes piping, gearing, geometric and positional tolerances and 2D/3D drawing layout. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 211 and DRF 211.)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3 credits
CAD 226 - Computer Aided Machining
Teaches use of software to create numerical machine code to drive CNC milling machines or lathes. Introduces software and techniques to create, edit and produce CAD drawings, tool paths, and the numerical code for a CAM machine. Includes history, applications, hardware and software requirements, terminology, limitation and future trends. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 226 and DRF 226.)
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
CAD 231 - Computer Aided Drafting I
Teaches computer aided drafting concepts and equipment designed to develop a general understanding of components and operate a typical CAD system. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 231 and DRF 231.)
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 242 - Parametric Solid Modeling II
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 II of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 242 and DRF 242.)

3-4 credits
CAD 243 - Parametric Solid Modeling III
Focuses on teaching students the software for the design of parts and assemblies by means of advanced parametric solid modeling to include advanced mechanical drafting techniques and building mechanical assemblies. Prerequisites: CAD 241 or DRF 241, and CAD 242 or DRF 242. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 243 and DRF 243.)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CAD 250 - 3D Game Level Design
Introduces 3D game level design and provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to take a design from concept to implementation in a professional game engine. Focuses on multiple modeling and level design techniques currently used in industry. Exposes students to the most current and popular software available for Game Level Design. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 250 and DRF 250.)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CAD 280 - Design Capstone Project
Focuses on design projects developed in independently and in consultation with the Instructor. Topics covered but not limited t, parametric modeling, civil, mechanical piping, architectural applications, structural, electro-mechanical, 3-D Solids, exploration of application software and the integration of CAD/CAM. Prerequisites: CAD 211 or 212, and CAD 199 or 201. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 280 and DRF 280.)
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
CAD 290 - Coordinated Internship (discipline)
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
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