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DRF 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.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 3-7 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DRF 112 - Technical Drafting II
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 II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 3-7 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DRF 114 - Drafting I
Teaches geometric construction, orthographic projection, sections and conventions, pictorial drawings, isometric principles, oblique drawing, and dimensioning. Part I of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6-9 hours. Total 7-10 hours per week.
3-4 credits
DRF 120 - Introduction to Graphic Representation
Teaches use of instruments, lettering, sketching, and drawing conventions. Emphasizes legible drawings and the value of presentation.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DRF 127 - Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Presents an overview of a positional tolerance system, its relationship to coordinate tolerance systems, and other aspects of industry standard drafting practices.
Lecture 1 hours per week.
1 credits
DRF 135 - Electrical/Electronics Blueprint Reading
Presents an interpretation of basic shop drawings, conventional symbols, terminology, and principles used by the mechanical draftsman. Explains common electrical and electronic symbols, wiring diagrams, schematic drawing, and application of wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and application of wiring diagrams.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DRF 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.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
DRF 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.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4-6 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
3 credits
DRF 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.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4-6 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
3 credits
DRF 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.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
DRF 160 - Machine Blueprint Reading
Introduces interpreting of various blueprints and working drawings. Applies basic principles and techniques such as visualization of an object, orthographic projection, technical sketching and drafting terminology. Requires outside preparation.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
DRF 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.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 1-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
DRF 162 - Blueprint Reading II
Emphasizes industrial prints, auxiliary views, pictorial drawings, simplified drafting procedures, production drawing, operation sheets, tool drawing, assembly drawings, and detailed prints.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
DRF 165 - Architectural Blueprint Reading
Emphasizes reading, understanding and interpreting standard types of architectural drawings including plans, elevation, sections and details.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
DRF 200 - Survey of Computer Aided Drafting
Surveys computer-aided drafting equipment and concepts. Develops general understanding of components, operations and use of a typical CAD system.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
DRF 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.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
DRF 202 - Computer Aided Drafting and Design II
Teaches production drawings and advanced operations in computer aided drafting.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
DRF 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.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DRF 232 - Computer Aided Drafting II
Teaches advanced operation in computer aided drafting.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DRF 233 - Computer Aided Drafting III
Exposes student to 3-D and modeling. Focuses on proficiency in Production drawing using a CAD system.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DRF 237 - CADD Systems Management
Studies the principles and practices of CADD database use, design and programming for a CADD environment. Topics include: attributes manipulation and revision; CADD database extraction and management; basic techniques of data conversion and communication protocol between CADD systems.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4- 5 hours per week.
3 credits
DRF 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.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DRF 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DRF 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits