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


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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 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 135 - Electrical/Electronic 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. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 135 and DRF 135.)
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 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 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 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. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 160 and DRF 160.)
Lecture 3 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 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 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. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 200 and DRF 200.)
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 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 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 212 - Advanced Technical Drafting II
Teaches concepts of sheet metal fabrication including radii, fillets and tolerances, electrical and electronics symbols and drawing, and advanced design drafting techniques. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 212 and DRF 212.)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3 credits
CAD 225 - Machine Drawing and Design
Teaches design of basic machine elements and the analysis of linear and geometric tolerancing including the preparation of complete design and production drawings. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 225 and DRF 225.)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 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 232 - Computer Aided Drafting II
Teaches advanced operation in computer aided drafting. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 232 and DRF 232.)
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 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 235 - Applications for Additive Manufacturing
Teaches advanced skills in 3D parametric modeling for the purpose of digital and rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. Focuses on proper techniques to construct 3D models and assemblies for 3D printing, molding, and casting.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
None
3 credits
CAD 235 Detailed Outline
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 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 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