Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) at Thomas Nelson Community College


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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 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 132 - Electrical and Electronic Drafting I
Teaches the design of block and logic, schematic and wiring diagrams, house wiring plans, printed circuit boards and card cages. Part I of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 132 and DRF 132.)
Lecture 2 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 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 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 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 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
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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 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 247 - Ship Design Drafting
Introduces the shipbuilding industry, shop structure design components, and ship drafting to develop skills required in drawing the "lines" of a ship. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 247 and DRF 247.)
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 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