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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 115 - Drafting II
Teaches geometric construction, orthographic projection, sections and conventions, pictorial drawings, isometric principles, oblique drawing, and dimensioning. Part II of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6-9 hours. Total 7-10 hours per week.
3-4 credits
DRF 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.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DRF 130 - Introduction to Electrical/Electronics Drafting
Teaches applications of drafting procedures with emphasis on working and functional drawings and direct applications to electrical and electronic components and circuits.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 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 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 169 - Blueprint Reading for Heavy Construction
Presents material for draftsmen, material estimators, construction workers, superintendents, and others involved in heavy construction. Includes site layout, foundations, reinforced concrete and steel construction, interior finishing and mechanical/electrical systems.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
DRF 195 - 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 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 203 - Computer Aided Drafting and Design III
Teaches advanced CAD applications. Includes customization and/or use of advanced software.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
DRF 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.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3 credits
DRF 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.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 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 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 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: DRF 211 or 212 and DRF 201 or 199.
Lecture 2-3 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
DRF 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits