Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) at Virginia Western 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 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 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 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 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 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 295 - 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 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