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DRF 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
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 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 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 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 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 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 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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 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 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 241 - Parametric Solid Modeling I-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 I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 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 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