2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Drafting Technology

DRT 101      3 Credits
Introduction to Drafting
Introduction to basic drafting skills necessary to communicate in the building, construction, design and process technology industries for freshman-level students and for certificate or associate degree-seeking students. Limited manual drafting techniques will be used to gain basic skills and to contrast the speed and accuracy to that of computer-aided drafting (CAD). Materials fee: $110. (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


DRT 110      3 Credits
Computer Literacy for Technicians
Introduction to operating systems and their applications to technology. Emphasis will be placed on computer literacy for technology and industrial business applications relevant to technicians. Materials fee: $50. (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


DRT 115      3 Credits
Graphics I
Study and application of methods, problems and solutions in graphic design. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


DRT 121      3 Credits
Reading Construction Blueprints
Reading and interpretation of two- and three-dimensional blueprints of residential, light commercial and heavy commercial structures using conventional symbols and representation. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


DRT 123      3 Credits
Uniform Building Code
Covers the minimum required construction standards of the Uniform Building Code. Use of local zoning ordinances and the UBC as comprehensive building guides and their principal aspects applied to various building types and trades. Concentrates on zoning, the UBC and some fire codes. Mechanical and electrical codes are introduced only for student familiarity. (Prerequisite: Working knowledge of building systems is strongly recommended.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


DRT 140      3 Credits
Architectural Drafting I
Architectural drafting principles including site plans, foundations, floor plans, elevations, architectural sections, framing plans, area plans and graphic standards. Also available via Independent Learning. Materials fee: $60. (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


DRT 141      2 Credits
Architectural Concepts
Architectural drafting concepts including basic site plans, foundations, floor plans, elevations, architectural sections, framing plans, area plans and graphic standards. Also available via Independent Learning. (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


DRT 150      3 Credits
Civil Drafting I
Civil drafting principles including plotting traverse and surveys by bearing and distance, latitudes and departures, topographic drawings and maps, contours and elevations, profiles and highway curves, cross-section drawings and grading plans. Also available via Independent Learning. Course fee: $60. (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


DRT 151      2 Credits
Civil Concepts
Overview of civil drafting concepts and survey drafting including the plotting of traverse and surveys by bearing and distance. Also available via Independent Learning. (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


DRT 160      1-6 Credits
Drafting Internship
Supervised work experience in process organizations. Assignments will be individually arranged with cooperating organizations from the private and public sectors. A maximum of 6 credits may be earned. (Prerequisite: Permission of program coordinator.) (0 + 3-18) Offered As Demand Warrants


DRT 170      3 Credits
Beginning AutoCad
Instruction in basic working knowledge of AutoCad software and its applications in drafting, from how to turn on the computer through plotting finished drawings. Practical applications. Materials fee: $60. (2 + 2) Offered Fall, Spring


DRT 210      3 Credits
Intermediate AutoCad
Techniques for construction and drafting output using AutoCad. Emphasis will be on the construction drawings produced for a building project and the software tools used in this process. Materials fee: $60. (Prerequisite: DRT 170 or special permission from the program coordinator.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


DRT 250      3 Credits
Civil Drafting II--Advanced
Techniques of highway design, boundaries, right of way layouts, curves and grades, bridges, cut and fill detail drawings, gas and water services, sewers, culverts, signs and guard rails. Materials fee: $60. (Prerequisites: DRT 150 and DRT 151 or permission of program coordinator.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


DRT 270      3 Credits
Advanced AutoCad
Advanced areas of AutoCad (3-D, menu modifications and Auto lisp). Materials fee: $60. (Prerequisites: DRT 170 and DRT 210 or permission of program coordinator.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


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