Course descriptions index


Drafting Technology


DRT F101 Introduction to Drafting

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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). Special fees apply. (2+2)


DRT F110 Computer Literacy for Technicians

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. (2+2)


DRT F112 Introduction to GIS

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Provides drafters with a general overview of what GIS is, who uses GIS, where GIS is used, and how GIS information is obtained and assimilated. There will be a section of practical use on one of the following systems (Manifold, Autodesk MAP, or Arch View). (3+0)


DRT F115 Graphics I

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Study and application of methods, problems and solutions in graphic design using AutoCAD and Viz. (3+0)


DRT F121 Reading Construction Blueprints

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Reading and interpretation of two- and three-dimensional blueprints of residential, light commercial and heavy commercial structures using conventional symbols and representation. (3+0)


DRT F123 Uniform Building Code

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Recommended: Working knowledge of building systems. (3+0)


DRT F140 Architectural Drafting I

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Architectural drafting principles including site plans, foundations, floor plans, elevations, architectural sections, framing plans, area plans and graphic standards. Also available via Independent Learning. Special fees apply. (2+2)


DRT F141 Architectural Concepts

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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)


DRT F150 Civil Drafting I

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. (2+2)


DRT F151 Civil Concepts

2 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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)


DRT F160 Drafting Internship

1 - 6 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Prerequisites: Permission of program coordinator. (0+3 - 18)


DRT F170 Beginning AutoCAD

3 Credits

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. Special fees apply. (2+2)


DRT F210 Intermediate AutoCAD

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: DRT F170 or permission of program coordinator. (2+2)


DRT F250 Civil Drafting II -- Advanced

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: DRT F150; DRT F151; or permission of program coordinator. (2+2)


DRT F270 Advanced AutoCAD

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Advanced areas of AutoCAD (3-D, menu modifications and Auto lisp). Special fees apply. Prerequisites: DRT F170; DRT F210; or permission of program coordinator. (2+2)


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