Course Descriptions- Engineering Design

ARCE 1352   Structural Drafting           3:2:4

A study of structural systems including concrete foundations and frames, wood framing and trusses, and structural steel framing systems. Includes detailing of concrete, wood, and steel to meet industry standards including the American Institute of Steel Construction and The American Concrete Institute.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: DFTG 2319
Type: TECH

DFTG 1405   Technical Drafting        4:3:3

Introduction to the principles of drafting to include terminology and fundamentals, including size and shape descriptions, projection methods, geometric construction, sections, and auxiliary views.

Prerequisite/Co-requisite: DFTG 1409; Must be TSI satisfied.   
Type: TECH

DFTG 1409   Basic Computer-Aided Drafting           4:3:3

An introduction to basic computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on setup; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating, and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinate systems, and plot/print to scale.

Prerequisite: Must be TSI satisfied.
Type: TECH

DFTG 1410   Specialized Basic Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)         4:3:3

A supplemental course to Basic Computer Aided Drafting using an alternative computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to create detail and working drawings.

Prerequisites:Must be TSI satisfied
Type: TECH

DFTG 1417   Architectural Drafting, Residential          4:3:3

Architectural drafting procedures, practices, terms, and symbols. Preparation of detailed working drawings for residential structures. Emphasis on light frame construction methods. 

Prerequisite: DFTG 1409 and DFTG 1410; ENGR 1304 for Construction Management majors.
Type: TECH

DFTG 1493   Special Topics in Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering      4:3:3
                      CAD/CADD

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

Prerequisites: DFTG 1409 and DFTG 1405 or ENGR 1304 for Construction Management majors.
Type: TECH

DFTG 2319   Intermediate Computer Aided Drafting     3:2:4

A continuation of practices and techniques used in basic computer-aided drafting including the development and use of prototype drawings, construction of pictorial drawings, extracting data, and basics of 3D. 

Prerequisite: DFTG 1405 and DFTG 1409
Type: TECH

 DFTG 2338    Advanced Drafting-Final Project         3:1:4

Capstone Course

A drafting course in which students participate in a comprehensive project from conception to conclusion.

The course is focused on learning experiences based on actual industry projects in selected fields, completed independently or with teams, and in consultation with the instructor. This is the capstone course for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Design.

Prerequisites: DFTG 2319 and approval of Program Director
Type: TECH

DFTG 2406    Machine Design           4:3:3

Theory and practice of design. Projects in problem-solving, including press fit, bolted and welded joints, and transmission components. 

Additionally, production of detail and assembly drawings of machine and threads utilizing tolerances, limit dimensioning and surface finishes.

Prerequisites: DFTG 2319.
Type: TECH

DFTG 2407    Electrical Drafting          4:3:3

 A study of area lighting, control systems and power layouts, electrical and safety codes, load factors and distribution requirements.

Prerequisites: DFTG 1410 and DFTG 2319.
Type: TECH

DFTG 2423    Pipe Drafting      4:3:3

A study of pipe fittings, symbols, specifications and their applications to a piping process system. Creation of symbols and their usage in flow diagrams, plans, elevations, and isometrics.

Prerequisites: DFTG 2319.
Type: TECH

DFTG 2432    Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting           4:3:3

Application of advanced CAD techniques. 

This will include database management, advanced skills in viewports and reference files, sheet sets, customized line types and hatch patterns and AutoDesk Inventor.

Prerequisites: DFTG 1410 and DFTG 2319
Type: TECH

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