Drafting and Design Technology

Classes

DDT 104 : Basic Computer Aided Drafting and Design

This course provides an introduction to basic Computer-Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) functions and techniques, using “hands-on” applications. Topics include terminology, hardware, basic CADD and operating system functions, file manipulation, and basic CADD software applications in producing softcopy and hardcopy.

Credits

3

Corequisites

DDT 111, DDT 127

DDT 111 : Fundamentals of Drafting and Design Technology

This course serves as an introduction to the field of drafting and design and provides a foundation for the entire curriculum. Topics include safety, lettering, tools and equipment, geometric constructions, and orthographic sketching and drawing.

Credits

3

Corequisites

DDT 117 : Manufacturing Processes

This course in materials and processes includes the principles and methodology of material selection, application, and manufacturing processes. Emphasis is directed to solids to include material characteristics, castings, forging, and die assemblies. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss and understand the significance of materials’ properties, structure, basic manufacturing processes, and express and interpret material specifications.

Credits

3

DDT 118 : Basic Electrical Drafting

This course covers the universal language of electrical drafting, including electrical lines, symbols, abbreviations, and notation. Emphasis is placed on typical components such as generators, controls, transmission networks, and lighting, heating, and cooling devices. Upon completion, student should be able to draw basic diagrams of electrical and electronic circuits using universally accepted lines and symbols.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 124 : Basic Technicial Drawing

This course covers sections, auxiliary views, and basic space geometry. Emphasis will be placed on the theory as well as the mechanics of applying sections, basic dimensioning, auxiliary views, and basic space geometry.

Credits

3

Corequisites

DDT 131 : Machine Drafting Basics

This course in machine drafting and design provides instruction in the largest specialty area of drafting in the United States, in terms of scope and job opportunities. Emphasis will be placed on the applications of multi-view drawings, including drawing organization and content, title blocks and parts lists, assembly drawings, detail drawings, dimensioning and application of engineering controls in producing industrial-type-working drawings. Upon completion, students should be able to organize, layout, and produce industrial-type-working drawings, including the application of title blocks, parts lists, assemblies, details, dimensions, and engineering controls.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 132 : Architectural Drafting

This course in architectural design and drafting introduces basic terminology, concepts and principles of architectural design and drawing. Topics include design considerations, lettering, terminology, site plans, and construction drawings. Upon completions, student should be able to draw, dimension, and specify basic residential architectural construction drawings.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 193 : Drafting Internship

This course is limited to those who are involved in a structured employment situation that is directly related to the field of drafting and design and is coordinated with the drafting instructor. The student must spend at least 15 hours per week in an activity planned and coordinated jointly by the instructor and the employer. Upon completion, the student will have gained valuable work experience in a well-planned, coordinated training/work situation.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 233

DDT 211 : Intermediate Machine Drafting

This second course in machine drafting and design provides more advanced instruction in the largest specialty area of drafting. Topics include applications of previously developed skills in the organization and development of more complex working drawings, use of vendor catalogs and the Machinery’s Handbook for developing specifications, and use of standardized abbreviation in working drawings.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 212 : Intermediate Architectural Drafting

This second course in architectural design and drafting continues with more advanced and detailed architectural plans.Topics include interior elevations, plot plans, and interior details. Upon completion, students should be able to draw and specify advanced level plans including various architectural details.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 213 : Civil Drafting, Plat Maps

This course introduces the drafting practices, symbols, convention, and standards utilized in civil engineering contract documents. Topics include site planning, land surveying, topographic surveys, along with civil terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to draw accurate plat maps giving legal descriptions of land parcels, draw simple site plans, and identify and use proper symbols and conventions on civil engineering drawings.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 214 : Pipe Drafting

This course covers the theory and practical application needed to understand piping fundamentals as used in refineries and petrochemical plants. Topics include process and mechanical flow diagrams, plant equipment, isometric drawings, instrumentation symbols, pipe symbols, flanges, fittings, and applications of basic math and trigonometry. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate pipe drafting techniques and fundamentals in order to prepare working drawings used in refineries and the petrochemical industrial environment.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 225 : Structural Steel Drafting

This course covers the theory and practical applications necessary to understand the basic design and terminology of structural steel components used in light commercial buildings. Emphasis is placed on structural steel drafting techniques, bolted and welded connections, framing plans, sections, fabrication and connection details, and bills of material. Upon completion, students should be able to produce engineering and shop drawings incorporating standard shapes, sizes, and details using the A.I.S.C. Manual and incorporating safety practices.

Credits

3

DDT 231 : Advanced CAD

This course allows the student to plan, execute, and present results of individual projects in Advanced CAD topics. Emphasis is placed on enhancing skill attainment in Advanced CAD skill sets. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply competencies identified and agreed upon between the student and instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 233 : Three-Dimensional Modeling

This course emphasizes the more advanced techniques in 3D solid modeling. It covers advanced features of part creation, part editing, and analysis. Some techniques that will be discussed are: lofting, sweeping, sheet metal part creation, interference checking and stress analysis. Upon completion of the course students should be able to create advanced 3D models and perform stress analysis/interference checking.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 127 or three years experience.

DDT 236 : Design Project

This course allows the student to plan, execute, and present results of an individual design project. Emphasis is placed on attainment of skills related to a project agreed upon by the Instructor and student. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply competencies identified and agreed upon between the student and instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

or

Corequisites

DDT 239 : Independent Studies

This course provides practical application of prior attained skills and experiences as selected by the instructor for the individual student. Emphasis is placed applying knowledge from prior courses toward the solution of individual drafting and design problems. With completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the application of previously attained skills and knowledge in the solution of typical drafting applications and problems.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 240 : Independent Studies

This course provides practical application of prior attained skills and experiences as selected by the instructor for the individual student. Emphasis is placed on applying knowledge from prior courses toward the solution of individual drafting and design problems. With completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the application of previously attained skills and knowledge in the solution of typical drafting applications and problems.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

As required by college.