Drafting Technology Course Descriptions

DRF051 Technical Graphics
Covers fundamentals of graphics communication. Includes multiview and pictorial representation, dimensioning and section and auxiliary views. Prerequisite: DRF130 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
3 Credits

DRF054 Drafting 1
Introduces fundamentals of drafting and basic drawing techniques. Emphasizes use of drafting instruments, standard orthographic projections, layout procedures, ASA-approved lettering techniques, geometric construction, selection of views, sectional auxiliary views, and standard dimensioning practices, including metrics. Offered as needed.
2 Credits

DRF095A Special Project - Drftg/Design
Allows student and instructor to identify a drafting project or problem and jointly draw up a contract. The contract sets forth a proposal to complete the project or solve the problem. Identifies objectives, procedures and equipment needed, together with key checkpoints for student-instructor conferences. This course is intended for, but not limited to, second-year drafting students as an elective. Potential areas of consideration include community development projects, CAD programming and applications, machine design, mapping, civil engineering drafting, or any drafting-related field. Provides consideration and encouragement to an interdisciplinary team of students working on a common problem. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
1 Credits

DRF095B Special Project - Drftg/Design
Allows student and instructor to identify a drafting project or problem and jointly draw up a contract. The contract sets forth a proposal to complete the project or solve the problem. Identifies objectives, procedures and equipment needed, together with key checkpoints for student-instructor conferences. This course is intended for, but not limited to, second-year drafting students as an elective. Potential areas of consideration include community development projects, CAD programming and applications, machine design, mapping, civil engineering drafting, or any drafting-related field. Provides consideration and encouragement to an interdisciplinary team of students working on a common problem. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
2 Credits

DRF095C Special Project - Drftg/Design
Allows student and instructor to identify a drafting project or problem and jointly draw up a contract. The contract sets forth a proposal to complete the project or solve the problem. Identifies objectives, procedures and equipment needed, together with key checkpoints for student-instructor conferences. This course is intended for, but not limited to, second-year drafting students as an elective. Potential areas of consideration include community development projects, CAD programming and applications, machine design, mapping, civil engineering drafting, or any drafting-related field. Provides consideration and encouragement to an interdisciplinary team of students working on a common problem. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

DRF101 Basic CAD for Electronics
Covers the use of AutoCAD, schematic drawings, chassis design, block diagrams, and PC board layout drawings, in addition to basic CAD operations in the field of electronic drafting. F
2 Credits

DRF110 Applied Engineering Comps
Covers computation and presentation of technical data to solve typical problems found in mechanical, civil, design and related areas. Prerequisite: MTH070 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W
2 Credits

DRF112 Sketching
Covers basic technical sketching and field measurement skills and techniques as used in drafting process and practical pictorial communication. F
1 Credits

DRF114 Drafting Orientation
Introduces drafting as a career option. Offers field trips to offices and job sites, guest lecturers, Internet and periodical research on cutting-edge technology. F
2 Credits

DRF130 CAD 1
Incorporates hands-on experience with CAD (computer-aided drafting) software. Introduces standard graphics commands for two-dimensional drawings. Most students will use AutoCAD, but other general-purpose CAD software can also be used. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

DRF131 CAD 2
Incorporates hands-on experience with CAD. Covers more complex graphics commands for two-dimensional drawings. Most students will use AutoCAD, but other general-purpose CAD software can also be used. Prerequisite: DRF130 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

DRF132 CAD 3
Incorporates hands-on experience with CAD. Covers advanced graphics commands for two-dimensional drawings. Introduces elementary customization techniques. Covers three-dimensional models created from surfaces and solids. Most students will use AutoCAD, but other general-purpose CAD software can also be used. Prerequisite: DRF131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

DRF140 3D Modeling with Inventor
Uses AutoDesk Inventor as an introduction to 3D modeling. Covers fundamentals of graphics communication. Includes multi-view drawings, dimensioning, section views, auxiliary views and descriptive geometry concepts. Prerequisite: DRF131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

DRF150 Architectural Drafting 1
Covers basic architectural drafting techniques and methods. Includes dimensioning, layout, symbols and conventional construction methods used in residential buildings. Uses AutoCAD to draft a partial set of construction drawings. Prerequisite: DRF131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
3 Credits

DRF155 Mapping and Platting
Covers map components, legal descriptions, plot plans and contours. Introduces civil 3D software, including Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems. Prerequisite: DRF131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

DRF160 Spreadsheet & Database Apps
Covers engineering and technical applications of purchased software packages, focusing on Excel. Includes the use of spreadsheets to store and manipulate data, design structural members, and aid in statistical analysis and parametric design. Prerequisite: MTH081 or MTH111, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

DRF165 CAD System Administration
Covers customizing parameters for maximizing AutoCAD. Includes researching and installing custom programs for optimizing drawing performance. Also covers creating custom menu systems for specific applications. Prerequisite: DRF132 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

DRF170 AutoCAD Certification Prep
Presents preparation course for AutoCAD Certification Exam administered by AutoDesk. Prerequisite: DRF131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
2 Credits

DRF210 Parametric Design w/SolidWorks
Covers graphic communication used throughout technical and engineering fields. Applies spatial analysis and engineering design concepts using parametric modeling software. Prerequisite: DRF130 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W
3 Credits

DRF220 GIS 1
Uses geographic information systems (GIS) software to view geographic relationships. Studies GIS basic concepts and covers physical, climatic, and social attributes of various regions of the world. W
2 Credits

DRF221 GIS 2
Uses GIS and CAD software in GIS applications and projects. Studies advanced GIS concepts and covers basic CAD mapping commands and operations. Prerequisite: DRF131 and DRF220, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

DRF230 Intro to MicroStation PC
Introduces the MicroStation PC drafting software. Covers basic drawing, editing and display commands. Contrasts operations with AutoCAD. Prerequisite: DRF131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

DRF231 Advanced MicroStation
Uses MicroStation software to produce building construction drawings. Emphasizes creating master drawings containing all building data. Includes manipulation of file contents to produce multiple drawings. Introduces 3D modeling tools. Prerequisite: DRF230 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
3 Credits

DRF240 Architectural Drafting 2
Covers advanced architectural drafting techniques and methods. Incorporates a full set of working drawings, shear wall designs, advanced construction details, building process, current building codes used in residential buildings. Uses AutoCAD to draft a full set of construction drawings. Prerequisite: DRF150 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
3 Credits

DRF241 Structural Drafting
Introduces light commercial construction practices. Covers production of working drawings using AutoCAD software. Also covers drafting practices applied with the building materials of steel and concrete. Prerequisite: DRF131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

DRF242 3-D Presentations
Covers production of objects and scenes as 3-D computer images, incorporating various materials and lights. Prerequisite: DRF132 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

DRF243 Architectural Design
Covers elements and principles of aesthetic design. Applies 3D design and model to assigned project. Develops light commercial/residential project with emphasis on specific design criteria. Prerequisite: DRF240 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

DRF245 Civil Drafting & Design
Covers advanced elements of Civil 3D software. Develops residential subdivision and typical utility design documentation. Prerequisite: DRF132 and DRF155, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

DRF246 Project Development
Covers advanced elements of residential subdivision design and layout with associated utility work based on a theoretical set of municipal standards and specifications. Incorporates preparation of all design documentation in review-ready condition. Prerequisite: DRF245 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

DRF251 Power Transmission Design
Focuses on the design of power transmission systems. Incorporates hydraulics, pneumatics, electric motors, chains, belts, bearings and speed reducers. Covers analysis of system requirements, sizing of machine elements, and selection of components from industrial catalogs. Prerequisite: MTH082 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

DRF255 Technical Illustration
Presents pictorial presentation methods for 3D models using a variety of software. Focuses on creating exploded view drawings, blended raster and vector images, and computer renderings. Covers plotting to web and paper format. Prerequisite: DRF132 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

DRF256 AutoLISP Programming
Introduces AutoLISP functions. Focuses on development of programs to increase AutoCAD productivity. Prerequisite: DRF131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
3 Credits

DRF271 Commercial Drafting w/Revit 1
Introduces creation of architectural plans, elevations, and sections of a light commercial project using Revit software. Covers an introduction to commercial architectural techniques and materials, as well as Revit software. First course in a three-term commercial drafting sequence using Revit software. Prerequisite: DRF131 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

DRF272 Commercial Drafting w/Revit 2
Presents creation of site plan, and add ceilings, structural, and HVAC systems to the architectural model created in DRF271. Covers an introduction to building systems, and coordination required between disciplines, as well as Revit software. Second course in a three-term commercial drafting sequence using Revit software. Prerequisite: DRF271 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

DRF273 Commercial Drafting w/Revit 3
Covers creation of project documentation including schedules, interior elevations, symbol legend, table of contents and cover sheet data. Develops a conceptual tenant improvement plan for one portion of the project based upon client specifications and requirements. Includes rendering a completed project and creating an animation. Third course in a three-term commercial drafting sequence using Revit software. Prerequisite: DRF272 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

DRF280A Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
1 Credits

DRF280B Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
2 Credits

DRF280C Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
3 Credits

DRF280D Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
4 Credits

DRF280E Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
5 Credits

DRF280F Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
6 Credits

DRF280G Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
7 Credits

DRF280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

DRF280I Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
9 Credits

DRF280J Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
10 Credits

DRF280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits

XDRF9600B ArcView
Introduces ArcView 3.3, ESRI’s widely used desktop GIS program. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and Windows experience.
1.4 CEU

XDRF9600G Inventor User Applications
Covers graphic communication, multi-view and pictorial representation, conceptual design, spatial analysis, and engineering design representation through use of advanced level computer tools.
1.8 CEU

XDRF9600H Intro to Auto CAD
Introduces computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD software. Covers creating accurate drawings using basic drawing, editing and dimensioning tools.
1.2 CEU

XDRF9600J Intro 3D Computer Aided Drftg
Introduces the techniques to create 3D Linkwork and solid models. Students should be familiar with 2D drafting using AutoCAD.
1.2 CEU

XDRF9600K Introduction to Inventor
Introduces fundamental concepts of solid modeling and parametric design. uses AutoCAD Inventor to produce mechanical and sheet metal parts, assemblies, and drawings.
1.2 CEU

XDRF9600L AutoCad in the Workplace
Introduces computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD software. Covers creating accurate drawings using basic drawing, editing, and dimensioning tools.
1.6 CEU

XDRF9600M Solid Works Sheet Metal
Covers sheet metal part and assembly modeling for SolidWorks users. Introduces SolidWorks sheet metal commands and parametric modeling concepts for use in developing flat patterns, converting solid parts into sheet metal, and creating sheet metal assemblies. Prerequisites: Introduction to SolidWorks training, or equivalent knowledge.
1 CEU