DFT - DRAFTING AND DESIGN

DFT-107 Drafting I

This course is a study of drafting theory and development of drafting skills with an emphasis placed on terminology and procedures used in multi-view projection, sectional views, dimensioning, and pictorial drawing, and computer aided drafting, and architectural drawing. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

DFT-207 Drafting II

This course introduces the student to basic theory and design techniques used in a semester 'Reverse Engineering' project in which the student produces dimensioned CAD drawings [CAD], tolerance, assembly, perspectives and advanced isometrics. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-107

DFT-208 Engineering Graphics

This course is designed to acquaint the student with various types of graphic solutions used in solving engineering and drafting problems. Particular attention is given to orthographic projection as it relates to solving graphical space problems. Methods of visualization relating to auxiliary views, lines and planes, and points are explored in detail to help prepare the studentfor advanced drafting and CAD. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-107

DFT-209 Civil Engineering Methods

This course builds on the skills obtained in Drafting II and Engineering Graphics. This course will look at business applications of Computer Aided Drafting in the fields of Civil Engineering and Land Surveying. Preparation of site plans for land development, land surveying, and civil engineering documents used in construction will be explored. The course is designed to expose the student to the requirements and opportunities in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-207, DFT-208

DFT-210 Computer Aided Drafting I

This course introduces the use of computer-aided drafting [CAD] on a PC computer using AutoCAD software. Topics include drawing setup, line drawing, editing, layer creation, display features, and dimensioning. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-107

Corequisites

DFT-107

DFT-211 Computer Aided Drafting II

This course continues the work of CAD I and covers intermediate level and advanced CAD skills. Included in this course will be file management, blocks, attributes, dynamic blocks, external references, parametric drafting, 3D surfaces and solids, rendering and architectural drawings using AutoCAD Architecture. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [5.00].

Credits

5

Prerequisites

DFT-210

DFT-212 Computer Aided Drafting III

This course is a hands-on experience where students will develop still or animated photo realistic presentations from 2D or 3D CAD drawings. The course includes a study of light and shading techniques, assigning materials to surfaces, graphics file formats, motion techniques used in animations, and output to both video and hard copy devices. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2. 00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-211

DFT-215 Building Systems

This course provides an understanding of the basic principles and appropriate application of building service and environmental systems, incorporating thermal exposure, climate modification, environmental systems and energy use with a focus on sustainability as these relate to the building envelope. The course also introduces aspects of plumbing, vertical transportation systems,and life safety in building design. An HVAC project will be assigned. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-107, DFT-207

DFT-262 Architectural Drafting

This course will provide the student with a basic comprehensive study of the field of Residential Architectural Drafting with emphasis on residential construction principles, planning, and specifications. Students will design a residential structure and will prepare a complete set of specifications and construction drawings. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-207, DFT-208

Corequisites

DFT-265

DFT-263 Architectural Design

This course explores the relationships among the environmental, functional, formal and technological dimensions of architecture. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-262

DFT-265 Architectural Practice and Planning

This course is designed to provide a student with basic practical, technical, and contractual guidelines for working in a professional architectural environment. Among the topics covered are building codes, zoning, plot and site planning, accessible facilities, construction materials, and architectural presentations. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-207,DFT-208

Corequisites

DFT-262

DFT-266 Materials and Methods of Construction

This course introduces and discusses the construction process and its role in architecture and design. The course discusses major building component systems and methods. Structural theory is also explored. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-262

DFT-270 Building Information Modeling

This course will introduce students to the principles and practice of Building Information Modeling. Course exercises and projects are designed to enrich the students' understanding of the potential of this emerging technology on both a practical and theoretical level. The principal software that we will be currently using for this course is Autodesk Revit Architecture. Many ofthe terms and concepts covered will be common to other commercial products characterized as Building Information Modelers. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-262

DFT-282 Technical Illustration

This course details the techniques used in the preparation of pictorial technical material for illustration and publication. Advanced drawing techniques in axonometric, oblique, and perspectives are covered, as well as basic shading methods used in illustration. Illustration techniques on CAD are also explored. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-207

DFT-291 Co-Op Work Experience [Drafting]

This course is designed to provide drafting and design students with part-time work experiences so that they may learn and practice under professional guidance in college approved work environments. In addition, weekly seminars are conducted by a college faculty member. Students must apply for these courses through the Co-Op Office, which offers job placement assistance; this application must precede registration for Co-Op courses. 1 lecture, 1 credit plus 60 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [3.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

DFT-207

DFT-292 Co-Op Work Experience [Drafting]

This course is designed to provide drafting and design students with part-time work experiences so that they may learn and practice under professional guidance in college approved work environments. In addition, weekly seminars are conducted by a college faculty member. Students must apply for these courses through the Co-Op Office, which offers job placement assistance; this application must precede registration for Co-Op courses. 1 lecture, 2 credits plus 120 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [8.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

DFT-207

DFT-293 Co-Op Work Experience [Drafting]

This course is designed to provide drafting and design students with part-time work experiences so that they may learn and practice under professional guidance in college approved work environments. In addition, weekly seminars are conducted by a college faculty member. Students must apply for these courses through the Co-Op Office, which offers job placement assistance; this application must precede registration for Co-Op courses. 1 lecture, 3 credits plus 180 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DFT-207