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Drafting Course Descriptions

DFT 115  Architectural Drafting

This course introduces basic drafting practices used in residential and light commercial design. Topics include floor plans, foundations, details, electrical components, elevations, and dimensioning practice. Upon completion, students should be able to complete a set of working drawings for a simple structure.

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Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 2

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

DFT 115 Course Outline

DFT 119  Basic CAD

This course introduces computer-aided drafting software for specific technologies to non-drafting majors.  Emphasis is placed on understanding the software command structure and drafting standards for specific technical fields.  Upon completion, students should be able to create and plot basic drawings. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 2

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None.

DFT 119 Course Outline

DFT 170  Engineering Graphics

This course introduces basic engineering graphics skills, equipment, and applications (manual and computer-aided). Topics include sketching, measurements, lettering, dimensioning, geometric construction, orthographic projections and pictorial drawings, and sectional and auxiliary views. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic engineering graphics principles and practices. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None.

DFT 170 Course Outline
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