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Drafting & Design Program

What We Offer

Drafting & Design Technology - Associates of Arts

Basic Drafting - Certificate

Advanced Drafting - Certificate

Computer Aided Drafting - Occupational Skills Award

Concentration Information

 

Behind every product, building, or process are drawings and models created by someone using the techniques and principles taught in drafting courses. If you study drafting, you'll learn the math and drawing techniques you'll need to represent three-dimensional buildings and objects. Your classes will cover such topics as mechanical, architectural, and civil drafting. Emphasis is placed on the Autodesk® product line of software. Other software packages are also utilized.

You'll not only learn to draw plans on paper. You'll also learn how to use computers. With computer-assisted drafting programs, you can make changes and add detail to your plans quickly. Increasingly sophisticated technology allows drafters to create more realistic images that almost seem like three-dimensional models, making it easy to imagine the finished structure or object.


 
 

ARCE 1315.  Structural Steel Detailing. (3-2-4)

This course covers the preparation of structural steel drawings and bills of material for the purpose of fabrication and erection. Emphasis will be placed upon using structural design framing plans to develop detailed steel members, connections, and assemblies. Lab fee.

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 Institution. Lab fee.

ARCE 2344. Statics and Strength of Materials. (3-3-0)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or approval of instructor.

Internal effects of forces acting upon elastic bodies and the resulting changes in form and dimensions. Includes stress, shear, bending moments, and simple beam design.

DFTG 1302. Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering. (3-2-4)

Basic study of technical computer models and animation.  Lab fee.

DFTG 1305. Technical Drafting. (3-2-4)

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

DFTG 1409. Basic Computer-Aided Drafting. (4-2-4)

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

DFTG 1317. Architectural Drafting—Residential. (3-2-4)

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

DFTG 1345. Parametric Modeling and Design. (3-2-4)

Parametric-based design software for 3-D design and drafting. Lab fee. 

DFTG 1358. Electrical/Electronics Drafting. (3-2-4)

Electrical and electronic drawings stressing modern representation used for block diagrams, schematic diagrams, logic diagrams, wiring/assembly drawings, printed circuit boards layouts, motor control diagrams, power distribution diagrams, and electrical one-line diagrams.  Lab fee.

DFTG 1409. Basic Computer-Aided Drafting. (4-2-4)

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

DFTG 2321. Topographical Drafting (3-2-4)

Plotting of surveryor’s field notes. Includes drawing elevations, contour lines, plan and profiles, and laying out traverses.. Lab fee.

DFTG 2323. Pipe Drafting. (3-2-4)

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. Lab fee.

DFTG 2328. Architectural Drafting – Commercial (3-2-4)

Architectural drafting procedures, practices, governing codes, terms and symbols, including the preparation of detailed working drawings for a commercial building, with emphasis on commercial construction methods. Lab fee.

DFTG 2332. Advanced Computer Aided Drafting. (3-2-4)

Application of advanced CAD techniques. Lab fee.

DFTG 2340. Solid Modeling/Design. (3-2-4)

A computer-aided modeling course. Development of three-dimensional drawings and models from engineering sketches and orthographic drawings and utilization of three-dimensional models in design work. Lab fee.

DFTG 2280. Coop/Seminar Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General (2-1-10)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, approval of division chairperson.  Must currently hold a job in the drafting field to get co-op credit, if not another drafting course must be substituted for the co-op.

Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the College, employer and student. Under supervision of the College and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Lab fee.

ENGR 1304. Engineering Graphics I. (3-2-4)

Introduction to the principles of drafting to include terminology and fundamentals, including size and shape descriptions, projection methods, geometric construction, sections, auxiliary views and reproduction processes. The student will demonstrate an understanding of geometric construction, various view selections and principles of working drawings. The student will demonstrate competency in drafting principles in plane geometry, technical sketching, orthographic projection theory and practice, auxiliary views and competency in sectioning, dimensioning, and tolerancing. Lab fee.

MCHN 1326. Introduction to Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). (3-2-4)

A study of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems. Software is used to develop applications for manufacturing. Emphasis on tool geometry, tool selection and the tool library. Lab fee.


 
 
 

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The BAAS transfer options provide opportunities for students who complete an AAS with TVCC to continue their education at a partnering university. By enrolling and completing online courses with the partnering university, TVCC’s AAS students are able to earn a bachelor of applied arts and sciences (BAAS) degree that often is necessary for advancement into managerial and executive positions.

To explore pathways from the TVCC to one of our partnering universities, please visit http://www.ntxccc.org/pathways 

 

 

 

Posted Date:
4/9/2019 11:52:19 AM

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