Academics

Course Descriptions

Design Drafting Technology (D T)


D T 180  Leadership Skills 1  (1)
Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Instruction facilitates the development of personal skills in speaking, applying for a job, conducting business meetings, working on committees, and developing a plan of work.
D T 181  Leadership Skills 2  (1)
Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Instruction facilitates the development of personal skills in speaking, applying for a job, conducting business meetings, working on committees, and developing a plan of work.

D T 182  Leadership Skills 3  (1)
Provides personal development experiences through participation in class, as well as leadership activities at school and in the community. Emphasizes individual participation to identify, plan, implement, promote, and evaluate activities. Instruction facilitates the development of personal skills in speaking, applying for a job, conducting business meetings, working on committees, and developing a plan of work.
D T 100  Introduction to CADD/CAM  (7)
Introduces computers and software applicable to design drafting-related careers. Primary instruction covers AutoCAD and KeyCreator software, which is used for computer-aided drafting to originate and edit drawings. Includes instruction on file management and an introduction to word processing. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 081 and READ 104.

D T 101  Technical Drafting  (1-7)
Fundamental drawing course that provides students with knowledge of drafting tools and techniques. Includes drafting fundamentals, lettering, geometric construction, orthographic projection, isometric drawing, dimensioning, and sectional views. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 081 and READ 104.
D T 101.1  Drafting Fundamentals  (4)
Fundamental drawing course that provides students with knowledge of drafting tools and techniques. Includes drafting fundamentals, lettering, geometric construction, orthographic projection, and isometric drawing. Equivalent to completing the first half of D T 101. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 081 and READ 104.

D T 101.2  Machine Drafting 1  (3)
Fundamental drawing course that provides students with knowledge of orthographic projection, dimensioning, and sectional views. Equivalent to completing the second half of D T 101. PREREQUISITE: D T 101.1 or instructor's permission.
D T 102  Descriptive Geometry  (7)
A geographical process used to analyze space relationships by viewing the object or situation in such a way that the relationship being investigated is actual size and measurable. Applying descriptive geometry develops and dimensions primary and secondary auxiliary views of 3-D objects. Dimensions and tolerancing is in compliance with the ASME Y14.5 standard, introducing GD&T symbols. Students draw cross sections and develop flat patterns for sheet metal components. PREREQUISITE: D T 101 or 101.2.

D T 102.1  Descriptive Geometry  (4)
A geographical process used to analyze space relationships by viewing the object or situation in such a way that the relationship being investigated is actual size and measurable. Equivalent to the first half of DT 102. PREREQUISITE: D T 101 or 101.2.
D T 102.2  Machine Drafting 2  (3)
A geographical process used to analyze space relationships by viewing the object or situation in such a way that the relationship being investigated is actual size and measurable. Equivalent to the second half of DT 102. PREREQUISITE: D T 102.1.

D T 105  Design Drafting Careers  (2)
Covers design drafting including the types of jobs, required skills, and degree and certificate programs offered at Green River. Introduces competencies required for design drafting. Students prepare a program of study to achieve their educational goal.
D T 110  Introduction to AutoCAD  (4)
Introduces Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) using the AutoCAD software. Focuses on teaching the commands for creating, editing, and dimensioning 2-D drawing. Discusses methods for creating documents that are accurate and accomplished in a timely manner. Emphasizes file management techniques using Windows Explorer.

D T 112  Introduction to KeyCreator  (4)
Teaches the commands for creating, editing, and dimensioning 2-D drawings and 3-D solid models using the KeyCreator software. Discusses methods for creating documents which are accurate and accomplished in a timely manner. Emphasizes file management skills using Windows Explorer.
D T 113  Introduction to SolidWorks  (4)
Introduces 3-D CAD model creation using a feature-based, parametric solid modeling design program. Course covers base, boss and cut feature creation using extruded, revolved, simple swept or simple lifted shapes; sketching techniques for capturing design intent using automatic or user-defined geometric and dimensional constraints; building assemblies from created parts; detail and assembly drawings creation and bill of material insertion. PREREQUISITE: Familiar with Windows Operating System, file management, and instructor's permission.

D T 115  Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing  (4)
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is an international technical language of symbols used to describe the function and relationship of a part’s feature. The symbology of GD&T, as defined in the ASME Y14.5 standard, is understood and applied by all designing and manufacturing communities. Students learn to recognize, interpret and apply GD&T theories and symbols. Students study applicable mathematical formulas.
D T 125  Civil Drafting 1  (5)
Introduces civil drafting, symbols, terminology, and standards. Includes development of an engineering drawing from survey notes to its inclusion into a set of construction plans or an engineering report. PREREQUISITE: D T 100; and 101 or (D T 101.1 and 101.2).

D T 128  International Residential Code  (3)
Students learn general and specific requirements of building codes, particularly as they apply to the residential carpenter, contractor, builder, or homeowner. Covers energy codes, zoning laws, and environmental protection requirements.
D T 129  International Building Code  (3)
Teaches students general and specific requirements of building codes, particularly as they apply to the commercial carpenter, contractor, or builder.

D T 131  Mechanical Drafting-CADD  (7)
Introduces principles, techniques and applications of designing mechanical parts. Areas of study include selection of views, sectioning and auxiliary views, drafting conventions, format selection, dimensioning conventions using ANSI Y14.5 standards, setting DIMVARS in AutoCAD, threads and fasteners, machine shop practices, purchasing parts, and career opportunity discussions. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
D T 135  3D CADD/CAM  (7)
Focuses on geometric modeling, display manipulation, geometric analysis, file management, online plotting, and the development of wireframe modeling, surface modeling and solids modeling. Introduces mechanical drafting with an emphasis on dimensioning. Computer-aided manufacturing is introduced by developing a 2-D toolpath on Mastercam CADD/CAM program then machining 2-D toolpaths on milling machine. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

D T 141  Architectural Drafting 1  (5)
Students develop architectural drafting skills using AutoCAD and manual drafting including site planning, floor plans, wall sections, roof types, and elevations of single-story structures. PREREQUISITE: DT 101 or (D T 101.1 and 101.2); and either D T 100 or 110.
D T 142  REVIT Architecture 1  (4)
Introduction to building design using basic features of REVIT Architecture software. REVIT Architecture software can be applied across the whole building design and documentation process including conceptual design, detailed design, building analysis, construction documentation and visualization. Introduces students to the design concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM), and learn to use REVIT's parametric modeling capabilities to incorporate the industry's BIM concepts. Students learn the whole building design process, as well as cost, the environment and sustainability. PREREQUISITE: Familiar with Windows Operating System, file management, and instructor's permission.

D T 145  Structural Drafting-Steel  (4)
Introduces the study of structural steel drafting. Includes engineering fundamentals, welding symbols, seated and framed connections (both welded and bolted), moment connections, detailing various steel products, and the use of standard industry practices. PREREQUISITE: D T 101 or (D T 101.1 and 101.2); or instructor's permission.
D T 146  Structural Drafting-Concrete  (4)
Introduces the study of structural concrete drafting. Discusses pre-stressed and post-tensioned concrete. Includes engineering fundamentals, reinforcement bar detailing, P/C and P/S concrete products, and connections for P/C and P/S concrete, detailing using standard P/C and P/S concrete building products. PREREQUISITE: D T 101 or (D T 101.1 and 101.2); or instructor's permission.

D T 147  Structural Drafting-Wood  (4)
Covers design and detail wood construction framing. Covers floor framing, wall construction, roof framing, i.e. trusses versus stick framing. Covers deck construction, railings and stairs. Lumber, Glu-Lam Beams, Rough Sawn, man-made wood products, such as Weyerhaeuser products, Parallam, TimberStrand, Microllam and Trus Joist. PREREQUISITE: D T 101; or (D T 101.1 and 101.2); or D T 100 or 110; or instructor's permission.
D T 151  Technical Illustration  (7)
Emphasizes visualization by developing 3-D pictorial drawings, dealing with non-isometric surfaces and irregular shapes and compound angles with the use of the isometric protractor. Covers perspective development, inking techniques, line shading and contrast techniques, and exploded and cut-away views. PREREQUISITE: D T 101 or (D T 101.1 and 101.2).

D T 161  Electrical and Electronic Drafting (CADD)  (5)
Covers symbolization and good drafting techniques. Also covers the application of symbols to the circuit and the identifications each one has. Students prepare schematics and logic diagrams that follow standard drafting practices. Covers methods for handling wiring requirements, and sheet metal packaging for electronic components. Teaches simple printed circuit board layout and checking work for accuracy. PREREQUISITE: D T 100; and D T 101 or (D T 101.1 and 101.2) or instructor's permission.
D T 165  Electronics Drafting  (3)
Introduces students to the AutoCAD drafting program and drafting procedures. Covers symbolization and good drafting techniques. Covers the application of symbols to the circuit and the identifications each one has. Students prepare schematics and logic diagrams that follow standard drafting practices. Discusses methods for handling wiring requirements, and sheet metal packaging for electronic components. Teaches simple printed circuit board layout and checking work for accuracy. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

D T 175  Drafting Work Experience  (3-12)
Supervised work experience at an approved training location. Work experience activities are opportunities for students to use their drafting knowledge and skills. Students work at least three hours each week for each credit enrolled and participate in weekly seminars to facilitate personal growth and workplace ethics. This is a pass/no-credit course.
D T 177  Drafting Work Experience 1  (3)
Supervised work experience at an approved training location. Work experience activities are opportunities for students to use their drafting knowledge and skills. Student work at least six hours each week and participate in weekly seminars to facilitate personal growth and workplace ethics. This is a pass/no-credit course.

D T 178  Drafting Work Experience 2  (3)
Supervised work experience at an approved training location. Work experience activities are opportunities for students to use their drafting knowledge and skills. Student work at least six hours each week and participate in weekly seminars to facilitate personal growth and workplace ethics. PREREQUISITE: D T 177. This is a pass/no-credit course.
D T 179  Drafting Work Experience 3  (3)
Supervised work experience at an approved training location. Work experience activities are opportunities for students to use their drafting knowledge and skills. Student work at least six hours each week and participate in weekly seminars to facilitate personal growth and workplace ethics. PREREQUISITE: D T 178. This is a pass/no-credit course.

D T 199  Independent Study-Drafting 1  (1-5)
Encourages students to study and develop independently in a special topic area of drafting under the guidance of an instructor. Course content is developed in conference between the student and instructor. Students meet on a tutorial basis with the instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
D T 200  ADDA Certification  (2)
Strengthens students potential for passing the ADDA Drafter Certification Examination. Reviews technical materials including sketching, scales, lettering, line weights, geometric construction, orthographic views, auxiliary views, sectional views, dimensions, notes, working drawings, basic welding symbols, fits, tolerances, and architectural terms and standards. The ADDA Drafter Certification Examination is scheduled at the conclusion of this course.

D T 210  Advanced AutoCAD Development 1  (4)
Introduces the tools and skills necessary to develop advanced utilities to improve your AutoCAD performance. Focuses on learning and mastering basic customization tools. Also teaches a basic understanding of the capabilities and limitations of AutoCAD menus and scripts. PREREQUISITE: D T 110 or 131; or instructor's permission.
D T 225  Civil Drafting 2  (4)
Teaches advanced civil drafting techniques. Course expands Autodesk’s Land Desktop Companion (LDC) civil 3-D modeling concepts started during the D T 125 class. Includes design elements of roadway horizontal and vertical alignments, profiles, grade lines, roadway cross-sections, side slopes, road templates and earthwork volume calculations. Students use industry standards to create plan and profile drawings. PREREQUISITE: D T 125 or instructor's permission.

D T 231  Mechanical Design (CADD)  (7)
Teaches advanced principles, techniques and applications of drafting technology required for the preparation of detail and assembly drawings. Course is based on current industry practices and standards. Areas of study include dimensioning and tolerancing geometric form and positional tolerancing, shop processes and procedures, layout drawings including developments and triangulation, piping and tubing drawings, welding and welding symbols, and forging and casting drawings. PREREQUISITE: D T 102 and 131; or instructor's permission.
D T 232  Drafting and Design Projects (CADD)  (7)
Covers a broad review of the factors influencing the function of mechanical components such as materials and manufacturing methods. Emphasizes a complete graphical representation of each of the components that go into a set of working drawings. Students work on a project selected by the class or projects assigned by the instructor. Projects are selected on the basis of difficulty and completeness. The instructor endeavors to obtain a project from a local manufacturing company. Design teams create documentation for manufacturing. PREREQUISITE: D T 231 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or instructor's permission.

D T 236  Introduction to Inventor  (4)
Introduces Autodesk’s “Inventor” solid modeling program. Focuses on creating sketches and applying appropriate geometric and dimensional driven constraints to drive model development, editing the model and creating multi-level assemblies. Students learn visualization, sketching, and 3-D parametric modeling to display detailed drawings based on the solid part or assembly. PREREQUISITE: An understanding of AutoCAD commands or D T 100 or 110 or instructor's permission.
D T 237  Advanced 3-D CADD/CAM  (4)
Focuses on rapid prototyping using Mastercam software. Includes creation and editing of 3-D wireframe modeling, 3-D solid modeling, and 3-D surface modeling. Students use programming 3-D toolpaths from 3-D wireframe models and 3-D derived and composite surface models. Covers toolpath editing including project and trim functions, as well as production of prototype model using the milling machine. Discusses the verification and editing of toolpath programs using rendered backplots. PREREQUISITE: D T 135.

D T 238  Inventor II  (3)
Provides an intermediate level look at Autodesk Inventor program. Continues where D T 236 ends and is for students who work with assemblies bearing multiple sub assemblies. Students learn to create new parts based on location of relative parts in an assembly. Students reaffirm their skills in Inventor File and project management programs. Students learn to edit complex assemblies that other students have already created. PREREQUISITE: D T 236 or instructor’s permission.
D T 240  Electrical and Mechanical Building Systems  (5)
Teaches students design, construction principles, methods, and materials of the following building systems: electrical, water supply, sanitary, storm drainage, heating, air conditioning, ventilating, fire protection, and conveying. PREREQUISITE: D T 141 or instructor's permission.

D T 241  Architectural Drafting 2  (4)
Develops advanced architectural drafting skills, including multi-level floor plans, stairs and stair sections, foundation plans, floor framing and wall sections, and/or building cross sections. Students complete drafting assignments using AutoCAD and/or manual drafting. PREREQUISITE: D T 141 or instructor's permission.
D T 261  Printed Circuit Board Design (CAD)  (4)
Introduces logic symbolization and circuit flow. Includes layout of circuit using a logic drawing for input, obtaining drill and trim information, drawing drill and trim documents, preparing the circuit to allow flow of voltage and amperage levels, reading vendor manuals for component data, preparing assembly information or circuit boards, and checking finished electronic circuit board. PREREQUISITE: D T 161 or instructor's permission.

D T 277  Drafting Work Experience 4  (3)
Supervised work experience at an approved training location. Work experience activities are opportunities for students to use their drafting knowledge and skills. Student work a minimum of fifteen hours each week. PREREQUISITE: D T 179. This is a pass/no-credit course.
D T 278  Drafting Work Experience 5  (3)
Supervised work experience at an approved training location. Work experience activities are opportunities for students to use their drafting knowledge and skills. Student work a minimum of fifteen hours each week. PREREQUISITE: D T 277. This is a pass/no-credit course.

D T 279  Drafting Work Experience 6  (3)
Supervised work experience at an approved training location. Work experience activities are opportunities for students to use their drafting knowledge and skills. Student work a minimum of fifteen hours each week. PREREQUISITE: D T 278. This is a pass/no-credit course.
D T 299  Independent Study-Drafting 2  (1-5)
Encourages students to study and develop independently in a special topic area of drafting under the guidance of an instructor. Course content is developed in conference between the student and instructor. Students meet on a tutorial basis with the instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.