Academics

Course Descriptions

Design Drafting Technology (D T)


D T 100  Introduction to CADD/CAM  (7)

Introduces computers and software applicable to design drafting-related careers. Primary instruction covers AutoCAD, which is used for computer-aided drafting to create and edit drawings. Includes instruction on file management and an introduction to word processing and basic Excel functions. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 081 and READ 104; or instructor's permission.

D T 101  Technical Drafting  (1-7)

FFundamental 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 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. Students apply descriptive geometry to develop and dimensions primary and secondary auxiliary views of 3-D objects. Students use visualization techniques to develop 3-D pictorial drawings dealing with non-isometric surfaces, 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 and D T 104; or instructor's permission.

D T 104  Machine Drafting 1  (3)

Fundamental drawing course that provides students with knowledge of orthographic projection, dimensioning, and sectional views. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

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 113  SolidWorks  (5)

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: D T 100 or 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 D T 101.

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  CAD Across the Industries  (7)

Introduces principles, techniques and applications of creating geometry across the different disciplines. Areas of study include a review of selecting views, sectioning and auxiliary views, drafting conventions, format selection, and comparing dimensioning conventions over different industries. Setting DIMVARS in AutoCAD, Cast parts, machine shop practices, purchasing parts, and career opportunity discussions. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

D T 135  3D CAD Modeling  (5)

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. UCS control and manipulation. 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 and either D T 100 or D T 110.

D T 142  BIM Fundamentals using Revit  (5)

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. PREREQUISITE: D T 100 or 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 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 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 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 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  Drafting and Design Capstone  (3)

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. Discusses job placement, interviews and portfolios. Helps transition students from an educational setting by providing the tools to succeed in an industry environment. PREREQUISITE: D T 131 and D T 135.

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)  (5)

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 131; or instructor's permission.

D T 232  Drafting and Design Projects  (7)

Students determine their area of focus through their own chosen course direction. Students propose projects and/or assigned by the instructor. Projects are selected on the basis of difficulty and completeness. Instructor endeavors to obtain a project from a local construction firm, architectural office, or manufacturing company. Design teams create complete documentation sets for the required discipline. PREREQUISITE: D T 131 and D T 135.

D T 237  MasterCAM 3-D CAD/CAM  (4)

Focuses on rapid prototyping using Mastercam software. Includes creation and editing of 2D geometry, 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 and solid models. Covers toolpath editing including project and trim functions, as well as production of prototype model using the milling machine. Discusses 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 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.