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Drafting and Design Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree

Course Descriptions

CO2520 Communications+
4.5 credit hours
The course focuses on the history, principles and techniques of interpersonal, organizational and mass communications, and on communicating using written, verbal and visual formats. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 54 credits earned in the program of study including EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

DT1110 Introduction to Drafting and Design Technology+
4.5 credit hours
This course introduces technical drafting and design practices. Topics include lettering, metric construction, technical sketching, orthographic projection, sections, intersections, development, fasteners, theory and applications of dimensioning and tolerances, pictorial drawing, and the preparation of working and detailed drawings.

DT1210 Rapid Visualization Techniques+
4.5 credit hours
This course introduces the concepts of rapid communication of design topics utilizing techniques of freehand drawing and their application to technical sketching and design visualization. Hands-on projects include drawing of two- and three-dimensional shapes and objects, spatial thinking and eye-hand coordination in relation to the practice of drafting and design.

DT1230 CAD Methods+
4.5 credit hours
This course examines computer-aided drafting (CAD) techniques utilizing CAD equipment. Hands-on projects include geometric construction, various projections, sections, auxiliaries, dimensioning, sketching, and detail drawing that is practiced and applied using proper CAD procedures. Maintenance of CAD drawing files through the use of operating system commands is applied and stressed. Prerequisite: DT1110 Introduction to Drafting and Design Technology or equivalent

DT1320 Building Information Modeling (BIM)+
4.5 credit hours
This course examines architectural planning and design utilizing Building Information Management (BIM) techniques. Fundamental design methods and practices for the creation of architectural drawings are presented, with emphasis on the content of the drawings and the production skills. Topics include the development of floor plans, elevations and sections of building projects. Prerequisite: DT1230 CAD Methods or equivalent

DT1325 Sustainability in Design+
4.5 credit hours
In this course, students investigate the challenges of implementing sustainability in a variety of contexts, from the perspectives of climate change, energy use, natural resource use and ecosystems/land use. Students explore current trends of sustainability as it applies to design, manufacturing and building. Topics include materials, manufacturing techniques, new technologies, renewable resources and product life cycle analysis. Prerequisite: DT1230 CAD Methods or equivalent

DT1410 Materials and Processes in Design+
4.5 credit hours
This course emphasizes the materials and processes used in manufacturing and construction. Students are introduced to a variety of construction and manufacturing materials, machine tools and tooling used in a variety of processes. Emphasis is placed on terminology and function.

DT1430 Parametric Modeling+
4.5 credit hours
This course examines the creation of parametric models utilizing design software. Topics include working with constrained geometry, creating and documenting assemblies, and advanced part modeling techniques. Prerequisite: DT1230 CAD Methods or equivalent

DT2510 Advanced CAD Methods+
4.5 credit hours
This is a course in computer-aided design for the advanced CAD user. Students utilize a typical CAD system to design and analyze mechanical systems, architectural structures and other devices. This course renforces CAD skills studied in the CAD Methods course. Prerequisite: DT1230 CAD Methods or equivalent

DT2520 3D Civil Drafting+
4.5 credit hours
This course provides an introduction to civil drafting and design using surveying and engineering data to draw civil engineering plans. Topics include legal descriptions, plan and profile drawings, topographic mapping, cross-sections and required calculations. Prerequisite: DT1430 Parametric Modeling or equivalent

DT2630 3D Modeling and Visualization+
4.5 credit hours
This course explores 3D modeling, the application of realistic textures, lighting principles and techniques for the use of camera types. An emphasis is placed on industry trends and issues pertaining to rendering output for different mediums. Prerequisites: DT1320 Building Information Modeling (BIM) or equivalent, DT1430 Parametric Modeling or equivalent

DT2799 Drafting and Design Technology Capstone Project+
4.5 credit hours
An introduction to the theory and practical development, planning, management and presentation of a drafting project from start to finish. Topics include techniques of project planning, project design and execution, documentation and presentation. Students are required to apply project management techniques to a Capstone Project. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 75 credits earned in the program of study including DT1320 Building Information Modeling (BIM) or equivalent and DT1430 Parametric Modeling or equivalent

EN1320 Composition I+
4.5 credit hours
This course examines phases of the writing process, with emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for communicating clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite: GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

EN1420 Composition II+
4.5 credit hours
This course builds on the foundations of Composition I with additional emphasis in rhetorical structures, argumentation, and research. Presenting strong arguments using visual and oral communication techniques is also included. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

ES2555 Survey of Economics+
4.5 credit hours
This course introduces basic principles of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Prerequisites: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent, EN1320 Composition I or equivalent. Students may not receive credit for both ES2555 Survey of Economics and ES2550 Microeconomics or for both ES2555 Survey of Economics and ES2560 Macroeconomics.

GS1140 Problem Solving Theory+
4.5 credit hours
This course introduces students to fundamental principles, strategies and methods of problem solving theory.

GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional+
4.5 credit hours
This course reviews characteristic and trends of the global information society including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professionals and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

GS2745 Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional+
3.0 credit hours
This course focuses on skills, characteristics and attitudes that contribute to professional life. Topics include personal integrity, business communication skills, teamwork and conflict resolution, financial literacy, professional work habits, networking and social media, and lifelong learning. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 65 credits earned in the program of study; Prerequisite or Corequisite: CO2520 Communications or equivalent

MA1210 College Mathematics I+
4.5 credit hours
This course focuses on fundamental mathematical concepts including quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and matrices. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GS1140 Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

MA1310 College Mathematics II+
4.5 credit hours
This course will include the following concepts: exponential and logarithmic equations and functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, oblique triangles, vectors and sequences. Prerequisite: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

PH2530 Physics+
4.5 credit hours
This course introduces students to the principles of general physics. Practical applications demonstrate the theory. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: MA1310 College Mathematics II or equivalent

 
  
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