Jun 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CAD 221 - Advanced Civil 3-D Design

Credits: 4
Teaches advanced civil drafting techniques. Course expands Autodesk’s Land Desktop Companion (LDC) civil 3-D modeling concepts started during the CAD 121 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. Previously D T 225.

Enrollment Requirement: CAD 121  or instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Create drawings with Auto CAD and Autodesk’s Civil 3D (C3D) software.
  2. Expand the 3-D models created in the first class to include design elements of roadway horizontal and vertical alignments.
  3. Create Profiles, cross-sections and earthwork volume calculations.
  4. Communicate with civil terminology and concepts common in the industry.

Program Outcomes
  1. Apply computer and engineering office software for documentation, communication and approval within an engineering office environment.
  2. Apply systems, symbols, and language applicable to the Civil Technology and Design Engineering industries.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking -Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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