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2021-2022 Catalog 
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CAD 101 - Intro to Basic Geometry and CAD Design

Credits: 1-11
Fundamental drawing course that provides students with knowledge of drafting tools and techniques. Includes drafting fundamentals, geometric construction, orthographic projection, isometric sketching, dimensioning, and sectional views. It also 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 spreadsheet functions. Introduces competencies required for design drafters.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for READ 104  or instructor consent.

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

  1. Create Orthographic drawings based on the “rules of orthographic projection.”
  2. Work productively with in a group setting.
  3. Begin to use office programs prolific within an office environment.
  4. Begin to use terminology consistent within and engineering office.
  5. Use measuring scales appropriate to different industries.
  6. Create new drawings in AutoCAD using formatted layers and line weights.

Program Outcomes
  1. Identify, solve, and apply engineering principles and calculations relevant to a design project.
  2. Apply computer and engineering office software for documentation, communication and approval within an engineering office environment.

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.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • 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.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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