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DFTG 1215 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Architectural Blueprint Reading
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the fundamentals of blueprint reading for the construction industry. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC.

Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1409.
Course Description: Basic terminology and concepts associated with the development of computer modules used in technical computer animation. Topics include basic animation principles, model creation, light sources, camera positioning, rendering, importing and modification of external files. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC.

Technical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the principles of drafting to include terminology and fundamentals, including size and shape descriptions, projection methods, geometric construction, sections, auxiliary views, and reproduction processes. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1405. The student may register for either DFTG 1305 or DFTG 1405, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC, RLC.

Basic Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on setup; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating, and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinate systems, and plot/print to scale. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1409. The student may register for either DFTG 1309 or DFTG 1409, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab. / 2 Lec, 3 Lab.)


DFTG 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Drafting for Specific Occupations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Discussion of theory and practice with drafting methods and the terminology required for non-drafting majors to prepare working drawings in their occupational fields. (3 Lec.)


DFTG 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC.

Architectural Blueprint Reading
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Introductory.
Course Description: The fundamentals of blueprint reading for the construction industry will be examined. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Blueprint Reading and Sketching
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to reading and interpreting working drawings for fabrication processes and associated trades. Use of sketching techniques to create pictorial and multiple-view drawings. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC.

Electro-Mechanical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A basic course including layout and design of electro-mechanical equipment from engineering notes and sketches. Emphasis on drawing of electronic equipment control panels, interior hardware, exterior enclosures, detailed and assembly drawings with a parts list, and flat pattern layouts. (2 Lec, 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1333 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC.

Mechanical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An intermediate course covering detail drawings with proper dimensioning and tolerances, use of sectioning techniques, common fasteners, isometrics and oblique drawings, including bill of materials. (2 Lec., 4 Lab. / 2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 1340 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 27, 2010
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics include CAD equipment, software selection and interface; setting up a CAD workstation; upgrading a computer to run advanced CAD software; storage devices; storing, retrieving, back-up and sharing databases; file servers and local area networks (LANs); and transferring drawing files over the Internet. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC.

Intermediate Technical Animation and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1302.
Course Description: Procedures in the manipulation and control of lights, cameras, materials, texturing and rendering techniques used in technical animation; topics include introductory keyframing and lens effects principles. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Parametric Modeling and Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Parametric-based design software for mechanical assembly design and drafting. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1358 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC.

Electrical/Electronics Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the principles of layout of electrical and electronic drawings, stressing modern representation used for block diagrams, schematic diagrams, logic diagrams, wiring/assembly drawings, printed circuit board layouts, motor control diagrams, power distribution diagrams, and electrical one-line diagrams. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Special Topics in Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1394 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC.

Special Topics in Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1395 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC.

Technical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the principles of drafting to include terminology and fundamentals, including size and shape descriptions, projection methods, geometric construction, sections, auxiliary views, and reproduction processes. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1305. The student may register for either DFTG 1405 or DFTG 1305, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Basic Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to basic computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on drawing setup; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinating systems; as well as input and output devices. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1309. The student may register for either DFTG 1409 or DFTG 1309, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1417 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Architectural Drafting - Residential
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drafting procedures, practices, terms, and symbols. Preparation of detailed working drawings for residential structures. Emphasis on light frame construction methods. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Blueprint Reading and Sketching
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to reading and interpreting working drawings for fabrication processes and associated trades. Use of sketching techniques to create pictorial and multiple-view drawings. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1445 (4 Credit Hours) New course added April 27, 2010
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Parametric Modeling and Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Parametric-based design software for 3D design and drafting. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 5 Lab.)


DFTG 1492 (4 Credit Hours) New course added April 27, 2010
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 5 Lab.)


DFTG 1495 (4 Credit Hours) New course added April 27, 2010
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 5 Lab.)


DFTG 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC.

Printed Circuit Board Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An intermediate course including single-sided and double-sided printed circuit board design, emphasizing the drawings, standards, and processes required to layout printed circuit board and manufacturing documentation. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, RLC.

Technical Illustration and Presentation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1309 or DFTG 1409.
Course Description: Topics include pictorial drawing including isometrics, obliques, perspectives, charts, and graphs. Emphasis on rendering and using different media. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Basic Integrated Circuit Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The study of layout and design of integrated circuits. Instruction in layout technology and laboratory exercises to enable students to layout simple digital integrated circuits from schematic diagrams and design rules. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Topographical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A course in map drafting. Emphasis is given to plotting of surveyors field notes, plotting elevations, contour drawings, plan and profiles, and laying out traverses. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC.

Pipe Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of pipe fittings, symbols, specifications and their applications to a piping process system. This application will be demonstrated through the creation of symbols and their usage in flow diagrams, plans, elevations, and isometrics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2328 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, ECC.

Architectural Drafting - Commercial
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drafting procedures, practices, and symbols including preparation of detailed working drawings for commercial buildings, with emphasis on construction methods generated using computer aided design technology. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2428. This student may register for either DFTG 2328 or DFTG 2428, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced techniques, including the use of a customized system. Presentation of advanced drawing applications, such as three-dimensional solids modeling and linking graphic entities to external non-graphic data. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Advanced Integrated Circuit Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 2313.
Course Description: Implementation of advanced techniques in the design of complex integrated circuits; projects require students to use multiple sets of design rules meeting industrial standards of current technologies. Instruction in layout technology and laboratory exercises to enable students to layout complex analog integrated circuits from schematic diagrams and design rules. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 2340.
Course Description: Use parametric based mechanical design software for mechanical assembly design and drafting. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2435. The student may register for either DFTG 2335 or DFTG 2435, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Computer-Aided Drafting Programming
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Emphasis on the productivity of CAD software through development of computer-aided drafting programs with emphasis on database design, access techniques, and structure methods with particular application in engineering graphics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2338 (3 Credit Hours)
Currently not available at any DCCCD location.

Final Project - Advanced Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A drafting course in which students participate in a comprehensive project from conception to conclusion. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Solid Modeling/Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A computer-aided modeling course. Development of three-dimensional drawings and models from engineering sketches and orthographic drawings and utilization of three-dimensional models in design work. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2440. The student may register for either DFTG 2340 or DFTG 2440, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2347 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Advanced Technical Animation and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced three-dimensional (3-D) modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software. Includes organic modeling techniques, particle and volumetric effects, and setting up a model with weight maps, hierarchies, and constraints. Emphasizes advanced use of camera settings, lighting, and surface to create detailed environments. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2350 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, RLC.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, according to standards, application of various geometric dimensions and tolerances to production drawings. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2356 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC.

Advanced Printed Circuit Board Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced course including the layout of surface mounted components and integrated circuit modular design, emphasizing the design and drawing layouts required to produce surface mounted components and integrated circuit modular printed circuit boards. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2376 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Automation Techniques for Integrated Circuit Layout
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: DFTG 2333.
Course Description: An advanced course for automated integrated circuit layout techniques. Emphasis on place and route, scripting, and other related topics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the paid work experience. (1 Lec., 20 Lab.)


DFTG 2381 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


DFTG 2402 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Machine Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Production of detail and assembly drawings of machines, threads, gears, utilizing tolerances, limit dimensioning, and surface finishes. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2419 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Basic Computer-Aided Drafting or the approval of the instructor.
Course Description: The fundamentals of computer aided drafting using an alternative computer aided drafting program. Emphasis is placed on drawing set-up; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating, and scaling objects; adding text and dimensions; using layers and coordinating systems; as well as using input and output devices. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2428 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Architectural Drafting-Commercial
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drafting procedures, practices, governing codes, terms and symbols including the preparation of detailed working drawings for a commercial building, with emphasis on commercial construction methods. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2328. The student may register for either DFTG 2428 or DFTG 2328, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2431 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1417.
Course Description: Use of architectural specific software to execute the elements required in designing standard architectural exhibits utilizing custom features to create walls, windows and specific design requirements for construction in residential/commercial and industrial architecture. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2432 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration of the use of system customization for drawing production enhancement and the principles of data manipulation. Presentation of advanced applications, such as three-dimensional objects creation and linking graphic entities to external non-graphic data. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2435 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1409.
Course Description: Use parametric based mechanical design software for mechanical assembly design and drafting. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2335. The student may register for either DFTG 2335 or DFTG 2435, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2438 (4 Credit Hours) New course added April 27, 2010
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Final Project–Advanced Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A drafting course in which students participate in a comprehensive project from conception to conclusion. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 2440 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Solid Modeling/Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A computer-aided modeling course. Development of three-dimensional drawings and models from engineering sketches and orthographic drawings and utilization of three-dimensional models in design work. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2340. The student may register for either DFTG 2440 or DFTG 2340, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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