2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: DFTG 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC, RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1317 (3 Credit Hours) New course added April 8, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Architectural Drafting – Residential

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drafting procedures, practices, terms, and symbols with emphasis on light frame construction methods. Students will prepare detailed working drawings for residential structures. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1417. The student may register for either DFTG 1317 or DFTG 1417 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1425. The student may register for either DFTG 1325 or DFTG 1425 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1333 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1340 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Parametric Modeling and Design

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Parametric-based design software for 3D design and drafting. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1445. The student may register for either DFTG 1345 or DFTG 1445 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 1358 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1395 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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, coordinating systems and plot/print to scale. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1309. The student may register for either DFTG 1309 or DFTG 1409 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 1417 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1317. The student may register for either DFTG 1417 or DFTG 1317 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: 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. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1325. The student may register for either DFTG 1325 or DFTG 1425 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 1430 (4 Credit Hours) New course added May 27, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: Civil Drafting I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Preparation of civil drawings including drafting methods and principles used in civil engineering. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 1445 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: Parametric Modeling and Design

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Parametric-based design software for 3D design and drafting. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 1345. The student may register for either DFTG 1345 or DFTG 1445 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1492 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1493 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: Special Topics in Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 1495 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2319 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Intermediate Computer Aided Drafting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A continuation of practices and techniques used in basic computer-aided drafting including the development and use of prototype drawings, construction of pictorial drawings, extracting data, and basics of 3D. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2419. The student may register for either DFTG 2319 or DFTG 2419 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 2321 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: 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. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2432. The student may register for either DFTG 2332 or DFTG 2432 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): RLC

Course Title: Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: DFTG 1309.
Course Description: Use parametric-based software for mechanical design for advanced modeling and analysis. 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2338 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Final Project - Advanced Drafting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced course in which students participate in a comprehensive project from conception to conclusion. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2438. The student may register for either DFTG 2338 or DFTG 2438 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 2347 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2381 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2402 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2419 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Basic Computer-Aided Drafting or the approval of the instructor.
Course Description: Continuation of practices and techniques in computer-aided design including the development and use of prototype drawings, construction of pictorial drawings, extracting data, and basics of 3D. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2319. The student may register for either DFTG 2319 or DFTG 2419 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 2423 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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. Creation of symbols and their usage in flow diagrams, plans, elevations, and isometrics. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 2428 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: Architectural Drafting-Commercial

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Preparation of architectural drawings for commercial structures with emphasis on construction methods, including architectural drafting procedures, practices, governing codes, accessibility requirements, terms and symbols. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2328. The student may register for either DFTG 2338 or DFTG 2428 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 2431 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2432 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: 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. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2332. The student may register for either DFTG 2332 or DFTG 2432 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 2435 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2438 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: Final Project–Advanced Drafting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced course in which students participate in a comprehensive project from conception to conclusion. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2338. The student may register for either DFTG 2338 or DFTG 2438 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


Course Number: DFTG 2440 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, RLC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DFTG 2445 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC, RLC

Course Title: Advanced Pipe Drafting

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A continuation of pipe drafting concepts building on the basic principles acquired in pipe drafting. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)



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