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DFTG 1208 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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. Required. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 1215 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at 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 1224 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Blueprint Reading and Sketching
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to reading and interpreting the "working drawings" for manufactured products and associated tooling. Use of sketching techniques to create pictorial and multiple-view drawings of manufactured parts. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DFTG 1225 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Blueprint Reading and Sketching
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to reading and interpreting the "working drawings" for manufactured products and associated tooling. Use of sketching techniques to create pictorial and multiple-view drawings of manufactured parts. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 1232 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Mechanical Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Detail drawings with proper dimensioning and tolerances, use of sectioning techniques, common fasteners, pictorial drawings, including bill of materials. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 1271 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

CADD Operations
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A course in hardware selection, setup, and use of a CAD station. Emphasis is placed on control of the operating system, file management, and keyboarding. Topics address: software installation, hardware installation and configuration, such as mouse, tablet, printers, plotters, graphics adapters, and other configurable items such as communication ports, and serial ports. An introduction to word processing and spreadsheets is included. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DFTG 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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

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)
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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 1344 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 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 1348 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 1354 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 structure with emphasis on light frame construction methods. (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 1372 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Manufacturing Fundamentals
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A course in manufacturing fundamentals and production methods including NC-CNC concepts. Topics on interpreting and describing information required to produce a CNC program will be covered. An overview of the functions and role of CAD and its relationship to computer-aided manufacturing are studied. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1373 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

CAD/Graphic Processes
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A course in creating, printing, and plotting graphics in CAD drawings. Skill development in importing text and raster graphics into CAD drawings, importing CAD vector graphics into desktop documents, scanning and editing raster graphics into CAD drawings, and publishing documents. Projects in coordinating text and graphics within a desktop publishing program will include printing black and white, and color publications. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 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

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 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Architectural Illustration
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drawing and sketching, including freehand drawing, perspectives, delineation in various media and development of students' graphical expression, including an introduction to various reproduction methods. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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)
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 1452 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A continuation of practices and techniques used in basic computer-aided drafting emphasizing batched files, scripted files, customized program menus, and extracted attributes. Introduction to three-dimensional drafting. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DFTG 1454 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Architectural Drafting - Commercial
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Architectural drafting procedures, practices, and symbols including the preparation of detailed working drawings for a commercial building with emphasis on commercial construction methods. (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)
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 1493 (4 Credit Hours) New course added June 3, 2012
Offered at EFC, MVC

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.)


DFTG 1495 (4 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., 5 Lab.)


DFTG 2234 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Industrial Drafting Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced synthesis of industrial drafting practices with emphasis on research, design, and project techniques. Required. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2334. The student may register for either DFTG 2234 or DFTG 2334 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 2304 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 2310 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Structural Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Discussion of detail drawings of structural shapes for fabrication with emphasis on framed and seated connectors and beam and column detailing. Designed to meet the standards of America Institute of Steel Construction, including units on concrete detailing conforming to America Concrete Institute standards. (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 2319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

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. (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 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 2330 (3 Credit Hours) New course added June 3, 2012
Offered at EFC, MVC

Civil Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An in-depth study of drafting methods and principles used in civil engineering. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: INDS 1301, INDS 1315, INDS 1319, INDS 1341, INDS 2313, INDS 2321. INDS 2335 is a prerequisite or must be taken concurrently. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better.
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., 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 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Industrial Drafting Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced synthesis of industrial drafting practices with emphasis on research, design, and project techniques. This course is cross-listed as DFTG 2234. The student may register for either DFTG 2334 or DFTG 2234 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DFTG 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Technical Animation and Rendering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1341.
Course Description: The implementation and orchestration of advanced technical three dimensional animation techniques such as hierarchical linking, forward and inverse kinematics, character development, and particle dynamics. Course projects reflect current practices in the architectural, engineering, or construction disciplines. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DFTG 2338 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 2344 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Strength of Materials
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The study of internal effects of forces acting upon elastic bodies and the resulting changes in form and dimensions, including units on stress, shear, bending moments, and simple beam design. (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 2352 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The properties of building materials (assemblies), specifications, codes, vendor references and uses of mechanical, plumbing, conveying, and electrical systems as related to architecture for residential and commercial construction. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DFTG 2356 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 2374 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Integrated Circuit Design
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Skill development in the layout of integrated circuits using current computer hardware and software. 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 2375 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Integrated Circuit Design
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: DFTG 2374.
Course Description: Skill development in the layout of complex integrated circuits using current computer hardware and software. 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 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 2430 (4 Credit Hours) New course added July 18, 2012
Offered at MVC
Single-Course Delivery for MVC

Civil Drafting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An in-depth study of drafting methods and principles used in civil engineering. (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)
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.)


DFTG 2445 (4 Credit Hours) New course added June 3, 2012
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

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.)


INDS 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Basic Elements of Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Program major. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A study of basic design concepts with projects in shape, line, value, texture, pattern, spatial illusion, and form. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INDS 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Materials, Methods, and Estimating
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major, INDS 1301, INDS 1319, INDS 1341. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A study of materials and textiles, methods of construction and installation, and estimating for interior design applications. Includes a thorough overview of textiles. The student will identify appropriate materials and textiles for specific interior design applications: calculate quantities and costs of materials; and identify quality construction, installation, and craftsmanship. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INDS 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Technical Drawing for Interior Designers
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: An introduction to reading and preparing technical construction drawings for interior design; including plans, elevations, details, schedules, dimensions and lettering. Manual plans will be generated. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INDS 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Color Theory and Application
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A study of color theory and its applications to interior design. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INDS 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Commercial Design I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major, INDS 1301, INDS 1315, INDS 1319, INDS 1341, INDS 1370, INDS 2335, INDS 2313, INDS 2321, INDS 2317. INDS 2315 is a prerequisite or must be taken concurrently. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A study of design principles applied to furniture layout and space planning for commercial interiors. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INDS 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

History of Interiors I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A historical survey of design in architecture, interiors, furnishings, and decorative elements from the ancient cultures through the Italian Renaissance time period. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


INDS 1352 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

History of Interiors II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 1303, 1304. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A multi-cultural historical survey of design in architecture, interiors, furnishings, and decorative elements from the post-Renaissance period to present time. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


INDS 1370 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Basic Computer-Aided Drafting for Interior Designers
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major, INDS 1301, INDS 1341. INDS 1319 is a prerequisite or must be taken concurrently. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: An introduction to basic computer-aided drafting as a tool for interior design, illustration, drafting, and design development. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INDS 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Interior Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Third year Interior Design Major. INDS 2331 must be taken concurrently. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. This is an introductory course to the many aspects of restoration, preservation, and adaptive reuse of structures and spaces. Emphasis is placed on the architectural interior. Legal and tax issues are discussed. Restoration projects involving actual structures are studied, along with theoretical problems. Specialized resources are included. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


INDS 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Interior Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major. Third year Interior Design Major. INDS 2331. DFTG 2328 must be taken concurrently. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. The principles studied in INDS 2331 are expanded to include project management. Advanced construction documents are prepared. The design programming document prepared in INDS 2331 will be developed into a capstone design experience demonstrating mastery of the interior design process from concept to completion. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INDS 2280 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cooperative Education - Interior Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major. 2nd or 3rd year Interior Design student. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


INDS 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Interior Design Graphics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major. INDS 1301, INDS 1319, INDS 1370, INDS 2317, INDS 2335. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Skill development in computer-generated graphics and technical drawings for interior design applications. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


INDS 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Textiles for Interior Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: The study of interior design textiles including, characteristics, care, codes, and applications. A project notebook is required. (3 Lec.)


INDS 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Residential Design I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major. INDS 1301 and INDS 1341. INDS 1319 and INDS 1370 are prerequisites or must be taken concurrently. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better in all their prerequisites to enroll in this course.
Course Description: The study of residential spaces, including identification of client needs, programming, standards, space planning, drawings, and presentations. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INDS 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Lighting for Interior Designers
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major. INDS 2313, INDS 2335. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Fundamentals of lighting design, including lamps, luminaries, lighting techniques, and applications for residential and commercial projects. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INDS 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Rendering Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major. INDS 2313, INDS 2321, INDS 1319. This course is a requirement for INDS 2335. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A study of rendering techniques for formal interior design presentation, using a variety of media. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INDS 2321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Presentation Drawing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major. INDS 1301, INDS 1319, INDS 1341, DFTG 2331. This course is a requirement for INDS 2313 and may be taken concurrently. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: An introduction to two- and three-dimensional presentations, including drawings with one- and two-point perspectives, plans, and elevations. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INDS 2325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Professional Practices for Interior Designers
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: 2nd or 3rd year Interior Design Major. INDS 1345 is required for this course and may be taken concurrently. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A study of business practices and procedures for interior designers, including professional ethics, project management, marketing, and legal issues. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


INDS 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Interior Design Building Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major. INDS 1319, INDS 1370, INDS 1301, INDS 2313, INDS 2335. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: An overview of building materials, mechanical systems, and construction techniques as applied to interior design. Discussion of codes, project sequencing and the interpretation of detailed working drawings. (3 Lec.)


INDS 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Commercial Design II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: INDS 2313, INDS 2335, INDS 1345 and must be a 3rd year Interior Design Major. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: Advanced concepts of specialized commercial interior design projects, including hospitality, corporate, retail, health care, institutional, or other specialized commercial design projects. In addition the student will select a project and complete a programming document; which will be completely developed into the capstone interior design project in INDS 1491. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INDS 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Residential Design II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Interior Design Major. INDS 1301, INDS 1319, INDS 1341, INDS 1370, INDS 2313. INDS 2317, INDS 2307, and DFTG 2331 are prerequisites for this course and may be taken concurrently. Student must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Course Description: A comprehensive study of complex residential interior design problems, including advanced space planning, documentation, specifications, budgets, and presentation renderings. (2 Lec., 4 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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