2013 - 2014 Catalog
Program: Computer Aided Design and Drafting

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Computer Aided Design and Drafting -- Architectural Drafting Certificate
Computer Aided Design and Drafting -- CAD/CAM-CNC Certificate
Computer Aided Design and Drafting -- Computer-Aided Design Advanced Operator Certificate
Computer Aided Design and Drafting -- Computer-Aided Design and Drafting AAS
Computer Aided Design and Drafting -- Computer-Aided Design Operator Certificate

COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING -- ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CADD.ARCH

This certificate program prepares a student to become certified as an entry-level CADD operator specializing in architectural drafting and design. Jobs performed would include the proficient use of the AutoCAD software in creating drawings to architectural specification and identifying construction methods and materials used in building design.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration 4
11

SEMESTER II

ARCE 1303 Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction 3
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting-Residential 4
+Elective DFTG Course 2-4
+Elective DFTG Course 3
12-14

SEMESTER III

DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting-Commercial 4
DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting 4
8
Minimum Hours Required 31-33

+DFTG Courses Electives - must be selected from the following:

ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
ARTV 1302 Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
DFTG 1215 Architectural Blueprint Reading 2
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1329 Electro-Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics Drafting 3
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
DFTG 1491 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 4
DFTG 1493 Special Topics in Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1492 Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1495 Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 2312 Technical Illustration and Presentation 3
DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 3
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 3
DFTG 2330 Civil Drafting 3
DFTG 2336 Computer-Aided Drafting Programming 3
DFTG 2347 Advanced Technical Animation and Rendering 3
DFTG 2350 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
DFTG 2402 Machine Drafting 4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2435 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting 4
DFTG 2438 Final Project - Advanced Drafting 4
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling/Design 4
DFTG 2445 Advanced Pipe Drafting 4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING -- CAD/CAM-CNC

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CADD.CAM/CNC.10

This certificate has been developed to provide skills for entry-level CADD positions as well as skills needed in the machining industry and the manufacturing specialists who require training necessary for the integration of CAD and the CNC machines. Students enrolled in this program will learn the basics of CADD, how to set up and operate machinery such as mills and lathes, and will also be trained in the programming of CNC.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

DFTG 1405 Technical Drafting 4
MCHN 1301 Beginning Machine Shop 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer Aided Drafting 4
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics OR 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
INMT 1343 Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) 3
17

SEMESTER II

DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1495 Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
MCHN 1454 Intermediate Machining II 4
MCHN 2338 Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 3
18
Minimum Hours Required 35

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING -- COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN ADVANCED OPERATOR

(Level II Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C2.CADD.ADV.OPER.13

This certificate program prepares a student to become certified as an advanced CADD operator and enter the work force. Jobs performed would include making 2D and 3D CADD drawings using AutoCAD software. In addition, the student would be capable of customizing the AutoCAD program and have additional skills in solid modeling and specific areas of CADD.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

DFTG 1340 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Systems 3
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading OR 3
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching (3)
DFTG 1405 Technical Drafting OR 4
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration (4)
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
+Elective DFTG Course 2-4
16-18

SEMESTER II

+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra OR 3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics OR (3)
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
15-17

SEMESTER III

+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
++Elective Technical Elective OR 3-4
DFTG 2380 Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General (3)
+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
DFTG 2438 Final Project-Advanced Drafting 4
13-16
Minimum Hours Required 44-51

+DFTG Courses Electives - must be selected from the following:

ARCE 1303 Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction 3
ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
ARTV 1302 Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
DFTG 1215 Architectural Blueprint Reading 2
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1329 Electro-Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics - Drafting 3
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting - Residential 4
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
DFTG 1491 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 4
DFTG 1493 Special Topics in Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1492 Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1495 Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 2312 Technical Illustration and Presentation 3
DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 3
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 3
DFTG 2330 Civil Drafting 3
DFTG 2336 Computer-Aided Drafting Programming 3
DFTG 2347 Advanced Technical Animation and Rendering 3
DFTG 2350 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
DFTG 2402 Machine Drafting 4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 4
DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting 4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2435 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting 4
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling/Design 4
DFTG 2445 Advanced Pipe Drafting 4

++Technical Electives - must be selected from the following1:

ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1325 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications 4
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing 4
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITSC 2435 Application Software Problem Solving 4
ITSE 1422 Introduction to C Programming 4
MCHN 1301 Beginning Machine Shop 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics 3
MCHN 1454 Intermediate Machining II 4
MCHN 2441 Advanced Machining I 4
MCHN 2338 Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 3
SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations 3
SRVY 1419 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
SRVY 1491 Special Topics in Surveying 4
SRVY 2305 Geographic Information Systems Applications 3

1NOTE: Other three or four credit hour technical courses may be taken with the approval of the Computer Aided Design and Drafting Department.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Eastfield and Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CADD.13

This program prepares the student for employment in a wide range of industries as a CAD operator, printed circuit board designer or technician. Information in related fields is provided to enable the student to work effectively with engineers, technologists, architects and professional staff. Enrollment in CADD cooperative work experience courses (co-op) provides students with on-the-job experience while in the program.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

DFTG 1340 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Systems 3
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading OR 3
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching (3)
DFTG 1405 Technical Drafting OR 4
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration (4)
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra OR 3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics OR (3)
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
17

SEMESTER II

+Elective DFTG Course OR 3-4
INMT 1343 Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) (3)
+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
+++Elective Technical Elective 3-4
+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
15-19

SEMESTER III

+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
PYSC 2301 General Psychology 3
+++Elective Technical Elective OR 3
DFTG 2380 Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General (3)
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
+Elective DFTG Course 2-4
14-17

SEMESTER IV

+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
+Elective DFTG Course OR 3-4
DFTG 2381 Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
++++Elective Natural Sciences 4
DFTG 2438 Final Project-Advanced Drafting 4
17-19
Minimum Hours Required 63-72

+DFTG Courses - must be selected from the following:

ARCE 1303 Architectural Materials and Methods of Construction 3
ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
ARTV 1302 Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
DFTG 1215 Architectural Blueprint Reading 2
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1329 Electro-Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics - Drafting 3
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting - Residential 4
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
DFTG 1491 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 4
DFTG 1493 Special Topics in Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1492 Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1495 Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 2312 Technical Illustration and Presentation 3
DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 3
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 3
DFTG 2330 Civil Drafting 3
DFTG 2336 Computer-Aided Drafting Programming 3
DFTG 2347 Advanced Technical Animation and Rendering 3
DFTG 2350 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
DFTG 2402 Machine Drafting 4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting-Commercial 4
DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting 4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2435 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting 4
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling/Design 4
DFTG 2445 Advanced Pipe Drafting 4

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++Technical Electives - must be selected from the following 1:

ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1325 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications 4
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing 4
ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I 4
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITSC 2435 Application Software Problem Solving 4
ITSE 1422 Introduction to C Programming 4
MCHN 1301 Beginning Machine Shop 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics 3
MCHN 1454 Intermediate Machining II 4
MCHN 2441 Advanced Machining I 4
MCHN 2338 Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 3
SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations 3
SRVY 1419 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
SRVY 1491 Special Topics in Surveying 4
SRVY 2305 Geographic Information Systems Applications 3

1 NOTE: Other three or four-credit hour technical courses may be taken with the approval of the Computer Aided Design and Drafting Department.

++++Natural Sciences Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Sciences.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING -- COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OPERATOR

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: CERT.CADD.OPERATOR

This certificate program prepares a student to become certified as an entry-level CADD operator and enter the work force. Jobs performed would entail 2D and 3D CADD drawings using AutoCAD software.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

DFTG 1340 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Systems 3
DFTG 1405 Technical Drafting OR 4
ARCE 1421 Architectural Illustration (4)
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
11

SEMESTER II

+Elective DFTG Course 2-4
+Elective DFTG Course 3-4
DFTG 2438 Final Project-Advanced Drafting 4
9-12
Minimum Hours Required 20-23

+Drafting Courses Electives - must select two courses from the following:

ARCE 1352 Structural Drafting 3
ARTV 1302 Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
DFTG 1215 Architectural Blueprint Reading 2
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1329 Electro-Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics - Drafting 3
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting - Residential 4
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
DFTG 1491 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 4
DFTG 1492 Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1495 Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 2312 Technical Illustration and Presentation 3
DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 3
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 3
DFTG 2336 Computer-Aided Drafting Programming 3
DFTG 2347 Advanced Technical Animation and Rendering 3
DFTG 2350 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
DFTG 2402 Machine Drafting 4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting-Commercial 4
DFTG 2330 Civil Drafting 4
DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting 4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2435 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting 4
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling/Design 4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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