2022 - 2023 Dallas College Catalog

2022 - 2023 Catalog
Program: Computer Aided Design and Drafting

COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING -- ADVANCED MECHANICAL DRAFTING

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only
  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CADD.ADV.MECH

This program prepares a student to become certified as an advanced CADD operator. Coursework includes the creation of 2D and 3D CADD drawings using AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or other modeling software in support of industry trends and technology advancements. In addition, the student would be capable of customizing the CAD software program, with additional skills in solid modeling and other areas of CADD.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1405 Introduction to Technical Drawing 4
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1395 Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 3
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 2380 Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General OR 3
+Elective Technical Elective (one course) (3-4)
DFTG 2440 Solid Modeling/Design 4
Semester Total 7-8
Minimum Hours Required 29-30

+Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1329 Electro - Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics - Drafting 3
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 4
DFTG 2435 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and 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 -- ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.CADD.ARCH.17

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
DFTG 1405 Introduction to Technical Drawing 4
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting - Residential 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 2380 Cooperative Education - Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General OR 3
+Elective Technical Elective (one course) (3)
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting - Commercial 4
Semester Total 7
Minimum Hours Required 18

+Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1330 Civil Drafting 1 3
DFTG 2300 Intermediate Architectural Drafting - Residential 3
DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 3
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 3

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 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only

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

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1405 Introduction to Technical Drawing 4
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
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
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 2 4
MCHN 2338 Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 3
Semester Total 18
Minimum Hours Required 32

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 AND DRAFTING

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only
  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CADD.17

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading OR 3
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching (3)
DFTG 1405 Introduction to Technical Drawing OR 4
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting-Residential (4)
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences OR 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
+Elective Technical Elective (one course) 3
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
DFTG 2428 Architectural Drafting-Commercial 4
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
++++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
DFTG 2431 Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting OR 4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting (4)
++Elective Technical Elective (one course) 4
++Elective Technical Elective (one course) 4
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 18
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 2380 Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General OR 3
+Elective Technical Elective (one course) (3)
++Elective Technical Elective (one course) 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
DFTG 2438 Final Project-Advanced Drafting 4
Semester Total 14
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1315 Architectural Blueprint Reading 3
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1329 Electro-Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1330 Civil Drafting 1 3
DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics Drafting 3
DFTG 1391 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 3
DFTG 1395 Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 3
DFTG 2300 Intermediate Architectural Drafting - Residential 3
DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 3
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 3
DFTG 2381 Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 3

++Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1405 Introduction to Technical Drawing 4
DFTG 1413 Drafting for Specific Occupations 4
DFTG 1417 Architectural Drafting-Residential 4
DFTG 1492 Special Topics in Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1493 Special Topics in Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 2402 Machine Drafting 4
DFTG 2419 Intermediate Computer-Aided 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

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

++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

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 -- MECHANICAL DRAFTING

(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield, Mountain View and Richland campus only
  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CADD.MECH.DRFT

This program prepares a student to become certified as an entry-level CADD operator and enter the work force. Coursework includes the creation of 2D and 3D CADD drawings using AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or other modeling software in support of industry trends and technology advancements.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1405 Introduction to Technical Drawing 4
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 2380 Cooperative Education-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General OR 3
+Elective Technical Elective (one course) (3-4)
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
Semester Total 7-8
Minimum Hours Required 18-19

+Technical Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DFTG 1329 Electro - Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1333 Mechanical Drafting 3
DFTG 1358 Electrical/Electronics - Drafting 3
DFTG 2323 Pipe Drafting 4
DFTG 2432 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting 4
DFTG 2435 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and 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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