Course Abstract Details

CAD-101, Introduction to Computer-Aided Design/Drafting

Credits: 3

Course Description

CAD-101, Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drawings, is a basic course in Computer-Aided Design. Content stresses learning major CAD commands and using the graphic user-interface. Conceptual drawing and spatial relationships, as well as file maintenance and plotting output, are used to create two-dimensional design models. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091 and MAT-097. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student will:  

1. Recognize and apply standard drafting principles in a CAD environment. P1 

2. Have developed a working knowledge and skills to effectively and efficiently create drawings using AutoCAD. P1 

3. Identify and explain the function and purpose of CAD system components. P15, GE4 

4. Apply basic dimensioning procedures. P8, GE3 

5. Plot CAD drawings at designated scales. P2, GE3 

6. Utilize CAD as a precision drafting tool. P15, GE2 

7. Explain common industry CAD practices. P2, GE7 

8. Describe the design process and responsibilities of design team members. P15, GE1 

9. Be ready to proceed to advanced CAD course work. P5, GE7 

10. Understand career opportunities in CAD. P15, GE7

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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