Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AEC 81 - Basic CAD Drafting

A first course in technical drawing designed primarily for students planning to enroll in regular-program Architectural, Engineering and CAD Technologies courses upon completion of this course, but open to others as well. Topics include use of CAD software, scaling and plotting drawings, orthographic projection, sections, dimensions, pattern drawing, and pictorial drawing.

4 hrs. contact per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AEC 81, the student will be able to:

  • Create technical drawings of correct single, orthographic, auxiliary, isometric, sectional, perspective, and developed views of simple objects from different types of views or differently oriented views of the objects.
  • Use CAD software to create correctly arranged and scaled technical drawings containing lines of correct form and weight symbols, dimensions, and labels.
  • Identify or roughly define the terms, concepts, and standards associated with the topics of the course.
  • Demonstrate graphical and computational problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of the course.
  • Report to a workplace regularly and punctually, engage effectively and congenially with peers and supervisors, work from written as well as oral instructions, use class time efficiently for productive work, and meet production deadlines.

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