Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CMGT 112 - AutoCAD for Construction Management (3)

  • Prerequisite: ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; Placement in MATH 103 or higher
  • Instructor approval required
  • CMGT majors only

This course is an introduction to basic computer aided drafting and blueprint reading skills based on a residential project as a learning tool. Students will be able to produce a complete set of residential drawings using AutoCAD commands, techniques, tools and principles. Blueprint reading skills will be taught to enhance visualization skills as students learn to produce a set of drawings.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CMGT 112, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the standard arrangement of drawings and specifications in a set of drawings.
  • Explain the sheet numbering system and information contained in title blocks.
  • Use architectural scales to obtain approximate sizes of items from drawings.
  • Explain the principles of orthographic projection and read drawings presented orthographically.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a new drawing, open, save and close an existing drawing; navigate the user interface.
  • Demonstrate a comprehension of basic AutoCAD software commands including Draw, Modify, Layers, Annotation, Blocks, and Properties.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a set of drawings that includes, site plan, floor plan, foundation plan, roof plan, elevations, sections, schedules, and details using the AutoCAD software.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plot both digitally and hardcopy, and send a file via an on-line application.

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