AutoCAD

Program Overview:

Computer Aided Design is critical to many high-demand careers, including but not limited to biomechanical systems, building engineering, civil engineering, construction, electrical engineering, factory design, fashion design, landscape architecture, manufacturing process planning and mechanical engineering.

CAD (Garland Campus)

Core Coursework:

RubricCourseworkHours
DFTG 1091CAD 3D32
DFTG 1050CAD I32
DFTG 2004CAD II32
DFTG 2046CAD IV32
 Total128

CAD 3D: DFTG 1091

CAD I: DFTG 1050
Prerequisite: Computer Basics & Windows. Or knowledge of an Operating Systems; Introduction to Drafting/Design or basic drafting. In this hands-on intensive course, the student will learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD. Lab activities will explore AutoCAD features; drawing and printing; editing drawings; and dimensioning and tolerancing. Text and flash drive required.

CAD II: DFTG 2004
Prerequisite: AutoCAD I. From basic to intermediate. In this intermediate level course, the student will create multiple objects with arrays; draw and edit polylines, multilines, and splines; use advanced drawing construction that includes section views, graphic patterns, external reference, assigning attributes and generating a bill of materials; perform basic 3D drawing including isometric drawing, external commands, script files, and slide shows. Text and flash drive required.

CAD IV: DFTG 2046
Prerequisite: AutoCAD I-II Looking to get the most out of AutoCAD? Here’s your chance to explore 3D coordinates and constructions; user coordinate systems; model space viewports; and 3D surface modeling techniques through project oriented activities. Textbook and flash drive required.

AutoCAD (Richland Campus)

Core Coursework:

RubricCourseworkHours
DFTG 1014AutoCAD I32
DFTG 1050AutoCAD II32
DFTG 2009AutoCAD III32
 Total96

AutoCAD I: DFTG 1014
Prerequisite: Computer Basics & Windows. Or knowledge of an Operating Systems; Introduction to Drafting/Design or basic drafting. In this hands-on intensive course, the student will learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD. Lab activities will explore AutoCAD features; drawing and printing; editing drawings; and dimensioning and tolerancing. Text and flash drive required.

AutoCAD II: DFTG 1050
Prerequisite: AutoCAD I. From basic to intermediate. In this intermediate level course, the student will create multiple objects with arrays; draw and edit polylines, multilines, and splines; use advanced drawing construction that includes section views, graphic patterns, external reference, assigning attributes and generating a bill of materials; perform basic 3D drawing including isometric drawing, external commands, script files, and slide shows. Text and flash drive required.

AutoCAD III: DFTG 2009
Prerequisite: AutoCAD II. Want to make AutoCAD your own? Find out about AutoCAD menu customization features and editing techniques. Topics include customizing menus (pop-down, sidebar and icon buttons); autolisp editing and creating macros; and drawing automation and set up. Text and flash drive required.