Design Drafting Technology

Classes

DDT 109 : Introduction to Building Information - Modeling

This course covers the basics of building information modeling (BIM). Users are introduced to the concepts of Building Information Modeling and the tools for parametric building design and documentation. Users begin with learning the fundamental features of BIM, and then progress through schematic design, construction documentation, and design visualization. This course offers both imperial and metric hands‐on exercises representing real‐world architectural design scenarios. This class is designed to teach you the BIM functionality as you would work with it in the design process. Student will begin by learning about the user interface and the BIM commands for design development, followed by those available for construction documentation. Upon completion the student will be able to create basic 3D architectural project models and set them up in working drawings. (Offered Fall Semester)

Credits

3

DDT 111 : Fundamentals of Drafting and Design Technology

This course serves as an introduction to the field of drafting and design and provides a foundation for the entire curriculum. Topics include safety, lettering, tools and equipment, geometric constructions, orthographic sketching, and drawing.

Credits

3

DDT 124 : Basic Technical Drawing

This course covers sections, auxiliary views, and basic space geometry. Emphasis will be placed on the theory as well as the mechanics of applying sections, basic dimensioning, auxiliary views, and basic space geometry. (Offered Fall Semester)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ADM 107 and DDT 111

DDT 132 : Architectural Drafting

It is recommended that students take DDT 111 prior to enrolling in DDT 132 or in the same semester. This course in architectural design and drafting introduces basic terminology, concepts and principles of architectural design and drawing. Topics include design considerations, lettering, terminology, site plans, and construction drawings. Upon completion, students should be able to draw, dimension, and specify basic residential architectural construction drawings. (Offered Spring Semester)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ADM 107 and DDT 109

DDT 144 : Basic 3D Modeling

It is recommended that students take DDT 111 prior to enrolling in DDT 144 or in the same semester. This course is an introduction to 3D solid modeling techniques utilizing feature-based, constraint-based parametric design. This course encourages the student to visualize parts in the 3D world and have a “design intent” plan for each part in which they will design. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to create basic 3D models and 2D working drawings.

Credits

3

DDT 193 : Drafting Internship

This course is limited to those who are involved in a structured employment situation that is directly related to the field of drafting and design and is coordinated with the drafting instructor. The student must spend at least 15 hours per week in an activity planned and coordinated jointly by the instructor and the employer. Upon completion, the student will have gained valuable work experience in a well-planned, coordinated training/work situation.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor

DDT 213 : Civil Drafting, Plat Maps

This course introduces the drafting practices, symbols, conventions, and standards utilized in civil engineering contract documents. Topics include site planning, land surveying, topographic surveys, along with civil terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to draw accurate plat maps giving legal descriptions of land parcels, draw simple site plans, and identify and use proper symbols and conventions on civil engineering drawings. (Offered Summer Semester)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ADM 107 and DDT 111

DDT 215 : Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

It is recommended that students take DDT 124 prior to enrolling in DDT 215 or in the same semester. This course is designed to teach fundamental concepts of size description by geometric methods including appropriate engineering controls. Emphasis is placed on the drawing and application of common geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols to engineering drawings as designated by the latest ANSI/ASME Standards. Upon completion, students should be able to use geometric dimensioning and tolerancing symbols in applying size information and manufacturing controls to working drawings. (Offered Fall Semester)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ADM 107 or ADM 108

DDT 222 : Advanced Architectural Drafting

This third course in architectural design and drafting continues with advanced architectural plans, including a slant toward light commercial construction. Topics include climate control plans, application of building codes, building materials and finish specifications, cost estimating, and bid specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to apply current techniques in producing advanced-level architectural plans, including residential and light commercial applications. (Offered Spring Semester)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 109

DDT 225 : Structural Steel Drafting

This course covers the theory and practical applications necessary to understand the basic design and terminology of structural steel components used in light commercial buildings. Emphasis is placed on structural steel drafting techniques, bolted and welded connections, framing plans, sections, fabrication and connection details, and bills of material. Upon completion, students should be able to produce engineering and shop drawings incorporating standard shapes, sizes, and details using the A.I.S.C. Manual and incorporating safety practices. (Offered Fall Semester)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ADM 107 or ADM 109 and DDT 111

DDT 234 : 3D Graphics and Animation

This course is designed to challenge the imagination of the student in 3-dimensional problem solving environment. The student will be given a basic introduction to the concepts of 3D design and animation, then apply those concepts to a design project. Upon completion, students should be able to create and animate objects in a 3-dimensional environment.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 208

DDT 235 : Specialized CAD

This course allows the student to plan, execute, and present results of individual projects in specialized CAD topics. Emphasis is placed on enhancing skill attainment in specialized CAD skill sets. The student will be able to demonstrate and apply competencies identified by the instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ADM 114

DDT 244 : Advanced 3D Modeling

This course is designed to challenge the imagination of the student in a 3-dimensional problem-solving environment. The student will develop to scale computer generated parts in the 3D computer environment. They will apply modeling concepts as Constraints, Photorealistic rendering, motion activated views, introduction to 3D part libraries, add-in software components, plastic model technology and simulations. They will be introduced to the concepts of 3D design and animation, then apply those concepts to a design project. Upon completion, students should be able to create parts in 3D models, produce working drawings and understand basic simulations. Students will also print files to “.stl” format and create parts on a Direct Digital Manufacturing system or prototype. (Offered Spring Semester)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ADM 108 and DDT 124

DDT 252 : Mechanical Electrical & Plumbing

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing concepts using the Building Information Modeling (BIM) The instructor will use lecture, discussions, and hands-on practices (based on real customer scenarios) to teach students techniques for initiating a Building Information Model (BIM) project, recommended workflows and basic skills required to layout electrical systems, solving common issues, and use its tools to create and modify discipline specific MEP systems and parametric engineering components. Given a complete architectural building model (as a reference), the student will be able to produce a commercial BIM design that contains functional electrical systems. The student will then be able to extract 2D drawings for construction documents. (Offered Summer Semester)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DDT 109 and ADM 114

DDT 260 : Portfolio

This course includes the preparation of technical and or architectural drawings for a portfolio presentation and a résumé for portfolio presentation. Hard copy as well as electronic drawings will be discussed, finalized and developed for presentation. Topics include production of a resume and portfolio for presentation during the last semester of coursework. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and produce a résumé and portfolio for presentation in both hard copy as well as electronic copy. This course should be taken in the student’s last two (2) semester in design drafting. (Every Other Semester)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of Instructor