Computer Aided Design Drafting Technology

Computer Aided Design Drafting Technology

(1 to 2 Years)

One Intermediate Technical Certificate, one Advanced Technical Certificate, one Associate of Applied Science degree, and one Bachelor of Applied Science degree are available.

Objectives

  1. The Computer Aided Design Drafting (CADD) Program at the Idaho State University College of Technology will address the interests and requirements of both current and potential participants in career opportunities within engineering and architectural firms, machinery manufacturers, structural steel fabricators, and construction companies.
  2. The program will provide skills, knowledge, and training in current Computer Aided Design Drafting Technology theory utilizing various software programs to produce high-precision graphics required by architecture, engineering, construction, and other industries.  Such industries use these graphics to manufacture goods and machinery and assemble structures, both for end consumers and other businesses. 
  3. Students will learn how to solve practical problems applying applications of mathematics and descriptive geometry.  They will understand and demonstrate proper use of national standards in the creation and revision of technical drawings.

For a Program Information Packet showing descriptions of each option, course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses, go online to http://www.isu.edu/ctech/cadd/.

This program requires students to achieve certain grades in order to advance each semester. Specific information is available in the program’s student handbook.

Intermediate Technical Certificate: Mechanical Drafting

(1 Year)

Required Courses:

CADD 0101Drafting Technology Theory I2
CADD 0108Introduction to CAD4
CADD 0109Drafting Applied Mathematics I2
CADD 0111Drafting Technology Theory II2
CADD 0119Drafting Applied Mathematics II2
CADD 0121Mechanical Drafting Technology Theory I2
CADD 0122Mechanical Drafting Technology Lab I3
CADD 0129Drafting Applied Mathematics III2
CADD 0137Mechanical Drafting Technology Theory II2
CADD 0138Mechanical Drafting Technology Laboratory II3
CADD 0139Drafting Applied Mathematics IV2
ENGL 1101English Composition 13
or ENGL 1101P English Composition Plus
COMM 1101Principles of Speech 13
Total Hours32
1

 Contributes to a General Education requirement.

Advanced Technical Certificate: Computer Aided Design Drafting

(2 Years)

Required Courses:

CADD 0101Drafting Technology Theory I2
CADD 0108Introduction to CAD4
CADD 0109Drafting Applied Mathematics I2
CADD 0111Drafting Technology Theory II2
CADD 0119Drafting Applied Mathematics II2
CADD 0121Mechanical Drafting Technology Theory I2
CADD 0122Mechanical Drafting Technology Lab I3
CADD 0129Drafting Applied Mathematics III2
CADD 0137Mechanical Drafting Technology Theory II2
CADD 0138Mechanical Drafting Technology Laboratory II3
CADD 0139Drafting Applied Mathematics IV2
CADD 0207Architectural Design Theory I2
CADD 0208Architectural Design Laboratory I3
CADD 0209Drafting Applied Mathematics V2
CADD 0217Architectural Design Theory II2
CADD 0218Architectural Design Laboratory II3
CADD 0227Structural Steel Drafting Theory2
CADD 0228Structural Steel Drafting Laboratory3
CADD 0237Parametric Modeling Theory2
CADD 0238Parametric Modeling Laboratory3
TGE 0158Employment Strategies2
COMM 1101Principles of Speech 13
ENGL 1101English Composition 13
or ENGL 1101P English Composition Plus
Total Hours56
1

Contributes to a General Education requirement.

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Computer Aided Design Drafting Technology

(2 Years)

Required Courses:

CADD 0101Drafting Technology Theory I2
CADD 0108Introduction to CAD4
CADD 0109Drafting Applied Mathematics I2
CADD 0111Drafting Technology Theory II2
CADD 0119Drafting Applied Mathematics II2
CADD 0121Mechanical Drafting Technology Theory I2
CADD 0122Mechanical Drafting Technology Lab I3
CADD 0129Drafting Applied Mathematics III2
CADD 0137Mechanical Drafting Technology Theory II2
CADD 0138Mechanical Drafting Technology Laboratory II3
CADD 0139Drafting Applied Mathematics IV2
CADD 0207Architectural Design Theory I2
CADD 0208Architectural Design Laboratory I3
CADD 0209Drafting Applied Mathematics V2
CADD 0217Architectural Design Theory II2
CADD 0218Architectural Design Laboratory II3
CADD 0227Structural Steel Drafting Theory2
CADD 0228Structural Steel Drafting Laboratory3
CADD 0237Parametric Modeling Theory2
CADD 0238Parametric Modeling Laboratory3
TGE 0158Employment Strategies2
General Education courses 1
COMM 1101Principles of Speech 23
One four-credit physical science course that includes a lab and partially satisfies a General Education requirement4
Additional General Education courses9
Total Hours66
1

See General Education Requirements (minimum 15 credits) for A.A.S. Degree at the start of the College of Technology section of the catalog.

2

Contributes to a General Education requirement.

How to Read Course Descriptions

Courses

CADD 0101 Drafting Technology Theory I: 2 semester hours.

Basic drafting fundamentals and theory. Includes lettering, linework, spatial visualization, multiview drawings, sections, auxiliaries, dimensioning, and notation. COREQ: CADD 0108 and CADD 0109. F

CADD 0108 Introduction to CAD: 4 semester hours.

Basic CAD skills taught in the 2-D AutoCAD environment to include computer skills, drawing environment, annotation, shape creation and manipulation, and plotting. COREQ: CADD 0101. F

CADD 0109 Drafting Applied Mathematics I: 2 semester hours.

Algebraic solutions, word problems, equations and graphing concepts, ratio and proportion, and metric system relating to design drafting applications. PREREQ: TGE 0100A, MATH 0025, or equivalent. F

CADD 0111 Drafting Technology Theory II: 2 semester hours.

Additional drafting fundamentals and theory to include size tolerancing, isometric projection, welding symbology, gearing, threads and fasteners, manufacturing processes, and axonometric projection. PREREQ: CADD 0101. COREQ: CADD 0108 and CADD 0119. F

CADD 0119 Drafting Applied Mathematics II: 2 semester hours.

Descriptive geometry applications related to design drafting explored. PREREQ: CADD 0109. F

CADD 0121 Mechanical Drafting Technology Theory I: 2 semester hours.

Drafting theory of welding symbology, gearing, threads and fasteners, manufacturing processes, axonometric projection, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. PREREQ: CADD 0111. COREQ: CADD 0122 and CADD 0129. S

CADD 0122 Mechanical Drafting Technology Lab I: 3 semester hours.

Apply Mechanical Drafting Technology Theory I including welding symbology, gearing, threads and fasteners, manufacturing processes, axonometric projection, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing using CAD systems. PREREQ: CADD 0108. COREQ: CADD 0121. S

CADD 0129 Drafting Applied Mathematics III: 2 semester hours.

Analytic geometry applications including intersections and revolutions. Solutions of problems relating to design drafting are emphasized. PREREQ: CADD 0119. S

CADD 0137 Mechanical Drafting Technology Theory II: 2 semester hours.

Instruction in drafting theory of working drawings, assemblies, piping concepts, advanced dimensioning and tolerancing principles. Introduction to fundamentals of flat pattern layouts, and 3D modeling. PREREQ: CADD 0121. COREQ: CADD 0138 and CADD 0139. S

CADD 0138 Mechanical Drafting Technology Laboratory II: 3 semester hours.

Apply Mechanical Drafting Technology Theory II including working drawings and 3D modeling using CAD systems with emphasis on drawing details, subassemblies, and assemblies. Applications of advanced dimensioning and tolerancing principles, flat pattern layouts, revolutions, and piping using CAD systems. PREREQ: CADD 0122. COREQ: CADD 0137. S

CADD 0139 Drafting Applied Mathematics IV: 2 semester hours.

Applications and solutions in trigonometry and vectors relating to design drafting. PREREQ: CADD 0129. S

CADD 0207 Architectural Design Theory I: 2 semester hours.

Fundamentals of residential architectural design, floor plans, elevations, room layout, aesthetic design, site plans, Universal Design, the National CAD Standard, and electrical symbology. PREREQ: CADD 0137. COREQ: CADD 0208 and CADD 0209. F

CADD 0208 Architectural Design Laboratory I: 3 semester hours.

Apply Architectural Design Theory I including documentation and modeling of residences using CAD systems. PREREQ: CADD 0138. COREQ: CADD 0207. F

CADD 0209 Drafting Applied Mathematics V: 2 semester hours.

Introduction to statistics and probability and cost estimation concepts. Solutions of problems relating to design drafting are emphasized. PREREQ: CADD 0139. F

CADD 0217 Architectural Design Theory II: 2 semester hours.

Commercial architectural concepts and design theory. Commercial building design relating to design drafting emphasized. PREREQ: CADD 0207. COREQ: CADD 0218. F

CADD 0218 Architectural Design Laboratory II: 3 semester hours.

Application of Architectural Design Theory II including documentation and 3D modeling of commercial buildings using current Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. PREREQ: CADD 0208. COREQ: CADD 0217. F

CADD 0227 Structural Steel Drafting Theory: 2 semester hours.

Concepts of structural steel drafting and detailing including erection drawings and detailing of steel members. PREREQ: CADD 0217. COREQ: CADD 0228. S

CADD 0228 Structural Steel Drafting Laboratory: 3 semester hours.

Apply Structural Steel Drafting Theory including preparing structural steel detailing drawings using CAD systems, and structural steel drafting and detailing using a 3D modeling system. PREREQ: CADD 0218. COREQ: CADD 0227. S

CADD 0237 Parametric Modeling Theory: 2 semester hours.

Advanced instruction in parametric 3D modeling using CAD systems. PREREQ: CADD 0137. COREQ: CADD 0238. S

CADD 0238 Parametric Modeling Laboratory: 3 semester hours.

Application of Parametric Modeling Theory to create parametric 3D models using CAD systems. PREREQ: CADD 0138. COREQ: CADD 0237. S

CADD 0295 CADD Internship: 1-16 semester hours.

Industrial work experience via a cooperative program for selected students. PREREQ: CADD major or permission of coordinator. F, S, Su

CADD 0296 Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.

Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program area under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D

CADD 0298 Special Topics: 1-8 semester hours.

Addresses specific needs of industry, enabling student to upgrade technical skills that are not included in the current program curriculum. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D

Faculty

Coordinator/Senior Instructor

Churba

Instructor

Adams

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