At a Glance:

Advisors:
Walker: Thomas Williams
Thomas Williams, Program Director & Instructor of Drafting Technology
Office: 209
Phone: 706-764-3593
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Drafting Technology, Industrial Technologies

Credentials

A.A.S., Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Drafting Technology (DT13)

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Walker County Campus

Program Overview

The Drafting Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the drafting field, such as drafter or CAD operator based on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or retrain in drafting practices and software.

Entrance Dates:  Fall Semester (Pre-Occupational Courses Any Semester)

 

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Education Core (12 hours)
Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
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Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
MATH
1111
3
Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
And One of the Following (Gen. Ed. Core Continued) (3 hours)
3
Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using trigonometric concepts. Topics include trigonometric functions, properties of trigonometric functions, vectors and triangles, inverse of trigonometric functions and graphing of trigonometric functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, and complex numbers.
MATH
1113
3
Prepares students for calculus. The topics discussed include an intensive study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Applications include simple maximum and minimum problems, exponential growth and decay.
Occupational Curriculum (11 hours)
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
DFTG
1101
4
Establishes safety practices as they relate to a drafting environment. Introduces basic CAD functions while presenting essential principles and practices for line relationships, scale, and geometric construction.
Technical Drawing I provides multiview and pictorial sketching, orthographic drawing and fundamental dimensioning methods necessary to develop 2D and 3D views that completely describe machine parts for manufacture using intermediate CAD software techniques.
Choose One of the Following Specializations (0 hours)
Mechanical Drafting Specialization (19 hours)
In the 3D Mechanical Modeling course, the student becomes acquainted with concepts of the software related to Parametric modeling for mechanical drafting. The student will develop the skills necessary to create 3D models and presentation/working drawings.
Technical Drawing II continues dimensioning skill development and introduces tools for precision measurement and sectional views.
Introduces techniques necessary for auxiliary view drawings, surface development, and developing sheet metal parts. Topics include: primary auxiliary views, secondary auxiliary views, surface development, and developing sheet metal parts.
DFTG
1111
4
Prerequisite: DFTG 1103. This course covers the basics of identifying fastening techniques, interpreting technical data, and create working drawings. Topics include utilization of technical data, identifying thread types, graphic representation of threaded fasteners, utilization of other fastening techniques, welding symbol identification, and welding symbol usage in working drawings.
DFTG
1113
4
Technical Drawing V provides knowledge and skills necessary to create working drawings for the manufacture of machine parts. Topics include: detail drawings, orthographic assembly drawings, pictorial assembly drawings, and utilization of technical reference source.
Choose a Minimum of 15 Credit Hours from the Following to Complete Mechanical Specialization (40 hours)
4
Covers the basics of computer terminology, input and output devices, file formatting, file management, for CAD software. Introduces students to the fundamentals of geometric construction, scale reading line relationship and basic history of the drafting concepts. Student will also be introduced to basic and intermediate CAD commands and procedures, and drafting concepts and principals.
Prerequisite: Provisional admission. Introduces the fundamental principles and practices associated with interpreting technical drawings. Topics include: interpretation of blueprints and sketching.
Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.
Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.
Emphasis is placed on students' production of porfolio-quality pieces. Focuses on the preparation for entry into the job market.
Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.
This course is an introduction to engineering graphics and component visualization. Sketching, line drawing, computer assisted drafting solid modeling including parametric modeling are practiced. Development of working drawings and requirements for drawing in a manufacturing and rapid pro-type environment are emphasized.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1127. In this course students become acquainted with concepts of the software related to Presentations for Architectural Renderings and Architectural Animations. Students will demonstrate skills in texture applications, camera angles for presentations, lighting and shadow techniques for architectural renderings, and animation techniques for architectural presentations.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1105. In this course the student becomes acquainted with concepts of the software related to Sheet Metal modeling for mechanical drafting, multi-body parts assemblies, and basic animation techniques for mechanical assembly presentations.
This course emphasizes skills in reading, producing and interpreting construction drawings. Topics include reading and measuring plans, identifying and understanding lines, symbols, dimensions, materials, schedules, and specifications.
This course emphasizes the essential techniques of basic manual drafting. It introduces drafting tools and equipment, scale and measurement, line relationships and lettering, and geometric construction concepts.
This course continues the development of buleprint reading as applied to technical drawing. Topics include threads (inch and metric), auxiliary views, geometric tolerancing, and weldments.
Architectural Drafting Specialization (24 hours)
Introduces architectural fundamental principles and practices associated with architectural styles and drawing. Fundamentals residential and commercial practices will be covered. Topics include: specifications and materials; architectural styles, construction drawing practices and procedures, dimensioning and scales.
In the Archetural 3D Modeling course, the student becomes acquainted with concepts of the software related to Parametric modeling for Architectural drafting. The student will develop the skills necessary to create 3D models and presentation/constructions drawings.
4
Prerequisite: DFTG 1125. Introduces the essential skills necessary for assessing the expected materials, labor requirements and costs for given structures or products also students will be introduce to architectural drawing skills necessary to produce a basic set of construction drawings given floor plan information. Topics include: material take-offs; footing and foundation; floor plans; exterior elevations; site plans; and construction drawing techniques/practices.
4
Covers the basics of computer terminology, input and output devices, file formatting, file management, for CAD software. Introduces students to the fundamentals of geometric construction, scale reading line relationship and basic history of the drafting concepts. Student will also be introduced to basic and intermediate CAD commands and procedures, and drafting concepts and principals.
Continues in-depth architectural drawing practice and develops architectural design skills. Plans are designed to meet applicable codes. Topics include: material take-offs; footing and foundation; floor plans; exterior elevations; site plans; and construction drawing techniques/practices.
4
Introduces commercial drawing skills necessary to produce construction drawings given floor plan information. Topics include: structural steel detailing, reflected ceiling plans, rebar detailing, and commercial construction drawings.
Choose a Minimum of 14 Credits from the Following to Complete Architectural Specialization (36 hours)
Prerequisite: Provisional admission. Introduces the fundamental principles and practices associated with interpreting technical drawings. Topics include: interpretation of blueprints and sketching.
Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.
Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.
Emphasis is placed on students' production of porfolio-quality pieces. Focuses on the preparation for entry into the job market.
Provides an approved industry-like setting where the student develops and sharpens skills. Emphasis is placed on production standards achievement and quality control.
This course is an introduction to engineering graphics and component visualization. Sketching, line drawing, computer assisted drafting solid modeling including parametric modeling are practiced. Development of working drawings and requirements for drawing in a manufacturing and rapid pro-type environment are emphasized.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1127. In this course students become acquainted with concepts of the software related to Presentations for Architectural Renderings and Architectural Animations. Students will demonstrate skills in texture applications, camera angles for presentations, lighting and shadow techniques for architectural renderings, and animation techniques for architectural presentations.
Prerequisite: DFTG 1105. In this course the student becomes acquainted with concepts of the software related to Sheet Metal modeling for mechanical drafting, multi-body parts assemblies, and basic animation techniques for mechanical assembly presentations.
This course emphasizes skills in reading, producing and interpreting construction drawings. Topics include reading and measuring plans, identifying and understanding lines, symbols, dimensions, materials, schedules, and specifications.
This course emphasizes the essential techniques of basic manual drafting. It introduces drafting tools and equipment, scale and measurement, line relationships and lettering, and geometric construction concepts.
This course continues the development of buleprint reading as applied to technical drawing. Topics include threads (inch and metric), auxiliary views, geometric tolerancing, and weldments.