SRJC Course Outlines

4/20/2024 10:11:59 PMAPTECH 55 Course Outline as of Fall 1991

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  APTECH 55Title:  BASIC DRAFTING SKLS  
Full Title:  Basic Drafting Skills
Last Reviewed:5/8/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.004 min.Lab Scheduled24.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total40.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  03 - May Be Taken for a Total of 3 Units
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  IED 55

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to basic manual drafting skills, this course will teach the student: how to use drafting tools; the development of linework and lettering skills; the procedures for executing geometric construction; techniques of freehand drafting; and fundamentals of orthographic projections and isometric drawing.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intro to basic manual drafting skills. How to use drafting tools, development of linework & lettering skills, procedures for executing geometric construction, freehand drafting & fundamentals of orthographic projections & isometic drawing.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:03 - May Be Taken for a Total of 3 Units


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1989Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1991Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Show proper use of drafting tools by producing drafting projects.
2.  Demonstrate the ability to produce consistent linework on
   drafting exercises.
3.  Show ability to produce legible lettering in drafting projects.
4.  Illustrate how to execute geometric construction in assigned drafting
5.  Execute freehand drafting in assigned drafting projects.
6.  Show understanding of orthographic projections and isometric drawings
   in completing drafting projects.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction and use of tools, beginning linework.
     A. Use of tools, how to make a print, drawing procedure, and
        vocabulary of reproducible linework.
2.  Linework and lettering.
     A. Reproducible linework continures, letter forms, practice
3.  Lettering and geometric construction.
     A. Lettering continues, how to use compass, basic geometric
        drafting techniques (dividing lines, constructing triangles,
        hexagons, octagons).
4.  Geometric construction.
     A. More complex geometric construction such as tangents, and
        constructing forms by figuring out missing data.
5.  Freehand drawing.
     A. How to do drafting without using tools, basic level.
6.  Orthographic projections.
     A. Introduction to the principles of orthographic projection,
        freehand three-view drawings, and practice converting isometrics
        to three-view.
7.  Orthographic projections and isometric drawing.
     A. Orthographic projections from incomplete data based on principles
        learned earlier and instrument orthographic projections.
        Introduction to isometrics.
8.  Isometric drawing.
     A. Drawing isometrics using instruments.

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1.  Each unit of instruction will have assignments to be completed
   by the student during the lab portion of the class and outside
   the class.
2.  These assignments have been designed to develop basic manual drafting

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Class performances, Performance exams, DRAFTING ASSIGNMENTS
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Syllabus developed by instructors with assignments.

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