SRJC Course Outlines

7/19/2024 5:21:25 PMAPTECH 55 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

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:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  IED 55

Catalog Description:
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An 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:
High School Geometry.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to basic manual drafting skills. Use of drafting tools, development of linework and lettering skills, procedures for executing geometric construction, freehand drafting and fundamentals of orthographic projections and isometric drawing.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:High School Geometry.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Describe types of drafting applications in contemporary settings.
2.  Select appropriate drafting equipment and supplies.
3.  Properly utilize drafting tools in the production of drafting
4.  Produce consistent linework on drafting projects.
5.  Produce legible lettering in drafting projects.
6.  Graphically execute geometric constructions in assigned drafting
7.  Execute freehand drafting in drafting projects.
8.  Develop orthographic projections and isometric drawings in completing
   drafting projects.
9.  Utilize dimensioning conventions appropriately in a drafting project.
10. Prepare hand-drafted working drawings.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Contemporary Drafting
  A. History of the profession
  B. Today's drafters and industries
  C. Language of drawing
  D. Design process
  E. Contemporary drafting
  F. Types of basic engineering graphics
II.  Drafting Equipment and Supplies
  A. Conventional drafting supplies
  B. Conventional drafting equipment
  C. Manual drafting versus CAD
  D. How to make a print
III. Drafting Conventions and Formats
  A. Linework
     1. conventions
     2. use of tools
     3. drawing procedure
     4. vocabulary of reproducible linework
 B. Lettering
     1. conventions
     2. letter forms
     3. practice lettering
 C. Drafting conventions
 D. Drawing formats
IV.  Geometric Construction
 A. How to use compass
 B. Basic geometric drafting techniques
     1. dividing lines
     2. constructing triangles, hexagons and octagons
 C. More complex geometric construction
     1. tangents
     2. constructing forms by figuring out missing data
V.   Freehand drawing
 A. Introduction to drafting without using tools
 B. How to do drafting without using tools, basic level
VI.  Introduction to multiview orthographic projection
 A.  Principles
     1. selection of views
     2. freehand three-view drawings
     3. planes of projection
     4. angles of projection
     5. visualization
 B. Dimensioning
 C. Drawing procedures
 D. Orthographic projections and isometric drawing
 E. Orthographic projections from incomplete data
 F. Isometric Drawing
     1. Introduction to isometrics
     2. Drawing isometrics using instruments
VII. Dimensioning Conventions and Surface Finishes
 A. Systems of dimensioning
 B. Dimensioning elements
 C. Dimensioning guidelines

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Representative assignments:
1. Reading assignments, 15 - 20 pages per week.
2. Linework and lettering exercises.
3. Freehand drawing.
4. Orthographic projection.
5. Manual drafting projects to be completed during the lab portion of the
  class and outside of class time.
6. Quizzes (1-3); final exam.

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
20 - 35%
Drafting projects.
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; linework, lettering, drawing
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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Fundamentals of Modern Drafting. Wallach, Paul Ross. Delmar, 2003.

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