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5/22/2024 8:26:32 PMCEST 51 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CEST 51Title:  CIVIL DRAFTING TECH  
Full Title:  Civil Drafting Technology
Last Reviewed:10/24/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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:  CET 51

Catalog Description:
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In this course students will be introduced to the theory and practice of civil engineering drafting and mapping basic manual drafting skills, computer-aided drafting, and design (CADD), and the production of civil engineering, surveying and land development plans, plats, maps and drawings utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D software.,

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in SURV 60

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course students will be introduced to the theory and practice of civil engineering drafting and mapping basic manual drafting skills, computer-aided drafting, and design (CADD), and the production of civil engineering, surveying and land development plans, plats, maps and drawings utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in SURV 60
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Apply manual drafting concepts and skills to create 2D construction drawings for the 3D environment.
2. Produce CADD projects that employ geometric construction/editing, orthographic projection, layering, dimensioning, and text annotation utilizing the AutoCAD software.
3. Prepare basic civil engineering drawings and maps utilizing the AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
4. Prepare and interpret basic plats, maps and legal descriptions of properties.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Properly select and utilize drafting equipment in the production of manual drafting projects.
2. Produce consistent linework and legible lettering in manual drafting projects.
3. Graphically execute geometric constructions in assigned manual drafting projects.
4. Develop orthographic and isometric drawings in completing manual drafting projects.
5. Utilize dimensioning conventions appropriately in a manual drafting project.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of AutoCAD file management, commands, and drawing environments.
7. Generate and edit geometric constructions, projections, dimensioning, and text annotations.
8. Demonstrate proficiency using AutoCAD blocks.
9. Demonstrate proficiency creating/managing layers and line types.
10. Effectively control printing/plotting of AutoCAD drawing files.
11. Implement theory of graphical representation in the production of drawings, maps, and plats used in civil, surveying, and land development.
12. Identify the types of drawings, maps, and plats used in civil, surveying, and land development.
13. Summarize and identify the proper scales, symbols, and conventions for the types of drawings, maps, and plats used in civil, surveying, and land development.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture-Related Topics and Scope
I. Introduction to Basic Manual Drafting
    A. Introduction to contemporary drafting
    B. Drafting equipment and supplies
    C. Drafting conventions and formats
    D. Geometric construction
    E. Views and perspectives
    F. Dimensioning conventions
II. Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)
    A. CADD drawing environment and drawing tools
    B. Geometric construction and positioning tools
    C. Geometric constructions
    D. Multi-view drawings
    E. Plotting
III. Introduction to Civil Drafting Theory
    A. Graphical representation in civil engineering, surveying, and land development projects
    B. Types of maps and drawings
     C. Surveying measurements in civil drafting
    D. Contour lines
         1. Data sources
         2. Construction methods
    E. Profiles and cross sections
         1. Data sources
         2. Construction methods
    F. Roadway layout
         1. Tangent curve geometry
         2. Horizontal curve types - simple, compound, and reverse
         3. Vertical curve types - sag and crest
         4. layout and stationing
    G. Earthwork
         1. Cross sections
         2. Volume calculations
    H. Legal descriptions and plats
         1. Types of legal descriptions
         2. Plotting legal descriptions and plats
 
Laboratory-Related Topics and Scope
I. Introduction to Basic Manual Drafting
    A. Introduction to contemporary drafting
    B. Use of drafting equipment and supplies
    C. Drafting conventions and formats
         1. Linework
         2. Lettering
         3. Drawing formats
    D. Geometric construction
    E. Multi-view orthographic projection
    F. Isometric drawing
    G. Dimensioning conventions
II. Introduction to CADD
    A. Introduction to the computer as a drafting/design tool with emphasis on hardware and software
    B. Accessing AutoCAD commands via ribbons, pull-down menus, toolbars, and keyboard
    C. Setting up the drawing environment
    D. Geometric construction and positioning tools
    E. Geometric constructions
    F. Multi-view drawings
    G. Plotting
III. Introduction to Civil Drafting Technology
    A. Theory of graphical representation in civil engineering, surveying, and development projects
         1. Scale
         2. Symbols
         3. Convention
         4. Orientation
    B. Types of maps and drawings used in civil engineering
         1. Mapping requirements
         2. Civil drafting techniques
         3. Mapping scales and symbols
         4. Graphic scales
         5. Written scales
         6. Civil engineering symbols, line types, and text types
    C. Surveying fundamentals in civil drafting
         1. Earth's geometry
         2. Elevation, angular, and distance measurements
    D. Location and direction of lines
          1. By local (assumed) coordinates
         2. By state plane coordinates
    E. Contour lines
         1. From field data
         2. From polylines
         3. Building a surface
    F. Profiles and cross sections
         1. From a surface
         2. From a file
         3. From field notes
    G. Roadway layout
         1. Tangent curve geometry
         2. Horizontal curves - simple, compound, and reverse
         3. Vertical curves - sag and crest
         4. Layout
         5. Stationing
    H. Earthwork
         1. Cross sections
         2. Volume calculations by average end method
    I. Legal descriptions and plats
         1. Types of legal descriptions
         2. Plotting basic legal descriptions and plats

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments
1. Textbook readings (1-2 chapters per week)
2. Civil and surveying homework problem sets (2-6)
3. Quizzes (2-4)
4. Exams (2)
5. Final exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments
1. Lab handout readings (2-10 pages per week)
2. Manual drafting and CADD drawing assignments (8-12)
3. Civil 3D mapping projects (2-5)
4. Quizzes (2-5)

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%
None
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
15 - 25%
Civil and surveying homework problem sets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 55%
Manual drafting and CADD drawing assignments; Civil 3D mapping projects
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 35%
Exams; quizzes; final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Exploring Drafting. 13th ed. Walker, John, Mathis, Bernard and Scribner, Shauna. Goodhart-Wilcox. 2023
Civil Drafting Technology. 8th ed. Madsen, David P., Madsen, David A. and Shumaker, Terence. Pearson. 2017 (classic)
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Essentials. Chappell, Eric. Wiley. 2015 (classic)
Civil 3D 2022 Fundamentals. SDC Publications. 2021
Instructor prepared materials

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