SRJC Course Outlines

2/29/2024 12:49:49 PMAPTECH 46 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  APTECH 46Title:  INTRO TO CAD  
Full Title:  Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting
Last Reviewed:8/14/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled.504 min.Lab Scheduled8.75
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.50 Contact Total43.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 113.75 

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:  APTECH 56

Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will be introduced to Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) utilizing the software application AutoCAD. Areas covered include: program organization, program commands and tools, view navigation, drawing set-up, geometric construction/editing, orthographic projection, dimensioning and text annotations, printing/plotting, and an introduction to 3-dimensional (3D) drafting and design.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in APTECH 45 OR INDE 50 OR HORT 93


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will be introduced to Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) utilizing the software application AutoCAD. Areas covered include: program organization, program commands and tools, view navigation, drawing set-up, geometric construction/editing, orthographic projection, dimensioning and text annotations, printing/plotting, and an introduction to 3-dimensional (3D) drafting and design.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in APTECH 45 OR INDE 50 OR HORT 93
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
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 1988Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
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. Produce CAD projects that utilize geometric construction/editing, orthographic projection, dimensioning, and text annotations.
2. Produce prints/plots from student prepared CAD files.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of AutoCAD program organization
2. Execute file management operations within the Windows and AutoCAD interface
3. Execute CAD drafting/design commands
4. Set up drawing environments with AutoCAD
5. Utilize geometric positioning tools when executing precise drafting/design work
6. Generate and edit geometric constructions, dimensions, and text annotations
7. Generate and edit multi-view and orthographic projection drawings
8. Demonstrate proficiency using AutoCAD blocks
9. Effectively control printing/plotting of AutoCAD drawing files
10. Construct a 3D CAD model

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to the Computer as a Drafting/Design Tool
    A. Windows desktop and Windows File Explorer navigation
    B. Mouse usage
    C. Keyboard entry
    D. File management
II. Accessing AutoCAD Commands
    A. The Ribbon
    B. Toolbars
    C. Palettes
    D. Keyboard command line input
III. Setting up the Drawing Environment
    A. Sheet size
    B. Units
    C. Model/layout tabs
    D. Layers
    E. Linetypes
    F. Lineweights
    G. Drawing limits
IV. Geometric Construction and Positioning Tools
    A. Object snap
    B. Directional distance entry
    C. Polar tracking
    D. Dynamic input
    E. Object tracking
    F. Grid and snap
    G. From and point filters
V. Geometric Constructions
    A. Tangent arcs
    B. Polygons
    C. Ellipses
    D. Concentric arcs
    E. Parallel and perpendicular lines
    F. Polar and rectangular arrays
    G. Polylines
VI. Multi-View Drawings
    A. Xlines for use in projection layout
    B. Correct depiction of visible, hidden, and symmetrical features at individual views
    C. Linear, radial, and angular dimensions
VII. AutoCAD Blocks
    A. Creating
    B. Inserting
    C. Redefining blocks
    D. Exporting blocks
VIII. Plotting
    A. Sheet size
    B. Plot scale
    C. Lineweights
    D. Color
    E. Digital printing
IX. 3D Modeling
    A. Wireframe construction
    B. 3D faces, surfaces, and meshes
    C. 3D solids
    D. Basic 3D form creation techniques: extrude, revolve, loft, and sweeps
    E. Boolean operations with 3D solids
    F. Stereolithographic file (STL) creation for use with 3D printers
 
The above Topics and Scope apply to both lecture and lab course components in an integrated format.

Assignments:
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Lecture- and Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Assignment reading (2-10 pages per CAD assignment)
2. CAD assignments (12-15)
3. Quiz(zes) (0-4)
4. 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%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments 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
65 - 80%
CAD assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 35%
Quiz(zes); final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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AutoCAD 2023: A Problem-Solving Approach, Basic and Intermediate. 29th ed. Tickoo, Sham. CADCIM Technologies. 2022.
Instructor prepared materials and lab manual

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