DRAF-120: Introduction to CAD

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Adv Manufacturing/Fabrication
Industrial Drafting/CAD Techn
Academic Level
Course Subject
Industrial Drafting
Course Number
Course Title
Introduction to CAD
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Introduces Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) techniques. Topics include: general computer operations, basic file management procedures, basic three-dimensional (3-D) solid modeling techniques, preparation of sketches for modeling, creating orthographic drawings, auxiliaries, sectioning, application of dimensions techniques, and assembly.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Use of computer: file system, hardware and software
  2. The CAD environment
  3. Organize feature management structures (tree etc.)
  4. Opening CAD programs, manipulating, and saving files
  5. Introduction to Part Design
  6. Exploring dress-up features
  7. Drawing part Design
  8. Assembly modeling
  9. Creating orthographic, section, and auxiliary views of a part
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Demonstrate proper use of Computer Aided Drafting equipment.
  2. Use 3D Solid Modeling software to create models
  3. Create orthographic drawings from 3D models
  4. Demonstrate proper file management procedures
  5. Prepare sketches for modeling
  6. Edit and update sketches related to 3D solid models
  7. Create part drawings using a variety of construction methods
  8. Use and control accuracy enhancement tools
  9. Change geometry utilizing editing commands
  10. Identify, create, and place appropriate orthographic, auxiliary and section views

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

All students will be required to complete a set of competencies measured through drawings, tests, written assignments, and achieving a cumulative average of 60% or above.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date