DRAF-240: Product Drawing

Industrial Drafting/CAD Techn
Academic Level
Course Subject
Industrial Drafting
Course Number
Course Title
Product Drawing
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
DRAF-130, DRAF-142, and MATH-100 or above
Catalog Course Description

Examines the demands of product drafting. The design process is applied in the development of a product with consideration given to its function, fix, aesthetics, ergonomics, and its ability to be economically manufactured. Drawing assignments are done extensively on CAD.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Elements of a product
  2. Elements of design
  3. Materials and processes
  4. Design considerations and processes
  5. Develop product concept
  6. Drawing a product
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Identify elements of good design including: materials, manufacturability, functionality, durability, cost, and appearance
  • Evaluate a product and identify elements of good and poor design
  • Express a design concept through the use of a sketch
  • List considerations of function, cost, materials, manufacturability, appearance, and durability that are involved in the design of a product
  • Design a product incorporating the elements of good design
  • Design a product to perform a specified function within given parameters and specifications
  • Effectively express a design for a product using principles of orthographic projection in a finished mechanical drawing and/or a physical model

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.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Approval for prior college-level learning will be based on drafting instructor review of a student portfolio AND a student interview.

Approval Dates

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