The Technical Drafting program provides related and hands-on experience in the proper use of drafting tools and equipment, preparing drawings and reproductions, and developing skills, knowledge, and techniques for use in a variety of areas in the drafting field. Related theory and technical instruction includes the study of applied algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as scientific and physical principles of numerous construction and manufacturing materials and techniques. Students will learn the fundamentals of computer-aided drafting (CAD), emphasizing the use of computer hardware and software in processing and retrieving drawing and data files. This program will offer students preparation to test for the industry-recognized credentials listed below.
- Required Math Score: Level 5
- Required Reading Score: Level 4
- Program Start (semesters): August
- Financial Aid available (for post-secondary students only): Yes
- Veteran Benefits Eligible (for post-secondary students only): Yes
- Industry-recognized credentials: AutoCAD User Certification
|TED 100||General Drafting||4|
|TED 110||Drafting Standards||1|
|TED 120||Technical Math I||2|
|TED 125||Technical Math II||3|
|TED 130||CAD I||5|
|TED 135||CAD II||3|
|TED 140||Machine Design||6|
|TED 200||Architect Design||5|
|TED 210||Industrial Design||6|
|TED 220||Civil Design||6|
|TED 230||CAD III||5|
|TED 250||Workplace Skills I||2|
TED 100 General Drafting (4)
Introduces the application of fundamental drawing types which includes geometric construction, ortho-graphic views, sections, auxiliary views, and development. Students are instructed in the care and use of the tools and equipment.
TED 110 Drafting Standards (1)
Drafting standards is a course in time keeping, filing, drawing logs, and drawing cross references. Developmental skills in organization, accuracy, neatness, attendance policies, dress codes, and safety in the workplace are taught.
TED 120 Technical Math I (2)
This course is a math review of practical skill as related to the drafting workplace where the students utilize fractions, decimals, simple equations, powers and roots, ratios and proportion, plane geometry, right triangles, oblique triangles, computation of areas and volumes, and use of charts and graphs.
TED 125 Technical Math II (3)
This course is a math review of practical skill as related to the drafting workplace where the students utilize plane geometry, right triangles, oblique triangles, trigonometric natural and co-functions, solutions of triangles right and oblique, computation of areas and volumes, and use of charts and graphs. Prerequisite: Technical Math I
TED 130 CAD I (5)
First course in a three-term sequence introducing AutoCAD software as a drafting tool. Instruction will be given in file handling, basic commands function, drafting techniques, presentation, and plotting. Architectural and mechanical applications will be used in lab exercises to demonstrate AutoCAD commands. Work will be completed with AutoCAD.
TED 135 CAD II (3)
Second course in a three-term sequence covering intermediate AutoCAD commands including attribute blocks, external references, object linking/embedding, advanced drawing set-up, and user coordinate systems. Work will be completed with AutoCAD. Recommended prerequisite: CAD I
TED 140 Machine Design (6)
This course is an introductory to fundamentals, theory, terminology, and practical construction methods in the machine disciplines. Use of actual working drawing used as reference to industry standards. Students will use a combination of drawing board and CAD in this segment. Practical skills refinement in methods, materials identification and labeling, and drafting techniques and standards used in various types of drawings used in the machine industries are taught. Recommended prerequisite or co-requisites: General Drafting; CADII
TED 200 Architect Design (5)
Introduces fundamental aspects of architectural drafting. Covers drafting of residential and light commercial buildings, sections and elevations, schedules, design lay-outs, details, and working drawings. Recommended prerequisite or co-requisite: CAD II.
TED 210 Industrial Design (6)
Introduces mechanical drafting utilizing Autodesk's INVENTOR software through parametric 3D-design tools for assembly centered modeling and collaborative engineering. Students develop fundamental knowledge in the areas of part and assembly modeling, using adaptive features, utilizing work groups, surfacing basics, data management, and lay-out presentation. Recommended prerequisites or recommended co-requisites: Machine Design; CAD III
TED 220 Civil Design (6)
Introduces civil drafting applications using civil, mapping, and survey products. Drawings will be developed to include plats, related civil infra-structure, public utilities, contours, and roads. Recommended prerequisite or recommended co-requisite: CAD II
TED 230 CAD III (5)
Third course in a three-term sequence covering advanced AutoCAD commands including advanced plotting, plotter, CAD standards, modeling 3-D wire frame, surfaces, solids, and 3-D presentation. Work will be completed with AutoCAD. Recommended prerequisite: CAD II
TED 250 Workplace Skills I (2)
Students that have completed all course objectives and criteria plus having an opportunity for employment related to the drafting field may utilize On-the-Job Training (OJT) with instructor and administrative permission.