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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Drafting / CAD - 8 courses
DRAF160 Machining Graphics (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course is intended to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to read and interpret mechanical production drawings and assemblies. The student will complete extensive drawing analysis and create 2-D orthographic multi-view sketches of simple shop products.
Notes [ C]

DRAF161 Engineering Graphics (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Required of most engineering students. Introduction to design concepts used on production drawings with emphasis on current engineering standards, terms and symbols. Freehand sketching and Inventor software is utilized for creating and modifying orthographic multi-view drawings, dimensions, section, auxiliary views, and descriptive geometry.
Notes [ T] IAI: EGR 941

DRAF162 Technology in Advanced Manufacturing (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Introduces manufacturing processes and basic mechanical, electrical, and fluid power principles and practices used in today’s industrial environments. Topics include: types of production, production materials, machining and tooling, manufacturing planning, production control, and product distribution will be covered. Students will be expected to understand the product life cycle from conception through distribution. This course also focuses on technologies used in production processes. Basic power systems, energy transfer systems, machine operation and control will be explored.
Notes [ C]

DRAF166 Intro to AutoCAD (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: A study of two-dimensional computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD software. This course is designed to instruct the student in creating and modifying technical manufacturing drawings. Students will implement current industry standards as they become familiar with the drawing, editing, dimensioning, and plotting.
Notes [T, C] IAI: EGR 941

DRAF170 GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING & TOLERANCING (GD&T) (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course provides the basic elements required to define and apply industry accepted design specifications. The curriculum covers the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Y14.5 standards, datum selection, benefits of bonus tolerance, manufacturing and inspection implications when using Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing. Students will learn the rules, symbolic language and concepts used to define part dimensions and tolerances.
Notes [ C]

DRAF180 METROLOGY – QUALITY INSPECTION (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Introductory course in the application of precision measurement techniques. Introduction to methodology behind measurement principles and tools used in the measurement process. Emphasis on laboratory skills in dimensional measurement using micrometers, calipers and gage blocks. Application of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing, and data analysis. Introduction to applications of measurement including the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), roundness measurement, and surface finish measurement.
Notes [ C]

DRAF266 Applied AutoCAD (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The student will continue the study of mechanical design, implementing three-dimensional concepts using AutoCAD software. This course will introduce the utilization of blocks, libraries, attributes, assemblies, and isometric drawing. Study will focus on manipulating three-dimensional coordinate system, viewing methods, surface creation, and rendering.
Notes [ C]

DRAF276 Advanced AutoCAD Applications (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Experienced CAD students will be introduced to Inventor software to expand their knowledge base into the area of 3D parametric solid modeling. Extensive hands-on lab work is an integral part of this course.
Notes [ C]

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