Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
BCT 105
Course Title:
CAD for Constructors I
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduces Computer Aided Design (CAD) based software. Develops skills and vocabulary necessary to generate construction drawings, and modify existing drawings. Suitable for both MAC and Windows operating systems. Recommended: Blueprint reading and basic computer skills. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Draw basic construction drawings using CAD software.
  • Modify an existing drawing using CAD software.
  • Interpret site gathered information and incorporate into construction drawings.
  • Print their drawings on DeskJet printers and plotters.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Students will redraw a floor plan and elevation provided by instructor.
  • Students will complete homework provided by instructor
  • Students will complete quizzes provided by instructor
  • Students will print drawings and create pdf type files of drawings they create

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts and Issues:

  • Basic drafting principles
  • Drawing templates
  • Dimensioning
  • Notes, and Specifications (Text)
  • Creating objects
  • Creating symbols
  • Walls, floors, roofs and stairs
  • Printing CAD files

Process Skills:

  • Computer skills
  • Critical thinking 
  • Computer vocabulary
  • Architectural vocabulary
  • Computer shortcuts
  • Construction mathematics
  • Visualization
  • Memorization