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Course Content and Outcome Guide for DRF 117

Course Number:
DRF 117
Course Title:
Drafting Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduces skills needed to produce 2-D mechanical drawings, including orthographic projection, sections and pictorial drawings. Covers dimensioning basics and simple architectural plans and sections. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have satisfactorily accomplished the goals and objectives listed in this Course Content Guide. Course Content Guides are developed by college-wide Subject Area Curriculum Committees and approved by management.

Course Activities and Design


Drafting Fundamentals is designed to acquaint the student with a fundamental understanding of drawing techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the sketching techniques, lettering, orthographic projection, auxiliaries, sections, and pictorials.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation procedures and grading will be discussed on the first day of class. Units of instruction begin with a lecture presentation followed by lab application, which may include individual instruction. Lab drawing assignments, exams and quizzes, and projects may be used to assess outcomes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)



1.0 LINES
  1. Alphabet of lines: Produce mechanical drawings using the appropriate line types which will include:
    1. object (visible)
    2. hidden
    3. center, extension, dimension, leader
    4. cutting plane
    5. section
    6. phantom
2.0 LETTERING

3.0 ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTION
  1. Principal views: Produce drawings demonstrating the six principal views and how they are projected.
  2. Layout of Views: Proper technique for the layout of objects with features including:
    1. incline surfaces
4.0 AUXILIARY VIEWS
  1. Produce drawings demonstrating when an auxiliary view is needed.
  2. Demonstrate the proper technique for the layout of an auxiliary view.
5.0 SECTIONS AND CONVENTIONS
  1. Conventions: Demonstrate the proper method of depicting features including:
    1. Rounds
    2. fillets
    3. runout
    4. conventional edges
  2. Sections: Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of sections including:
    1. full section
    2. half section
    3. broken-out section
    4. removed section
    5. revolved section
    6. assembly section
    7. Features in section, including:
      1. ribs
      2. spokes
      3. lugs
      4. holes
      5. structural materials
    6.0 PICTORIAL DRAWING
    1. Isometric construction: Use the appropriate techniques in the construction of isometric drawings with the following surfaces or features.
      1. normal
      2. inclined
      3. round
      4. sections
    2. Oblique construction: Use the appropriate techniques in the construction of oblique drawings with the following surfaces or features:
      1. normal
      2. round


The primary purpose of the Course Content and Outcome Guide is to provide
faculty a SAC approved outline of the course. It is not intended to replace
the Course Syllabus, which details course content and requirements for students.