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Drafting Orientation (Computer Aided Drafting and Design)

Use this tool to understand how the research skills contained in the course outcomes, or other indicators, align with developmental stages of information literacy and critical thinking. See how PCC Librarians can help support the integration of research concepts and skills at levels appropriate to the course outcomes. This guide was prepared by the PCC librarians for Drafting Orientation (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) (DRF 100)

Research support framework

The following shows where Drafting Orientation (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Information Mediation
  • Are the qualities of the results what I need?
  • Can these information sources help support my thesis?
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
Academic inquiry
  • Directed searching in discipline-specific contexts
  • Connecting sources and integrating them

Library support of CCOGs

These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Students will develop a general knowledge of the function of drafters in the local employment environment
Course content relating to information literacy: 
  • Students will engage in internet activities that explore the world of drafting and design
Course activities and design relating to information literacy: 
  • Engage in internet activities that explore and define the world of drafting and design.
Other indicators of required information literacy outcomes: 

From the Course Description: Covers the fundamentals of technical report writing, memos, resume development, and internet research of technical products related to drafting and design.

Course integrated research support

These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.

Corresponding information literacy outcomes: 
  1. Develop search strategy for retrieving current information on technical products
  2. Locate drafting and design employers in the local area
  3. Separate commercially-oriented information from analysis and critique, and use each appropriately
Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Use web searching strategies to find industry information and images
  2. Use directories, databases, and web searching to identify local employers
  3. Identify indicators of authority, currency, and relevance in information sources


Bridging competencies: 
  • Adapt keywords for effective searching
  • Locate database list on library home page
  • Use search terms to indicate type of information provider