2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Drafting Design
City College

DDSN 110 Technical Drawing Lecture
[formerly DRFT 109 Introduction to Technical Drawing]
4 cr.  (4 lec/wk) (F, Sp)
Presents basic mechanical drafting principles and techniques in a lecture format.  Topics covered include geometric figures, multi-view working drawings, auxiliary views, sectional drawings, pattern drawings, and pictorial drawings.  Correct application of CAD techniques and commands are also emphasized and integrated through the course to provide a solid foundation for future CAD classes.  These CAD techniques include layer control, dimensioning techniques, file management, and the use of prototype drawings.

DDSN 111 Technical Drawing Lab
[formerly DRFT 110 Technical Drawing Lab]
3 cr.  (3 lab/wk) (F, Sp)
Uses computers to apply the mechanical drafting principles and techniques from DDSN 110 to specific assignments.  Utilizing a CAD station, students create geometric figures, multi-view working drawings, auxiliary drawings, sectional drawings, pattern drawings, and pictorial drawings.  Students then reproduce assigned drawings on a variety of output devices.  Correct application of CAD techniques and commands are emphasized as additional subject matter is presented.

DDSN 114 Introduction to CAD
[formerly DRFT 108 Introduction to CAD]
3 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk) (F, Sp)
Introduces the student to CAD software.  Commands relating to settings, drawing, editing, dimensioning, and viewing are used to create two-dimensional working drawings.

DDSN 116 3D CAD
[formerly DRFT 128 3D Applications]
3 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  DDSN 110 and CTDP 105. (F, Sp)
Introduces the student to the concepts of 3-dimensional drafting and design.  The topics of viewing, coordinate systems, and object creation are applied to the construction of models and working drawings.

DDSN 135 SolidWorks
[formerly DSGN 214 SolidWorks]
3 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  DDSN 114 or DDSN 110 and DDSN 111. (F, Sp)
Utilizes the SolidWorks software to produce three-dimensional models of mechanical objects and assemblies.  Topics include sketching a part feature, providing dimensions and constraints to tie the features together, converting a sketch into a solid object, and creating and editing full assemblies.  Working drawings are created from the part design, including a variety of views and dimension styles.

DDSN 145 Structural Drafting
[formerly DRFT 138 Structural Drafting]
3 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  DDSN 110 and CAPP 120. (Sp)
Prepares the student to enter the discipline of structural drafting.  The structural drafting areas of concrete, steel, joist and deck roof systems, structural wood, and emerging systems are explored through the creation of working drawings.  Communication interaction between construction entities is also incorporated.

DDSN 160 Architectural Lecture
[formerly DRFT 102 Building Construction]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  DDSN 110 or DDSN 111. (F)
Studies methods and materials of construction for residential, light commercial and commercial buildings along with mechanical systems, electrical systems and specifications.

DDSN 161 Architectural Lab
[formerly DSGN 112 Architectural Lab]
5 cr.  (10 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  DDSN 110 or DDSN 111. (F)
Prepares architectural, electrical and mechanical working drawings for residential, light commercial and commercial buildings.

DDSN 186 CAD 2
[formerly DSGN 148 CAD Customization]
3 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  DDSN 110 and CAPP 120. (Sp)
Familiarizes the student with the rationale and sequence for customizing a major CAD software.  The topics of discipline-oriented customization, symbol libraries, symbol library access, data creation and data exchange methods are explored and applied to the creation of a custom overlay.

DDSN 240 Civil Lecture
[formerly DRFT 104 Civil Technology]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  DDSN 110 or DDSN 111. (Sp)
Field notes from surveys are reduced using calculators, traverses balanced, elevations determined, contours interpolated and areas determined.  U.S. Public Land surveys are studied.  Legal descriptions are written.  Earthwork quantities are calculated from roadway cross-sections.  Transportation and utility plans are studied.

DDSN 241 Civil Lab
[formerly DSGN 114 Civil Lab]
5 cr.  (10 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  DDSN 110 or DDSN 111. (Sp)
Land surveys, contour maps, plats, drainage and grading plans, roadway plans, utility plans, profiles and cross-sections are drawn using a standard CAD station.  GIS and GPS data is incorporated into drawings.  Field surveys are performed.

DDSN 244 GIS Mapping
[formerly DSGN 116 GIS for Civil Applications]
2 cr.  (1 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  DDSN 110, DDSN 111, and M 114. (Sp)
Occupationally-related problems are solved using geographic information systems (GIS) and cartographic principles integrated with computer aided design (CAD).

DDSN 256 SDS/2 Structural Detailing
[formerly DSGN 218 SDS/2 Structural Detailing]
3 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  DDSN 145. (F, Sp)
Prepares the student to use the SDS/2 structural detailing software in the professional environment.  Setup procedures, connection types, frame input, erection and detail sheet creation, and editing processes are covered.

DDSN 294 Seminar
[formerly DRFT 292 Seminar]
V1-3 cr.
Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of drafting technology.

DDSN 294 Workshop
[formerly DRFT 293 Workshop]
V1-3 cr.
Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of drafting technology.

DDSN 294 Seminar
[formerly DSGN 292 Seminar]
V1-3 cr.
Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of drafting technology.

DDSN 294 Workshop
[formerly DSGN 293 Workshop]
V1-3 cr.
Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of drafting technology.

DDSN 294A Project Development Lecture
[formerly DSGN 230 Project Development Lecture]
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite:  All 100-level Drafting and Design classes or permission of instructor.  Corequisites:  DDSN 295A, DDSN 299. (F, Sp)
Provides an advanced level of CAD application interaction relating to major drafting disciplines.  An emphasis on 3D inclusion and multiple CAD software brand interaction is used to prepare drawings in the areas of mechanical, civil, and architectural commercial drafting.  A team approach is used for the development of major projects.

DDSN 295A Project Development Lab
[formerly DSGN 229 Project Development Lab]
3 cr.  (6 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  All 100-level Drafting and Design classes or permission of instructor.  Corequisites:  DDSN 294A, DDSN 299. (F, Sp)
Companion lab for DDSN 294A.

DDSN 298 Cooperative Education/Internship
[formerly DRFT 296 Cooperative Education/Internship]
V1-9 cr.  (45 hours/credit)
Provides university credit for a sophomore work experience in the area of Drafting Technology, supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

DDSN 298 Cooperative Education/Internship
[formerly DSGN 296 Cooperative Education/Internship]
V1-9 cr.  (45 hours/credit)
Provides university credit for a sophomore work experience in the area of Drafting Technology, supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

DDSN 299 Capstone:  Project Development
[formerly DSGN 231 Project Development Capstone]
1 cr.  (3 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  All 100-level Drafting and Design classes or permission of instructor.  Corequisites:  DDSN 295A, DDSN 294A. (F, Sp)
Prepares the student for employment through the exploration of off-campus applications in their discipline while compiling their portfolio and preparing for employment.  Students are also evaluated against program, state, and national standards through the National Occupational Certification Testing Institute (NOCTI) exam.

CTDR 206 Programming Calculators
2 cr.  Prerequisite:  M 065.
Programmable hand-held calculators are used to solve a variety of mathematical problems ranging from moderate to advanced.  Keystroke, programming and printing functions are covered as programs are created involving geometry and trigonometry. Documentation techniques are also reviewed.

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