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Computer Aided Design/Drafting 5
Introduction to Mechanical Drafting

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This introduction to mechanical drafting covers the basics of creating technical drawings traditional manual drafting instruments and sketching and Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CADD) using AutoCAD software. Topics include: lettering, sketching multiview drawings, geometric construction, computer and othrographic CADD, Two Dimensional (2D) and basic Three Dimensional (3D) computer drawings, threads and fasteners and working and assembly drawings using CADD software.

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 7
(formerly 10abcd) 
Wireframe with Surfaces, Solid Modeling and Assemblies

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Computer Aided Design/Drafting 5
with a minimum grade of C or one year of high school drafting
or industry experience
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

In this course students create three-dimensional (3-D) wireframe and surfaced models, solid models, assembly, and two-dimensional (2-D) drawings. Models or assemblies are displayed on a 2-D drawing format and orthographically projected with dimensions added. Shading, rendering and solid model modification are also available in the 2-D mode. Auxiliary, detail and section views are created with such commands as Solview and Soldraw.

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 28 
(formerly 28abcd)
Advanced Parametric Solid Modeling and Assemblies

2 units; 1 hour lecture; 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Aided Design/Drafting 10abcd
with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students will dimension orthographic two-dimensional (2-D) drawings with detail, auxiliary, and section views. Also exploded animated assemblies (kinematics) will be created in this class using Inventor Pro software, an Autodesk product.

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 31
(formerly 31abcd)
Orientation to CATIA

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Computer Aided Design/Drafting 5
or equivalent; eligibility for English 2R             
                             
  
C
redit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides an orientation to and an overview of the CATIA* CAD/CAM system.  (*CATIA is a registered trademark of Dassault Systems.)  Emphasis is on system structure and three-dimensional (3-D) geometry creation and manipulation. Most  3-D work is done as solid models based on wireframe profiles created on sketch planes. Basic assemblies and basic drafting techniques are also covered.   

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 32
(formerly 32abcd)
Product Modeling with CATIA

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Aided Design/Drafting 31abcd
with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students develop more advanced solid and surface modeling techniques available within CATIA* software with emphasis on its assembly development aspects. (*CATIA is a registered trademark of Dassault Systems.)  Functions of the part design, generative shape, and drafting modules are also covered in depth.  

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 33
(formerly 33abcd)
Analysis and Simulations with CATIA

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Aided Design/Drafting 31abcd with a minimum
grade of C or equivalent
Recommended Preparation: Computer Aided Design/Drafting 32abcd
or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course explores the Functional Dimension and Tolerance (FD&T) aspects of the CATIA* software as well as the "knowledgeware," kinematic analysis, generative stress analysis and other Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) functions. (*CATIA is a registered trademark of Dassault Systems.) Special emphasis is placed on surfacing functions.

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 37
(formerly 37abcd) 
Advanced CATIA Functions

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Aided Design/Drafting 31abcd
with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers wireframe and surface functionality using CATIA software. Advanced Three Dimensional (3D) Surface models are created, manipulated, analyzed and rendered. Additional instruction covers hybrid design utilizing solid and surface 3D models. 

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 43
Design Process and Concepts 

4.5 units; 3 hour lecture, 5 hours lab
Prerequisite: Computer Aided Design/Drafting 5
with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This advanced design and drafting course addresses the processes of product design, from concept through final production drawings, and focuses on the documentation requirements for each step of these processes: design requirements definition, conceptual design, design evaluation/refinement, preliminary design, detail design, final production documentation.  Industry practices are stressed throughout the course as students develop skills in conceptual sketching, orthographic projection, dimensioning and tolerancing, and drawing notes. Research, planning and sketching are done manually, while formal drawings are prepared on a personal computer utilizing appropriate Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CADD) software.    

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 45
Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the application and interpretation of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) as prescribed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME Y14.5 2009 standard. It includes tolerance zone generation and interpretation using Maximum Material Condition (MMC), Least Material Condition (LMC), and Regardless of Feature Size (RFS) principles. Also covered are datum referencing and simulation, tolerances of form, orientation, runout, position and bonus tolerances. The course emphasizes the identification and use of datums and positional tolerances.

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 50
Special Topics in Computer Aided Design/Drafting

Units determined by individual course;
lecture/lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Computer Aided Design/Drafting more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 95abcd
Cooperative Work Experience Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position
related to the student’s major or career goal by the second week of
the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course
from the major.
Credit, degree applicable 
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Computer Aided Design/Drafting field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations. 
Note:  The maximum total units earned for CWEE may not exceed 16 units.

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 99abc
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Computer Aided Design/Drafting
with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor
with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Computer Aided Design/Drafting not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Computer Aided Design/Drafting projects (60 hours per unit).
Note:   Refer to page 11 of the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

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 Last Published 7/24/14