Computer Aided Design/Drafting Courses Offered
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Computer Aided Design and Drafting Courses Offered

The computer aided design/drafting program prepares students for employment in career fields utilizing computer aided drafting (CAD) processes and provides upgrade opportunities for currently employed personnel. By completing the degree or certificate requirements, the student will gain proficiency in sketching, manual and CAD fundamentals, three dimensional design and modeling, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Competencies will be assessed regularly by student performance using industry standard computer hardware and software. Students completing the program may expect to enter industry as CAD draftsperson in mechanical, electronic, or related industrial fields.

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 5
Introduction to Mechanical Drafting

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

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Computer Aided Design/Drafting 7
(formerly Computer Aided Design/Drafting 10abcd) Solid Modeling, Assemblies and Two Dimensional (2D) Drawings

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab Recommended Preparation: Computer Aided Design/ Drafting 5 or one year of high school drafting or industry experience Credit, degree applicable
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This introduction to mechanical drafting covers the basics of creating technical drawings using 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 orthographic CADD, Two Dimensional (2D) and basic Three Dimensional (3D) computer drawings, threads and fasteners and working and assembly drawings using CADD software. In this course, students create two-dimensional (2D) sketches, three-dimensional (3D) wireframe and solid models. Models or assemblies are displayed on a 2D drawing format and orthographically projected with dimensions added. Shading, rendering and solid model modifications are also available in the 2D mode. Auxiliary, detail and section views are also created with the use of the place view toolbar and its commands. This course utilizes Autodesk Inventor Pro software (Inventor Pro).

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 28
(formerly Computer Aided Design/Drafting 28abcd) Parametric Three Dimensional (3D) Modeling and Assemblies

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab Credit, degree
applicable
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Computer Aided Design/Drafting 31
(formerly Computer Aided Design/Drafting 31abcd) Orientation to CATIA

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab Recommended Preparation: Computer Aided Design/ Drafting 5 or equivalent Credit, degree applicable

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In this course, students create three-dimensional (3D) models, assemblies, orthographic two-dimensional (2D) drawings with dimensions, detail, auxiliary and section views. Students will also create exploded animated assemblies (kinematics). This course utilizes Dassault SolidWorks software (SolidWorks). This course provides an orientation to and an overview of the CATIA* Computer Aided Design (CAD)/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) system. 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. (*CATIA is a registered trademark of Dassault Systems.)

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

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab Recommended Preparation: Computer Aided Design/ Drafting 31 Credit, degree applicable
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Computer Aided Design/Drafting 33
(formerly Computer Aided Design/Drafting 33abcd) Analyses and Simulations with CATIA

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab Recommended Preparation: Computer Aided Design/ Drafting 31 Credit, degree applicable
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In this course, students develop advanced solid and surface modeling techniques available within CATIA* software with emphasis on its assembly development aspects. Functions of the part design, generative shape, and drafting modules are also covered in depth. (*CATIA is a registered trademark of Dassault Systems.)
This course explores the analysis and simulation features of CATIA*. Subjects include knowledgeware, kinematic analysis, generative stress analysis, and other Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) functions.  (*CATIA is a registered trademark of Dassault Systems.)

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

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab Recommended Preparation: Computer Aided Design/ Drafting 31 Credit, degree applicable
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Computer Aided Design/Drafting 43
Design Process and Concepts

4.5 units; 3 hours lecture, 5 hours lab Prerequisite: Computer Aided Design/Drafting 7 or 28 or 31 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent Credit, degree applicable
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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. (*CATIA is a registered trademark of Dassault Systems.) 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
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Computer Aided Design/Drafting 95
(formerly 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
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This course covers the application and interpretation of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) as prescribed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME Y14.5M 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. This course emphasizes the identification and use of datums and positional tolerances. Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, 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: Transfer limitations apply.
Note: The total units earned for Cooperative Work Experience Education may not exceed 16 units.

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 99
(formerly 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

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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 (54 hours per unit).
Note: Transfer limitations apply.
Note: For eligibility requirements, go to www.elcamino.edu/admissions/credit.asp