Catalog: 2015–2016 Catalog Year
DFT 100: Basic Drafting Principles
- Name: Basic Drafting Principles
- Discipline: Drafting (DFT)
- Units (Credits): 3
- Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
- Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
- Prerequisites: None
I: Catalog Course Description
Introduces basic concepts of technical drawing. Covers perception theories, lettering, sketching techniques, use of drafting instruments, orthographic projection, basic dimensioning, and pictorial drawings. Designed as introductory course for CADD 100.
II: Course Objectives
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Use basic drafting equipment and supplies.
- Reproduce drawings.
- Use proper lettering technique.
- Utilize geometric construction principles in drafting.
- Create orthographic projections.
- Create section view.
- Properly dimension an orthographic drawing.
- Produce pictorial drawings.
III: Course Linkage
Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.
The mission of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Drafting Technology is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the current drafting environment.
This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:
- Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
- Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
- Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
- Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
- Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
- Develop and improve their creative abilities.
- Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
- Will succeed at transfer institutions.