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CAD Courses

CAD 101: Introduction to AutoCAD
Prerequisite: TECH 114 (or TECH 112) with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment. Introduction to AutoCAD covers basic AutoCAD commands and techniques using assorted applications, including mechanical, architectural, and possibly others. This course will provide an introduction to the use of AutoCAD software. 3 HRS

CAD 110: CAD Software Applications
Prerequisites: CAD 101 or concurrent enrollment. CAD Software Applications covers the basic use of a variety of CAD software packages. Included may be AutoCAD inventor, AutoCAD Revit, Google Sketchup and other packages as the industry dictates. Topics included will be the use of the 3D coordinate system, element constraints, advanced template design, interaction between CAD programs, basic 3D drawings, assembly drawings, and creation of presentations and animations. 3 HRS

CAD 224: Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
Prerequisite: CAD 110. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing focuses on applying geometric dimensioning and tolerancing principles in product design. Topics include the standard definitions, print designation, datum reference frame, and tolerances of location, form, profile, orientation and runout. Advanced concepts include a study of bonus tolerances, virtual conditions and datum references. 3 HRS

CAD 234: Commercial Architecture
Prerequisite: CAD 110. CAD 234 is an advanced course in the practices used in the field of architecture when creating working drawings for the small commercial building and construction industry. Topics include a basic study of steel detailing, concrete structures, heating and air conditioning representation and typical construction methods. The course incorporates sketching and computer aided drafting software to create the plans for a small commercial building. 3 HRS

CAD 235: Residential Architecture
Prerequisite: CAD 110. Residential Architecture is an introductory course in practices used in the field of architecture when creating working drawings for the residential construction industry. The course incorporates sketching and computer aided drafting software to create floor plan layouts, various house sections, elevations, and other details of a typical residence. Residential Architecture will be taught using AutoCAD Revit, additional AutoCAD software, Google Sketchup, and other packages as the industry dictates. 3 HRS

CAD 240: CAD Rendering and Animation
Prerequisites: CAD 215 and CAD 233 or CAD 234 (or concurrent enrollment in both CAD 215 and CAD 233 or CAD 234). CAD Rendering and Animations is a course that encompasses the 3D CAD techniques necessary for the creation of 3D geometric models. Topics will include 3D surface and solid modeling techniques using AutoCAD 3D and AutoCAD Revit architectural software. Other topics include animation and architectural design material application and lighting. 3 HRS