Course Descriptions

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CADT-102A

Technical Sketching - Architectural Applications

Credit(s): 2

This course is an introduction to architectural design principles and applications including terminology and fundamentals, size and shape descriptions, projection methods, floor plans, elevation, views, and drawing reproduction processes. Lecture/Lab: 3 hours per week

CADT-104A

CAD Graphics I - Architectural Applications

Credit(s): 2

This course is an introduction to the components utilized in CAD technology. The primary focus will be on learning the fundamental capabilities of the current CAD program and how it applies to architectural design principles and applications. Lecture/Lab: 6 hours per week

CADT-104M

CAD Graphics I - Mechanical Applications

Credit(s): 2

This course is an introduction to the components utilized in Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology. The primary focus will be on learning the fundamental capabilities of the current CAD program and how they apply to mechanical design principles and applications. Concentrated efforts will be made to stress learning 2-D CAD commands and the importance of accuracy and clarity toward basic drawing solutions. Lecture/Lab: 6 hours per week

CADT-105

Descriptive Geometry

Credit(s): 3

This course will focus on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for solving problems using descriptive geometry. Students will develop line projections, true size and shape of lines or planes, and piercing points of lines and planes in space. In addition, they will develop skills in pattern development. 2-D CAD software will be used as the instructional platform. Concepts will be reinforced through hands-on activities that focus on theories discussed. Lecture: 3 hours per week

CADT-106A

Cad Graphics II - Architectural Applications

Credit(s): 2

This course focuses on learning the advanced capabilities of the current CAD program and how it applies to architectural design principles and applications. This course is a continuation of CADT-104A CAD Graphics I - Architectural Applications. Lecture/Lab: 6 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-104A

CADT-106M

CAD Graphics II - Mechanical Applications

Credit(s): 2

This course is a continuation of CADT-104M. The primary focus will be on learning advanced concepts of the current CAD program and how they apply to mechanical design principles and applications. Concentrated efforts will be made to stress learning CAD commands and the importance of accuracy and clarity towards basic drawing solutions. Lecture/Lab: 6 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-104M

CADT-109

Basic Mechanical Design

Credit(s): 4

This course will focus on learning contemporary documentary procedures toward 2-D mechanical working drawings in accordance with current industry standards. Students will use 2-D CAD software as a design platform. Concentrated efforts will be made to stress the importance of accuracy and clarity in mechanical working drawings, procedures, and practices. Emphasis will also be placed on developing confidence and proficiency in the development of contemporary working drawings. In the lecture/lab environment students will be presented with hands-on assignments/projects to reinforce learning outcomes. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-104M

CADT-131

Residential Architecture I

Credit(s): 4

This course is an introduction to residential construction techniques including terminology, media, line conventions, architectural lettering, scaling, floor plans, elevations, dimensioning techniques and building codes. Emphasis is placed on architectural standards. Various architectural CAD software applications will be utilized. Lecture/Lab: 5 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-106A

CADT-133

Commercial Architecture I

Credit(s): 2

This course is an introduction to commercial techniques including materials, equipment, fixtures, and building codes. Development of various working drawings will be included. Various architectural software applications will be utilized. Lecture/Lab: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-106A

CADT-201

Architectural Print Reading and Estimating

Credit(s): 2

This course is an introduction to print reading and interpretation, layout, terminology, materials, construction methods, dimensions, symbols, building codes, estimating techniques, and methods of preparing estimates. Lecture: 2 hours per week

CADT-202

Residential Architecture II

Credit(s): 4

This course focuses on residential architectural standards, fixtures, floor plans, sections, elevations, stairs, roofs, foundations, and building codes. Primary focus is on wood construction techniques, terminology, and materials. Various architectural CAD software applications will be utilized. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-131

CADT-203

Commercial Architecture II

Credit(s): 3

This course focuses on commercial construction techniques including materials, equipment, fixtures, and building codes. Development of various working drawings will be included. Various architectural CAD software applications will be utilized. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-133

CADT-204

Residential Architecture III

Credit(s): 4

This course focuses on advanced residential architectural standards, fixtures, floor plans, sections, elevations, stairs, roofs, foundations, and building codes. Development of various working drawings will be included. Various architectural CAD software applications will be utilized. Lecture/Lab: 5 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-202

CADT-205

Commercial Architecture III

Credit(s): 3

This course focuses on advanced commercial construction techniques including materials, equipment, fixtures, and building codes. Development of various working drawings will be included. Various architectural CAD software applications will be utilized. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-203

CADT-207

Building Design Integration

Credit(s): 2

This course focuses on building design with the integration of design principles, structural components and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Development of various working drawings will be included. Various architectural software applications will be utilized. Lecture/Lab: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: CADT 204

CADT-244

Estimating Construction Costs

Credit(s): 2

CADT-244 covers the theory and practical application of construction estimating as applied to site and land development. Topics include overview of the pricing and estimating process, measuring quantities, and construction pricing. Students will prepare site construction bids on a variety of projects. Lecture: 2 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CADT-114 with a minimum grade of C-.

CADT-250

SolidWorks I

Credit(s): 2

This course is an introduction to SolidWorks and presents fundamental principles towards feature-based parametric modeling and design. Emphasis will be on using basic tools towards the creations of parts, assemblies, and drawings. Lecture/Lab: 3 hours per week

CADT-252

SolidWorks II

Credit(s): 2

This course is a continuation of CADT-250 and presents more in-depth knowledge with feature-based parametric modeling and design. Emphasis will be on parts, assemblies, and drawings. Lecture/Lab: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-250

CADT-253

Industrial Processes

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces the product cycle theory in regards to Machine Control Processes via CAD/CAM/CAE methodology. CADT-253 is an exploratory/hands-on learning environment and will be engaged in visiting local industries to gain understanding of industrial processes and their role in the product cycle process. Students will be introduced to rapid-prototyping and produce rapid-prototype parts. Lecture: 3 hours per week

CADT-254

Power Transmission

Credit(s): 3

This course is an introduction to kinematic analysis of mechanical mechanisms and the transmission of power. Using selected CAD programs, students will gain understanding of linkages, gears, cams, belts, and chain systems. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-250
Corequisites: CADT-257

CADT-255

Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing

Credit(s): 3

This course builds on the knowledge learned in CADT-109. This course will focus on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing principles and standards as they relate to working drawings. Topics include, but are not limited to, symbols, datum selection, feature control frames, and related tolerances. Students will learn to interpret and apply geometric dimensioning and tolerancing standards to drawings. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-109

CADT-257

Advanced Mechanical Design

Credit(s): 4

This course places further emphasis on learning Feature-based Parametric software for the creation of parts, assemblies, and drawings while gaining further knowledge in Computer Aided Design Technology. The primary focus of the course will be in combination of using parametric software towards design intent. Students will continue to produce actual parts through the cooperation of the NIC Machine Technology Program and will be expected to choose a final project of which they will design, develop, produce working drawings and present it to the class for their final grade. This final project will be at the students own expense. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: CADT-255

CADT-261

Statics and Strengths of Materials

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces the basics of Statics and Strengths of Materials without calculus. Students will study stress and strength factors of rigid bodies toward practical mechanical design problems. A good understanding of Algebra and Trig, along with a knowledge of Microsoft Excel and CAD systems, are recommended to solve a variety of problems. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: MCTE-101