Course Descriptions

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CADT-102A

Technical Sketching - Architectural Applications

Credit(s): 2

CADT-102A 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-102C

Technical Sketching and Civil Design Technology

Credit(s): 3

CADT-102C is designed as an entry level course to introduce students to sketching techniques and civil design technology. Civil design, survey, and mapping drawings are the primary focus. This class will prepare students for CADT-113 Basic Civil Design. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week

CADT-104A

CAD Graphics I - Architectural Applications

Credit(s): 2

CADT-104A 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-104C

CAD Graphics I - Civil Applications

Credit(s): 2

CADT-104C is an entry level course with an introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology. Students will become familiar with the CAD software environment, basic tools, and multi-view drawings. Geometric construction and visualization skills will also be emphasized. Completion of the course will prepare students for CADT-106C CAD Graphics II. Lecture/Lab: 6 hours per week

CADT-104M

CAD Graphics I - Mechanical Applications

Credit(s): 2

CADT-104M 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 towards basic drawing solutions. Lecture/Lab: 6 hours per week

CADT-105

Descriptive Geometry

Credit(s): 3

CADT-105 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

The primary focus of CADT-106A will be 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: Complete CADT-104A with a grade of C-.

CADT-106C

CAD Graphics II - Civil Applications

Credit(s): 2

CADT-106C is designed to build upon the skills learned in CADT-104C. Topics include text styles and settings, basic object editing tools, polyline and spline editing, and patterning objects. Completion of the course will prepare students for CADT-108C CAD Graphics III. Lecture/Lab: 6 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CADT-104C with a minimum grade of C-.

CADT-106M

CAD Graphics II - Mechanical Applications

Credit(s): 2

CADT-106M 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: Complete CADT-104M with a minimum grade of C-.

CADT-107

3-D CAD Graphics

Credit(s): 6

This course will focus on 3-dimensional modeling and presentation. The course will develop a thorough understanding of the User Coordinate System in order to draw and visualize in 3-D. Parametric design and solid modeling will also be introduced. Emphasis will be placed on using CAD as a tool in the process of creating working drawings and pictorial renderings. Lecture: 6 hours per week

CADT-108C

CAD Graphics III - Civil Applications

Credit(s): 3

CADT-108C is designed to build on the skills learned in CADT-106C. Topics include text, object editing, polylines, arrays, patterning, and basic plotting. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CADT-106C with a minimum grade of C-.

CADT-109

Basic Mechanical Design

Credit(s): 4

CADT-109 is developed for the second semester entry level mechanical design student in the Computer Aided Design Technology program. The focus is to learn contemporary documentary procedures towards 2-D mechanical working drawings in accordance with current industry standards. The student 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 the student will be presented with hands-on assignments/projects to reinforce learning outcomes. The completion of this course will prepare students for CADT-251, Introduction to Mechanical Design. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CADT-103 with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.

CADT-111

Basic Architectural Design

Credit(s): 4

CADT-111 is developed for the second semester entry level architectural design student in the Design Technology program. This course teaches skills to use 2-D CAD software to produce residential working drawings. The use of various drafting techniques, lettering, geometric construction, orthographic projection, pictorial drawings and basic dimensioning will be included. The student will develop skills that will aid him/her in the interpretation and the application of residential working drawings. Concepts will be reinforced through hands-on activities that focus on these skills. Concentrated efforts will be made to stress the importance of accuracy and clarity in architectural working drawings, procedures and practices. Emphasis will also be placed on developing confidence and proficiency in the development of residential working drawings. In this lecture/lab environment the student will presented with hands-on assignments/projects to reinforce learning outcomes. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CADT-103 with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.

CADT-113

Basic Civil Design and Survey

Credit(s): 4

CADT-113 is developed for the second semester entry level civil design student in the Design Technology program. This course introduces students to design techniques and plan preparation in the civil engineering and survey fields utilizing civil 3-D software. The focus will be on introduction to civil 3-D software, importing and working with survey data, civil design concepts, and civil and survey plan preparation. Students will work with survey field data, point objects, 3-D terrain model surfaces, and learn civil 3-D styles and settings. In this lecture/lab environment students will be presented with hands-on assignments and projects to reinforce learning outcomes. The completion of this course will prepare students for CADT 241, Civil Design Fundamentals. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CADT-103 with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.

CADT-114

Construction Materials

Credit(s): 2

CADT-114 covers the theory and practical application of construction materials as applied to site and land development. Subjects from material uses to construction procedures and methods will be discussed. Topics will include storm drainage, water system, sewer system, and roadway projects. Lecture: 2 hours per week

CADT-131

Residential Architecture I

Credit(s): 4

CADT-131 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: Complete CADT-106A with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.

CADT-133

Commercial Architecture I

Credit(s): 2

CADT-133 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: Complete CADT-106A with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.

CADT-201

Architectural Print Reading and Estimating

Credit(s): 2

CADT-201 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

CADT-202 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: Complete CADT-131 with a minimum grade of C-.

CADT-203

Commercial Architecture II

Credit(s): 3

CADT-203 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: Complete CADT-133 with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.

CADT-204

Residential Architecture III

Credit(s): 4

CADT-204 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: Complete CADT-202 with a minimum grade of C-.

CADT-205

Commercial Architecture II

Credit(s): 3

CADT-205 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: Complete CADT-203 with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.

CADT-207

Building Design Integration

Credit(s): 2

CADT-207 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
Prerequisites: Complete CADT-204 and CADT-205 with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.

CADT-236

Architectural Design and Construction Practices

Credit(s): 4

This course further emphasizes the residential design process while relating these principles to general construction practices. Students will further enhance their design skills using 2-D CAD software. The major focus will be to develop a complete set of working drawings for a residence of the students' choice, with the approval of the instructor. A minor component of 3-D parametric modeling will be added as appropriate. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CADT-230, CADT-232 and CADT-234 with a minimum grade of C-.

CADT-237

Structural Design & 3-D CAD Modeling

Credit(s): 4

This course will focus on the structural design for frame construction for a residential dwelling. Students will become familiar with industry standard building components for frame construction. 3-D CAD software will be used to further enhance the study of structural design for frame construction for a residential dwelling. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CADT-230, CADT-232, and CADT-234 with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.

CADT-241

Civil Design Fundamentals

Credit(s): 4

In CADT 241, students will continue to learn civil 3-D and civil design concepts. Civil 3D software will be utilized to work with 3-D terrain model surfaces, alignments and profiles, roadway design, assemblies/design templates/sections, grading, drainage and pipe systems, and parcel layout. In this lecture/lab environment students will be presented with hands-on assignments/projects to reinforce learning outcomes. The completion of this course will prepare students for CADT 248, Advanced Civil Design Lecture: 4 hours per week
Corequisites: ENGR-214 ENGR-214L

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-245

Land Planning

Credit(s): 2

CADT-245 will address artistic issues of land development with discussion and evaluation of competing theories in feature placement. The artistic license of the designer will be explored within the limitations of state and local ordinances and requirements, such as road type and location, lot size and shape, and building site orientation and layout. Historical models will be compared with contemporary models. Lecture: 2 hours per week Pre/Corequisite: CADT-241 and/or instructor permission

CADT-248

Advanced Civil Design

Credit(s): 5

This course provides second-year students the opportunity to continue to use Civil 3-D and learn advanced civil design concepts. Lessons include subdivision layout, advanced road design, advanced grading, including cit/fill balancing and earthwork volumes, sewer and water system design, design calculations, drainage - including pond and swale design, and erosion control. Completion of this course will prepare students for careers in the civil field as an engineer technician or CAD designer. Lecture: 5 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CADT-241, ENGR-214, and ENGR-214L with a minimum grade of C-.

CADT-249

GIS/Cartography

Credit(s): 3

CADT-249 is an introduction to the creation and use of a geographic information system database. Industry standard software will be utilized. Facilities management and cartography, as well as the influence of global positioning systems and teh Internet will be covered. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete ENGR-214 with a minimum grade of C- and/or instructor permission.

CADT-250

SolidWorks I

Credit(s): 2

CADT-250 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

CADT-252 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: Complete CADT-250 with a minimum grade of C-.

CADT-253

Industrial Processes

Credit(s): 3

CADT-253 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

CADT-254 is an introduction to kinematic analysis of mechnical mechanisms and the transmission of power. Using selected CAD programs, students will gain understanding of linkages, gears, cams, belts, and chain systerms. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CADT-250, CADT-253, and MATH-024 with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.
Corequisites: CADT-257 MATH-143 MATH-143D

CADT-255

Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing

Credit(s): 3

CADT-255 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: Complete CADT-109 with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.

CADT-257

Advanced Mechanical Design

Credit(s): 4

CADT-257 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: Complete CADT-251 and CADT-256 with a minimum grade of C- and/or instructor permission.

CADT-261

Statics and Strengths of Materials

Credit(s): 3

CADT-261 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: Complete MATH-024 with a minimum grade of C- and/or instructor permission.