School of Drafting and Design
School of Drafting and Design

Drafting and Design Technology: A 7-Quarter Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
Webster, TX Campus

Course Descriptions

CO2520T Communications | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course

The course focuses on the history, principles and techniques of interpersonal, organizational and mass communications, and on communicating using written, verbal and visual formats. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 54 credits earned in the program of study including EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

DT1110T Introduction to Drafting and Design Technology | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces technical drafting and design practices. Topics include lettering, metric construction, technical sketching, orthographic projection, sections, intersections, development, fasteners, theory and applications of dimensioning and tolerances, pictorial drawing, and the preparation of working and detailed drawings.

DT1210T Rapid Visualization Techniques | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces the concepts of rapid communication of design topics utilizing techniques of freehand drawing and their application to technical sketching and design visualization. Hands-on projects include drawing of two- and three-dimensional shapes and objects, spatial thinking and eye-hand coordination in relation to the practice of drafting and design.

DT1230T CAD Methods | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines computer-aided drafting (CAD) techniques utilizing CAD equipment. Hands-on projects include geometric construction, various projections, sections, auxiliaries, dimensioning, sketching, and detail drawing that is practiced and applied using proper CAD procedures. Maintenance of CAD drawing files through the use of operating system commands is applied and stressed. Prerequisite: DT1110T Introduction to Drafting and Design Technology or equivalent

DT1320T Building Information Modeling BIM | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines architectural planning and design utilizing Building Information Management (BIM) techniques. Fundamental design methods and practices for the creation of architectural drawings are presented, with emphasis on the content of the drawings and the production skills. Topics include the development of floor plans, elevations and sections of building projects. Prerequisite: DT1230T CAD Methods or equivalent

DT1325T Sustainability in Design | 4.5 credit hours

In this course, students investigate the challenges of implementing sustainability in a variety of contexts, from the perspectives of climate change, energy use, natural resource use and ecosystems/land use. Students explore current trends of sustainability as it applies to design, manufacturing and building. Topics include materials, manufacturing techniques, new technologies, renewable resources and product life cycle analysis. Prerequisite: DT1230T CAD Methods or equivalent

DT1410T Materials and Processes in Design | 4.5 credit hours

This course emphasizes the materials and processes used in manufacturing and construction. Students are introduced to a variety of construction and manufacturing materials, machine tools and tooling used in a variety of processes. Emphasis is placed on terminology and function.

DT1430T Parametric Modeling | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines the creation of parametric models utilizing design software. Topics include working with constrained geometry, creating and documenting assemblies, and advanced part modeling techniques. Prerequisite: DT1230T CAD Methods or equivalent

DT2510T Advanced CAD Methods | 4.5 credit hours

This is a course in computer-aided design for the advanced CAD user. Students utilize a typical CAD system to design and analyze mechanical systems, architectural structures and other devices. This course renforces CAD skills studied in the CAD Methods course. Prerequisite: DT1230T CAD Methods or equivalent

DT2520T 3D Civil Drafting | 4.5 credit hours

This course provides an introduction to civil drafting and design using surveying and engineering data to draw civil engineering plans. Topics include legal descriptions, plan and profile drawings, topographic mapping, cross-sections and required calculations. Prerequisite: DT1430T Parametric Modeling or equivalent

DT2630T 3D Modeling and Visualization | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores 3D modeling, the application of realistic textures, lighting principles and techniques for the use of camera types. An emphasis is placed on industry trends and issues pertaining to rendering output for different mediums. Prerequisites: DT1320T Building Information Modeling (BIM) or equivalent, DT1430T Parametric Modeling or equivalent

DT2799T Drafting and Design Technology Capstone Project | 4.5 credit hours

An introduction to the theory and practical development, planning, management and presentation of a drafting project from start to finish. Topics include techniques of project planning, project design and execution, documentation and presentation. Students are required to apply project management techniques to a Capstone Project. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 75 credits earned in the program of study including DT1320T Building Information Modeling (BIM) or equivalent and DT1430T Parametric Modeling or equivalent

EN1320T Composition I | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course examines phases of the writing process, with emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for communicating clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite: GS1145T Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

EN1420T Composition II | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course builds on the foundations of Composition I with additional emphasis in rhetorical structures, argumentation, and research. Presenting strong arguments using visual and oral communication techniques is also included. Prerequisite: EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

GS1140T Problem Solving Theory | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces students to fundamental principles, strategies and methods of problem solving theory.

GS1145T Strategies for the Technical Professional | 4.5 credit hours

This course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society, including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by technical professionals and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

GS2745T Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional | 3.0 credit hours

This course focuses on skills, characteristics and attitudes that contribute to professional life. Topics include personal integrity, business communication skills, teamwork and conflict resolution, financial literacy, professional work habits, networking and social media, and lifelong learning. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 65 credits earned in the program of study; Prerequisite or Corequisite: CO2520T Communications or equivalent

MA1210T College Mathematics I | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

This course focuses on fundamental mathematical concepts including quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and matrices. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GS1140T Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

MA1310T College Mathematics II | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

This course will include the following concepts: exponential and logarithmic equations and functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, oblique triangles, vectors and sequences. Prerequisite: MA1210T College Mathematics I or equivalent

PH2530T Physics | A 4.5 credit hour Science course

This course introduces students to the principles of general physics. Practical applications demonstrate the theory. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: MA1310T College Mathematics II or equivalent

SP2750T Group Theory | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course is an overview of the theory related to groups of people bonded by task or culture. Emphasis is on communication, critical thinking and group process theory, including social exchange theory, structuration theory, functional theory, group ethics, diversity and related communication conflicts, group decision-making, creativity, leadership and gender. Prerequisite: EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

 
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