Somerset Berkley Regional High School Technology -- Course Syllabus
Course Title: Computer Aided Drafting & Design I
Instructor: Mr. Kalif
Web Site: http://mrkalifm.weebly.com/ or through High School web site
Teaching Methodology – The following methods will be used: The following methods will be used: Lectures, visual aids, questions and answers, and practical design engineering graphics on the computer to reinforce the material and motivate the student.
Philosophy: The course will be guided by the philosophy that one learns by doing and that a proper balance between theory and practice is essential for genuine understanding of the subject.
Course Description: This course is the first course in computer-aided drafting (CAD) which uses the software program AutoCAD 2015. AutoCAD is used for drawing, editing drawings, and other drafting applications. Using its basic and advanced functions, it can produce hard copies of the drawings and it user interface can be customized to meet the needs of the operator. The emphasis of this course is in developing drafting and drawing techniques using the computer as a drafting tool and to prepare the student for the more advance courses offered. Specific topics include system configuration and setup, 2-D drawing, editing drawings, multi-view drawings, isometric drawings, accurate dimensioning, and graphic patterns.
Course Summary: Drafting and CAD are now an integral part of anyone in the design field in all aspects and disciplines. CAD is the drafting tool of today, and specifically AutoCAD is becoming the norm of the industry and to be fluent in using CAD and the computer to design and create the products of our world. Through the use of CAD and drawing exercises, it is the goal of this course to help the student be aware of today’s approach to designing and manufacturing a product.
Course Objective: This course is designed as an introduction to AutoCAD; to prepare students for the more advance courses in mechanical drafting and design. Drawing physical systems is important in the process of analyzing problems and developing solutions to the problems encounter. Students will learn to organize complex systems through the use of the computer and class exercises. They will produce drawings of mechanical objects, which could then be used by others for the manufacture of that product. In addition Level I students will be required to do 3 additional self directed projects. These projects are done in addition to all class work and are to be accomplished after the student has completed the assigned work or on their own time.
Competencies Addressed By This Course:
Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Understand the basics of Computer-aided drafting.
2. Be able to complete CAD drawings using AutoCAD 2015.
3. Understand the terminology of CAD and the components that make up a CAD drawing.
4. Produce quality drawings and understand how to meet the needs of production departments.
5. Present their creations using MS PowerPoint in a meaningful and accurate manor.
6. Realize the importance of the CAD in engineering and design fields.
7. Mentally visualize three-dimensional shapes and objects and represent them in a two dimensional format.
8. To produce engineering drawings, pictorial illustrations and charts with speed and accuracy.
Grading Criteria: Assignments will be made to illustrate each topic listed in the course outline. Handouts will be provided and students will be required to complete each for grading. Assignments will consist of single and multiple drawings which must be completed during the class period or as directed by the instructor. Each student will be required to keep a portfolio of their work in a 3 ring binder provided or electronically. The portfolio will be graded and is an integral part of this course. Quizzes, oral reports and a final exam will be given in addition to other assignments.
Daily Class Behavior
Reports & Portfolio