Somerset Berkley Regional High School Technology -- Course Syllabus
Course Title: Computer Drafting & Design II
Instructor: Mr. Kalif
Web Site: http://mrkalifm.weebly.com/ or through the 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 second course in computer-aided drafting (CAD) which uses the software program AutoCAD 2015. AutoCAD is used for drawing, editing drawings, and other drafting applications, while Rhino is used for three dimensional drawing. Using its basic and advanced functions from both programs, a student can produce hard copies of their designs. 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 2-D architectural drawings and 3D drawings.
Course Summary: Drafting and CAD are now an integral part of anyone in the design field in all aspects and disciplines. CAD and 3D drawings are becoming the norm of the industry and to be fluent in using these programs to design and create the products of our world is a valuable skill. 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 Philosophy: This course will be guided by the Massachusetts State Frameworks, High School that Work, New England Schools and Colleges Philosophies, and the Somerset High School Action Plan adopted by the Somerset School District.
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 and 3D drawings.
2. Be able to complete CAD drawings and 3D drawings.
3. Understand the terminology used in CAD and 3D modeling.
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 and 3D modeling in the engineering and design fields.
7. Mentally visualize three-dimensional shapes and objects and represent them in either a 2D or 3D 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. Each student will be required to keep a portfolio of their work on the computer. The portfolio will be graded and is an integral part of this course each quarter. Quizzes, oral reports and a final exam will be given in addition to other assignments.
Daily Class Behavior
Reports & Portfolio