Courses - CADD

ET 101 Print Reading - Teaches the application of basic principles, visualization, orthographic projection, assembly drawings, exploded views, and detail of drafting terminology. Considers dimensioning, changes and corrections, classes of fits, tolerances and allowances, sections and convention in print reading. Includes reading, understanding, and interpreting architectural drawings including floor plans, elevations, sections and construction details. Teaches welding nomenclature and symbols along with electrical and electronic symbols, wiring diagrams, hydraulic and pneumatic symbols, and schematic drawings and piping diagrams. Presents material for drafters, material estimators, construction workers, electricians, superintendents and supervisors. (3)

ET 102 Technical Drawing - Teaches basic technical drawing involving sketching, orthographic projection, arrangement of views and drafting techniques. (3)

ET 201. Introduction to Architecture - Foundational course that presents basic architecture nomenclature, styles, concepts, and theory. Architectural drafting techniques, symbols, dimensioning, and methods of representation will be applied. Students will develop a complete set of working drawings for a one-story residential structure that will include plan views, foundation plans, floor plans, electrical layouts, mechanical layouts, elevations, door and window schedules and construction details. (3) 

ET 202 Architecture Drawing - This course further develops drafting skills and the fundamental use of materials in construction, with emphasis on building codes. Presentational and working drawings for two-story and/or split level frame construction is developed with plans, elevations, sections, details, plots and contour maps. Prerequisite: ET 201. (3) 

ET 203 Introduction to CAD -  Computer-Aided Drafting. Teaches computer aided drafting components, software, concepts and techniques. Students will develop and understanding of modern drafting practices and the operation of a typical CAD system. No prerequisites (3) 

ET 301 Descriptive Geometry - Course includes representation of geometrical magnitudes; relation between points, lines and plane; intersection and development of surfaces; and architectural and engineering applications. Prerequisite: ET 102. (3) 

ET 306 CAD Applications I - The course will provide complete instructions on mastering Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) Systems. This course will focus upon the Application of CAD Systems to tasks consistent with accepted drafting and design standards. Prerequisite: ET 303. (3) 

ET 307 CAD Applications II - This course is a continuation of CAD Application I. The course will focus on the application of CAD in map drawing, architectural detailing, and mechanical drawing. Prerequisite: ET 306. (3)

ET 308 Parametric Solid Modeling - Teaches concepts and practices in parametric modeling used in the drafting industry. Topics include sketch profiles, geometric and dimensional constraints, 3-D features, model generation by extrusion, revolution and sweep, creation of 2-D drawing views that include sections, details, auxiliary views and bills of material. Focuses on teaching software applications for the design of parts and assemblies by utilizing advanced solid modeling techniques. (3) 

ET 401 CADD Structural Drafting - This course stresses further development of details, plan elevation, and section for heavy construction commercial building. It also makes information immediately available on standards and practices, materials and assemblies, and details and specifications. Prerequisite: ET 303. (3) 

ET 404. CIVIL/ HYDROLOGY DRAFTING - Introduces computer aided drafting and design for civil/surveying applications. Applications include topographic mapping, site layout, highway design, hydrology tools and watershed analysis. Includes calculations and drafting of traverse adjustment, subdivisions, curbs and curves. Prerequisite: ET 303 and ET 306. (3)