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DDSN
DESIGN-DRAFTING


CSTN 148 - Blue Print Reading

CSTN 173 - Architectural Materials and Construction

DDSN 094 PCE TOPIC

DDSN 112 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

DDSN 113 TECHNICAL DRAFTING

DDSN 114 INTRODUCTION TO CAD

DDSN 118 CAD 1

DDSN 124 DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY

DDSN 166 REVIT 1

DDSN 186 CAD 2

DDSN 194 PCE TOPIC

DDSN 244 GIS MAPPING

DDSN 245 CIVIL DRAFTING 

DDSN 255 MACHINE DRAFTING

DDSN 265 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING

DDSN 266 REVIT 2

DDSN 275 COMPUTER RENDERING: Photoshop and Sketchup

DDSN 276 PRESENTATION AND ANIMATION: 3DS Max

DDSN 285 AEROSPACE DRAFTING

DDSN 298 INTERNSHIP

DDSN 299 CAPSTONE: DESIGN-DRAFTING PORTFOLIO

ITS 280 COMPUTER MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

MFGT 205 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
 


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

DDSN 094 PCE TOPIC
 -- Non-credit professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide condensed coursework to meet the needs of working students and professionals. These courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) and OPI Renewal Units and are shown on the student's continuing education transcript.
Typically Taken - N/A

DDSN 112 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
S 3 cr.
 -- Interviewing, work ethic, writing a resume, professional dress and presentation, first impressions, overview of the field, potential careers in the field, guest speakers from various parts of the industry, job shadows, and site visits.
Typically Taken - 2nd Semester (Spring)

DDSN 113 TECHNICAL DRAFTING
F 3 cr.
 -- This course is divided into two parts.  The first half of the semester is devoted to hand sketching: orthographic, isometric, and perspective.  The second half of the semester is Hand Drafting with an
emphasis on learning the components of residential construction. Traditional drafting tools will be used such as T Squares, triangles, scales, eraser shields, and mechanical pencils.

DDSN 114 INTRODUCTION TO CAD
S 3 cr.
 -- Provides the learner with an understanding of two-dimensional computer-aided drafting. Students explore and create two dimensional drawings with the aid of AutoCAD software (made by Auto desk). Drawings focus on architecture, mechanical and civil engineering applications.

DDSN 118 CAD 1
F,S 4 cr.
 -- This course starts with basic software recognition and user interface concepts, introduces basic Computer Drafting principles and commands, navigates CADs steep learning curve, and progresses to Intermediate concepts including 3D Visualization and Drafting, AEC Objects, and Document Publishing. Students will learn Blocks, Fields, CAD Tips and Shortcuts, and also Create their own Template and Title Block. Featured software: AutoCAD Architecture. There is no prerequisite.
Typically Taken - 1st Semester

DDSN 124 DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY
S 4 cr. (upgraded from 3cr in Spring 2011)
Prerequisites: DDSN 113 and DDSN 118
 -- Advanced theory and practices in descriptive geometry construction and pattern development are covered in this course in preparation for advanced courses in Design Drafting. Descriptive Geometry teaches 3D visualization and how to solve geometric problems by drawing them in CAD.
Typically Taken - 2nd Semester (Spring)

DDSN 166 REVIT 1
F S Su 3 cr.
Prerequisite:  DDSN 118
 -- Students will be introduced to Parametric Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) that make up the base platform of this software as they work through a variety of drafting projects.

DDSN 186 CAD 2
F,S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: DDSN 118.
 -- Explores advanced concepts, techniques, and customizability of AutoCAD. Create templates, set up and modify printers, generate shortcuts and subroutines, and increase drafting speed and efficiency. Transition from an AutoCAD user into a competent CAD manager.
Typically Taken - 2nd Semester (Spring)

DDSN 194 PCE TOPIC
Credits varies (sufficient demand).
 -- Credit-bearing professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide students and professionals condensed courses for skills upgrades, Professional Certification requirements, and as electives for the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. These courses may be eligible for financial aid for students pursuing the AA or AS degrees and are shown on the student's undergraduate transcript.
Typically Taken - N/A

DDSN 244 GIS MAPPING
S 3 cr.
 -- Fundamentals of mapping and geographic information systems (GIS). Includes applications of mapping projections, presentations of surveying information, and GIS methods. Mapping and GIS computer applications will be used and developed throughout the course.
Typically Taken - 4th Semester (Spring)

DDSN 245 CIVIL DRAFTING
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: DDSN 118 and DDSN 186 or Program Director Approval
 -- Build upon previous CAD Experience and explore advanced Civil Engineering Drafting concepts. Featured Software: AutoDesk Civil 3D

DDSN 255 MACHINE DRAFTING
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: DDSN 118 (CAD 1) and DDSN 124 (Descriptive Geometry) or Program Director approval.  
 -- This course is a study and application of standards used for producing working drawings, including the fundamentals of geometric dimensioning and tolerance. Both detail and assembly drawings will be produced.  Featured Software:  Solidworks
Typically Taken - 4th Semester (Spring)

DDSN 265 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING
F 3 cr.
Prerequisites:  CSTN 173, DDSN 118, DDSN 124, and DDSN 186.
 -- The students in this course will create, from scratch, an entire two story home, and draw the plans in CAD to the level where it is ready to be submitted for permit to the City of Bozeman or other municipality. Plans will include: Site Plan, Four Exterior Elevations, Foundation Plan, Main Floor Plan, Second Floor Plan, Electrical Plans, Sections and Details as required. All drawings must follow current codes including: International Residential Code, International Mechanical Code, Fuel Gas Code, International Energy Conservation Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, and National Electrical Code. Historical US Home Styles and Space Planning Problems will also be explored.
Typically Taken - 3rd Semester (Fall)

DDSN 266 REVIT 2
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite:  DDSN 166
 -- Students will be introduced to Parametric Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) that make up the base platform of this software as they wok through a variety of drafting projects.
Typically Taken - 4th Semester (Spring)

DDSN 275 COMPUTER RENDERING: PHOTOSHOP and SKETCHUP
F 3 cr.
Prerequisite: DDSN 118 CAD 1
 -- This course will introduce basic computer rendering concepts and explore the use of current popular software.  2D and 3D concepts will be explored. Featured software:  Adobe Photoshop and Google Sketchup
Typically Taken - 1st Semester (Fall)

DDSN 276 PRESENTATION AND ANIMATION: 3DS MAX
S 3 cr.
 -- This course is an intermediate study in computer rendering and specifically uses 3DS Max Software.

DDSN 285 AEROSPACE DRAFTING
S 3 cr.
 -- This course expands upon previous CAD experience and introduces new software and techniques specific to the Aerospace Industry. Featured software: TBA.

DDSN 298 INTERNSHIP
S 4 cr.
Prerequisite:  Program Director approval only
 -- Job experience within your chosen field.
Typically Taken - 4th Semester (Spring)

DDSN 299 CAPSTONE: DESIGN-DRAFTING PORTFOLIO
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: DDSN 112, DDSN 265, and DDSN 275. Concurrent enrollment in DDSN 276 is recommended.
 -- Organize and refine previously created work into a presentation/job application format. Course includes: in-class presentations, mock interviews, and a public presentation of the portfolio to be judged by local industry professionals. Portfolios will be featured at the Spring Showcase event. Students are expected to setup, take down, and attend that event.

A capstone class where students will create a professional portfolio from the knowledge, skill, and experience that they have acquired over the previous two years. Students will learn how to find employment in the hidden job market, conduct informational interviews, and present themselves in a professional setting.  They will acquire the tools to successfully find and keep employment presently and into the future.


Typically Taken - 4th Semester (Spring)


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