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MSU 2010-2012 Catalog > Drafting Courses

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DRAFTING
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DRFT 094 PCE TOPIC

DRFT 120 BLUEPRINT READING

DRFT 131 HAND DRAFTING

DRFT 132 DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY

DRFT 140 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

DRFT 156 CAD 1 (formerly "INTRO to CAD")

DRFT 186 CAD 2 (*new Spring 2011)

DRFT 194 PCE TOPIC

DRFT 201 RESIDENTIAL DRAFTING 

DRFT 205 MACHINE DRAFTING

DRFT 244 TOPOGRAPHIC MAPPING AND GIS APPLICATIONS / CIVIL

DRFT 256 COMPUTER RENDERING

DRFT 260 AEROSPACE DRAFTING

DRFT 261 CIVIL DRAFTING

DRFT 266 REVIT

DRFT 297 DESIGN-DRAFTING PORTFOLIO (*new Spring 2011)

DRFT 298 INTERNSHIP

DRFT 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

DRFT 120 BLUEPRINT READING
F 2 cr.
--This course will introduce blueprints and emphasize reading, scaling, analyzing and bidding from plans. Topics covered will include: line weights, styles and types; title block information, dimensions, structural shapes, auxiliary views, section views, detail prints, symbols, scaling, acronyms found in different industries, and other various blueprint information. Students will also be taught how to use plans to bid and price materials, visit the Fall Parade of Homes, and compare what's on the page to what really gets built.
Typically Taken – 1st Semester (Fall)

DRFT 131 HAND DRAFTING
F 3 cr.
-- Hand lettering, Isometric, Perspective, Quick-sketch, pencils, ink
-- The course will cover basic drafting theory, visualization, line weight representation, scale, applied geometry, orthographic projection, dimensioning, applied technical mathematical relations, primary auxiliary views, sections, and symbols. Traditional drafting materials will be used, such as: T-squares, triangles, scales, lettering shields and mechanical pencils.
Typically Taken – 1st Semester (Fall)

DRFT 132 DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY
S 4 cr. (upgraded from 3cr in Spring 2011)
Prerequisite: DRFT 131 --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)

DRFT 140 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)

DRFT 156 CAD 1 (formerly "INTRO to CAD")
F,S 4 cr. (upgraded from 3cr in Spring 2011)
Prerequisite: DRFT 131 or instructor approval. -- Students will expand upon CAD learned in DRFT 131 by delving deeper in to the AutoCAD program itself and learning about concepts including: LISP routines, fields, shortcuts, settings and the CAD Ribbon. During this course, students will field measure multiple objects, including an existing building, and recreate those objects in AutoCAD, in both individual and team projects.
Typically Taken – 1st Semester (Spring)

DRFT 186 CAD 2 (*new Spring 2011)
F,S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: DRFT 156.
-- 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)

DRFT 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

DRFT 201 RESIDENTIAL DRAFTING
F 3 cr.
Prerequisite: DRFT 156. –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.
Typically Taken – 3rd Semester (Fall)

DRFT 205 MACHINE DRAFTING
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: DRFT 132 (Descriptive Geometry) and DRFT 156 (CAD 1) --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.
Typically Taken – 4th Semester (Spring)

DRFT 244 TOPOGRAPHIC MAPPING AND GIS APPLICATIONS / CIVIL
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)

DRFT 256 COMPUTER RENDERING
F 3 cr.
Prerequisite: DRFT 156 CAD 1
--This is a study in advanced CAD concepts and procedures to develop three-dimensional wireframe and rendered models. Emphasis will be on the creation and use of 3D primitives, surface modeling, basic solids modeling, shading techniques, and the use of animation software. Exercises will include rendered output with programs like: Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD Architecture, and Impression.
Typically Taken – 1st Semester (Fall)

DRFT 260 AEROSPACE DRAFTING
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: --
Typically Taken – N/A

DRFT 261 CIVIL DRAFTING
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite: --
Typically Taken – N/A

DRFT 266 REVIT
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite:  DRFT 156
 -- 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)

DRFT 297 DESIGN-DRAFTING PORTFOLIO (*new Spring 2011)
S 3 cr.
Prerequisite:  DRFT 140 and DRFT 256.
 -- 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.
Typically Taken – 4th Semester (Spring)

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

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