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ARCE 1452 - Structural Drafting (4-3-3)
A study of structural systems including concrete foundations and frames, wood framing and trusses, and structural steel framing systems. Includes detailing of concrete, wood, and steel to meet industry standards including the American Institute of Steel Construction and The American Concrete Institute.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1417. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 1405 - Technical Drafting (4-3-3)
Introduction to the principles of drafting to include terminology and fundamentals, including size and shape descriptions, projection methods, geometric construction, sections, auxiliary views, and reproduction processes. Serves as the department’s introduction to computer-aided-design (CAD) course.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/23/2014
 
DFTG 1413 - Drafting for Specific Occupations (4-3-3)
Discussion of theory and practice with drafting methods and the terminology required to prepare working drawings in specific or various occupational fields. This is an advanced level course with emphasis on hydrology and hydraulics as they relate to storm water analysis, management and design.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 2421 and DFTG 2475. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 1417 - Architectural Drafting -- Residential (4-3-3)
Architectural drafting procedures, practices, and symbols. Preparation of detailed working drawings for residential structures. Emphasis on light frame construction methods.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1405. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 1433 - Mechanical Drafting (4-3-3)
Study of mechanical drawings using dimensioning and tolerances, sectioning techniques, orthographic projection, and pictorial drawings. This is an advanced course in modern graphic drawing and design. Topics covered include dimensioning techniques, drafting standards, pictorial drawings, auxiliary views, sections, fasteners, assembly and detail drawings. The engineering design process is also covered.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1405. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 1445 - Parametric Modeling and Design (4-3-3)
Parametric-based design software for 3D design and drafting. Use 3d software to design plastic models, using a master model to create relative parts of the total assembly.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 2440. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/21/2014
 
DFTG 1458 - Electrical/Electronic Drafting (4-3-3)
Electrical and electronic drawings stressing modern representation used for block diagrams, schematic diagrams, logic diagrams, wiring/assembly drawings, printed circuit board layouts, motor control diagrams, power distribution diagrams, and electrical one-line diagrams. An introduction to schematics, logic diagrams and electro/mechanical design. Study of electronic symbols and the use of industrial standards.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1405. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 1475 - Advanced Pro E Surface Modeling (4-3-3)
This course focuses on advanced Pro E foundation techniques and Pro/Surface module. Modeling solid and surface features as well as advanced modeling techniques that provide more flexibility in the design process will be studied.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 2440. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 2/28/2014
 
DFTG 1491 - Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General (4-2-4)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
 Drafting Portfolio - Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design’s capstone course. Particular attention is given to the development of a portfolio suitable for job hunting in the Architectural and Engineering CAD field. May be repeated to meet the requirements of an Architectural and Engineering CAD internship.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: A Prerequisites: Advanced students only or departmental approval. Students must attend orientation. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 1493 - Special Topics in Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD (4-3-3)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This is an advanced level course that builds on the concepts and principles learned in earlier civil drafting courses. Students will learn and utilize industry standard CAD software, including Civil 3D and others. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
 Advanced Civil Drafting - This is an advanced level course that builds on the concepts and principles learned in earlier civil drafting courses. Topics include illustration and 3D visualization.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: A Prerequisites: DFTG 2421. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 1494 - Special Topics in Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD (4-3-3)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. May be taken concurrently with DFTG 2433. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
 Integrated Circuit Layout and Design III - This course is designed to build on the knowledge and skills acquired in DFTG 2413 and DFTG 2433. This course offers in-depth coverage of complex topics including standard cell libraries, datapath design and layout, analog circuits. There will be an in-depth exploration of the tool environments: Virtuoso library / technology setup, and verification tools including Diva, Dracula and Calibre. Students will be introduced to schematic Composer, VirtuosoXL and the basics of Cadence Skill programming.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/21/2014
 
DFTG 1495 - Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD (4-3-3)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. DFTG 1433 strongly recommended.
 
 Micro Electromechanical Systems - Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) are physical structures with dimensions in the micron range built using layers of poly silicon and sacrificial silicon dioxide. The designs are created using leading edge technology and design tools. The student will be introduced to MEMS through the use of AutoCAD as a base with extensions to support 2D and 3D modeling, layer cross section views and a design rule verification capability similar to the tools available in the integrated circuit design world. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. DFTG 1433 strongly recommended.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2400 - Intermediate Architectural Drafting - Residential (4-3-3)
Continued application of principles and practices used in residential construction.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1417, DFTG 2431. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2402 - Machine Drafting (4-3-3)
Production of detail and assembly drawings of machines, threads, gears, cams, tolerances and limit dimensioning, surface finishes, and precision drawings. This course is a study of machine design dimensioning and tolerancing (including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing) using ASME/ANSI and ISO standards. Also, an introduction to producing part drawings from parametric solid models is provided.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 2440 or instructor’s approval. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/23/2014
 
DFTG 2405 - Printed Circuit Board Design (4-3-3)
Course includes single-sided and double-sided printed circuit board design, emphasizing the drawings, standards, and processes required to layout printed circuit board and manufacturing documentation. CETT 1403 is recommended.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1458. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2412 - Technical Illustration and Presentation (4-3-3)
Study of pictorial drawing including isometrics, obliques, perspectives, charts, and graphs. Emphasis on rendering and using different media. Introduction to design, problem solving and team building. Students will learn basic sketching and techniques, the creation of solid models and rendering. The students will design and create 3D animations and design a cover for a conference program.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1405. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2419 - Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting (4-3-3)
A continuation of practices and techniques used in basic computer-aided drafting emphasizing advanced dimensioning techniques, the development and use of prototype drawings, construction of pictorial drawings, construction of three-dimensional drawings, interfacing 2D and 3D environments and extracting data.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1405. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2421 - Topographical Drafting (4-3-3)
Plotting of surveyor’s field notes. Includes drawing elevations, contour lines, plan and profiles, and laying out traverses. This course is an introduction to the preparation of construction documents for subdivision land development. Students will research and implement local jurisdiction design criteria in the creation of a set of subdivision plans. Students will learn and utilize industry standard CAD software, including Civil 3D and others.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 2430. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/20/2014
 
DFTG 2427 - Landscape Drafting (4-3-3)
A study of site planning and landscape design.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 2430. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2428 - Architectural Drafting - Commercial (4-3-3)
Architectural drafting procedures, practices, and symbols including the preparation of detailed working drawings for a commercial building, with emphasis on commercial construction methods. This course emphasizes accuracy of details and knowledge of building materials. Each student will prepare a set of construction documents for a commercial structure. The course will be operated in the same manner as a typical architectural firm.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1417, DFTG 2431. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2430 - Civil Drafting (4-3-3)
An in-depth study of drafting methods and principles used in civil engineering. This course is an introduction to the preparation of construction documents for site development. Students will research and implement local jurisdiction design criteria in the creation of a set of site plan construction drawings. Students will learn and utilize industry standard CAD software, including Civil 3D and others.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1405. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2431 - Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting (4-3-3)
Use of architectural specific software to execute the elements required in designing standard architectural exhibits utilizing custom features to create walls, windows and specific design requirements for construction in residential/commercial and industrial architecture. Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1405. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2432 - Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting (4-3-3)
Study of advanced techniques, including the use of a customized system. Presentation of advanced drawing applications, such as solids modeling and linking graphic entities to external non-graphic data. Exploration of the use of system customization for drawing production enhancement and the principles of data manipulation. Presentation of advanced applications, such as three-dimensional object creation and linking graphic entities to external nongraphic data. This course builds on the skills achieved in earlier Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) courses. The student exploits advanced and customizable features of the CAD software to build an efficient, integrated, customized CAD environment. The course explores in more detail several advanced concepts aimed at increasing drawing efficiency, including linking with external drawings and documents, creating, editing, and maintaining libraries of drawing components. The student also gains exposure to the customizable features of the CAD software, including linetypes, hatch patterns, scripts, slide shows, macros, shapes, and an integrated custom menu system. The course concludes with a brief introduction to the programming environment accessible from the CAD software to help the student decide whether to continue on into the CAD Programming course.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 2477. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2436 - Computer-Aided Drafting Programming (4-3-3)
Use of programming language to enhance CAD software. CAD Programming students learn how to extend CAD software by writing programs in AutoLISP and Visual Basic programming languages. Beginning with basic programming principles and progressing through the creation of customized CAD tools, students learn how to simplify their work environment and enhance their productivity.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 2432. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2440 - Solid Modeling/Design (4-3-3)
A computer-aided solid modeling course. Development of three-dimensional drawings and models from engineering sketches and orthographic drawings and utilization of three-dimensional models in design work.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1433. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2449 - CAD Management (4-3-3)
Introduction to CAD management, including CAD standards, data management, file management, software, hardware and network specifications; loading new software and upgrades, troubleshooting and communicating with users and management.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 2436. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2470 - Integrated Circuit Layout and Design I (4-3-3)
An introductory course in the layout and design of integrated circuits. This is the first of three courses designed to train students to become IC Layout Designers; however, this course may also be taken as a technical elective for other degree plans. An overview of the IC design and manufacturing process will be provided with an emphasis upon CMOS technology. Students shall be taught how to interpret logic gate symbols as well as the schematics of basic circuits. Instruction will include translating these devices and designs from the electrical into the physical helping students to construct layouts beginning with the simple and progressing to the complex. Students shall receive training in Cadence Virtuoso to compose their layouts. To insure proper layout construction both physically and electrically, DRC and LVS verification will be introduced.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1405. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2471 - Integrated Circuit Layout and Design II (4-3-3)
An advanced course in the layout and design of integrated circuits. CMOS technology will be explored further equipping students with a deeper understanding of the relationship between the electrical and physical aspects of integrated circuits. Studies shall expand to include the different needs of digital and analog designs. With digital layout, emphasis will be placed upon area optimization while analog layout shall incorporate precision techniques including translational placement, device matching, common centroid and cross-coupled common centroid. Students will continue their training in Cadence Virtuoso including the advanced functionality of Cadence Virtuoso XL. Instruction in DRC and LVS verification shall progress to debugging strategies. May be taken concurrently with CETT 1425.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 2470. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2473 - Introduction to CAD/CAM (4-3-3)
An introductory course that demonstrates the integration of Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided-Manufacturing (CAM). This is a study of modern prototyping and machining methods, teaching the use of specific software for converting 2D and 3D CAD drawing geometry directly into toolpath information used to drive numerically controlled turning and milling machines.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1433. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2474 - Architectural Modeling (4-3-3)
This course presents computer techniques used in the creation of three dimensional architectural models.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1417 and DFTG 2412. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2475 - Water and Wastewater Drafting (4-3-3)
This is an intermediate level course with emphasis on water and wastewater systems for residential and commercial developments. Topics include pressurized and gravity systems, including on-site sewage facilities as regulated by TCEQ. Students will implement local jurisdiction design criteria in the creation of construction drawings, while utilizing industry standard CAD software, including Civil 3D and others.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 2430. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2476 - Transportation Drafting (4-3-3)
This is an advanced level course with emphasis on transportation projects. Students will create construction drawings based on concepts and principles learned in previous courses. Students will implement local jurisdiction design criteria while utilizing industry standard software including Microstation, Geopak and others.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1413. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DFTG 2477 - CAD Management Essentials (4-3-3)
Introduction to the components of CAD management, including CAD standards; data management; database connectivity; project management; file management, formats, and file exchange; software, hardware, IT, and network considerations; training users; interacting with management; communication skills and tools; and creating usable documentation.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1417 or DFTG 1433 or DFTG 2430. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MCHN 1419 - Manufacturing Materials and Processes (4-3-3)
A basic study of various materials used in the metals industry and the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of various metals. Emphasis on manufacturing processes, including casting, forming, machining, and molding. CAD/CAM techniques and metrology basics will also be presented.
 
Course Fee: $50.00 

Skills: R Prerequisites: DFTG 1433 and DFTG 2473. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014