Career Technical Center

Introduction to Drafting Design

Introduction to Drafting Design is a one-credit course that serves as an introduction to the drafting design technology field.  It provides essential information that builds a strong foundation for the entire program.  Emphasis is placed on student orientation, safety, tools and procedures, geometric construction, sketching, dimensioning practices, visualization, and orthographic projection concepts.  Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) functions and techniques using CAD software applications are introduced.  Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to utilize tools and interpret basic drafting standards to complete a multi-view drawing.  Leadership activities, cocurricular opportunities, and employability skills are emphasized in appropriate career and technical education organization affiliations.  This entry-level course is a prerequisite to all other drafting design technology classes.





Students will:


     1.           Relate the importance of drafting design technology in today’s technological work force.





     2.           Demonstrate the safe handling of drafting design tools according to classroom and environmental practices, procedures, and regulations.



Applied Mathematics for Drafting


     3.           Demonstrate mathematic skills related to drafting design, including basic fractions, scale reading, and conversion of customary to metric and metric to customary measurements.

·         Solving higher-order mathematics applications

Example:   calculating thread depth and pitch

·         Calculating architectural computations

Examples:  area, rise and run



Drafting Instruments and Techniques


     4.           Demonstrate use of drawing media and drafting instruments.

Examples:  architectural scales, graphite, lead holders


·         Utilizing computer software for drafting applications

·         Reproducing drafting originals

Examples:  print, plot, blueprint or photocopy



Lettering and Drawing Techniques


     5.           Demonstrate drafting techniques for freehand sketching, lettering, geometric figures, and the alphabet of lines to create a drawing.



Multi-View Drawings


     6.           Construct basic multi-view two-dimensional drawings, including visualizing principle views, creating third-angle projection, selecting proper drawing scale, and organizing layout of primary views.



Basic Dimensioning


     7.           Apply dimensions and notes to multi-view drawings, utilizing American National Standards Institute (ANSI) dimensioning standards and decimal, metric, or dual dimensioning.



Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Drafting


     8.           Utilize CAD software to generate a multi-view drawing using appropriate file management techniques, basic drawing commands, and basic dimensioning techniques.

Examples:  file management techniques—create, set up, and save files

                  basic drawing commands—line, ellipse, circle, scale

                  basic dimensioning techniques—linear, angular


·         Utilizing CAD software and computer to print a multi-view drawing

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