CAD290 - Computer Assisted Drafting

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Subject Title
Computer Assisted Drafting

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to the interpretation and preparation of the architectural construction drawings through the use of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) application software (AutoCAD). Students will gain a basic understanding of AutoCAD and learn to draw architectural floor plans and site plans based on industry standards.

Credit Status
One college subject credit and is a pre-requisite for CAD390.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. draw geometric figures using AutoCAD;
2. identify and draw architectural symbols;
3. prepare floor plans and site plans;
4. create drafting borders in the imperial as well as metric units;
5. create and plot an architectural drawing which includes door and window schedules, symbols, wiring and a legend to a specific scale.

Essential Employability Skills

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

. communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audiences;
. apply a wide variety of mathematical techniques with the degree of accuracy required to solve problems and make decisions;
. apply a systematic approach to solve problems;
. locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems;

. collect, analyze, and organize relevant and necessary information from a variety of sources;
. manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects;
. take responsibility for her or his own actions and decisions;

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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