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DESIGN & DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (CADD) OUTCOMES:
The design & drafting technology program is designed to prepare design/drafting professionals who possess the abilities (skill and knowledge) needed to be able to function competently in a wide variety of technical, leadership, and management roles. The following outcomes and competences were developed and revised by the CADD Advisory Board at the 2009 and 5/2013 meetings. More specifically, the graduates of this program will be prepared according to the following curriculum outcomes:
OUTCOME 1: Exhibit the technical/managerial skills and knowledge of design/drafting professionals.
Component 1: Core Content.
- Graduates will be able to apply current computer-aided drafting and design concepts and technical knowledge to interpret and develop orthographic, pictorial, and schematic drawings
- Graduates will be able to perform sketching, manual drafting, and computer aided drafting to create orthographic, pictorial, and schematic drawings
- Graduates will be able demonstrate a basic proficiency in creating working drawings with accurate dimensions and proper annotation.
- Graduates will be able to design in a 3D environment.
- Graduates will understand the importance and application of design standards.
- Graduates will be able to integrate related technical and scientific support skills and concepts into design & drafting technology applications.
Component 2: Mechanical (Product/Machine) Design.
- Graduates will be able to describe typical industrial working drawings, typical design/manufacturing processes, and their interrelationships
- Graduates will be able prepare drawings of machine parts manufactured by the processes of casting, forging, machining, welding and sheet metal fabrication
- Graduates will be able to apply the principles of dimensioning, tolerancing, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and simplified drafting practices while preparing working drawings.
- Graduates will be able to communicate how design and manufacturing are integrated in the workplace.
- Graduates will understand the fundamental relationship between product design and the processes required to manufacture the product according to specifications
- Graduates will know material properties/characteristics, and appropriate uses in manufacturing.
- Graduates will be able to utilize the computer and appropriate software to produce and/or analyze product designs and specifications.
- Graduates will know GD&T standards and be able to read and interpret prints and symbols.
Component 3: Architectural/Structural and Civil/GIS.
- Graduates will be able to complete basic architectural/construction drawings
- Graduates will be able to describe the characteristics of common architectural and civil materials
- Graduates will be able to plan, design, and prepare a set of working drawings for a residential structure to include: floor plans, elevations, wall and building sections, door and window schedules, etc.
- Graduates will be able to identify architectural design and planning principles
- Graduates will be able to identify basic construction terminology, processes and materials.
- Graduates will be able to describe the structural systems associated with steel and concrete.
- Graduates will be able to apply standard practices in making engineering and shop drawings for steel structural systems.
- Graduates will be able to apply civil drafting applications in the survey area and the transportation systems.
- Graduates will understand the Green/LEED construction practices.
Component 4: Computer Graphics.
- Graduates will be able to use the computer effectively in communications, presentations and to generate graphics, charts, reports and other visual support material.
- Graduates will be able to apply typical rendering techniques to technical illustrations.
Component 5: Management.
- Graduates will be able to apply principles of management of personnel, equipment, materials, and processes applicable to computer-aided drafting.
- Graduates will be able to function effectively in a team environment.
- Graduates will know and utilize effective leadership skills.
- Graduates will know how to apply quality systems and quality improvement procedures.
Component 6: Mathematics, Science and Statistics.
- Graduates will be able to apply mathematical and scientific principles to design/drafting situations.
- Graduates will be able to use appropriate statistical procedures for specific design/drafting applications.
- Graduates will be able to apply concepts of mathematical geometry to graphical geometry
Component 7: Computer Applications.
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate basic skills used in the following computer applications: word processing, databases, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, presentation, and graphics
- Graduates will be able to use the computer proficiently in design/drafting applications.
- Graduates will be literate in computer operating systems and software
OUTCOME 2: Communicate effectively.
- Graduates will be able to demonstrate oral, written, graphic and numerical communication skills applicable to individual and group activities utilized in computer aided drafting and design and related technologies.
- Graduates will be able to articulate problems and proposed solutions orally and in writing.
- Graduates will be able to listen effectively.
- Graduates will be able to interpret and convey technical information.
- Graduates will be able to use appropriate interpersonal communication techniques.
- Graduates will be able to communicate with people outside their discipline (customers).
OUTCOME 3: Utilize systematic problem solving and critical thinking strategies.
- Graduates will be able to apply critical and creative thinking for problem solving applicable to computer-aided drafting and design and related technologies.
- Graduates will be able to analyze a research problem and to modify or create a design to meet the indicated needs.
- Graduates will use problem solving and critical thinking techniques to solve design/drafting problems independently and as a team member.
- Graduates will have the ability to think creatively and visually.
- Graduates will use critical thinking to reason and anticipate results.
- Graduates will know and use problem-solving techniques.
OUTCOME 4: Exhibit a global awareness.
- Graduates will have a concern for the global environment.
- Graduates will be sensitive to human and cultural diversity.
OUTCOME 5: Reflect professionalism, valuing and ethics in decision-making.
- Graduates will be able to display a value system based on personal characteristics and ethical behavior appropriate for professions in computer-aided drafting and design and related technologies.
- Graduates will set appropriate work goals and plan their completion.
- Graduates will recognize and reflect ethical action and conduct.
- Graduates will recognize potentially compromising situations.
- Graduates will know appropriate laws, regulations and standards.