• Drafting I Course Description




    COURSE TITLE:            Drafting I (Mechanical Drawing / Intro to CAD)

    INSTRUCTOR:    Mr. Persichetti

    The purpose of this handout is to tell you what you must be able to do in order to get credit for this course. It is your responsibility to understand these requirements and to ask questions if you are unsure, and to share this information with your parents. It is suggested that you keep this handout in your notebook throughout the course.

    I.                    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (For all levels of drafting)

    A.       All students must attend class regularly in compliance with Board Policy. Excessive absence can result in the student being placed on “No Credit Status” regardless of the final grade achieved in the course.

    B.       All Final marking period tests and / or culminating project assigned by the instructor must be completed by the student in order to receive credit for the course.

    C.       Final grades in all courses will be determined by an average system as described in Board Policy.


    II.                  OVERVIEW OF COURSE

    Prerequisite: none

    This course provides the student an opportunity to develop skills in drafting & mechanical drawing. Drafting is the language of engineers, designers and architects. It is written in the form of drawings which represent the shape and size of an object.  These drawings are given to the manufactures that produce the items according to the means specified in the drawings.

    A student who wishes to be successful in this field must have certain qualifications: Keen visual shape perception, mechanically inclined, organized / neat & systematic, knowledgeable & proficient in the area of math & science.

    Students will have a working understanding of drawing equipment, computer software, materials and tools of the trade. They will be able to make & interpret drawings, sketches, charts and schematics.  An Introduction to AutoCAD and its uses in the industry will also be an integral part of the course.


    GENERAL OBJECTIVES (For all drafting courses)

    The student will:

    ·         Develop an understanding of the basic relationship of drafting to industry

    ·         Develop a working knowledge of equipment, materials & supplies used in drafting

    ·         Develop an occupational outlook in the areas of student interest.

    ·         Develop the ability to make and interpret technical drawings, sketches, diagrams, charts, & schematics.

    ·         Understand how drawings are produced mechanically and automated.

    ·         Develop skills for employment in the drafting, design, engineering & architectural industries.

    ·         Be prepared for post secondary education in the drafting, design, engineering & architectural fields.

    ·         Develop skills to effectively communicate ideas.

    ·         Organize & produce working portfolios.

    ·         Understand how the uses of technology can affect our life & industry.


    The student will:

    ·         Identify the main stages in  the development of a drawing

    ·         Describe the steps of the problem solving process.

    ·         Explain why sketching is important

    ·         Demonstrate the ability to draw straight lines, arcs, circles, an ellipses

    ·         Describe the techniques for drawing to scale.

    ·         Space words and letters correctly

    ·         Letter correctly using the correct strokes.

    ·         Use geometric construction to make various shapes.

    ·         Explain the different views of an object.

    ·         Sketch three or more views of an object.

    ·         Place views correctly on the page.

    ·         Perform basic drawing operations on AutoCAD

    ·         Demonstrate the correct placement of dimensions.

    ·         Explain the reasons for showing objects in sectional views.

    ·         Correctly draw section lines in sectional views.

    ·         Draw each of the three ordinary auxiliary views.

    ·         Identify three basic thread forms

    ·         Identify the three types of taps.

    ·         Sketch an object in isometric.

    ·         Dimension an object in isometric

    ·         Draw a one – point perspective.

    ·         Draw a two – point perspective.


    IV.                METHODS OF EVALUATION / Marking Period


    ·         Being Prepared

    Do you have the following items?

    o    Notebook

    o    Pencil

    o    Assignments

    o    Drawing equipment

    ·         Actively participating in class lectures / activities

    ·         Intro or Do Now work

    ·         Are you a disruption? (Be the solution not the problem)


    ·         Written tests

    ·         Sets of drawings

    ·         Current Events

    ·         Reading / writing assignments


    ·         Written Tests

    ·         Final Working Drawings

         FINAL EXAM

    ·         Written Test

    ·         Final Drawings

    ·         Project