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ENGR 1011

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.
Credit Hours 4
Course Title Introduction To AutoCAD
Prerequisite(s) Prior instruction or practice in engineering graphics.
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
This is the first of a two part course sequence which offers hands on
instruction in the use of drawing, editing and utility commands of
AutoCAD for Windows to produce two dimensional drawings. Prior knowledge
by the registrant to read and produce orthographic, isometric and other
forms of pictorial representations using traditional tools is assumed.

Expected Educational Results
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to do the following:
1. Explain the advantages of computer-aided design/drafting;
2. Use the menu structure and data input conventions to create,
view, edit, and plot drawings;
3. Use the basic two-dimensional entity draw commands
4. Use the basic two-dimensional edit and inquiry commands
5. Use the basic display controls needed for viewing two-dimensional drawings
6. Use layers and other supplied drawing aids
7. Use the basic dimensioning commands.

General Education Outcomes
I. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to communications
as follows:
A. Students enhance reading skills by reading topics from assigned text
book/reference to learn various kinds of commands and how to apply them in
the production of simple two dimensional drawings.
B. Students develop writing skills when they need to provide short answers to
test questions.
C. Students improve their listening skills by actively participating in class
discussion/lecture or demonstration to learn basic drawing/editing commands
of the software to produce simple engineering drawings.  

II. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to problem-solving and
critical thinking skills by making these skills an important part of their course work.
Students learn to apply technical problem-solving and use critical thinking techniques to
plan preliminary steps needed to start a drawing and to develop most efficient way to
complete it. The class/home assignments attempt to enhance their ability to learn and
practice major commands on wide range of drawing exercises.

III. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to mathematical concept
usage and scientific inquiry as follows:
Use of appropriate scales and units to produce drawings from many engineering
disciplines.
Assignments require calculations based on geometry to determine sizes of planar
figures and use of coordinates for construction multi-views.

IV. Students organize and analyze the information required to complete assignments by
Computer-Assisted Design and Drafting software package.

Course Content
1. Menu structure and input conventions (7%)
2. Drawing entities (20%)
3. Editing (20%)
4. Display controls (10%)
5. Layers and drawing aids (20%)
6. Dimensioning (20%)
7. Inquiry commands (3%)

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Upon entering this course the student should be able to do the following:
1. Exited developmental studies and meet course objectives of Applied
Technology course ATEC 1201 or be able to use computer to copy files from
hard drive to floppy disks, to load a file into any word processing or
other applications software.
2. Be able to apply polar and Cartesian coordinates to produce outlines of
simple geometric figures like lines, squares, rectangles etc.

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
I. COURSE GRADE
The course grade is to be determined by the individual instructor by variety of
evaluation techniques consistent with the overall college policy including the
class attendance. The procedure should include at least two tests (30% to 35%)
and a comprehensive final examination (25% to 30%) a final drawing project (20%)
and class/home work (25%).

Student, with the approval from the instructor should select final drawing project.  
Instructor must ensure that project approved employs at least 80-90% of all commands
of the software covered in the course.  

II. DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Assessment of the expected educational results of this course must be conducted
every five years. The assessment instrument will be a drawing project and selected
questions that cover majority of the topics in the course content section from the
final examination.

III. USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
The Engineering committee will evaluate the findings and determine the level of
success in expected educational results and consider recommending to the Discipline
Academic Group executive committee, any changes in the curriculum after careful review
of curricula of transfer institutions.

EFFFECTIVE DATE: August, 1998 APPROVED DATE: May, 1998

Last Revised: Aug. 08, 2011
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