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Course Outline

Term: 2015 Fall


Course Number:
Course Title:

CAPT1434

CAD I

Units: 3
Nominal Total Course Hours:

42

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
During this introductory course you will learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD 2014. Starting with an introduction to
the Windows 7 operating system, you become familiar with the tools required for proper folder and file
management. You will then develop skills using the vital drawing and editing commands to create AutoCAD
drawings as well as produce hard copy plots of your work. Completed drawing assignments will be based on
construction content.
PLAR Eligible:

Yes

Programs offering this course:

Construction Engineering Technology (P0708)

VOCATIONAL LEARNING OUTCOMES IDENTIFIED AS SUPPORTED:


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Outcome

Assemble, analyse, and appropriately apply information from past construction projects* including graphics,*
reports, performance and productivity analyses, and other documents.

Communicate construction project information effectively and accurately by producing, analysing, and presenting
data in graphic, oral, and written formats.

Use electronic technology to support construction projects.

OUTCOMES AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES:


Course Outcome:

Learning Objectives:

1. Apply the fundamental concepts of AutoCAD,


and use the basic working vocabulary of the
software.

1. Create new or open and close existing drawing


files for editing.
2. Interact with the components of the AutoCAD
program interface and provide appropriate input to
command variables.
3. Modify drawing settings to produce standard
font, line types, line weights, dimensions and
scaled output.

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2. Employ AutoCADs drawing and editing


techniques to produce digital drawing files as
well as hard copy prints.

1. Execute AutoCADs various draw commands to


accurately arrange entities that will represent
construction elements.
2. Effectively use OSNAPS and coordinate entry
methods when placing drawing entities to maintain
an accurate drawing database.
3. Use AutoCADs dimensioning and text
commands to accurately annotate a drawing.
4. Modify drawings with the suitable AutoCAD
editing command to correct and/or alter a design.
5. Produce scaled plotted drawings of typical
construction projects or products to industry
standards.

3. Operate AutoCAD to increase your


productivity and effectiveness by generating
various drawings that relate to the construction
industry.

1. Navigate through the areas of a drawing by


utilizing AutoCADs various display commands.
2. Select multiple entities within a drawing using
the available advanced selection methods.
3. Extract design data from AutoCAD entities
using the appropriate inquiry command.
4. Control the appearance and display of multiple
entities with the layer manager tool.
5. Apply conventional hatch patterns to AutoCAD
entities that will represent appropriate construction
materials.
6. Develop and place AutoCAD blocks consisting
of multiple entities used to represent typical
construction products.

ESSENTIAL EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS:


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The student has demonstrated the ability to:

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective


communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information
systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

PROMOTION / GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:


Passing Grade
(units earned)
Ontario College
Advanced Diploma

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50.00%

Satisfy
Pre-requisite
50.00%

Promotion - Level
to Level or Year
to Year
60.00% GPA and = or
> 50.00% in all
courses

Graduation

60.00% GPA and = or >


50.00% in all courses

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Niagara College believes in an inclusive educational environment. Please review College Practices to view the
College's Statement of Accommodation for Students with Identified Special Needs.
http://www.niagaracollege.ca/practices

TEACHING AND LEARNING PLAN:


The course professor in your specific section of this class will provide you with a Teaching and Learning Plan as
a guideline to supplemental resources, specific evaluations, activities, topics and due dates.
Last Revision Date:

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July 04, 2014

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