Engineer Design Graph (DFTG)

DFTG 1305  Technical Drafting  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course is an introduction to the principles of drafting to include terminology and fundamentals, including size and shape descriptions, projection methods, geometric construction, sections, and auxiliary views.

Course Type: Technical

DFTG 1409  Basic Computer-Aided Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course in an introduction to computer-aided drafting with an emphasis on setup, creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating, and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinate systems, and plot/print to scale.

Course Type: Technical

DFTG 1417  Architectural Drafting-Residential  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course focuses on architectural drafting procedures, practices, terms, and symbols, including preparation of detailed working drawings for residential structures with emphasis on light frame construction methods.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1305 and DFTG 1409 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 1433  Mechanical Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course is a study of mechanical drawings using dimensioning and tolerances, sectioning techniques, orthographic projection, and pictorial drawings.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1305 and DFTG 1409 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 1445  Parametric Modeling and Design  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course offers training with a parametric-based design software for 3D design and drafting.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1305 and DFTG 1409 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2317  Descriptive Geometry  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course focuses on developing graphical solutions to problems involving points, lines, and planes in space.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1305
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2338  Final Project - Advanced Drafting  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is a drafting course in which students participate in a comprehensive project from conception to conclusion. Department chair approval required.

Prerequisite(s): 16 credit hours of Engineering Design Graphics courses from the following group: ARCE 1415, ARCE 1421, ARCE 1452, DFTG 1417, DFTG 1433, DFTG 2402, DFTG 2406, DFTG 2407, DFTG 2408, DFTG 2421, DFTG 2423, DFTG 2428, DFTG 2430, DFTG 2431, DFTG 2435, DFTG 2445, DFTG 2450, DFTG 2457, DFTG 2458, or department chair approval. Eight of these credits must be earned at San Jacinto College.
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2386  Internship-Drafting and Design Technology/Technician  3 Credits   (0 Lec, 18 Lab)  

This is a work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. An Internship may be either paid or unpaid. The college does not contract with companies to provide employment. Finding a suitable drafting position is the responsibility of the student. The student must acquire a minimum of 288 hours of supervised, work-based drafting or engineering-related experience during the semester to successfully complete the course. The job description for the work site must relate to the general curriculum of the Engineering Design Graphics department. Department chair approval required.

Prerequisite(s): 16 hours of Engineering Design Graphics courses from the following group: ARCE 1415, ARCE 1421, ARCE 1452, DFTG 1417, DFTG 1433, DFTG 2402, DFTG 2406, DFTG 2407, DFTG 2408, DFTG 2421, DFTG 2423, DFTG 2428, DFTG 2430, DFTG 2431, DFTG 2435, DFTG 2445, DFTG 2450, DFTG 2457, DFTG 2458, or department chair approval. Eight of these credits must be earned at San Jacinto College
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2402  Machine Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course will include a study of production of detail and assembly drawings of machines, threads, gears, utilizing tolerances, limit dimensioning, and surface finishes.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1305 and DFTG 1409 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2406  Machine Design  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course covers the theory and practice of design and includes projects in problem solving, including press fit, bolted and welded joints, and transmission components.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1445 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2407  Electrical Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course is a study of area lighting, control systems and power layouts, electrical and safety codes, local factors and distribution requirements.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1305 and DFTG 1409 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2408  Instrumentation Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course will include a study of principles of instrumentation applicable to industrial applications, fundamentals of measurement and control devices, currently used ISA (Instrumentation Society of America) symbology, and basic flow sheet layout and drafting practices.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1305 and DFTG 1409 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2421  Topographic Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course focuses on the plotting of surveyor’s field notes, including drawing elevations, contour lines, plan and profiles, and laying out traverses.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1305 and DFTG 1409 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2423  Pipe Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course is a study of pipe, fittings, symbols, specifications and their applications to a piping process system, including the creation of symbols and their usage in flow diagrams, plans, elevations, and isometrics.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1305 and DFTG 1409 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2428  Architectural Drafting-Commercial  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course focuses on architectural drafting procedures, practices, governing codes, terms and symbols including the preparation of detailed working drawings for a commercial building, with emphasis on commercial construction methods.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1305 and DFTG 1409 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2430   Civil Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course is an in-depth study of drafting methods and principles used in civil engineering.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 2421 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2431  Advanced Technologies in Architectural Design and Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course focuses on the use of architectural specific software to execute the elements required in designing standard architectural exhibits utilizing custom features to create walls, windows and specific design requirements for construction in residential/commercial and industrial architecture.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1417 or DFTG 2428 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2432  Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course covers application of advanced CAD techniques.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1409 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2435  Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design and Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course will focus on the use of parametric-based software for mechanical design for advanced modeling and analysis.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 2406 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2440  Solid Modeling/Design  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This is a computer-aided modeling course that includes development of three-dimensional drawings and models from engineering sketches and orthographic drawings and utilization of three- dimensional models in design work.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1305 and DFTG 1409 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2445  Advanced Pipe Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course is a continuation of pipe drafting concepts building on basic principles acquired in pipe drafting.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 2423 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2450  Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course is a study of Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, according to standards, application of various geometric dimensions and tolerances to production drawings.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 1433 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2457  Advanced Technologies in Pipe Design and Drafting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course focuses on advanced design and production techniques using specialized process plant based design software.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 2423 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical

DFTG 2458  Advanced Machine Design  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course covers design process skills for the production of a complete design package, which includes jig and fixture design, extrusion dies, and injection mold design.

Prerequisite(s): DFTG 2406 or department chair approval
Course Type: Technical