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AutoCAD Certificate

Last updated 4/2/2014

Certificate Code 5796

Program Contacts:
Quad-Cities Campus

Adebayo Badmos, 309-796-5280, badmosa@bhc.edu
First Stop Center, 309-796-5100


Graduates of the Engineering Technology AutoCAD Certificate program will be equipped to operate in the new technological environment and will have a valuable skill in using AutoCAD that employers need to remain competitive in the global market.

AutoCAD Certificate
Certificate Code 5796
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

First Semester
ENGT 101 — Blueprint/Schematic Reading (3)
ENGT 102 — Fundamentals of AutoCAD (1st 8 weeks) (2)
ENGT 172 — AutoCAD I – 2D Graphics (2nd 8 weeks) (3)
MATH 123 — Technical Algebra/Trigonometry (4)

Second Semester
ENGT 222 — AutoCAD II – 3D Graphics (1st 8 weeks) (3)
ENGT 272 — Computer Aided Drafting I (2nd 8 weeks) (2)

Minimum total hours required for a certificate (17)

Courses for this program include: »

ENGT 101 Blueprint/Schematic Reading
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Course focuses on basic interpretation and understanding of architectural, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic, mechanical, and welding drawing/schematics. Studies provide students with basic knowledge to decipher different types of symbols found on prints and schematics. (Class may be broadened to unique and specific fields of study depending on the student preference or career field.)

ENGT 102 Fundamentals of AutoCAD
2 cr. hrs.;
1 lecture hour; 2 lab hours per week.
This course provides a basic study of drafting terminology and graphic illustration techniques as used in various engineering and technology careers. Students will increase skill development using software such as Mechanical Desktop’s graphics, AutoCAD 2002 or newer. This course will focus on command/icon skills utilization in designing and modifying graphic illustrations. Students will demonstrate skills that range from basic to intermediate drawing menu/icon commands as used in varied industrial field drawing designs.

ENGT 172 AutoCAD I – 2D Graphics
3 cr. hrs.;
1 lecture hour; 4 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: ENGT 101 and ENGT 102 “C” or better or instructor consent.
A course in graphical illustration applications directed to the intermediate and advanced study of 2D mechanical illustrations, terminology, and techniques using Mechanical Desktop’s graphics computer aided drafting software AutoCAD 2002 or newer. Studies progress from basic three view orthographic drawings to more advanced aux views, section views, true shape, and basic descriptive geometry.

ENGT 222 AutoCAD II – 3D Graphics
3 cr. hrs.;
1 lecture hours; 4 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENGT 172 or GE 101 “C” or better or instructor consent.
A course in graphical illustration designed for studies which develop skills in illustrating 3D Mechanical drawings. Studies include intermediate and advanced skill development for 3D mechanical illustration, terminology and techniques using Mechanical Desktop’s graphics CAD software AutoCAD 2002 or newer. Studies progress from basic wire frame and surface models to solid modeling and rendering.

ENGT 272 Computer Aided Drafting I
2 cr. hrs.;
0 lecture hours; 4 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENGT 222 “C” or better or ENGT 226 “C” or better.
A projects course in specific and unique graphical;
illustration applications directed to the advanced study of 2D or 3D illustration terminology and techniques using Mechanical Desktop’s graphics computer aided drafting software AutoCAD 2002 or newer. Areas of studies will be determined by instructor and student depending upon the student’s chosen career field of expertise. Course may also be a continuation course for General Occupational Technical Studies students who have experience in a career-specific field who need further studies in drafting or in their related field.

MATH 123 Technical Algebra/Trigonometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 103 “C” or better or technical math assessment.
Trigonometric functions, vectors, complex numbers, radical equations, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, and related use of graphing calculator.


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AutoCAD Certificate