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The Canon City Chapter of the American Design Drafting Association

Design & Drafting II Course Information

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Course Description: DRAFTING & DESIGN II- This computer aide design course is formulated to give students employable level CAD, print reading and technical drawing skill necessary for developing working drawings used in the current design industry. Pre-engineering students find this program useful for developing skills needed during future college or university training.

Prerequisite/Requirements: Be in Grade 11, Math Level of Geometry, 3.0 GPA, Finish Design Drafting I

Students are often recruited from Design Drafting I or Drafting

All three levels of the Design & Drafting Course descriptions are available on the internet at:

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Drafting and drawing are basic to all education.  The earliest efforts of man were first planned or sketched.  The latest up-to-date efforts of mankind are drafted in detail before the first step is taken to construct the item. Computer Drafting and blueprint reading skills are general education, which help youth get ahead in the world of work.


  • Develop skills and knowledge in the drafting and print reading parts

  • Develop an insight into drafting and related occupations

  • Develop accuracy and craftsmanship in computer drafting.

  • Develop desirable work habits and the ability to work cooperatively.

  • Develop an understanding of all kinds of common graphic representations and the ability to express ideas by means of drawings and sketches.

  • Develop individual initiative and responsibilities as a person.

  • Develop an ability to identify problems and design solutions .

  • Stimulate the development of leadership qualities.

  • Develop occupational safety habits and understandings.

  • Develop social responsibilities enabling the student to take his or her place in life and be a worthy and useful citizen.


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 I.  Colorado Department of Education Standards

Math Standard 4.1: Finding and analyzing relationships among geometric figures using transformations such as reflections, translations, rotations, dilations) in coordinate systems.


Science Standard 5: Students know and understand interrelationships among science, technology, and human activity and how they can affect the world.


Art Standard 1:  Students will recognize and use the visual arts as a form of expression and communication.


Art Standard 3: Students will experience and apply various visual arts media and tools to develop techniques and skills.


Technology Standards 1:Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.


Technology Standards 3:   Students are proficient in the use of technology.  Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity. Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.


Technology Standards 5: Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences. Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.


Technology Standards 7:         Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools.  Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions. Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.


II.    Colorado State Vocational Education Standards


II. Technical Document Competencies The learner will interpret architectural drawings and general specifications. The learner will interpret structural drawings and general specifications. The learner will interpret mechanical drawings and general specifications. The learner will interpret electrical drawings and general specifications. The learner will interpret plumbing drawings and general specifications. The learner will interpret land surveyor’s notes. The learner will read and write general specifications and prepare requisitions for equipment purchases. The learner will read and understand graphs, charts, diagrams and tables commonly used in the construction industry. The learner will interpret and apply laws, codes, regulations and contract documents. The learner will read civil drawings and general specifications.

III. Engineering Graphics Define basic engineering drawing terminology. Identify different dimension methodologies. Identify general note symbols. Locate notes on a print. Interpret commonly used abbreviations and terminology. Determine tolerances associated with dimensions on a drawing. Identify types of lines within a drawing. List the essential components found in the title block. List the essential components found in the revision block. Identify orthographic views. Identify isometric views. Identify position of views top, front, side, auxiliary and section. Visualize one or more views from a given isometric or pictorial representation of an object, or from the actual object. Determine the scale of the view or section. Check for revisions.  

IV. Mathematics Add, subtract, multiply and divide four digit numbers without the use of a calculator. Add, subtract, multiply and divide four digit numbers with the use of a calculator. Apply basic math functions to solve design layout problems. Create and interpret basic graphs and charts commonly used in manufacturing. Determine if a solution is reasonable. Round and/or truncate numbers to designated place value. Compare order and determine equivalencies of real number (e.g., fractions, decimals and percentages) Solve problems and make applications involving integers, fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios using order of operations. Translate written and/or verbal statements into mathematical expressions. Compare problems involving binary, octal, decimal and hexadecimal numbering systems. Convert, compare and compute with common units of measurement within and across measurement systems. Read scale on measurement device(s) and make interpolations where appropriate. Identify patterns, note trends and/or draw conclusions from tables, charts, maps and/or graphs. Compute and interpret mean, median and/or mode. Simplify and solve algebraic expressions and formulas. Select and use formulas appropriately. Understand and use scientific notation. Use properties of exponents and logarithms. Determine slope, midpoint and distance. Graph functions. Use Boolean algebra to solve problems. Determine perimeters and areas of geometric figures. Determine surface areas and volumes of applicable geometric figures. 24. Recognize, classify and use properties of lines and angles. Recognize, classify and use properties of two- and three- dimensional figures (e.g., circles, triangles, rectangles and cylinders). Apply Pythagorean theorem. Compute and solve problems using basic trigonometric functions. Graph basic functions using polar and/or Cartesian Coordinate systems.

V. Science Related Apply the principles of classical physics: mechanics, heat, sound, optics, electricity and magnetism in critical thinking/problem solving situations Apply the principles of chemistry: inorganic, organic, qualitative and quantitative analysis in critical thinking/problem solving situations. Apply the principles of biology and ecology in critical thinking/problem solving situations. Understand the fundamental principles of modern physics; quantum mechanics, theory of relativity, particle dynamics, etc. Apply the fundamental principles of pneumatics and hydraulics. Demonstrate an understanding of working with electromechanical using; servomechanisms, motors and motor control circuits, mechanical power transmission systems, vacuum systems and components, mechanisms, linkages and levers, transducers and instrumentation and automatic controls and robotics. Apply laser applications including; welding, cutting and drilling, data recording and manipulation, environmental testing and monitoring, nondestructive testing, measurement, communications, fiber optics and lasers and holography/interferometry.

Themes within the course/Specific concepts being targeted

Acquiring Employable Computer Graphic Skills

Developing Blue Print Reading Skills

Development of a Home Builders Education Foundation Design Project

Accuracy and Craftsmanship

Career Awareness for engineering and other design related occupations

Chieftain in the Classroom Design an AD activity

Application of math skills

Application of reading skills

Application of research skills

Application of writing skills

Application of artistic skills



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Unit Modifications/Enrichments:

Assistance to students having difficulty and/or special needs:

Additional Lab time from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Weekdays.

Repeatable video presentations showing the skills to be acquired for most assignments.


Additional experiences for students capable of advanced work: 

(cooperative learning, adaptive materials, re-teaching, second chance, etc. Service learning projects within our community such as:

Maps for committees to use

USFS & BLM environmental design projects

Tutoring or presenting to small groups

Floor plans for the CCFD pre-planning response

Floor plan proposals for building use in our schools

Sports fields and other site maps for special events

New software research and development

Lesson construction

Symbol library development


Textbook (CORE and Supplemental) (Publisher, Edition, Year Adopted)

Giesecke, Fredrick E., Ivan Leroy Hill, Alva Mitchell and Henry Cecil Spencer. Technical Drawing. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1998. 

 Spence, William P. Architecture. Bloomingtom, Illinois: McKnight and Mc Knight, 1999.. 

 Spence, William P. Architecture - Quizzes and Problems. Mc Knight and Mc Knight, 1998. 

 Media materials used

Instructor made vide stored on the network at:

Training videos stored on storage shelves:

Auxiliary View - Single Auxiliary. Mc Graw-Hill Book Co.

Auxiliary Views - Double Auxiliary. Mc Graw-Hill Book Co.

Oblique Cone Transition Development. Mc Graw-Hill Book Co.

Orthographic Projection. Mc Graw-Hill Book Co.

Pictorial Projection. Mc Graw-Hill Book Co.

Sections and Conventions. Mc Graw-Hill Book Co.

Shop Procedures. Mc Graw-Hill Book Co.

Simple Developments. Mc Graw-Hill Book Co.

Size Description. Mc Graw-Hill Book Co.


Technology needs:

CAD Lab equipment:

24 - Pentium 4, 4gb ram CAD stations

24 - 17” high res RGB monitors

Filtered Electrical Supply

150 gig shortage on a file server

cchsweb server

Large format HP 750c plotter

11X 17 Laser color printer

Instructional Net School support software

Windows XP professional operating system

Cadvance 2003 software

Corel Suite Software

Rhino 3d Software

Chief Architect 9.0 Software

Microsoft Office 2000

Digital Video Camera

NSTV monitors w/VCR-DVD

Computer wall projector


Other resources (guest speakers, field trips)

Teacher made Videos of field trips taken in our community Holcim Corporation Florence Plant After school hours tour Guest speakers, subjects: Mr. Dale Boody, Drafting Careers Mr. Bob Bush, GIS in Fremont County and the World Mr Adam Lancaster, Civil Engineering Careers Mr. Matt Koch, Surveying Techniques and Practices Ms. Christie Sanderfer, Women in Architecture Mr. Gernard Verkaik, Post Tension Concrete Structures Mr. Bob Hofmann, Computers Engineering Networks




Publisher Developed: American Design Drafting Association

ADDA Drafter Certification Test available at $35 Tests and Quizzes, Homework Decimal Skills Test each 4.5 weeks ( 4 total ) Cad Basic Speed Tests Symbol Identification Tests: Mechanical, Threads, Fasteners, Dimensioning, Electrical, Plumbing, Materials, Electronic, Geometric Tolerancing, Sketching Home work assignments, Grade Reports, Classroom Writings Desk top publishing activity “Pueblo Chieftain In the Classroom”.

Instructor Made: Symbol Identification Tests, Mechanical, Threads, Fasteners, Dimensioning, Electrical, Plumbing, Materials, Electronic, Geometric Tolerancing. Sketching Home work assignments, Grade Reports, Classroom Writings

 Instructional time: This semester course is set for 86 class periods

 of 90 minutes each

I. Review of Basic Computer Skills

  • A. Warm up drawings
    • B. CAD version updates
    • C. Macro development
    • D. Develop electronic portfolio
    • E. Lab Updates
    • F. New cad skill development

  • II. Desk Top Publishing
    • A. Graphic Software Commands
    • B. Advertising Layouts
    • C. Graphic and Font Use

  • III. Electronic and Electrical Unit.
    • A. Electronic Symbols
    • B. Electrical Symbols
    • C. Power Supplies
    • D. Schematic Line Standards

  • IV. Electrical Schematic Drawing
    • A. Software Drawing Tools
    • B. Dimensioning Tools
    • C. Symbol Development
    • D. Line analysis
    • E. Symbol Attributes
    • F. Grid Standards

  • V. Concrete Structures
    • A. Site Plans
    • B. Rebar Symbols
    • C. Offset placement
    • D. Concrete Symbols
    • E. Conventions
    • F. Rebar in sections
    • G. Shading
    • H. Terms Test

  • VI. Symbol Development
    • A. National CAD Layer Standards
    • B. Symbol Elements
    • C. Grouping Effects

  • VIII. Cartography
    • A. Rectangle Survey System
    • B. Metes & Bounds System
    • C. Topography
    • D. ILC - Improvement of Land Certificates
    • E. Civil Maps
    • F. Subdivision Maps

  • IX. GIS - Geographic Information Systems
    • A. Boundary Types
    • B. Elevation Concepts
    • C. Geology Basics
    • D. Hydrography Maps
    • E. Land Use Maps
    • F. Othoimagery
    • G. Buffer Zone Maps
    • F. Linked GIS Maps

  • VII. Architectural HOBIED Project Design See:
    • First Complete Architectural Proposal
    • A. Floor Plan
    • B. Principal Elevations
    • C. Kitchen Details
    • D. Electrical Plan
    • E. Bath Room Elevations
    • F. 3D of Selected Rooms
    • G. Detailed Construction Notes
    • H. Plot Plan / ILC
    • I. Foundation Plan
    • J. Cross Section with materials
    • K. View Cuts of Cabinet Details
    • L. Schedules



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