1313 College Avenue, Canon City CO 81212

The Canon City Chapter of the American Design Drafting Association

Design & Drafting II Course Information

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This course also qualifies as CET 116 at CSU and can be taken for 3 hours university credit if you pay an additional $177       

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Course Description: DRAFTING & DESIGN III-   This computer aide design course is designed to give students employable level CAD, print reading and technical drawing skill necessary for portfolio and resume development.  Emphasis shifts toward acquiring a full certification from the American Design Drafting Association.

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

Students are recruited only from Design Drafting II

Costs to Students:                            $45 for ADDA Dues and Special Materials

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


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.


  1. Develop skills and knowledge in the drafting and print reading parts

  2. Develop an insight into drafting and related occupations

  3. Develop accuracy and craftsmanship in computer drafting.

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

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

  6. Develop individual initiative and responsibilities as a person.

  7. Develop an ability to solve problems.

  8. Stimulate the development of leadership qualities.

  9. Develop occupational safety habits and understandings.

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


 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 andcommunication.


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.


Colorado Department of Vocational Edion standards

II.  Technical Document Competencies

1.   The learner will interpret architectural drawings and general specifications.

2.   The learner will interpret structural drawings and general specifications.

3.   The learner will interpret mechanical drawings and general specifications.

4.   The learner will interpret electrical drawings and general specifications.

5.   The learner will interpret plumbing drawings and general specifications.

6.   The learner will interpret land surveyor’s notes.

7.   The learner will read and write general specifications and prepare requisitions for equipment purchases.

8    The learner will read and understand graphs, charts, diagrams and tables commonly used in the construction industry.

9.   The learner will interpret and apply laws, codes, regulations and contract documents.

10. The learner will read civil drawings and general specifications.


III.   Engineering Graphics

1.   Define basic engineering drawing terminology.

2.   Identify different dimension methodologies.

3.   Identify general note symbols.

4.   Locate notes on a print.

5.   Interpret commonly used abbreviations and terminology.

6.   Determine tolerances associated with dimensions on a drawing.

7.   Identify types of lines within a drawing.

8.   List the essential components found in the title block.

9.   List the essential components found in the revision block.

10. Identify orthographic views.

11. Identify isometric views.

12. Identify position of views top, front, side, auxiliary and section.

13. Visualize one or more views from a given isometric or pictorial representation of an object, or from the actual object.

14. Determine the scale of the view or section.

15. Check for revisions.


IV.   Mathematics

1.   Add, subtract, multiply and divide four digit numbers without the use of a calculator.

2.   Add, subtract, multiply and divide four digit numbers with the use of a calculator.

3.   Apply basic math functions to solve design layout problems.

4.   Create and interpret basic graphs and charts commonly used in manufacturing.

5.   Determine if a solution is reasonable.

6.   Round and/or truncate numbers to designated place value.

7.   Compare order and determine equivalencies of real number (e.g., fractions, decimals and percentages)

8.   Solve problems and make applications involving integers, fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios using order of operations.

9.   Translate written and/or verbal statements into mathematical expressions.

10. Compare problems involving binary, octal, decimal and hexadecimal numbering systems.

11. Convert, compare and compute with common units of measurement within and across measurement systems.

12. Read scale on measurement device(s) and make interpolations where appropriate.

13. Identify patterns, note trends and/or draw conclusions from tables, charts, maps and/or graphs.

14. Compute and interpret mean, median and/or mode.

15. Simplify and solve algebraic expressions and formulas.

16. Select and use formulas appropriately.

17. Understand and use scientific notation.

18. Use properties of exponents and logarithms.

19. Determine slope, midpoint and distance.

20. Graph functions.

21. Use Boolean algebra to solve problems.

22. Determine perimeters and areas of geometric figures.

23. Determine surface areas and volumes of applicable geometric figures.

24. Recognize, classify and use properties of lines and angles.

25. Recognize, classify and use properties of two- and three- dimensional figures (e.g., circles, triangles, rectangles and cylinders).

26. Apply Pythagorean theorem.

27. Compute and solve problems using basic trigonometric functions.

28. Graph basic functions using polar and/or Cartesian Coordinate systems.


V.   Science Related

1.   Apply the principles of classical physics: mechanics, heat, sound, optics, electricity and magnetism in critical thinking/problem solving situations

2.   Apply the principles of chemistry: inorganic, organic, qualitative and quantitative analysis in critical thinking/problem solving situations.

3.   Apply the principles of biology and ecology in critical thinking/problem solving situations.

4.   Understand the fundamental principles of modern physics; quantum mechanics, theory of relativity, particle dynamics, etc.

5.   Apply the fundamental principles of pneumatics and hydraulics.

6.   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.

7.   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

Accuracy and Craftsmanship

Career Awareness

Application of math skills

Application of research skills


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

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., 1994.

Spence, William P.  Architecture.  Bloomingtom, Illinois:  McKnight and Mc Knight, 1996.

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

  Media materials used

Instructor made videos 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 4 256 meg 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 printer

HP2500 color printer

Instructional Net School support software

Cadvance 2003 software

Corel Swuite Software

Rhino 3d Swoftware

Chief Architect 9.0 Software

Microsoft Office 2000

Digital Video Camera

NSTV monitors w/VCR-DVD



  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 Jack Effinger, 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 Network

 Mr. Bob Bush, GIS in Fremont County and the World



Publisher Developed:

American Design Drafting Association Drafter Certification Test $35

Instructor developed 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


·        Proficiency Test Requirement : 

Senior Projects are sent into ADDA National Contest.  This assures that a detailed evaluation will be made of the project relative to the other national entries.  These work samples are used to prove that all the basic skill development is complete and certification can be granted.  Students can also schedule the ADDA national certification test to prove their proficiency and basic employment skills.



List units or interdisciplinary themes and course time.

            86 class periods of 90 minutes each)


Warm Up Drawings:

These drawings are designed to review basic skills and increase the number of example drawings for the student portfolio.  Details will be listed on a worksheet and vary from semester to semester.


Advanced Skill Development:

D & D III students do individualized self-paced learning projects during most of the semester.  From time to time as determined by the instructor the class will be directed back to standard learning activities.  Upgrade of software training, Service Learning projects, review of new software, computer configuration changes, and school district directed leanings are examples of this type of activities.


Senior Project:

The senior project in Design and Drafting III class demonstrates you have employable skills and that you have met all the course standards.  This sample drawing(s) can be used at job interviews and also meets the requirements of the American Design Drafting Association’s National Contest.  This long term project is the biggest effort of the three semester program.  An individual conference will be held with the instructor and each student before work is started.  There are several handouts to help you select your project. Several engineers and architects, serving as our advisors, will be available to work with you as you research and draw your senior project.  The senior project must be in one of the following 8 categories:

Architectural Drawings

Architectural Rendering

Machine Mechanical Working Drawings

Technical Illustration Drawings

Electrical / Electronic Drawings

Civil Drawings

Piping Drawings

Structural Designs


Service Projects:

Scholarship evaluation committees add points for service to community.  College and university officials consider service/learning credit in evaluating your applications for admission. 

At CCHS service projects are done to provide service to others and make learning more real by doing projects that directly benefit our school or community.  Several CCHS classes encourage students to do volunteer help in our community.   Non-profit organizations throughout Fremont County need help with various projects.  In the past our students have designed buildings, made maps, designed playgrounds, machinery, and made proposals to governmental agencies.  Committees and individuals have requested our help to plan, organize and design solutions to their problems.  A record is kept of the hours spent on these projects and special service/learning credit is given and added to your official CCHS transcript.


Plan A and B:

This counseling activity is designed to create a smooth transition into your next level of training and/or employment.  Your parents and your instructor are also involved in this project.


Portfolio Construction:

   Paper based portfolios have been replaced by our electronic portfolio and web site.  This new media is stored on a CD and extra back up copies are put on file.   PDF files, HTML files, Microsoft word files and several graphics are used to create your own web site, which can be used for job interviews or scholarship applications.  These websites are started in the second semester class and finished during this course.  All students are required to finish this project.