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 Systems Technical Drawing and Design


COURSE SYLLABUS
2011-2012


INSTRUCTOR: Bonnie Lee


OFFICE:

Mertz Room A012

OFFICE HOURS:

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM MWF

E-MAIL ADDRESS:

bonniel@bath.k12.va.us

WEB PAGE:

http://www.bath.k12.va.us/bchs/bonniel/default.aspx

 HOURS:

8:15 AM – 12:10 PM Week Days


A. DESCRIPTION

In this foundation course, students learn workplace readiness skills for all aspects of the industry and language of technical design, while they design, sketch, and make technical drawings, illustrations, models, or prototypes of real design problems. Students develop spatial ability as they apply mathematical concepts to visual representations. The course is especially recommended for future engineering and architecture students. Competencies covered will include:

·         The design process

·         Technical design history

·         Apply geometric principles

·         Apply mathematical calculations

·         Use English and Metric measurement systems.

·         Understand and interpret technical documentation

·         Develop 2-D patterns from 3-D objects

·         Prepare free hand sketches

·         Prepare multi-view drawings using orthographic projections

·         Draw sectionals

·         Design an architectural plan

·         Use AutoCad

B. ORGANIZATION

 

Competencies will be covered each week in class discussion, hands on investigation and independent deliverables including Friday homework, weekly quizzes, one paper, quarterly projects and a semester exam.  All competencies will be dated, evaluated weekly and provided in an in class record for student review.

 

Paper:

Due 3rd week of Class. Talk to a local business owner and explain challenges businesses face with technology, ethics, safety, skills and environmental awareness.

 

Projects: (the objects will be provided)

 

·         Prepare a technical 2 D sketch from a 3 D object and create the corresponding 2D image in AutoCad

·         Create Views for the 3D object using orthographic projections.

·         Create sectional and pictorial drawings using autocad of the 3D object.

·         Design a 1400 SF single story floor plan in AutoCad.

 

C. COURSE OBJECTIVES

1.    Introduce students to work place communication requirements, professional competencies and ethics, and project management practices.

2.    Teach computer fundamentals necessary for course work.

3.    Apply measurements and geometry to real world applications.

4.    Teach students to understand technical design requirements in the industry and how to translate requirements to deliveries.

5.    Enable each student to design 2D, 3D, sectional and pictorial diagrams in Auto Cad.

6.    Apply architectural design and blueprint reading using AutoCad.

 

D. TEXT AND REQUIRED SUPPLIES

1.     Computer resources will be provided; however, use of home computer systems is permitted and encouraged.

2.     3 ring binder

F. GRADING PLAN

Course Work will be weighted as follows:

 

Class Participation         10%

Homework                      15%

Projects                           25%

Weekly Quizzes              25%

Exams                             25%

 

 

 

Papers:

One paper is required the 3rd Week of Q1. Pick your topic. This paper will be the equivalent of a project in weight.

 

-       Industry and Internet Ethics

-       The social impact of “Communication on Demand”

 

Projects:
Projects will be assigned quarterly and will align with the competencies covered in the quarter. Projects will cover 4 of the following topics according to class interest:

 

GPS and GIS in Communications

Web Page Design

Technical Design using CAD

 Photography

 

Projects are due 1 week prior to end of Quarter.

QUIZZES:
Quizzes at minimum will be weekly covering competencies covered; however, instructor reserves the right to give unannounced quizzes.

 

EXAMs

Midterm and final semester exams will be given covering project topics and competencies.

FINAL EXAM:
The final exam will be comprehensive and cover all competencies from Semester 1 and 2.

 

Semester grades are calculated as indicated above.

Final grades are calculated as follows:

S1       40%

S2       40%

Final   20%

Absences for which a medical or court excuse is provided (professional letterhead required) will be recorded. All other absences are considered unexcused. Any significant tardy (>4 min late) or early departure from class will be figured as an absence.

GENERAL:
Your recorded grades will be available for your review at any convenient time. Do remember to
keep all work  and quizzes returned to you so that any discrepancies can be easily and fairly straightened out. Except in cases of actual error, final grades are permanent.

 

Class Rules:

o    Be on time.

o    Be Respectful.

o    Be Engaged

o    No Cell Phones, ipads, ipods, mp3 players, radios or electronic games.

o    Follow BCHS Computer use Rules