Basic Drafting is a general drafting course. Students are introduced to basic drafting tools and skills, including sketching, drawing, dimensioning, architectural drawing, and every other important drafting practice. Though Computer-Assisted-Drafting is not covered in depth, it is discussed, and students who have access to CAD are encouraged to use a computer to complete some of their assignments. Students are required to purchase on their own or through the School the necessary drafting tools for completing the required drawings.

In completing this subject students are required to demonstrate their ability to use appropriate drafting tools; to perform basic geometric constructions; to draw an object as a multiview; to prepare sectional, auxiliary and pictorial views; to properly dimension figures; and to complete working drawings that describe how a product is made. There are 9 examinations in Basic Drafting.

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