Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for DRDE 100, 101 and will not be required to attend the initial semester.
Based on your keyboarding skills you may be required to take a 1 credit Keyboarding class in order to meet the competencies of the program.
DRDE 100 Academic Skill Development I 1-8 credits. A review of the mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions, and beginning algebra. Review of oral and written communications.
DRDE 101 Academic Skill Development II 1-8 credits. A continuation of Academic Skill Development I. An in-depth review of introductory algebra consisting of signed numbers, equations, polynomials, graphing and systems of equations. Also emphasized are communication skills, problem solving and prep for technical writing. An experiment based science class is taught that emphasizes development of, and application of equations and problem solving techniques. The scientific calculator is emphasized in this science class.
DRDE 111 Drafting Technology Theory 3 credits. Basic instruction to help the student gain knowledge and experience necessary to make drawings and learn drafting fundamentals and theory. Includes units in lettering, linework, inking, orthographics, notes, dimensions, tolerances, and working drawings.
DRDE 113 Drafting Technology Lab 6 credits. Puts into practice the knowledge gained in design theory classroom work and lectures. The student becomes familiar with all the lab equipment mentioned in drafting theory.
DRDE 116 Math 5 credits. Units include a review of basic algebra and continuation to advanced algebra and geometry to lay the groundwork for trigonometry.
DRDE 121 Drafting Technology Theory 3 credits. This course is a continuation of DRDE 111. Included will be instruction in the drafting theory of weldments, gearing, true position dimensioning and geometric tolerancing, component part catalog use, axonometric projection, piping and electrical drawings.
DRDE 123 Drafting Technology Lab 5 credits. This course is a continuation of DRDE 113. Included will be instruction relating to weldments, gearing, bearings, dimensioning and tolerancing axonometric projection, electricity and piping. Emphasis will be placed on drawing details, subassemblies, and assemblies.
DRDE 126 Math 5 credits. This course is a continuation of DRDE 116. Subjects covered will include algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Solutions of problems relating to design drafting will be emphasized.
DRDE 127 Measurement Lab 1 credit. This course will include instruction and hands on experience relating to various machine measuring tools. Tools presented will include micrometers, calipers, steel rules, sine bar, and other tools used to determine size and shape of hardware items.
DRDE 151 Drafting Technology Theory 2 credits. Descriptive geometry will be presented. The theory of graphical solutions to design problems relating to piping, machinery, and structures will be emphasized. Problems will be solved manually, and using computer aided design techniques.
DRDE 153 Drafting Technology Lab 5 credits. Solving practical design problems using graphical techniques, and stressing logic will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on accuracy, and work quality. Areas of study will include structures, machines, and piping. Both manual and CAD procedures will be presented.
DRDE 156 Applied Science 2 credits. An introduction to statics will be presented. Areas of emphasis will be the basic disciplines of static force systems stressing mathematical and graphical solutions to problems.
DRDE 159 Internship 1-8 credits. (variable at 1 credit/week). Eightweek industrial work experience via a cooperative program for selected students.
DRDE 211 Design Technology Theory 3 credits. The theory of structural steel detailing and structural design will be presented. Procedures for detailing beams, columns, cross bracing, and stair stringers will be presented during the first eight weeks. Procedures for designing structural components such as beams, columns, and reinforced concrete footings will be presented during the second eight weeks.
DRDE 213 Design Technology Lab 6 credits. Structural steel detailing and structural design projects will be presented. Steel detailing will include beams columns, cross bracing, and stair stringers. Structural design will include beams, columns, cross bracing, reinforced concrete footings, and design of timber members. The AISC and the AITC standards will be used.
DRDE 216 Applied Science 4 credits. This course is a continuation of DRDE 156. Strength of materials will be covered. Included will be subjects in stress and deformation, structural and mechanical joints, torsion, centroids and moments of inertia, beam and column design, and combined stresses.
DRDE 217 Strength of Materials Lab 1 credit. Supplement to DRDE 216. Classwork and actual hands-on testing of materials to destruction. Emphasis on riveted and welded connections, strength testing of various kinds of steel, heat treating, and hardness testing.
DRDE 221 Design Technology Theory 4 credits. The fundamentals of architectural design will be presented during the first eight weeks. Included will be floor plans, elevations, room layout, aesthetic design, site plans, heating and cooling systems, and specification writing. During the second eight weeks basic machine design will be presented. The design of gears, cams, bearing, clutches, and brakes will be included.
DRDE 223 Design Technology Lab 6 credits. During the first eight weeks architectural design will be presented. Projects in home design involving complete sets of plans will be covered following industrial standards. Machine design will be presented during the second eight weeks. Instruction will be given in the design of basic machine elements. A design project will be included.
DRDE 226 Applied Science 7 credits. This course will cover general physics. Included will be topics on energy, dynamics, heat, light, sound, and electricity and magnetism. Information presented will be applied to design projects that are in progress.
DRDE 227 Strength of Materials Lab 1 credit. Continuation of DRDE 217. Testing of materials (including steel, wood, and concrete) to destruction, heat treating, and hardness testing.
DRDE 289 Directed Studies 1-8 credits. Individual work under staff guidance. For short, specialized subject areas.
RELT 101 Applied Communications I 2 credits. The course provides students with instruction in applied written communication skills: The mechanics of written composition, technical terms, spelling and definition, basic computer literacy and technical writing and reporting forms.
RELT 102 Applied Communications II 2 credits. The course expands on communication skills taught in RELT 101. New material taught in Applied Communications II includes writing business correspondence and technical reports.
RELT 103 Keyboarding 1 credit. The course enables the development of basic touch keyboarding skill in a minimum of time. completion should prepare students to (a) input alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information quickly and accurately and (b) understand basic vocabulary and concepts used in keyboarding operations when entering and retrieving information.
RELT 201 Applied Communications III 2 credits. The course provides students with instruction in applied oral communication skills. Business speaking and effective oral communications will be taught.
RELT 202 Applied Business Economics 2 credits. The course provides students with an overview of economic principles related to technical courses of study.
RELT 206 Occupational Job Search 2 credits. The course provides students with knowledge and abilities in the areas of employment process skills. Job acquisition and maintenance skills and job market analysis are the core of this course.
RELT 207 Occupational/Human Relations 2 credits. The course provides a study of human behavior in an occupational environment with emphasis on communications, motivation, leadership and personal attitude.