Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting Syllabus for 2021-2022
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DFTG-2332-001 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting


Prerequisite: DFTG 2319 or department chair consent

Course Description

Exploration of the use of system customization for drawing production enhancement and the principles of data manipulation. Presentation of advanced applications, such as three-dimensional objects creation and linking graphic entities to external non-graphic data.

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Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 2 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


No textbook needed


Flash drive for project storage - Especially when working in the lab

We will be using various AutoDesk software options throughout the course - AutoCAD 2020, AutoCAD Architecture 2020, AutoCAD MEP 2020. We will also look at Lumion - Lumion is a presentation software that will only run on certain computers. 

Please download the Free REMIND app on your phone. This is a messaging app - At the beginning of class, the instructor will send a link for you to join the class

Student Performance

Students will be able to:

  • Create custom ribbons needed for proficient work
  • Create custom shortcut keys for working in AutoCAD
  • Create and load scripts to perform repetitive tasks.
  • Understand the different specialized versions of AutoCAD
  • Create presentations for projects. 

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

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Students are expected to maintain a high standard of individual honor in their scholastic work. Students who are guilty of cheating, plagiarism, copying, or dishonesty may receive a 0 on an assignment; may be excluded from class with a grade of F; or, in flagrant cases, may be suspended from the College.

It is the responsibility of the student to initiate drop or withdrawal procedures. Students who stop attending a class but do not officially drop or withdraw from this course will receive a letter grade at the end of the semester.  

Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact the Student Service Center, phone 371-5436 as soon as possible

Grading Criteria

The final grade will be computed as follows:

Attendance - 10%

Weekly Assignments - 50%

Exams - 40%


Grading criteria

A  100 to 90

B 89 to 80

C 79 to 70

D 69 t0 60

F below 60

  • ASSIGNMENTS MORE THAN 1 WEEK LATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. You will receive a 0 for the assignment. When the Blackboard dropbox closes, it will not reopen. 


All Week 1 assignments must be completed by Saturday of Week 1 (March 26 @ 11:59 pm), in order to be considered Present in the course. Failure to complete all assignments by this date may lead to an administrative drop from the course.

This course will be in-person. All assignments will be posted in Blackboard. Assignments need to be completed by the due date. 8-week courses are very fast-paced and it is easy to fall behind. Reach out to the instructor or your classmates if you need help. 

  • Students are responsible for their grades. Due dates exist to keep you on track in the class. Keep up with your work and reach out if you feel like you are falling behind. 

Check your email and log into Blackboard daily.  The email address used by your instructor is the email address issued to each AC student. Your instructor will communicate important course updates via email/Blackboard. 

  • COMMUNICATION is key! I will send message and/or emails in order to reach the entire class. These emails will also be under Announcements in Blackboard. Please add your AC email to your phone. If you need help, ask in the Underground. 


The schedule below represents a planned outline for the course. Actual dates are subject to change. 
Assignments are due by 11:59 pm each SATURDAY unless specified otherwise. 
Please follow the course in Blackboard for the most up-to-date information. 
DFTG 2332 Advanced CAD
MRWR 10:00-11:40
Week   Class
Week 1 Scripts 
Week 2 Customizing AutoCAD
Week 3 AutoCAD Architecture
Week 4 AutoCAD Architecture
Week 5 AutoCAD Architecture
Week 6 AutoCAD MEP
Week 7 Presentations
Week 8 Presentations

Additional Information

  • March 21 - Spring II Classes Begin
  • March 28 - Census Day (Administrative Drop for Non-Attendance)
  • May 3 - Last Day to Withdraw for Spring II classes
  • May 13 - Last Day of Spring II Courses


  • IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE A FEVER, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE LAB. If you need help, reach out to the instructor or another classmate via email or remind. 
  • Food is not allowed in the lab. Drinks are allowed ONLY if they have a LID.
  • Cell Phones
    • turned off or set to “vibrate” during class.
    • You are not permitted to watch videos during class.
    • If you must take a phone call, please take it outside in the hallway.
  • Headphones may be worn while working on an assignment, but the volume must be kept at a level that does not disturb others.
  • Students can work on other class assignments only after the assignments for this class are complete.
  • The Underground: AC's new student technology/collaboration lab in the basement of the Ware Student Commons on the Washington Street Campus:  There are 4 drafting computers in the Underground with our current software on them. Please use them!
  • Computer Services Center: Located within the AC Bookstore, trained staff will diagnose computer-related issues and repair problems on a fee-for-service basis. Laptop rentals are also available. Visit the Computer Services Center website for additional details:
  • Student & Faculty Help Center: Located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons, the Help Center provides technical support to students and faculty. The Help Center offers assistance in logging into AC Connect, Blackboard, resetting passwords, and general computing and software questions. Visit the Student & Faculty Help Center website at
  • For students living in Hereford - You may visit the lab in Hereford to complete work as well. 
  • Advocacy & Resource Center: The Advocacy & Resource Center is located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons. A variety of resources are available in the areas of social services, a food pantry, a clothing closet, and adult student programs. Visit the Advocacy & Resource Center website at
  • Counseling Center: At the Counseling Center, student and counselor work together to develop more personal awareness and the skills needed to overcome barriers to success. All services are free and confidential. Visit the Counseling Center website at:
  • Legal Clinic: The Legal Clinic is a free, walk-in clinic assisting enrolled AC students on various legal issues including family law, immigration, probate, landlord-tenant issues, and general legal matters. Visit the Legal Clinic website at

Syllabus Created on:

03/14/22 11:25 AM

Last Edited on:

03/14/22 11:56 AM