• Technical Drawing 1

    Course Syllabus


    Teacher: Mr. Mayes                                                           Credit: 1


              This course is an introduction to fundamentals of a drafting trade.  This course will teach basic skills and techniques of drafting mechanical parts.  You will learn to draw using both drafting instruments and a computer aided drafting program.  Skills you will learn will include lettering, centering, three view drawings, isometrics, dimensioning, sectioning, and auxiliary drawings.


    Expected Outcomes


              Students completing this course will have an introductory experience at using both methods of drafting.  Although board drafting is mainly considered dead, it is still a great introduction to how drafting originated and the skills that are necessary to accomplish proper drawing procedures.  Students will also see the influence of technology in a skilled field when they are introduced to the Autodesk drafting software.  Students will explore the different tools and options available in the program and see how powerful the drafting program is and the influence the program has in the design field.


    Content to be Covered 


    Freehand Sketches                                                      Lettering Techniques

    Title blocks                                                                  Geometric Shapes

    Views of an Object                                                     Drafting Language

    Dimensions                                                                 Sections

    Three Dimensional                                                      AutoCadd


    Evaluation and Assessment


    Drawings/Worksheets/Tests    80%

    Class Participation                                  20%



              All assignments that you turn in will be assessed under the criteria listed below. 


    Deadline:  All projects must be turned in on time.  Architects are forced to meet deadlines and have completion dates on all projects.


    Objective:  All of the assignments will focus on one or two objectives that must be completed.  You will be graded on the efficiency and accuracy that you did to complete the project.


    Performance:  Using the proper techniques of design in order to accurately draw a symbol of design on the computer.


    Character:  All work must be neatly done using title blocks and proper labeling of all indicated items.


    Grading Policy


    All Assignments must be turned in within the week of the due date.  This means that students have five days to turn in a plan after the due date without penalty.  After the five day grace period students will lose 10 points for late assignments. 


    Plans that are late or were not turned-in must be handed to the instructor four days prior to the end of the marking period to be accepted and graded for the nine week marking period.  Missing this deadline will be an automatic zero on the plan.


    Attendance Policy


    Attendance is critical in this particular classroom setting.  The classroom is established and set-up to a real life working situation where people are needed to be at work to complete projects.  Students need to be present in the classroom in order to complete assignments and meet deadlines.  Students will usually not have the software at home to complete projects outside of the classroom.  Failure to come to class will possibly lead to failure of the course.






              After the completion of the course you will be able to identify and complete the following criteria:


    Use drafting as a means of communication

    Roman freehand lettering

    Center a drawing

    Construct a title box

    Measure accurately to 1/16 of an inch

    Freehand sketch

    Develop geometric construction

    Create three views of an object

    Dimension a working drawing

    Draw interior parts of a drawing

    Draw exterior views of a drawing

    Draw isometric drawings

    Draw using a computer aided drafting program


    Expectations/ Rules


    Complete all Assignments and meet Deadlines

    Cooperate with teacher and other students

    You are responsible for all make-up work

    Maintain a clean an organized workstation

    Come to class on time and ready to work

    No Food or drink (except bottled water) in the classroom





    2.2.11 A

    2.3.11 A-C

    2.5.11 B

    2.9.11 A-J

    2.10.11 B

    3.6.12 A

    Course Questions


    1.     What is the purpose of a scale?

    2.     What does the term ANSI stand for and how does it affect the drafting trade?

    3.     Why is a standard necessary in drafting?

    4.     What is necessary for a line to represent a symbol and why do lines communicate information in a design?

    5.     What is the difference between Mechanical and Aesthetical designs?

    6.     How has AutoCadd revolutionalized the drafting trade?

    7.     Define an Orthographic drawing?

    8.     What is a two dimensional drawing plane and how many planes make-up a three dimensional object?

    9.     What two components make-up a complete design?

    10.  How many views of an object are necessary?