Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: DFTG-1305- Section: 11
Technical Drafting
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Instructor Information
Instructor Michael Betar
Phone(409) 984-6424
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 F
Hours:M 4-5:PM, T 4:30-5PM, W 4-5:00PM, TH 4:30-5PM, F 8AM-3:00PM
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Introduction to the principles of drafting to include terminology and fundamentals, including size and shape descriptions, projection methods, geometric construction, sections, and auxiliary views.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Read, interpret, and develop technical sketches and drawings, lettering techniques, annotations, scales, line types, line weights, geometric construction, orthographic projection, pictorial views, sectional views, dimension drawings, calculations, and measurements. Identify terminology and basic functions used with 2D and 3D computer-aided design software.
Core Objectives a.    Understand the Drafters role in industry
b.    Exposure to ANSI drafting standards & standard drawing sheet sizes used in industry
c.    Use of manual drafting instruments
d.    Proficiency in using and reading an architect, metric, decimal, and engineer’s scale
e.    Understanding the alphabet of lines used on engineering drawings
f.    Technical sketching and freehand lettering
g.    Geometric construction
h.    Multi-view projections (create drawings of simple objects using multi-view or orthographic projection)
i.    Apply dimensions to drawings using ANSI drafting practices
j.    Isometric drawing (create an isometric view of an object from given multiviews)
k.    Sectional Views (create full, half, partial, removed, revolved, offset views of objects with dimensions)
l.    Auxiliary Views (create full and partial views with dimensions)
Program Student Learning Outcomes Utilize drafting and CAD terminology, symbols and commands.
Practice ethical and professional practices in drafting.
Draw completed sets of plans for construction and manufacturing.
Utilize mathematical principles and measurements in order to create drawings.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

"Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics" 15 Edition, by: Frederick E. Giesecke, Shawna Lockhart, Marla Goodman, Cindy M. Johnson ISBN: 978- 0134306414
Drafting kit and portable drafting table for home. Notebook with eight tabs.
Lecture Topics
A.    Introduction
1.    Introduction of faculty and students
2.    Review Syllabus
3.    Review Class Policies
4.    Review Lab Assignments

B.    Equipment, Lettering and Scales
1.    Equipment, Scales, Grading system
2.    Lettering Technique, Lines Practice
3.    Creating One View Drawings

C.    Geometric Construction
1.    Basic Geometric Construction Exercises
2.    Basic Geometric Construction Exercises

D.    One View Drawings
1.    Creating One View Drawings

E.    Sketching
1.    Sketching Techniques
2.    Sketching 3-View Models

F.    Three View Drawings With Dimensions
1.    Multi view projection and Dimensioning Techniques
2.    Creating and Dimensioning 3-View Drawings

G.    Isometric, Auxiliary Views, and Sections
1.    Create Isometric Pictorial drawings
2.    Explain the purpose of Auxiliary views
3.    Explain the purpose of Sections

H.    Final Project
1.    Comprehensive project involving all basic concepts and techniques
2.     sketching, 3-views with dimensions
3.    Drawing Details with dimensions
4.    Drawing an Isometric Pictorial Drawing.
Major Assignments

Week 1.    Course introduction and policies
•    Lab: Lettering Technique, Lines Practice
Week 2    Equipment, Lettering and Scaless
•    Lab: Lettering Technique, Lines Practice, Lines Test, Scale Test. A1 Lettering
Week 3    Geometric Construction
•    Lab: Geometric construction. Lettering Drawings
Week 4    Geometric Construction
•    Lab: Geometric construction Drawings. Lettering
Week 5    One view Drawings
•    Lab: Lettering
Week 6    One view Drawings
•    Lab: Lettering
Week 7    One view Drawings
•    Lab: Lettering
Week 8 Sketching
•    Lab: 3-View Sketches, Lettering
Week 9    3-View Drawings With Dimensions
•    Lab: Dimensioning Exercises for homework.
Week 10    3-View Drawings With Dimensions & ISO Pictorial
•    Lab: 3-Views W/Dims.
•    Dimensioning Exercises for homework.
Week 11    3-View Drawings With Dimensions & ISO Pictorial
•    Lab: 3-Views W/Dims. ISO. Dimensioning Exercises for homework.
Week 12    3-View Drawings With Dimensions & ISO Pictorial
•    Lab: ISO. 3-Views W/Dims. Dimensioning Exercises for homework.
Week 13    3-View Drawings With Dimensions & ISO Pictorial
•    Lab: 3-Views W/Dims. ISO. Dimensioning Exercises for homework.
Week 14    ISO Pictorial
•    Lab: Sections and Auxiliary Views on overhead.
Week 15     Final Project
•    Lab: To be announced
Week 16     Final Project Continued
•    Lab: To be announced

Final Exam Date December 9, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 9, 2020 - 10:30 AM
Grading Scale 90 – 100 = A, 80 – 89 = B, 70 – 79 = C, 60 – 69 = D, Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Chapter Test 30%
Drawing Projects 50%
Notebook 10%
Professionalism 10%
Total Grade 100%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
1.    Students may be moved around for the purpose of taking a test.
2.    Every student must have a copy of the required textbooks and supplies.
3.    Your lowest exam grade will not be dropped.
4.    Grades will be posted on Blackboard.
5.    Extra credit may be assigned at the discretion of the instructor.
6.    Student ID’s are required to take the first (1st) exam and must be visible during the test.
7.    Late work will be assessed a 5 point penalty for each day late, and a student will receive an automatic “0” of the sixth day.
8.    Students are required to read any assigned reading.
9.    There is no tolerance for plagiarism or academic dishonesty in any form, including unacknowledged or borrowing of proprietary material, copying answers or papers, fabrication, collusion, falsifying documents, using crib sheets, unauthorized help during exams, or passing off someone else’s work as one’s own.
Student Code of Conduct Statement
It is the responsibility of all registered Lamar State College – Port Arthur students to access, read, understand and abide by all published policies, regulations, and procedures listed in the LSCPA Catalog and Student Handbook.
Withdrawal Policy
It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the roll should he or she decide to withdraw from the class. The instructor does, however, reserve the right to drop a student should he or she feel it is necessary.
If a student decides to withdraw, he or she should also verify that the withdrawal is submitted before the final withdrawal date.
The student is also strongly encouraged to retain their copy of the withdrawal form for their records.
The student is required to turn in any equipment or items that belong to the department. Failure to do so may compromise their standing with LSCPA.
State laws permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities. With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count towards this limit. Details regarding this policy can be found in the LSCPA college catalog.
Software Requirements
If you are in a course that is using a specific software, you MUST have the software available to you either on your home computer or you must use the open lab provided in the Gates Library.
Computer failure, loss of flash drive, loss or corruption of documents, and/or lack of internet access are not acceptable excuses for missed assignments, projects, quizzes, or exams. DO NOT wait until the last minute to complete class work or exams.
Classroom Etiquette:
The following behaviors will result in the student being asked during class time to cease the action and/or leave the classroom: using cell phones, talking, or keying while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions; leaving class early without informing the instructor; surfing the internet during lecture; and displaying a rude or negative behavior toward the instructor or other students.
E-mail/Voice Mail Etiquette:
Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name and course name. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying students name, course, and any working return phone number.
Lab Assignments
For each assignment, students must complete the entire lesson (file) on their own. Students are never allowed to use another student’s USB or file, only their own unless there is a team assignment. Students should never lend their file to another student nor should a student have any other students work in their possession for any reason.
If a student uses another student’s files, both students are considered guilty of cheating. If caught cheating, the student will get a “0” on the assignment or project. If a second incidence occurs, both students will be given a final grade of “0” for the course.
Attendance Policy 1.    A student is allowed a maximum of 6 absences and may be automatically dropped from the course on the 7th absence.
2.    Three (3) tardies are equivalent to 1 absence.
3.    A student grade will drop a full letter grade for every 3 absences.
4.    Attendance is defined as actively participating and listening in class.
5.    Each class is worth ten points each with students being graded on their level of participation.
Attendance Scale – (points)
10 full participation
8 Partially attentive, texting during lecture or equivalent activity
5 Coming in late or after lecture, leaving early, and texting/talking calls
3 Working on another class’ homework in addition to the other infractions
0 Not in attendance, playing games or viewing inappropriate websites
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. Your grades can be found in Black Board.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.