Lamar State College - Port Arthur

House Bill 2504

Spring 2018 Course Syllabus

ARCE-1452-01 - Structural Drafting

 
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Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2018
InstructorHall-Rattray, Deanna Christi
Phone(409) 984-6424
E-mailhalldc@lamarpa.edu
Department
Business and Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381
E-mail:guillsr@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:T 9:30 - 12:00 PM; R 9:30 - 12:30 PM
Building:Industrial Technology Center (ITC)
Room:207
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Course Information
Course Number12050
Course Description This is a course introducing architectural structural elements and systems used in drafting. Students will use AutoCAD and introduce Revit Structural. A special focus building structural systems for the oil field.
Course Prerequisites DFTG 1409 Basic CAD, and passed the TSI (if in the AAS Drafting degree)
Required Textbooks Structural Steel Drafting and Design, 2nd edition (2013) by David Maclaughlin. Publisher: Cengage India
ISBN: 978-8131519776
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's 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 10 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/taking calls
3 Working on another class' homework in addition to the other
infractions
0 Not in attendance, playing games or viewing inappropriate websites
Course Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of Final Grade Prefessionalism up to 180 total points
Exams 30%
Chapter Review 30%
Professionalism 10%
Notebook 10%
Drawing Projects 20%
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Total Grade 100%
Final Exam Date May 8, 2018 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 8, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Major Assignments WEEK 1: Syllabus Review, Pre-test, and Course Introduction to Steel and Economical Choice... (Ch 1)
WEEK 2: The World of Structural Steel (Ch 2), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 3: The Structural Drafter at Work (Ch 3), complete Chapter Review, Drawing Project 1 Assigned (symbol library)
WEEK 4: Reading Architectural Drawings for Steel-Framed Buildings (Ch 4), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 5: Quiz 1, Drawing Project 1 Due, An Overview of Basic Structural Steel Design (Ch 5), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 6: The Preparation of Structural Steel Design (Ch 6), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 7: Structural Steel Sections and Details (Ch 7), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 8: Chapter 7 continued, Mid-term Test
WEEK 9: Post Spring Break Begin Part 2 with An Intro to Structural Steel Shop Drawings (Ch 8), Chapter Review & Drwg Project 2 Due
WEEK 10: Structural Connections (Ch 9), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 11: Structural Steel Column Detailing (Ch 10), complete Chapter Review, Drawing Project 3
WEEK 12: Quiz 3, Structural Steel Beam and Miscellaneous Steel (Ch 11), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 13: Anchor Rod Details, Anchor Rods, Steel Beams (Ch 12), complete Chapter Review
WEEK 14: Vertical and Horizontal Bracing (Ch 13), complete Chapter Review, Final Drawing Project
WEEK 15: Final Drawing Project (cont'd.)
WEEK 16: Final Project Due and Final Test
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Week 1:
January
T 16 Syllabus Review, Course Intro., and Course Pre-Test
R 18 Lecture: Ch 1; Lab: Chapter Review

Week 2:
January
T 23 Lecture: Ch 2; Lab: Chapter Review
R 25 Lecture: Ch 2; Lab: Chapter Review

Week 3:
January
T 30 Lecture: Ch 3; Lab Chapter Review
February
R 1 Lab Day: Begin Drawing Project 1 (symbol library)

Week 4:
February
T 6 Lab Day: Continue Drawing Project 1
R 8 Lecture: Ch 4; Lab: Drawing Project Chapter Review Due

Week 5:
February
T 13 Quiz #1, Lecture: Ch 5; Lab: Chapter Review
R 15 Lecture: Ch 5; Lab: Chapter Review

Week 6:
February
T 20 Lecture: Ch 6; Lab: Chapter Review
R 22 Lecture: Ch 6; Lab: Chapter Review

Week 7:
February
T 27 Lecture: Ch 7; Lab: Chapter Review
March
R 1 Lecture: Ch 7; Lab: Chapter Review

Week 8:
March
T 6 Lab Day: Drawing Project 2 Assignment
R 8 Midterm - Test 2; Lab: Continue Drawing Project 2

March 12 - 16 is Spring Break, so no classes!

Week 9:
March
T 20 Lecture: Ch 8; Lab: Chapter Review
R 22 Lecture: Ch 8; Lab: Drawing Project 2 Due

Week 10:
March
T 27 Lecture: Ch 9; Lab: Chapter Review
R 29 Lecture: Ch 9; Lab: Chapter Review

Week 11:
April
T 3 Lecture: Ch 10; Lab: Chapter Review
R 5 Lecture: Ch 10; Lab: Drawing Project 3 Assigned

Week 12:
April
T 10 Lecture: Ch 11; Lab: Chapter Review
R 12 Quiz 3; Lab: Chapter Review and Drawing Project 3 Due

Week 13:
April
T 17 Lecture: Ch 12; Lab: Chapter Review
R 19 Lecture: Ch 12; Lab: Chapter Review

Week 14:
April
T 24 Lecture: Ch 13; Lab: Chapter Review
R 26 Lecture: Ch 13; Lab: Final Project Assigned

Week 15:
May
T 1 Lab: Final Project (cont'd.)
R 3 Lab: Final Project (cont'd.), Notebook Due

Week 16:
May
T 8 Lab: Final Project Due and Final Exam from 8 - 10:30 a.m.
General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Communication skills:    
Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:    
Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:    
Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:    
Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:    
Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:    
Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Course Student Learning Outcomes PSLO 1. Complete a detailed assembly drawing project which incorporates advanced skills required by industry; demonstrate concepts which would include geometric dimensioning and tolerances; interpret field notes, develop documents for a civil project; and analyze and layout drainage and utilities infrastructure.

PSLO 2. Utilize drafting terms, symbols, construction materials, and processes to produce drawings; identify components of structural systems; use charts and standards; generate isometric drawings; calculate measurements for pipe fittings, and produce drawings for concrete, wood, and steel framing systems.

PSLO 3. Identify terminology and basic functions used with CAD software; use CAD hardware and software to create, organize, and plot/print working drawings; use intermediate functions of CAD software to create and print drawings.
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
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

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

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.



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



    Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.



    Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.



    Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.



    No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.



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



    Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.



    Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.



    Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.



    1. No foul or harsh language will be tolerated.



    2. Turn off all cell phones during lectures.



    3. Headphones may be worn only upon instructor approval.



    4. Do not bring children to class.



    5. No cheating of any kind will be tolerated. Students caught cheating or helping someone to cheat can and will be removed from the class for the semester. Cheating can result in expulsion from LSCPA.



    6. If you wish to drop a course, the student is responsible for initiating and completing the drop process. If you stop coming to class and fail to drop the course you will earn an √ɬĘ√Ę‚Äö¬¨√Ö‚ÄúF√ɬĘ√Ę‚Äö¬¨√ā¬Ě in the course.



    7. Backups: It is the student√ɬĘ√Ę‚Äö¬¨√Ę‚Äě¬Ęs responsibility to make backup copies of their work. Do not rely on the server to be there 100% of the time. I cannot help you if you lose your work. Remember that in order for your work to be graded it must be turned in.



    8. Internet usage:



    a. Classroom computers have access to the internet.



    b. Student usage of the internet will be monitored.



    c. Proper usage of the internet will be allowed to be used for classroom research or as directed.



    d. Any unauthorized use of the internet will not be tolerated.



    e. Improper usage of the internet, such as profanity, pornography, gambling, etc. will result in disciplinary action not limited to expulsion from LIT.



    9. Students are responsible for completing all assigned homework, including reading assignments, by the required due dates and for being prepared for each class meeting. This applies even if you were absent from the previous class meeting.
Additional Information 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 be dropped.
4. Grades will be posted on Blackboard.
5. Extra Credit may be assigned at the discretion of the instructor.
6. Student IDs 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" on the sixth day.
8. Students are required to read any assigned reading.
9. There is no tolerance for plagarism 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 miute 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; leaveing 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 student's 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 student's work in their possession for any reason.
If a student uses another student's files, both students are considered guilty of cheating. I caught cheating, the students 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.
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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the materialís creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeareís Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just wonít use your data.

Whatís the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PAís assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrarís Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to My.LamarPA.edu and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrarís office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the studentsí overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your my.lamarpa.edu account.

  2. Click on the ďMy ServicesĒ tab.

  3. Click on the ďStudentĒ tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on ďGenerate New EvaluationĒ at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a ďNOĒ will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PAís efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity

Principles

Lamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

  • treated with dignity and respect;

  • afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

  • given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 
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