Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: DFTG-2330- Section: 11
Structural Drafting
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Instructor Information
Instructor Deanna Hall-Rattray
Phone(409) 984-6424
Location:UITC - Room: 201 F
Hours:T 9 - 9:30 AM, 3:30 - 5 PM; R 9 - 9:30, 4 - 5 PM
Business and Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381
Course Information
Description A study of structural systems including concrete foundations and frames, wood framing and trusses, and structural steel framing systems. Includes detailing of concrete, wood, and steel to meet industry standards including the American Institute of Steel Construction and The American Concrete Institute.
Prerequisites DFTG 1409 Basic CAD, and passed the TSI (if in the AAS Drafting degree)
Learning Outcomes Interpret field notes; develop documents for a civil project; analyze and layout drainage and utilities infrastructure; and perform related calculations.

Core Objectives * 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 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.
Textbooks Print ISBN: 978-0134436043 E-text: 978-0134436913
Civil Drafting Technology, 8th edition
Author: David P. Madsen
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright: 2018
Lecture Topics
Chapter 1: Introduction to Civil Drafting Technology

Chapter 2: Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)

Chapter 3: Map Scales

Chapter 4: Map Symbols

Chapter 5: Introduction to Surveying

Chapter 6: Locations and Distances

Chapter 7: Angles and Directions

Chapter 8: Contour Lines

Chapter 9: Site Plans

Chapter 10: Horizontal Alignments

Chapter 11: Profiles

Chapter 12: Earthwork

Chapter 13: Detail Drawings

Chapter 14: Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS)
Major Assignments

WEEK 1 - CH 1: Intro to civil drafting technology and pretest
WEEK 2 - CH 2: Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
WEEK 3 - CH 3: Map Scales, TEST 1
WEEK 4 - CH 4: Map Symbols
WEEK 5 - CH 5: Introduction to Surveying
WEEK 6 - CH 6: Locations and Distances, TEST 2
WEEK 7 - CH 7: Angles and Directions
WEEK 8 - CH 8: Contour Lines
WEEK 9 - CH 9: Site Plans, TEST 3
WEEK 10 - CH 10: Horizontal Alignments
WEEK 11 - CH 11: Profiles
WEEK 12 - CH 12: Earthwork, TEST 4
WEEK 13 - CH 13: Detail Drawings
WEEK 14 - CH 14: Introduction to ?Geographic ?Information System (GIS)

Final Exam Date May 14, 2019 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Exams 30%
Chapter Review 30%
Professionalism 10%
Notebook 10%
Drawing Projects 20%
Total Grade 100%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 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 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.
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
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.
MyLamarPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLamarPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLamarPA.
Other I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.