Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: DFTG-1330- Section: 01
Civil Drafting I
|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.|
|Description||Preparation of civil drawings including drafting methods and principles used in civil engineering.|
|Prerequisites||Technical Drafting DFTG 1305, Basic Computer Aided Drafting DFTG 1309|
|Learning Outcomes||After completing this course, you will be able to do the following: Define terms and elements related to civil engineering and civil drafting. Describe the design and drafting process. Explain and demonstrate CADD techniques using appropriate drafting standards. Use map symbols to draw maps from given information. Identify different types of surveys and the maps created by them. Use various coordinate systems to locate points. Identify and describe instruments used to measure horizontal and vertical distances. Draw traverses from given information. Prepare contour maps. Draw site plans from existing drawings, engineering sketches, and written information. Layout the horizontal centerline of a route. Construct profiles drawings from survey data. Prepare vertical curve profile drawings. Create a cut and fill drawing of a proposed highway and a proposed building site. Construct cross section drawings using cross section survey data. Create detail drawings. Answer questions related to GIS technology.|
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: Utilize drafting and CAD terminology, symbols, and commands.
PSLO 2: Practice ethical and professional practices in drafting.
PSLO 3: Draw completed sets of plans for construction and manufacturing.
PSLO 4: Utilize mathematical principles and measurements in order to create drawings.
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.
Madsen, D. P., Madsen, D. A., Shumaker, T.M. (2018). Civil Drafting Technology, Eighth Edition. Pearson Education. ISBN: 978-0-1344-3604-3.
WEEK TOPICS AND ASSIGNMENTS
1 Course introduction
2 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
3 Map Scales
4 Map Symbols
5 Introduction to Surveying
6 Locations and Distances
7 Angles and Directions
8 Contour Lines
9 & 10 Site Plans
11 Horizontal Alignments
14 Detail Drawings
15 Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS)
16 Final exam
WEEK TOPICS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Introduction to Civil Drafting Technology
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 1
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 1 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 1 Problems
Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 2
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 2 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 2 Problems
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 3
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 3 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 3 Problems
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 4
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 4 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 4 Problems
Introduction to Surveying
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 5
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 5 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 5 Problems
Locations and Distances
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 6
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 6 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 6 Problems
Angles and Directions
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 7
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 7 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 7 Problems 5
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 8
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 8 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 8 Problems
9 & 10 TOPIC
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 9
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 9 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 9 Problems
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 10
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 10 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 10 Problems
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 11
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 11 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 11 Problems
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 12
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 12 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 12 Problems
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 13
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 13 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 13 Problems
Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS)
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 14
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 14 Review
Civil Drafting Technology: Chapter 14 Problems
16 (Final) TOPIC Final exam
|Final Exam Date||May 11, 2021 - 9:0 AM Through May 11, 2021 - 11:30 AM|
|Grading Scale||90 100 = A, 80 89 = B, 70 79 = C, 60 69 = D, Below 59 = F|
Chapter Reviews 20%
Chapter Problems 50%
Final Exam 15%
Total Grade 100%
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 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 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 elses work as ones own.
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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.
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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.
For each assignment, students must complete the entire lesson (file) on their own. Students are never allowed to use another students 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 students 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.
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) tar dies 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.|
|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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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|