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hcc catalogue '11-'12

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CADD-100   Principles of Drafting
3 Credits
The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the language of graphics used in engi- neering and technology. The student will acquire an understanding of orthographic projections, sections, conventions, threads and fasteners, pictorial  drawings, auxiliaries and revolutions. Mechanical assembly and detail drawings, ar- chitectural  plans and elevations and elements of electrical/electronic and printed circuit draw- ings are discussed and illustrated. Other topics covered are lettering, scaling, dimensions, holes, fillets, rounds fasteners, fittings and title block specifications. Students use drawing instruments, such as the triangle, ruler and compass and do some free-hand sketching. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)
CADD-101   Introduction to Computer- Aided Drafting and Design
3 Credits
This course introduces the student to the CAD system. The  student  will receive  “hands-on” training and will develop the techniques  that are essential in today’s job market. The student will learn how to adapt basic technical drafting techniques to computer generated drawings of the various drafting disciplines. (2 hours lecture,
2 hours lab weekly)
CADD-103   Intermediate  CAD
3 Credits
The student will learn how to adapt the principles of descriptive geometry when applied to “real- world”  applications, involving using the Cadd system to create Isometric  and 3-D drawings. The student will have the opportunity to work on drawings  used in various technical  fields, such as mechanical  engineering, architecture and electronics. The student will learn current production techniques to automate the drawing process and how to develop intelligent technical documents.  Prerequisite:  CADD-101. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)
CADD-104   Advanced CAD
3 Credits
The student will learn the programming methods and techniques required to develop an applica- tions package for the CAD system. The students will learn the CAD system’s file structure and how  to manipulate its database. The students will learn how  to create customized menus and macro programming applications and tech- niques. Prerequisite: CADD-103. (2 hours lecture,
2 hours lab weekly)
CADD-105   CAD Projects and Presentations
3 Credits
In this course, the student will combine all the skills and technique of the previous courses to plan and develop a project. The student will learn current production accounting techniques while developing the project. The student will experience the cost factors that directly affect a project.  The  student will learn the various presentation techniques using computer graphics to enhance the project. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll  in ENGL-121; CADD-104. (2 hours lecture,
2 hours lab weekly)
CADD-106   CAD Systems
3 Credits
Prior to taking this course, the student would have acquired an in-depth knowledge  and be well-versed in at least one CAD system used in industry. This course is intended  to broaden the student’s knowledge in other popular CAD packages by studying similarities and differences of the various commands and techniques. The student will experience the problems of translat- ing between various Cadd systems. The objective of this course is to prepare the student to adapt in an industrial environment quickly and easily to any of the most widely used CAD systems. Prerequisite:  CADD-105. (2 hours  lecture,  2 hours lab weekly)
CADD-108   Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
3 Credits
In this course, the students will learn the con- cepts, basic skills and techniques for developing a Geographical Information  System (GIS). This course introduces students to the tools and techniques  of GIS including  spatial data capture, man- agement, and analysis; as well as cartographic output through hands-on experience using GIS software. Emphasis is placed on training in the use of technology and software in order to pro- vide students with skills and a conceptual base on which they can apply to many applications of GIS, such as environmental assessment, analysis of natural hazards, site analysis for business and industry,  criminal  justice, real estate, location analysis, resource management, and land-use planning. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)
CADD-109   Introduction to Building 
Information Modeling (BIM)
3 Credits
In this course, students will learn the concepts, basic skills, and techniques for developing Architectural Floor Plans and creating Building Information Modeling (BIM) models using Revit Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumb- ing (MEP), and Revit Structural software. The instruction  will address issues and best practices for the architectural, mechanical, and structural design of buildings  by developing  a single 3D model  and  database and  its impact  on the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) Industry. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)
CADD-120   Three-Dimensional Modeling and Animation
3 Credits
This course will introduce  the student to the concepts of 2D/3D computer animation. The student will develop and apply traditional anima- tion techniques using computer software. The applications of computer animation will include engineering, visualization, advertising, and mul- timedia. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly) NOTE: Also listed as ARTT-120.

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST