Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

  • Students should consult KCC’s 2014-15 Academic Catalog and the course equivalency guides located in the Academic Advising office for specific transfer information.
  • The specific amount of the lab fee will vary with current costs of materials and is published in each semester’s schedule of classes.
  • For a more comprehensive coverage of course content and requirements, students are invited to use the collection of course syllabi located in the respective departments’ office area.
  • Some Kellogg Community College course have prerequisite requirements that must be met before you can register. Prerequisites are listed at the end of each course description. Select your course of study and make sure you have the appropriate knowledge and/or skills to be successful in the course in which you wish to enroll.
  • Certain course prerequisites can be overridden by the department chair or director responsible for the course.

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  • DRAF 101
    4 CR
    This course provides instruction and CAD-based laboratory practice in graphical communication principles used in industry. Topics include technical sketching, lettering, geometric constructions, multi-view drawings, sectional views, auxiliary views, dimensioning practices, and drawing notation. [16-80-96] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • DRAF 120
    3 CR
    This course advances the use of engineering graphics to produce functional drawings of machine mechanisms and basic machine elements. Included are fasteners, cams, gear trains, weldments, and fits. Dimensioning and tolerancing in accordance with ANSI standard Y14.5M are used throughout the course. CAD technology is used exclusively to complete lab assignments. [16-64-80] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: DRAF 101
  • DRAF 141
    3 CR
    This course is designed to develop problem-solving skills in the area of spatial relationships. A graphical analysis of points, lines, planes and angles, intersections, revolutions, and developments is undertaken. CAD technology is used exclusively to complete lab assignments. [16-64-80] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: DRAF 101
  • DRAF 181
    3 CR
    This course is not intended as an introduction; students must have a basic understanding of AutoCAD prior to enrollment. This course is a study of AutoCAD and its applications as a continuation to DRAF 101. Students will be exposed to the depth of the AutoCAD system and the variables which control it. Advanced techniques will be taught to complement DRAF 101 in areas such as layer control, dimensioning, modifying geometry, text, blocks, symbol creation, attributes, xrefs, pictorial drawing, and three-dimensional drawing. [32-48-80] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: DRAF 101
  • DRAF 190
    3 CR
    An introduction to AutoCAD for those who have a basic understanding of drafting principles. This course is primarily for people in industry, those with a manual drawing background, or those with a curiosity about CAD. Topics will include the computer as a tool, the AutoCAD environment, interfacing with AutoCAD, geometry creation, modifying geometry, dimensioning, producing hard copy, and symbol libraries. [32-32-64] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • Previous CAD/drafting experience recommended. This course is an introduction to the 3-D modeler, SolidWorks, for non-CAD majors. The course will focus on parts, assemblies, and drawings. Topics will include sketching in SolidWorks, creating relationships, parametric constraints, 3-D tools, associative 2-D part drawings, design tables, and assemblies. [32-32-64] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: None
  • This course focuses on advanced concepts in SolidWorks. Topics include advanced sketching techniques, curves, lofts, sweeps, surfaces, basic sheet metal, modeling in assembly, advanced design tables, advanced drawing topics, PhotoWorks, Toolbox, and eDrawings. [32-32-64] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: DRAF 194 or 234
  • DRAF 202
    3 CR
    This course provides an opportunity for the student with sufficient skills to pursue projects for advanced learning or personal interest in computer-aided drafting and design. The subject/project details and method of evaluation will be arranged with the supervising instructor. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: departmental approval required
  • Use of engineering graphics and basic measurement techniques to explore the application and effects of dimensioning and tolerancing. Topics will include geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT), fit analysis, tolerance stackups, metrology, and the effects of tolerancing in the manufacturing environment. Conformance to ANSI Y14.5M-1982 will be stressed throughout. [32-48-80] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: DRAF 120 and 234
  • DRAF 221
    3 CR
    An introduction to architectural drawing production and practice. The student will prepare portions of a set of house construction documents including a site plan, floor plan, elevations, foundation plan, wall section and details, and door and window schedules. CAD technology will be used to complete most lab assignments. [16-64-80] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: DRAF 101 or 190
  • DRAF 234
    3 CR
    An introduction to SolidWorks, a popular 3-D mechanical design tool. Topics will include modeling fundamentals, parametric constraints, associative part drawings, the relationship between 2-D drawings, and 3-D models, design tables, assembly modeling, and visualization. [32-48-80] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: DRAF 101
  • DRAF 252
    3 CR
    A study of advanced modeling, assembly, and drawing techniques using SolidWorks. Sweeps, lofts, surfaces, 3D sketches, sheet metal parts, weldments and assemblies will be created, models will be analyzed using simulation tools, and physical parts will be produced using the rapid prototyping machine. [16-64-80] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: DRAF 234
  • DRAF 262
    3 CR
    A course in creative problem solving and its uses in the design and development of new products and tools. Topics will include creative thinking, problem identification, ideation, product development, design refinement, product design, tool design, documentation, and communication of design ideas. [32-48-80] Lab Fee
    Prerequisites: COMPASS reading score of 70, or a "C" or "P" in STSK 96, 98, 99, TSRE 50, 55 or 75; and DRAF 252