Independent Study

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

SolidWorks®: Advanced Applications

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

SolidWorks®: Parts and Assemblies

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

Introduction to AutoCAD®

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

Applications in AutoCAD®

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

Descriptive Geometry

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

Machine Drafting

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

Engineering Graphics

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

Pain Control

This course is a combination of class and lab that studies the physiology of pain and strategies for pain control. Students learn pharmacological, topical, inhalation and local pain control methods. Additionally, students are instructed in the management of medical emergencies related to the administration of pain control agents. Students learn the techniques needed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide conscious sedation. Students receive laboratory and clinical practice in these techniques in DEHY 241, offered concurrently. Lab Fee


This course examines the etiology, systemic contributing factors, and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. Particular attention is given to differential diagnosis, treatment planning, and the roles of the dental hygienist in treating periodontal diseases. Students continue with their understanding of non-surgical periodontal therapies and the use of specific chemotherapeutic and anti-microbial agents. Students also study osseous defects, dental implants, and periodontal maintenance therapies. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.