course goal is for the student to develop, understand and be able
to demonstrate the fundamental drafting skills required for both
subsequent classroom training and finally, the workplace. Manual
drafting, freehand drawing and lettering will be covered.
use of drafting equipment.
and competent line quality.
Medium, Thin and their corresponding uses.
of the Architectural scale and how to use scale.
Elevation, and Section Orthographic Projection, Oblique Drawings
Course final grade will be based on the following criteria:
final course grade will be in accordance with the following
89% - 80%
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Access and a 28.8 modem (or higher). You will also need a browser:
Netscape version 4.77 or 4.67 (4.76 can be downloaded from Netcape
4.76 Downloads) or Internet Explorer (version 4.0 or higher).
Please note that WebCT tends to work best with Netscape 4.77
WordYou will need a word processing programuse
access to a scanner. Many assignments will require that you
scan the final copy and submit electronically. If you do not
know how to scan, a "general" scanning tutorial is
available through Triton's Training and Technology Center's
online tutorials' site: Online
Training Modules, Tutorials.
course includes several Flash files. You will need the flash
player installed on your computer to view the files. Most Netscape
4.0+ and Internet Explorer 4.0+ browsers include the player;
however, if you click on a flash file and the file does not
launch you will need to download the Flash player. The Flash
player is FREE http://www.macromedia.com/software/flashplayer/
will need disk space for file downloading and saving files.
Text BookArchitectural Graphics, Third Edition,
Francis D.K. Ching, John Wiley & Sons, 1996, ISBN# 0471287539
supplies are available at any office supply store. Blueprinting
Company (look in the yellow pages under Blueprinting or art supply
stores). There are also several online retailers that offer drafting
supplies (keyword: drafting equipment or Utrecht).
2H & 4H drafting pencils - 2 each <view
Sharpener or Lead Pointer <view
#2 pencil - 4
Staedtler-Mars white eraser, NO. 526 50 <view
scale (which has fractional scales on it, ¼"
= 1'-0") <view
triangle, 8 or 10" size <view
degree triangle, 8 or 10" size <view
Template (for architects - ¼", ½"
Tape - 3M Scotch Drafting tape No. 230 ¾" wide
of Clearprint 1000H paper 8 ½ x 11 size
Brush - 6" or larger <view
Parallel Rule or Portable Drawing Board <view
Board - dense white board to be used as a drawing surface
with the T-square.
Assignments are due by 11:30 p.m. on the designated due date.
assignments must be submitted as attachments through WebCT's Assignment
Dropbox by 11:30 p.m. on the designated due date.
Assignments must be properly labeled with assignment description
in the subject line.
will be graded based on accuracy and following criteria:
a.) Late or incomplete assignments will not
you have questions regarding an assignment, contact the instructor
through WebCT's private mail at least 24 hours before the assignment
need to be scanned
into electronic format (either .jpeg or .gif) and then
submitted to the course's WebCT Assignment Drop Box by the Assignment
Due Date. You can activate the course's WebCT Account by clicking
on this "Activate
Course WebCT Account" link
or via the "Activate Course WebCT Account" link located
on the course "Classroom" page.
Once you have entered WebCT > Click on the "Assignment
Dropbox" link > Select the appropriate assignment link
> Attach the File (.jpeg or .gif) > In the Subject Area
type the Assignment Title (i.e. Week One, Lettering Assignment;
Week Two: Assignment 2A; etc.) > Submit the Assignment.
for using WebCT
copies (the Actual Drawings) must be mailed on or before
the Assignment Due Date. By the Due Date, place the appropriate
Weekly Assignments in a Manilla Envelope and mail them to the
Instructor. You will need seven (7) Manilla envelopes and postage.
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will take five (5) quizzes throughout this seven week course. Each
quiz is made up of 3 - 4 questions. The quizzes are designed to
test you on important information from each reading assignment.
(5) Quizzes will be given at the end of Weeks One, Two, Three, Four,
will be available 48 hours prior to the due date. Quizzes must be completed by
11:30 p.m. on the specified due date. A
testing program called WebCT is used for all quizzes in this course.
The quizzes are available online for students to takequizzes
are timed at 10 minutes each (do not activate unless you are prepared
to take it in its entirety). Students only get one chance to
take each quiz. Studying for quizzes is definitely important to
the student's success in this course. Quizzes
must be taken when scheduled (See course "Schedule" for
quiz due date information). There will be no
make-ups on quizzes.
You will be required to visit campus two (2) times during the course
of the semester for mid-term and final exam testing.
and final exams will be proctored
and require students to come to Triton's campus for testing.
Off-campus proctoring arrangements
can be made for students from other colleges or schools.
Students will be required to present a Photo ID prior to taking
the mid-term and final examinations. Click
here for detailed information on registering
to take a proctored exam.
get one chance to take the mid-term and final examinations. The
exams must be taken in accordance with the course "Schedule."
There will be no make-ups on exams.
is required to do well in this course. You are encouraged to
participate regularly in the course WebCT Discussion Board.
The course discussion board can be activated by clicking on
the below "Activate Course WebCT Account" link or
via the "Activate Course WebCT Account" on the "Classroom"
page. You will need an id and password to activate WebCT.
assignment topic has an associated discussion forum, students
should log-on to the discussion board often and participate
in the forum. Post
questions or comments regarding a specific topic under that
assignment topic's forum. Students are encouraged to post responses
to any questions posted by other students on the discussion
board, as well as posting your own questions. The board is open
to all students. It
is recommended that you log-on to the discussion forum at least
three times a week.
You are encouraged to use the discussion boards to correspond
with the Instructor regarding specific assignment topics. However,
if you want to contact the instructor in a more private forum
you may email the instructor via WebCT's "Private Mail."
All email for the instructor must be sent through WebCT "Private
Mail". You may also contact the instructor via phone (See
"Instructor" link for contact information).
Copying the work of another student will result in dismissal
from the course. Knowingly permitting your work to be copied will
also result in dismissal from the course (See Student Handbook for
further provisions). Triton
College Academic Integrity Policy.