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Design and Manufacturing Technology (DSTC)
Department of Engineering Technology

DSTC 1022   Technical Drafting
Methods and skills in graphical communication. This includes lettering, free hand and instrument drawings, shape and size description, pictorial and working drawings, and blueprints. Line value and lettering are stressed throughout the course. Class 1. Lab 2. (Fall)

DSTC 1023   Foundations of Design Technology
Methods and skills in graphical communication including spatial visualization, orthographic projection, technical illustration and descriptive geometry. Concepts are reinforced with application using freehand sketching and drawing instruments. Class 2. Lab 4. (Fall)

DSTC 1043   Descriptive Geometry
Principles and application of orthographic projection including space relation of points, lines, planes, intersection, and development, along with geometry problems. Class 3. (Spring)

DSTC 1203   Computer Aided Drafting And Design
An introduction to computerized drafting using microcomputers with two-dimensional and solid modeling CAD software to provide the student with a working knowledge of computer aided drafting. Class 3.

DSTC 1313   Technical Illustration
Theory and practice of the production of industrial drawings and the applications to rendering and shading techniques. Freehand sketching, instrument drawing, CAD, and modeling are emphasized in the preparation of pictorial drawings along with the use of airbrush and ink. Class 3. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: DSTC 1413. (Fall)

DSTC 1413   Technical Design Elements I
Advanced drafting, CAD and solid modeling procedures for electrical/electronic, welding, sheet metal, and mechanical elements. Emphasis is placed on a general knowledge of the functions of the elements in each area. Class 2. Lab 4. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203 or consent of instructor. (Fall)

DSTC 2613   Architectural Design Elements
Techniques and practices in drafting residential and industrial structures. Includes the use of CAD software in drawing a complete set of plans for a one-story home with details, specifications, and schedule. Also model building. Class 3. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203 and DSTC 1413, or consent of instructor. (Spring)

DSTC 2811   Engineering Design Technology I
Preliminary level design of a complete system with its integral parts including design support and development using analysis, modeling, and drawings. Students participate in the conceptual and preliminary design procedures by participating in a team project with engineering and engineering technology students. Class 1. Prerequisite: DSTC 3433 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: DSTC 1413 (Fall)

DSTC 2821   Engineering Design Technology II
Advanced level design including support and development of illustrations, drawings, reports, and reviews. Continuation and completion of team projects initiated in DSTC 2811 with engineering and engineering technology students. Class 1. Prerequisites: DSTC 1313, DSTC 2811, and DSTC 3433, or consent of instructor. (Spring)

DSTC 3423   Technical Design Elements II
A survey course that covers structural, map, and plane surveying and pipe drafting. Emphasis is placed on gaining a general knowledge of the functions of each area using advanced drafting, CAD and solid modeling techniques. Class 2. Lab 4. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203 and DSTC 1413 or consent of instructor. (Spring)

DSTC 3433   Solids Modeling
A course in the use of three-dimensional software to produce drawings of solid objects. Class 3. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203. (Spring)

DSTC 3443   Computer Aided Manufacturing
An exploration into the process of using computer software to transform solid models to be manufactured in a computer numerical control environment. Class 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: DSTC 3433 (Spring)

DSTC 3811   Drafting/Design Internship
The student receives career preparation by applying classroom learning in a work experience. Evaluation will be based on supervisor's appraisal of student performance as well as LeTourneau University internship supervision. Class 1. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203, DSTC 3433 and Consent of Instructor.. (On Demand)

DSTC 3941-3993   Special Topics
Individual or group research, development, and/or design. Special permission only. Class 1-3.