Basic AutoCAD

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CAD 116

       Course Name: Basic AutoCAD

       Credits: 3 (2 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

None

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course is first of three in drafting and design using AutoCAD software. Content includes setting up a drawing electronically; drawing and editing; construction techniques; display commands; effective layering; dimensioning and detailing; using blocks, and plotting.

IV.   Learning Objectives

The main objective is to develop the engineering student's ability to analyze and solve problems in a lab environment utilizing Computer Assisted Drafting systems and techniques.  The emphasis is on the correct understanding of the Computer Assisted Drafting System both drawing competency and programming language.  Drawing problems will focus on industry related drawing problems.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
www.oakton.edu/studentlife/student-handbook.pdf

VI.   Sequence of Topics

See D2L.

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lectures demonstrate drawing techniques with hands on focus emphasizing the solution of drawing problems.

Drawing problems will be assigned during class.  Each problem will be worth a total of 30 points.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

Instructional Materials: See D2l:

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.


Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

  • Completion of lab drawing labs.
  • Passing examinations and quizzes.
  • Maintaining a portfolio of assignments.
  • Attendance (please call if you are unable to make it to class).
  • Final project.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

AutoCAD and it’s Applications – Comprehensive 2016, Goodheart Wilcox ISBN-978-1631264313

The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments by informing the class accordingly.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Course Practices Required:

  • Completion of lab drawing labs.
  • Passing examinations and quizzes.
  • Maintaining a portfolio of assignments.
  • Attendance (please call if you are unable to make it to class).
  • Final project.

Grading Criteria:

Drawings will be graded according to standard drawing conventions provide on assignment sheets, notes and handouts.

50% Drawing Labs
20% Tests, Quizzes, & Class participation
20% Final Project
10% Attendance
100% Grade Total

See D2L:

Grading Scale
A 90%
B 80%
C 70%
D 60%
F Below 60%

XI.   Other Course Information



If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.