Intermediate AutoCAD

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CAD 117

       Course Name: Intermediate AutoCAD

       Credits: 4 (4 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

CAD 116 or consent of instructor.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

The second course in AutoCAD, it covers assigning attributes to blocks, using external    references, grouping and filtering entities, and slide shows. Three-dimensional (3D) topics include dynamic viewing, defining coordinate systems, extrusions, wireframe modeling, surface modeling, and an introduction into solid modeling.

IV.   Learning Objectives

The main objective is to develop the student’s ability to analyze and solve problems in a lab environment utilizing Computer Assisted Design & Drafting systems and techniques. The emphasis is a good understanding of the Computer Assisted Design and Drafting System.

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

WeekDateTopic
1 Technical Drawing - AutoCAD User Interface, Fundamentals
Fundamentals Review
[Chapter 1 Technical Drawing 101]
  • Submit completed drawings to D2L Drop box
  • Open ended Review
2 Traditional Drafting Tools
[Chapter 2 Technical Drawing 101]
  • Submit completed drawings to D2L Drop box
  • Open ended Review
3 Computer-Aided Design Basics
[Chapter 3 & 4 Technical Drawing 101]
  • Submit completed drawings to D2L Drop box
  • Open ended Review
4 Dimensioning Mechanical Drawings
[Chapter 5 Technical Drawing 101]
  • Submit completed drawings to D2L Drop box
  • Open ended Review
5 Dimensioning Architectural Drawings
[Chapter 6 Technical Drawing 101]
  • Submit completed drawings to D2L Drop box
  • Open ended Review
6 Isometric Drawings - 3D and Working Drawings
[Chapter 7 – 11 - 13 Technical Drawing 101]
  • Submit completed drawings to D2L Drop box
  • Open ended Review
  • Hands-on Test
7 Isometric Drawings - 3D and Working Drawings
[Chapter 11 - 13 Technical Drawing 101]
  • Submit completed drawings to D2L Drop box
  • Open ended Review
8 Sections
[Chapter 8 Technical Drawing 101]
  • Submit completed drawings to D2L Drop box
  • Open ended Review
9 Blocks
[Chapter 10 Technical Drawing 101]
  • Submit completed drawings to D2L Drop box
  • Open ended Review
  • Hands-on Test
10 Mechanical Working Drawings
[Chapter 11 Technical Drawing 101]
  • Submit completed drawings to D2L Drop box
  • Open ended Review
11 Architectural Working Drawings
[Chapter 12 Technical Drawing 101]
  • Submit completed drawings to D2L Drop box
  • Open ended Review
12 3D Modeling
13 Open Lab
14 Course Review
15 Final Exam

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

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lecture demonstration of drawing techniques with a hands on focus emphasizing the solution of drawing problems.


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

VIII. Course Practices Required

  • On Line Participation; Completion of labs, quizzes and assignments in a timely fashion
  • Completion of lab programs.
  • Passing examinations and quizzes

IX.   Instructional Materials

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

Technical Drawing 101 with AutoCAD 2016, SDC Publications ISBN-978-1585039630

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

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Drawings will be graded according to standard drawing conventions provide on assignment sheets, notes and handouts.  Late submissions will incur a 10% late fee.

A 90% -
B 80%
C 70%
D 60%
F Below 60%

Attendance 10%

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.