Advanced AutoCAD for Interior Design

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CAD 136

       Course Name: Advanced AutoCAD for Interior Design

       Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: CAD 134

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Second course in AutoCAD for interior design covers creating and utilizing advanced drawing techniques; developing complex interior design applications including lighting, electrical plans, elevations, and 3D drawings; producing drawings with unconventional angles; using symbols/blocks and assigning attributes for use in drawing applications; and producing drawing plots with multiple scales with advanced functionality.

IV.   Learning Objectives

This course is an advanced course in Computer-Aided Design with emphasis on Interior Design applications.

  • Students will draw and plot floor plans, elevations and three dimensional drawings using advanced techniques on the computer.
  • Create an interior design project using Computer Assisted Drafting Techniques with an understanding of rendering elements (space, form, line, texture, ornament) and principles.
  • Use and show understanding of the various aspects of lighting and the dynamics of color in Computer Aided Drafting by analyzing design problems and providing appropriate solutions.
  • Create a portfolio of interior Design Projects using computer printers/plotters and electronic portfolio techniques.
  • Successfully create a total home design by working with Computer Aided Drafting software to represent floor plans, elevations, furniture pieces and circulation paths.

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

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

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

IX.   Instructional Materials

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

AutoCAD 2014 for Interior Design and Space Planning; Prentice Hall  isbn 0-13-500099-8

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.