Mechanical Drafting I
Technology Education @ Brookwood High School
INSTRUCTOR: Gordon Parker PHONE SCH: 770) 972-7642
GRADE: 9 – 12 EMAIL: Gordon_Parker @gwinnett.k12.ga.us
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces the student to the universal language of industry. The student will
study the principles of drafting using various materials, instruments, and drafting tools. Drafting techniques are developed
and applied to the production of working drawings. Emphasis is placed on laboratory processes to develop manual-drafting
skills as well as computer-aided drafting (CAD) techniques.
TEXT: Primary: BASIC TECHNICAL DRAWING, 8th Edition, By Spencer, Dygdon, and Novak. (2004).
Supplemental: MECHANICAL DRAWING, 12th Edition, By French, Svensen, Helsel and Urbanick. (1997).
GOALS: The Academic Knowledge and Skills that represent the standards for academic excellence for all students in
Technical Drafting include:
1. define mechanical drafting (QCC) (TETD_A2006-1)
2. identify the main stages in the development of a drawing (QCC) (TETD_A2006-2)
3. investigate careers involving technical drawing (QCC) (TETD_A2006-3)
4. explain the role that technical drawing plays in the various fields of industry (QCC) (TETD_A2006-4)
5. identify proper procedures for sketching (QCC) (TETD_A2006-5)
6. identify the main parts of a computer aided drafting (CAD) system (QCC) (TETD_A2006-6)
7. identify the various tools and instruments used to produce a mechanical drawing (QCC) (TETD_A2006-7)
8. explain the different views of an object and their basic orientation on the paper (QCC) (TETD_A2006-8)
9. identify various types of pictorial drawings (QCC) (TETD_A2006-9)
10. explain the usage of patterns / surface developments in industry (QCC) (TETD_A2006-10)
11. identify the main steps in drawing a schematic diagram (QCC) (TETD_A2006-11)
12. identify symbols on a typical floor plan (QCC) (TETD_A2006-12)
13. identify fundamental CAD commands (QCC) (TETD_A2006-13)
14. define parametric modeling (QCC) (TETD_A2006-14)
1. demonstrate proper line techniques (QCC) (TETD_B2006-15)
2. demonstrate proper instrument usage (QCC) (TETD_B2006-16)
3. demonstrate proper sketching techniques (QCC) (TETD_B2006-17)
4. perform basic drawing operations on a CAD system (QCC) (TETD_B2006-18)
5. create mechanical drawings using tools and instruments (QCC) (TETD_B2006-19)
6. use the proper stroking procedure to correctly letter (QCC) (TETD_B2006-20)
7. incorporate basic geometric concepts in the completion of a drawing (QCC) (TETD_B2006-21)
8. create a multiview drawing using orthographic projection (QCC) (TETD_B2006-22)
9. demonstrate the correct dimensioning techniques in the production of a drawing (QCC) (TETD_B2006-23)
10. demonstrate the main steps in drawing ANSI Standard bolts and nuts (QCC) (TETD_B2006-24)
11. demonstrate the correct drawing of sectional views (QCC) (TETD_B2006-25)
12. draw circles and arcs isometrically (QCC) (TETD_B2006-26)
13. produce a pictorial drawing (QCC) (TETD_B2006-27)
14. construct an auxiliary view drawing (QCC) (TETD_B2006-28)
15. demonstrate proper layout for pattern development (QCC) (TETD_B2006-29)
16. create a 3-D object by using common surface development techniques (QCC) (TETD_B2006-30)
17. produce a schematic diagram (QCC) (TETD_B2006-31)
18. calculate and label dimensions of a floor plan in a clear and precise manner (QCC) (TETD_B2006-32)
19. draw proper symbols on a typical floor plan (QCC) (TETD_B2006-33)
20. produce a simple floor plan drawing using correct techniques (QCC) (TETD_B2006-34)
21. investigate various careers involving technical drawing (QCC) (TETD_B2006-35)
22. prepare a portfolio (QCC) (TETD_B2006-36)
23. demonstrate parametric modeling techniques (QCC) (TETD_B2006-37)
Note: The above AKS standards represent Mechanical Drafting I & II course work.
1. Plans-For Industry, Your Career, Your Future Chapter 1
2. Sketching and Lettering Chapter 2
3. Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting Chapter 15 & Teacher Supplements
4. Use and Care of Drafting Equipment Chapter 3
5. Geometry For Technical Drawing Chapter 4
6. Multiview Drawing Chapter 5
7. Dimensioning Chapter 6
8. Pictorial Drawings Chapter 12
EVALUATION: The final grade for the course will be based on the following items:
Drafting Assignments 50 %
Tests and Quizzes 10 %
Portfolio 10 %
Miscellaneous, Daily Work Points (Participation) 10 %
Final Exam 20 %
TOTAL 100 %
When a student has an excused absence:
- S/he has five (5) school days in which to complete and turn in any missed work.
- It is the student's responsibility to see that this is done at the teacher’s convenience, outside the regular class period.
- If the work is not completed within the five (5) days, the student receives a zero (0) for the incomplete work.
- The five-day rule does not apply to long-standing due dates on assignment or projects.
- In long-standing assignments, it is generally expected that the student would turn in the assignments on his/her first
day back to school.
When a student has an unexcused absence:
The student may wish to follow the late work policies to earn some credit.
When a student does not complete and/or turn in an assignment on time:
- S/he has the option of completing the missing work and turning it in within five (5) school days to earn 90% of the
- The five-day rule does not apply to long term projects.
- It is solely the responsibility of the student to complete and turn in the late work. The teacher will not remind the
student or ask for the work.
- Any late work not turned in by the student within five (5) days will be recorded as a zero (0) by the teacher.
A 90-100 excellence
B 80-89 above average performance
C 74-79 average performance
D 70-73 minimum acceptable achievement
F Below 70 failure to achieve
Please note that students will not receive a numerical grade over 100, because this is not an advanced placement course.
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: In order for superior work to be produced you may want to invest in special drafting
equipment. These items are not required, just suggested. The items include:
•.5 mm mechanical pencil with “4H or 2H” replacement lead
•.7 mm mechanical pencil with “2H or H” replacement lead
•a soft white vinyl eraser
•a box of drafting dots
CLASS RULES AND EXPECTATIONS: Every student will be expected to conduct him or herself in a manner that does
not interfere with the learning process. Students that interfere with the ability of the teacher to teach and other student's
ability to learn will be dealt with swiftly. All specific Technology Lab rules, and the general school rules listed in the
Student/Parent Handbook, will be enforced! The following are important teacher expectations:
•Give 100% effort.
•Don’t talk while the teacher is talking.
Just as you expect honesty and integrity from the instructor, I expect the same from you.
CONSEQUENCES: The teacher is the primary agent in the school to aid in reconciling their behavior with school
rules. The assistant principal will intervene when conduct or behavior does not improve or when conduct is a major
disruption. The following steps will generally be utilized:
1. Verbal warning
2. Student conference
3. Parent phone call & 30-Minute detention
4. One hour detention
5. Referral to the discipline administrator
TARDY POLICY: The tardy policy described in the student handbook will be utilized.
HONOR CODE: Brookwood High School aligns our policies on academic honesty with similar policies found at
colleges. To this end, cheating at Brookwood High School includes any attempt to defraud, deceive, or mislead a
teacher in arriving at an honest evaluation of student achievement.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to the following:
1. Looking at a test, quiz, or exam of another student while taking an evaluation.
2. Attempting to communicate information in any way during an in-class evaluation.
3. Having cheat sheets, or information written on the body or other personal objects.
4. Using programmed calculators or other electronic devices unless expressly permitted by the
5. Looking at quiz, test, or exam materials prior to their administration.
6. Failing to give credit for the ideas, words, or works of others.
7. Giving information regarding an evaluation to another student who is scheduled to
take the same evaluation.
8. Submitting work through the use of technology that is not created by the student,
including but not limited to file sharing (submitting the same work with different
header), copying files to and from disks and websites, or purchasing solutions
or works from others.
NOTE: The instructor reserves the right to change the requirements of the course to reflect the educational needs of the
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SIGNATURES: Both the parent/guardian and the student will need to sign below indicating that they have received, read,
understand, and agree to the requirements and responsibilities of the course as described in the syllabus.
Student Signature________________________________________________ Date ________
Parent Signature _________________________________________________ Date ________