Course Overview Cabrillo College
Engineering Tech 24 Gary P. Marcoccia
Suggested Prerequisite: One or more of the following: CABT 101, CABT 106, CS 1, CS 1L
Purpose: I will provide students with introductory-level training in the use of the Autocad Drawing Editor.
Students will gain the ability to create beginning-level drawings using the principles of graphic communication
typical to those found in industry.
Required Textbook: Beginning AutoCAD 2012 by Shrock – see internet bookseller sites. My faculty folder
contains the first four chapters in pdf format so that you can complete your homework while you wait for your text
to arrive. There are two texts available for daily check-out at the Tech Center (no copies at the library).
Suggested Textbooks: Since the Exercise Workbook is soley a tutorial-type text, I suggest purchasing an
AutoCAD reference-type text. In addition, an AutoCAD quick reference guide is also very handy for quickly
locating command information.
Required Supplies: Removable storage media that can hold at least 5 mb (USB flash drive, CDRW, etc.)
Attendance: Attendance does factor into your final grade for the course. Due to a directive from
administration, we instructors have been encouraged to take attendance at the end of class -- this will be my
Lectures: Prior to class, you are expected to have completed the reference text reading that corresponds to
the lecture topic. Furthermore, you must be prepared to participate in the lecture by asking/answering
questions. Lectures will be approximately two hours in duration and will promptly begin at 6:15 pm.
Lab: While attending lecture is important, nothing surpasses spending time using the AutoCAD system.
As per the Cabrillo schedule of classes, this course requires that you spend 2 hours 5 minutes/week working
on AutoCad projects in a Cabrillo College lab. Lab hours are considered class time and all students are
expected to complete them in order to fulfill the requirements of this course. It is the students’ responsibility to
record their lab hours on a log sheet. FYI, the Cabrillo College Tech Center (bldg. 1400) houses approx. 100
PC’s with AutoCad installed.
Assignments: Drawing assignments, meant to provide you with practice on the topics discussed, are due on the
dates indicated by the instructor with a point reduction of 25% imposed on all late submittals. While your
classmates may answer questions and provide you with guidance, you are expected to complete your own work.
Unless prior arrangements have been made, no late drawings will be accepted.
Submitting Your Assignments: All AutoCAD homework files must be placed in the Gary Marcoccia
folder/Etech-24/turnin. This folder can be accessed via the “start menu/all programs/faculty folders” or via the
“faculty folders” shortcut on the desktop. All homework should also be saved on your own media, and may be
deleted only after you have verified your assignment grade. Lastly, all drawings must be named using the 7
digits of your student ID number followed by a dash and the drawing name (no spaces). Ex/ 4201668-Ex3c.
The drawing name will be provided in the text. Note: files submitted in windows folders and/or using improper
naming formats will not be graded.
Evaluation: I will correct your assignments as quickly as possible and post grades. Grading is based on the
90 – 100 pts. = A 50 pts. - drawing assignment (39 @ 1.282 points/dwg)
80 - 89 pts. = B 17 pts. - midterm project/exam
70 - 79 pts. = C 17 pts. - final project
55 - 69 pts. = D 16 pts. - Participation in class
0 - 54 pts. = F
Instructor Information: phn: 479-5705, fax: 479-6507, email: email@example.com, my web page:
cabrillo.edu/~gmarcoccia, department web page: cabrillo.info
Miscellaneous: You are required to adhere to all of the guidelines stated in the Cabrillo College Student
Handbook (available at student services). All types of disabilities must be reported to me on your first day of
class attendance (our conversation will be kept confidential).
10/29 Midterm Project and Workbook Lessons 2-10 due by 10pm
11/26 Open Lab (no lecture) to work on meeting the upcoming due date (attendance is
12/3 Final class meeting for the semester (attendance is optional)
Class 1 HOMEWORK
Lesson One Read lesson-related material in your textbook.
You must have your Autocad Workbook by wk. 3
*Exercise: 1 - no dwgs associated with lesson
Class 2 HOMEWORK
Lesson Two, Three and Four *Exercise: 2a-d, 3a-d, 4a-g
Class 3 HOMEWORK
Lesson Five and Six *Exercise: 5a-g, 6a-b
Class 4 HOMEWORK
Lesson Seven and Eight *Exercise: 7a-e, 8 none
Class 5 HOMEWORK
Nine and Ten *Exercise: 9b (one geo shape only), 10c
Class 6 HOMEWORK
Lesson Eleven and Twelve *Exercise: 11b, 12d
Class 7 HOMEWORK
Lesson Thirteen, Fourteen Midterm Project
& Midterm Project lecture *Exercise: 13 none, 14 none
Midterm Project and Workbook Lessons 2-10 due 10/29
Class 8 HOMEWORK
Lesson Fifteen and Sixteen *Exercise: 15 d or e, 16b
Class 9 HOMEWORK
Lesson Seventeen and Eighteen *Exercise: 17b-c, 18 none
Class 10 HOMEWORK
Lesson Ninteen and Twenty *Exercise: 19b (last yellow book assignment for semester)
Lesson Twenty-one through Twenty-four
(lessons 25-30 are part of Etech 41)
Open Lab (no lecture) to work on meeting the upcoming due date (attendance is optional).
Class 13 (last class for the semester)
Open Lab (no lecture) to work on meeting tonight’s due date (attendance is optional). Lessons 11-19 & Final
Project due by 9:50pm