Process piping is a specialized area of drafting which uses a language of its own to transmit necessary information for the construction of a project. To achieve this, each student gains the necessary understanding of piping processes for industries such as petroleum distillation, air separation, paper pulping, and chemical processes.
A laptop computer is required for students entering the drafting/CAD-model building & process piping drawing program. See laptop specifications .
- Demonstrate proper visualization in various views of three-dimensional object by producing a multi-view drawing.
- Identify, select and apply the sectional view that is appropriate to show interior features for dimensioning.
- Demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing processes, shop terminology and machine operations.
- Calculate and apply tolerancing and the relationship between mating parts on assembly drawings.
- Through calculation, select various appropriate purchased parts for diverse applications.
- Apply the current welding processes and generate weldment drawings using industrial standards.
- Illustrate various exploded isometric drawing methods using standard technical practical applications.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamentals of architectural drafting to complete a set of drawings.
- Solve practical drafting-related problems using accepted mathematical applications.
Applicants in any of the drafting/CAD programs must meet the following physical requirements:
- Must be able to visually read computer monitor or laptop.
- Must be capable of using digitizing equipment.
- Must have good hand/eye coordination to operate the above.
All drafting/CAD programs are certified by the ADDA (American Design and Drafting Association). Independently from Alfred State College, all students will have several opportunities to obtain national certification as qualified entry-level drafters by successful completion of the ADDA Exam.
Teaches specialized methods and skills needed to construct a piping system.
- Detail and assembly drawings
- Use of pneumatic and hydraulic control systems
- Piping process layout
- Piping and instrumentation diagrams
- Unigraphics Nx4
A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a "C" average. Students are also required to have earned grades of "C" or better in technical calculations I & II. (Articulation is available in this area.)
A "C" or better for DCAD 4003 senior project is required.
- Pressure Vessel Designer
- Sales Representative
- Field or Service Engineer
- Structural Detailer
- Process Technician
- Drafting Manager
- Process Piping Drafter
- CAD Drafter
- Piping Designer
- Controls Drafter
- Parts Analysts
Upon successful completion of this program, students may continue in Alfred State's BBA program in technology management .
Alfred State drafting/CAD: model building and process piping drawing graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.
All students on the School of Applied Technology Campus at Wellsville spend a total of six hours in class each day. In the Computerized Design and Manufacturing Department, approximately one-to-two hours each day are spent in a classroom lecture-type setting and the remaining four-to-five hours of the day are used to complete many exciting, industrial-type assignments in laptop drafting labs.Students attend class from approximately 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., five days a week. As a result of this full schedule, the student will experience a total of 450 drafting hours in each semester.
|DCAD ||1205 ||Intro to Ind Dftg||5|
|DCAD ||1305 ||Industrial Drafting I||5|
|DCAD ||1405 ||Industrial Drafting II||5|
|DCAD ||1053 ||Technical Calculations I||3|
|DCAD ||2205 ||Industrial Drafting III||5|
|DCAD ||2305 ||Welding Drawing||5|
|DCAD ||xxx5||Technical Elective||5|
|DCAD ||2063 ||Technical Calculations II||3|
|DCAD ||3024 ||Layout & Detail||4|
|DCAD ||3044 ||Fluid Power||4|
|DCAD ||3104 ||Advanced Mech Layout||4|
|DCAD ||3023 ||GD&T||3|
|DCAD ||2053 ||Intro to Unigraphics||3|
|DCAD ||4125 ||Process Piping I||5|
|DCAD ||xxx5||Technical Illustration||5|
|DCAD ||4335 ||CNC Machine Program’g||5|
|DCAD ||4003 ||Senior Project||3|
|Second Semester Electives|
|DCAD ||2805 ||Drafting for Res Construction||5|
|DCAD ||4155 ||Technical Illustration I||5|
|Fourth Semester Electives|
|DCAD ||4225 ||Process Piping II*||5|
|DCAD ||4155 ||Technical Illustration I||5|
|DCAD ||2805 ||Drafting for Res Contruction||5|
|DCAD ||4900 ||Industrial Application||5|
|*Prerequisite:DCAD  4125  process piping I|
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