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    Jan 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DFAB 270 - Capstone- Digital Fabrication

Number of Credits: 3
Capstone In Digital Fabrication is an intensive study and research course for students pursuing the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, Digital Design and Fabrication Certificate, or the SOLIDWORKS Certificate. Students will complete an independent, comprehensive, field-specific project and related presentation. Specific focus will be placed on professionally-oriented activities, including the development and presentation of a portfolio to be used as part of the job search process. This course prepares students to complete the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) exam as the final exam. Certification is not guaranteed. Independent, directed studio experiences available. Should be completed during the last semester of study. (Fall & Spring Only) Two Hours Lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three Credits. Four billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): DFAB 205 , DFAB 206 , and DFAB 207  with a minimum grade of C or better; may be completed concurrently with Division Chair permission.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Prepare a portfolio of work that clearly demonstrates an advanced level of design thinking and conceptualization (PG1, PG5).
  2. Articulate design-based concepts through the presentation of a professional portfolio (PG2, PG3).
  3. Demonstrate a mastery of industry-standard CAD software at an advanced level (PG1, PG5).
  4. Utilize their knowledge of industry-standard CAD software at an advanced level (PG1).
  5. Execute design-based aesthetic and conceptual research. (PG4).
  6. Create design-based artifacts to communicate specific ideas and concepts by utilizing appropriate design elements. (PG1, PG2, PG5).
  7. Analyze and critique the graphic designs of other artists. (PG3).
  8. Implement a critical, historical, and conceptual understanding of their work and its relationship to other 21st century designers. (PG2, PG3).
  9. Develop a professional business package as support for their visual portfolios. (PG1, PG3, PG5).

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