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|Discipline and Nbr:
Blueprint Reading: Residential
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||2.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||2.00||Lab Scheduled||0||4 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||2.00|| ||Contact Total||35.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00||
Language of blueprints and specifications as applied to residential construction including: use of scales, drawing symbols and conventions in sketching, interpretation of drawing content, specifications, and code requirements.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Language of blueprints and specifications as applied to residential construction including: use of scales, drawing symbols and conventions in sketching, drawing content interpretation, specification interpretation, and code requirement interpretation.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2002||Inactive:||Fall 2011
The student will:
1. Use the architectural scale to interpret drawings and to prepare
2. Analyze architectural drawings and describe the relationships
3. Retrieve and interpret information from architectural working drawings
including: Site Plan, Floor Plan, Foundation and Floor Framing Plan, Roof
Framing Plan, Sections, Details, Exterior and Interior Elevations and
4. Identify architectural symbols used in construction drawings and use
them to prepare sketch assignments.
5. Evaluate working drawing information as it relates to Code
6. Evaluate working drawing information as it relates to specification
7. Synthesize working drawing content by preparing sketch solutions to
Topics and Scope
1. Introduction to the design process
a. Professional roles
2. Use of the scale
a. Measuring components of working drawings
b. Preparing sketches
3. Freehand sketching and lettering techniques
a. Use of tools
b. Professional standards
4. Theory of orthographic projections
a. 3-view drawings
5. Symbols and conventions used in architectural working drawings
6. Working Drawing types and relationships
a. Site Plan
b. Floor Plan,
c. Foundation and Floor Framing Plan
d. Roof Framing Plan
g. Exterior and Interior Elevations
h. Utility Plans
7. Working drawing content by drawing type
8. Common residential Code requirements
a. Relationship to plan check
b. Incorporation into documents and drawings
9. Common residential specification information
b. Division content
c. Description of materials
10. Coordination of architectural drawings with electrical, mechanical,
and plumbing plans
1. Readings in text.
2. Completing Exercises from text.
3. Sketching technique exercises.
4. Interpreting working drawings.
5. Interpreting common residential Code requirements.
6. Interpreting common residential specifications information.
7. Sketching solutions to problems.
8. Written assignments involving analysis and synthesis of course
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 20%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
25 - 40%
|Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
25 - 40%
|Class performances, Performance exams||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 30%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 10%
Del Pico, Wayne. Blueprint Reading. R.S. Means, 1995.