SRJC Course Outlines

6/18/2024 8:01:12 AMCONS 60 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 60Title:  BLUEPRINTS: RES  
Full Title:  Blueprint Reading: Residential
Last Reviewed:4/16/2007

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CONS 270

Catalog Description:
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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.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2002Inactive:Fall 2011
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will:
1. Use the architectural scale to interpret drawings and to prepare
sketch assignments.
2. Analyze architectural drawings and describe the relationships
between them.
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
Utility Plans.
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
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1. Introduction to the design process
   a. Professional roles
   b. Documentation
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
   b. Elevations
   c. Sections
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
   e. Sections
   f. Details
   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
   a. Organization
   b. Division content
   c. Description of materials
10. Coordination of architectural drawings with electrical, mechanical,
and plumbing plans

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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.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework
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%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Del Pico, Wayne. Blueprint Reading. R.S. Means, 1995.

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