SRJC Course Outlines

10/3/2023 2:02:24 PMCONS 61 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

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Discipline and Nbr:  CONS 61Title:  BLUEPRINTS: NON-RES  
Full Title:  Blueprint Reading: Non-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: 

Catalog Description:
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Language of blueprints and specifications as applied to non-residential construction including: use of scales; drawing symbols and conventions in sketching; interpreting structural, electrical and mechanical documentation; role and work of consultants; drawing content interpretation; specification and code requirement interpretation.

Course Completion of CONS 60 ( or CONS 270 or CONS 370 or CONS 82)

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Language of blueprints and specifications as applied to non-residential construction including: use of scales, drawing symbols and conventions in sketching, work of consultants, drawing content interpretation, specification interpretation, and code requirement interpretation.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CONS 60 ( or CONS 270 or CONS 370 or CONS 82)
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:Summer 2012
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 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, and consultant drawings including:  structural,
electrical, mechanical and plumbing.
4. Identify architectural symbols used in construction drawings and use
them to prepare sketch assignments.
5. Analyze 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 for non-residential buildings
   a. Professional roles
   b. Documentation (working drawings & specifications)
2. Review of scale use
a. Measuring components of working drawings
b. Preparing sketches
3. Review of freehand sketching & lettering techniques
   a. Use of tools
   b. Professional Standards
4. Creating orthographic projections
a. 3-view drawings
b. Elevations
c. Sections
3. Symbols and conventions used in architectural working drawings
4. 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
5. Working drawing content by drawing type, and consultant drawings
a. Structural
b. Electrical
c. Mechanical and plumbing
6. Common non-residential Code requirements
a. Relationship to plan check documents
b. relationship to drawings.
7. Common non-residential specification information and relationship to
a. Organization
b. Division content
c. Description of materials
8. Coordination of architectural drawings with structural, 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 non-residential Code requirements.
6. Interpreting common non-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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