• Program: Architectural Technology
  • Course: Building Systems
  • Course #: ARCH1345
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to basic design and drafting requirements of HVAC, plumbing, electrical and low-voltage/data/communication systems in both residential and commercial applications. This will include new trends in alternative energy and 'smart building' technology.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Differentiate basic thermal systems
Identify qualities of energy efficient home models
Define sustainable building performance goals
Demonstrate energy conservation technology
Design residential plumbing system
Select alternative energy design strategies for climate comfort needs
Describe the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index test
Design sound attenuation solutions
Describe water conservation methods
Identify water conserving appliances and techniques
Identify electricity conserving appliances and lighting fixtures
Specify components for energy efficient HVAC systems
Perform energy analysis

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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