• Program: Architectural Technology
  • Course: Architectural Residential Technology I
  • Course #: ARCH1008
  • Total Credits: 5

Course Description

This course introduces the process of designing and drafting residential construction drawings while applying drafting standards, codes, and design principles. The student will produce construction drawings for a single family home.

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:
Define Architectural Technology Career paths
Translate field dimensions to architectural scale plans
Describe benefits of site locations
Draft site plan to scale
Analyze site/building orientation and environmental design strategies
Demonstrate residential code compliance
Develop conceptual bubble diagrams
Develop functional floor plan room relationships
Define stair terminology
Identify stair types
Calculate stair risers and run
Apply kitchen design standards
Apply bath design standards
Implement architectural graphic standards to produce construction drawings
Create exterior elevation views
Draft accurate views using ortho-graphic projection
Draft building sections to scale
Produce foundation plan layout
Produce floor plan layout
Draft standard plan/section details
Interpret project specifications
Sketch plan, section and elevation views to scale
Identify design styles
Draft roof plan

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test or ENGL0901 and prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in ARCH1101 and prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in ARCH1203 recommended
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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