• Program: Architectural Technology
  • Course: Architectural Residential AutoCAD
  • Course #: ARCH1101
  • Total Credits: 5

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to the basics needed to use the computer and AutoCAD software as a tool in the preparation of architectural working drawings. The student will study coordinate systems, drawing set-up, drawing and modifying commands, annotation, dimensioning, hatching and plotting. The student will produce architectural construction drawings for a cabin.

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.
Utilize coordinate systems for data entry
Set-up drawing parameters
Manage drawings files
Construct geometry
Modify geometry
Manage object properties
Use object snaps
Manage text within AutoCAD
Manage dimensions on floor plans
Manage hatch patterns on plans and elevations
Plot drawings to scale
Complete a project template
Manage block references
Access Design Center
Draft floor plan walls with openings
Manage layer setup
Draft foundation plan
Utilize AutoCAD modify tools
Draft accurate floor plan layout
Draft accurate Sections
Draft accurate Elevations
Produce an accurate set of residential construction documents

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 ARCH1008 and prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in ARCH1203 recommended
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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