• Program: Architectural Technology
  • Course: Design with SketchUp
  • Course #: ARCH2301
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to SketchUp imaging technology for design. Students will use SketchUp tools to construct objects, modify objects, apply materials, apply special effects, and create 3D camera views. Students will create a portfolio of design scenes and present a final design composition.

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:
Identify SketchUp Interface tools
Construct components using SketchUp tools
Modify components using modification tools
Operate camera tools to view 3D objects
Import drawings
Export drawings
Create complex interconnected shapes
Create rendered images of model views
Apply materials and color to object surfaces
Apply modeling and rendering techniques to components
Incorporate photos into model views
Export 3D views to 2D layout sheets
Compose portfolio of interior SketchUp scenes

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 0
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test or ENGL0901 and knowledge of computers is recommended
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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