• Program: Plumbing Technology
  • Course: Blueprint Reading and Estimating
  • Course #: PLBG1011
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The student will learn to read building plans and pipe diagrams, interpret floor plans, elevation views, draw isometrics and sketch detailed work drawings. Student will develop skills in estimating plumbing cost for new installations and remodels and prepare projects using industry developed estimating procedures. Estimates include material, fixtures and labor costs with profit and overhead calculations.

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:
Demonstrate knowledge of Architects scale
List and estimate all material and labor costs
Interpret rough in drawings
Draw isometric pipe drawings of residential buildings
Draw isometric pipe drawings of commercial buildings
Design water systems for residential buildings
Design water systems for commercial buildings
Design a drain waste and vent system for residential buildings
Design a drain waste and vent system for commercial buildings
Interpret mechanical blueprints
Understand all labor and material costs including markup and profit

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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