ENT-124: Construction Blueprint Reading

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Building Sciences
Energy Technology
Academic Level
Course Subject
Energy Technology
Course Number
Course Title
Construction Blueprint Reading
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Explores mechanical (HVAC), architectural, and electrical drawings required for energy technology, plumbing and pipefitting, electrical, and construction related trades. Covers print reading, interpreting common symbols, working notes, views, and title blocks. Introduces project management and estimating. Note: Basic measurement and math skills required for print reading section.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Reading mechanical and architectural prints for construction.
  2. Reading SI measurments and scale sizing of construction blueprints using basic math skills.
  3. Reading blueprint symbols related to mechanical and architectural trades.
  4. Reading mechancial and architectural blueprints according to print location grids.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Demonstrate the difference between construction architectural prints and mechanical factory/shop prints.
  2. Demonstrate and understand the scale sizes of different prints.
  3. Apply fraction reducing skills to reading measuring scales and tapes.
  4. Calculate the conversion between US standards and SI units.
  5. Identify specific sections on blueprints.
  6. Demonstrate the use of grid systems on prints.
  7. Explain important note information on prints.
  8. Describe extra notes on drawings.
  9. Differentiate between different drawing views.
  10. Describe the purpose and use clouded areas on blueprints.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Each student must complete the weekly assigned chapter readings and questions at the end of each chapter. The reading and questions build on each of the skill sharpening sessions (5) and are the stepping stones toward the final. If this work is not completed each skills sharpening session will become more difficult and will be reflected when the student takes the final. Those that complete the weekly assignments will find this class not that difficult.

Classroom verbal reading will be required along with a verbal review of each chapter every week Skill Sharpening Sessions must be attended and completed or 10 points will be deducted for every week missed and not completed (late assessment).; All skills sharpening sessions must be made up. It is your responsibility, not the instructor's, to make other arrangements.

  • Final Exam accounts for 25% of the final Grade.
  • Skills Sharpening Sessions account for 50% of the Grade.
  • Class participation and homework account for 25% of grade.
General Course Requirements and Recommendations

Due to the nature of this course, attendance is mandatory.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date