Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AEC 120 - Introduction To Construction Drawings

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in AEC 110
  • Recommended Prep: AEC 118

AEC majors only. A core AEC course in basic building construction and common construction drawings. Foundations, framing, doors and windows, cornices, roofs—architectural dimensions, materials symbols, drawing conventions, construction conceptualization, and more. An AutoCAD course that applies procedures from AEC 110 and materials information from AEC 118.

4 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AEC 120, the student will be able to:

  • Use the AutoCAD® software program to create common construction drawings (foundation plans, floor plans, elevations, framing plans, details, etc.) complete with labels and dimensions for one or more small buildings.
  • Design the foundation and the floor, wall, and roof framing of a small residential building.
  • Apply the layout, line weight, and other basic drawing and presentation standards to produce drawings of industry standard quality.
  • Roughly define the terms, concepts, and standards associated with the topics of the course.
  • Report to a workplace regularly and punctually, engage effectively and congenially with peers and supervisors, work from written as well as oral instructions, use assigned time efficiently for productive work, and meet production deadlines.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication, computation, and problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of the coursework.

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