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CAT 1141 Reading Architectural Drawings

Basic techniques for reading and interpreting construction plans and specifications, both residential and commercial. Includes all major building uses and types of construction as defined by the building code. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Architectural Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: DEV 0035 and MAT 0600 or MAT 0100 


  • Describe the underlying principles of the structure of different types of buildings.
  • Identify common building materials and demonstrate familiarity with Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) specification format.
  • Demonstrate proficiency reading and interpreting construction plans and specifications.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2