Introduction To Blueprint Reading


ZTRD-503 Introduction to Blueprint Reading (12 hours)
Fee:  $225

Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
April 5, 12, 19, & 26
Course fee includes book and materials

Course Description

Blueprints are a set of instructions in the form of a drawing designed to show another person or persons the exact design and dimensions of a structure that is to be built. Blueprints are usually created by a Landscape Architect, Interior Design Architect, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer or another of a multitude of specialized architects and engineers.
Throughout this 12 hour, non-credit course you will discuss blueprints, their purpose, the meaning of the many symbols and how the various building trades us this particular drawing as the instructions for building houses and commercial buildings. You will learn how to look at a set of Architectural or Engineering drawings and learn to interpret the meaning of each part. You will learn the purpose of The Legend, where the section views are located and what their purpose is. You will also learn how to use Specification along with the drawings and Letters of Transmittal that accompany blueprints.

This course will be particularly helpful for people that are:

  •  Currently working in the construction industry,
  • Looking to enter the construction industry,
  • Engineers and architects that do not have experience with blueprints.

Suggested Enrollment Process

To Enroll Online:

  1.  Click: ‘On Line Registration’ on the left side of this webpage.

  2. Click on Search and Register for Workforce Development Classes

  3. Type in ‘Blueprint’ and hit 'Submit"

  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the course that you want to take (ZTDR-503). There may be several choices so make sure you select the right course and dates

  5. Enter in your personal and credit card information. Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you. It should have the Building and Classroom for the course.

To Enroll in Person:

Go to STCC, Building 15, Room 104 to register for the course or call 755 4225