EVOC 502 WA4
Facilities Floor Plan

Specific Information and Criteria

OBJECTIVE - Each EVOC 502 scholar will develop a "to scale" floor plan, in accordance with the six criteria indicated below, that shows the layout of a room with furniture and/or equipment for a course he/she might teach or is presently teaching.

RATIONALE - Having functional well organized facilities that provide enough room for effective instruction is especially important for instructors of vocational and occupational subjects. Being able to sketch out a "to scale" floor plan and use that sketch to describe an educational facility is a fairly simple skill to learn and is extremely valuable to anyone involved with the planning of instruction. Using graph paper or a computer drawing program to make "to scale" drawings is a skill that every teacher should develop.

CRITERIA - It is expected that each scholar will:

  1. Comply with all of the General Criteria for Written Assignments.

  2. Draw a floor plan to scale on an 8.5 by 11 inch sheet graph paper (or the drawing may be produced on a personal computer). Typically each square on the graph paper would represent one foot, but can be assigned any value that would result in a "to scale" drawing that will fit onto one page.

  3. Include the overall dimensions of at least one room in the drawing and accurately indicate the location of all doors, windows and other permanently mounted fixtures. Be sure to include information about electrical, telephone and internet connections as well as information about lighting, plumbing, flooring and walls.

  4. Provide Information about equipment (desks, chairs and/or other special equipment) that will be housed in the facility. Make sure to allow for appropriate space needed for student use. Neatly print appropriate information on the actual drawing.

  5. Insure that the drawing is done in a professional manner and that everything included in the drawing is drawn to scale. If drawing on graph paper, use a ruler to make straight lines.

  6. Indicate the maximum number of students that the room can accommodate and insure that the drawing conveys accurate information that represents what the room should (or does) actually look like.
RESOURCES - Solicit information and suggestions from a drafting instructor. Visit a store that sells home improvement materials and ask if someone there can show you how to make a "to scale" drawing on your graph paper. Use an online search engine to look for "to scale drawings" and/or "floor plans." Take a look at Fred Fudrucker's WA4 Example to see what a WA4 floor plan should look like.

One point is associated with each of the six criteria listed above.

This assignment may be posted on a Web site or turned in as a hard copy document. The formatting required for the floor plan precludes sending it in as an e-mail as the course instructor will not accept attachments to e-mail messages. Under all circumstances it should be completed on or before the date indicated on the EVOC 502/3 Class Schedule.