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 Course Title:   Print Reading in Manufacturing

 Title Abbreviation:   PRINT READING/MANUFACTUR

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    140

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Introduction to the fundamentals of blueprint reading emphasizing industrial drawings commonly used in manufacturing. Focuses on line and symbol conventions used in industrial blueprints and visualization of solid objects from orthographic and isometric projections. Students will be given experiential exercises in interpreting technical drawings. Overview of the various sources of information found within technical drawings will also be given. Develop skills in print reading, learn basic ANSI standard sketching techniques, lettering, dimensioning, and makeup of a print as a form of communication. Read and interpret drawings as well as sketch them. Practice interpreting mechanical, construction, welding, electrical and HVAC blueprints.

 Prerequisite  

None. Call either (360) 416-7975 or (360) 416-7948 if you are receiving a “haven’t met prereq” message.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand why drawings are important in the manufacturing industry & be familiar with the components that make up a set of drawings.
  2. Understand the application of technical documents/information in a manufacturing workplace (specifications, work plans, safety information, etc.).
  3. Demonstrate ability to use basic and precision measurement tools and procedures.
  4. Become familiar with drawing/drafting terminology, symbology, abbreviations, map scales, and dimensioning.
  5. Know the difference between pictorial and orthographic drawings.
  6. Visualize solid objects from orthographic and isometric projections.
  7. Become knowledgeable about drawing specifications – why they are needed, what is contained in them, & how to find specific information.
  8. Intrepret notes and dimensions to determine sizes, materials, and other requirements.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.5 Identify similarities and differences in the ways in which data is collected and analyzed in different disciplines.
2.7 Identify and evaluate connections and relationships among disciplines.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Drawings in the manufacturing industry & the components that make up a set of drawings.
  2. Application of technical documents/information in a manufacturing workplace (specifications, work plans, safety information, etc.)
  3. Basic and precision measurement tools and procedures.
  4. Drawing/drafting terminology, symbology, abbreviations, map scales, and dimensioning.
  5. Difference between pictorial and orthographic drawings.
  6. Solid objects from orthographic and isometric projections.
  7. Drawing specifications – why they are needed, what is contained in them, & how to find specific information.
  8. Notes and dimensions to determine sizes, materials, and other requirements.