Blueprint Reading I

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Students develop the basic skills necessary to read and interpret fundamental engineering drawings of details, subassemblies and assemblies.

  • Develop the skills necessary to read, analyze and interpret standard engineering drawings.
  • Learn to apply these skills in problem-solving situations.
  • Develop the skills necessary to communicate technical information with co-workers.
  • Develop the ability to apply math and engineering graphics skills to solve technical graphic problems
  • Develop the ability to use basic shop math to perform all the calculations necessary to interpret basic engineering drawings.
  • Common fractions, decimal fractions and percentage
  • Engineering drawing nomenclature and symbols
  • Dimensioning Systems
  • Single-view and detail drawings
  • Sketching views from objects and isometric drawings
  • Tolerances
  • Arcs and circles
  • Projections
  • Multi-view drawings
  • Angles and angular dimensions
  • Machined features
  • Surface roughness
  • Sectional Views
  • Threaded hole specifications
  • Metric Drawings
  • Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
Learning Outcomes: 

Outcome: At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

Assessment Method

  1. Describe the meaning of every line in each view and identify all symbols

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  1. Describe the shape and location of each feature of an object in all views of a machine drawing.

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  1. Identify, using correct vocabulary, the tools, and materials and machining processes as stated on a blueprint.

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  1. Perform all calculations required in the interpretation of a blueprint to produce a finished machine part.

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  1. Demonstrate appropriate work habits and willingness to cooperate with co-workers.


  1. Verify that given prints conform to established industrial tolerance standards.

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