MFG 101 : Blueprint Reading

Transcript title

Blueprint Reading



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Other hours


Prerequisites with concurrency

MTH 020 or higher or minimum placement into MTH 060/085.


Provides student with training to read and interpret various types of industrial blueprints used in manufacturing/fabrication. Includes interpretation of line types, geometric tolerancing and dimensioning, surface finish callouts, auxiliary views and orthographic projection.

Learning outcomes

1. Use standard drawing title block notes and drawing formats that are typical in the machining, welding, and building construction trades.
2. Identify the meaning of different types of lines, symbols, print views, assembly prints, and call outs used to represent a three dimensional object with two-dimensional drawings.
3. Interpret multi-view, sectional, and auxiliary drawings to visualize three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings.
4. Interpret basic geometric, dimensioning and tolerance standards indicated on the blueprint.
5. Derive missing linear and/or angular dimensional values on industry standard blueprints.

Content outline

General Measurement
Semi-Precision Measurement
Interpreting Engineering Symbols and Drawings
Interpreting Welding Symbols and Drawings
Interpreting Shop Symbols and Drawings

Required materials


Grading methods

Assessments for this course may include, either online or in person, written assignments, homework, timed tests, take home tests, oral presentations, and demonstrations of manual skills acquisition as needed to confirm achievement of the course outcomes.

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