- Course Number:
- MCH 105
- Course Title:
- Blueprint Reading I
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Covers blueprints using multi-view projection, sectional and auxiliary views and title blocks and drawing format which are the basis for all graphical communication in industry today. Knowledge of the techniques used on blueprints is necessary in industry whenever descriptions of size, shape, and arrangement are used to produce, service, or sell a product. Introduces blueprints and drawing techniques which will be built upon with further modules in the program. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Introduction to Multi-View Drawings-Blueprints using multi-view projections are the basis for all graphical communication in industry today. Knowledge of the techniques used on blueprints is necessary in industry whenever descriptions of size, shape, and arrangement are used to produce, service, or sell a product. This module will introduce the student to blueprints and drawing techniques, which will be built upon with further modules in the program.
Sectional & Auxiliary Views - When objects are drawn using multi view projection, it is often difficult to show all the features and surfaces using just top, front, and right side views. Two common methods used in industry to show features which are hidden, and/or surfaces that are at angles other than 90 degrees, are sections and auxiliary views. This module will introduce the student to the methods of developing and interpreting basic sections and auxiliary views.
Title Blocks & Drawing Format - Title blocks and notes on blueprints provide the technician with information necessary to fully understand the drawing such as part numbers, scale, author, material, and changes. This module will introduce the student to the information you can find in the title block, and the various standard-drawing formats used in industry.
Intended Outcomes for the course
The student, upon successful completion of the course, shall be able to demonstrate an entry-level understanding of the different views, techniques, and information that are contained within a blueprint.
This course is based on performance outcomes. The following performance outcomes are based upon established industry standards. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:
- Multi-view drawing techniques used on blueprints in industry where descriptions of size, shape, and arrangement are used to produce, service, or sell a product.
- Sectional and auxiliary views, which are the two common methods used to show hidden features, and/or surfaces that are at angles other than 90 degrees.
- Various standard-drawing title block notes and drawing formats used in industry.
Course Activities and Design
MCH 105 will be presented by means of audio-visual presentations, demonstrations, lab experiences, and research activities. The course activities and design emphasize the development of skills and knowledge outcomes prescribed by established industry standards. The identified outcomes will be achieved by means of individual and team activities.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
OUTCOME ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES:
POLICY - Student performance measurements are based on established industry standards. The various areas of study during the course will be evaluated by a variety of activities. Typical of those activities are the following;
1. READING ASSIGNMENTS - Information sheets, textbooks, journal articles and the learning resource center are potential sources of information that the student will reference as directed in the modules identified in the introduction.
2. PRACTICE - Completion of tasks and projects identified in the reading assignments, information sheets, journal articles and textbooks. Students are required to complete practice activities with 100% competency.
3. SELF-ASSESSMENT - Checking and evaluating the students understanding and knowledge gained through the reading assignments and practices typically done through a practice evaluation.
4. LAB ACTIVITIES - Participation in structured laboratory exercises with the emphasis on developing skills or increasing expertise in the areas of study identified in the module packets.
5. FINAL ASSESSMENT - An assessment in the form of a written exam and/or practical application that addresses the subject areas identified in the module packets. Students are required to complete final assessment activities with 85% competency.
Blueprint Reading for the Machine Trades by Pouler
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)