INR3717 BLUEPRINT READING
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.
INR 3717 - Blueprint Reading (3 hrs.)
A course designed to study the basics of blueprint drawings and to practice obtaining desired information from blueprints. Includes: types of drawings, lines, dimensions, tolerances, specifications, and sketching techniques.
This course is open to all students who are accepted in technical programs.
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning reading blueprints and making sketches.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to read and interpret basic blueprints.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: Print Lines
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully identify seven different types of lines used in blueprints.
- Identify object lines, hidden lines, center lines, extension lines, dimension lines, projection lines, and section lines.
UNIT 2: Understanding the Three View Drawing
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully identify views in orthographic drawings.
- Define orthographic.
- Identify the six possible views in orthographic drawings.
- Identify specific information on a given blueprint.
- Identify holes in side views.
- Read and explain dimensions and how they relate in different views.
UNIT 3: Identifying Tolerances
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully identify and locate tolerances given on blueprints.
- The title block to locate tolerances.
- Demonstrate the use of tolerances charts.
- Explain bilateral and unilateral tolerances.
- Determine maximum and minimum tolerances.
- Demonstrate the understanding of angler tolerances.
UNIT 4: Understanding Section and Auxiliary Views
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully identify and locate information in auxiliary and sectional views.
- Define a sectional view and give its purpose.
- Determine where a sectional view originates.
- Identify dimensions using sectional views.
- Locate tolerances in sectional views.
UNIT 5: Drawing Sketches
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully draw both two dimensional and three dimensional views from given information.
- Draw and dimension a three-view sketch of a given object.
- Draw a 3 dimensional sketch of the above drawing.
UNIT 6: Understanding Aircraft Blueprints
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully identify and locate information using aircraft blueprints.
- Define a mole line.
- Demonstrate the location of a station line on a given print.
- Explain a waterline in reference to aircraft prints.
- Explain what a milliard is.
- Explain what a butt-line is on an aircraft print.
UNIT 7: Understanding Welding Symbols
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully identify, locate, and explain information concerning welding symbols.
- Explain the use and meaning of the welding symbols.
- Demonstrate the use of the welding symbols charts to determine the symbols meaning.
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.
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402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.