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WLD 107 - Blueprint Reading for Welders

Credits: 3
1 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

This course assists students in the development of skills necessary to interpret sketches and prints common to the metal working field. Students begin with simple drafting concepts and sketching techniques, then move on to metal structural shapes used by welders.  These include differentiation of auxiliary views, detailed views, projections, sections, detail and assembly drawings. American Welding Society (AWS) standard welding symbols are emphasized, as well as basic math skills including decimals and fractions.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the basic lines and views.
  2. Classify different types of blueprints.
  3. Differentiate metal structural shapes used by welders.
  4. Convert decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals.
  5. Identify the AWS welding symbols.
  6. Describe the different scales of a tape measure.
  7. Interpret various blueprints.
Listed Topics
  1. Lines and views
  2. Sketching
  3. Orthographic views
  4. Welding symbols
  5. Blueprint reading
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 04/26/2024
Last Reviewed: 04/26/2024

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