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WLD 107 - Blueprint Reading for Welders

Credits: 3
1 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

This course is designed to assist students in the development of skills necessary to interpret sketches and prints common to the metal working field. The course will begin with simple drafting concepts and sketching techniques and cover the metal structural shapes used by welders, auxiliary views, detailed views, projections, sections, detail, and assembly drawings. American Welding Society standard welding symbols will be taught, as well as basic math, which will include decimals and fractions.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the basic lines and views.
  2. Recognize different types of blueprints.
  3. Differentiate different metal structural shapes used by welders.
  4. Change decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals.
  5. Identify the American Welding Society welding symbols.
  6. Recite the different scales of a tape measure.
  7. Identify and interpret various blueprints.
Listed Topics
  1. Lines and Views
  2. Sketching
  3. Orthographic Views
  4. Welding Symbols
  5. Blueprint Reading
Reference Materials
Textbook approved by the Department, handouts by instructor, video tapes and reading materials.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/13/2008

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