• Program: 360 Programs-Center for Mfg & Applied Eng
  • Course: Print Reading
  • Course #: CMAE1510
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course will orient the student in the basic skills and abilities required for understanding prints utilized in a manufacturing/industrial environment. Emphasis will be on interpretation of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols/principles; Alphabet of lines; Multi-view drawing (including Orthographic Projection, Isometric Views and Perspective Drawing); Title blocks; Revision systems; Identification of general/local notes; Dimensions and tolerances; Basic principles of math/geometry in relation to mechanical print reading; Interpretation of basic weld symbols; Techniques of basic shop sketching and interpretation of three- dimensional drawings, will be also discussed. Each student will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired through a variety of in-class activities and external assignments.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Define basic blueprint terminology
Differentiate between general and local notes
Interpret common abbreviations and terminology
Determine tolerances associate with dimensions on a drawing
Identify types of lines within a drawing
List essential components found in title and revision blocks
Identify isometric views
Identify positions of views: top, front, side, auxiliary, and section
Visualize one or more views from a given isometric of pictorial representation of an object, or from an actual object
Determine the scale of the view or section
Check for revisions

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 0
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on the reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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