VAE 103 Blue Print Sketching and Interpretation

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of blueprint drawing and interpretation. The intent of the course is to teach him/her to read specifications and marginal information in production blueprints while enhancing his/her ability to define size, shape, and dimensional information in his/her own construction drawing..

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ): NA
  • Prerequisite Courses: VSP 153a Industrial Safety
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    The student will be able to:

    1. Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the Carpentry trade.
    2. Use competently specified hand and power tools.
    3. Perform basic hand skills in constructing projects to given specifications.
    4. Interpret construction information from blueprint drawings.
    5. Participate in the construction industry.

    B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
    The student will be able to:

    1. Use common drafting tools to produce coherent construction drawings.
    2. Define, interpret and use scale measurements.
    3. Describe the types of drawings usually included in a set of plans and list the information found on each type.
    4. Identify selected architectural symbols commonly used to represent materials on plans.
    5. Identify selected electrical and plumbing symbols commonly used on plans.
    6. Recognize and identify basic blueprint terms and components.

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    I = Introduced
    D = Demonstrated
    M = Mastered

    C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC:
    The student will be able to:

    General SLO 1. Use common drafting tools to produce coherent construction drawings.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Describe the purpose of each drafting tool.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    1.2 List commonly used drafting tools.

    1.3 Draw a given shape.

    General SLO 2. Define, interpret and use scale measurements.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Define scale.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    2.2 List types of scales used.

    2.3 Draw lines with specified scales to use.

    General SLO 3. Describe the types of drawings usually included in a set of plans and list the information found on each type.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 List types of drawing.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    3.2 Identify the various information found on various drawing.

    3.3 Draw each drawing.

    General SLO 4. Identify selected architectural symbols commonly used to represent materials on plans.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 List all symbols learned.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    4.2. Draw the symbol of each material.

    4.3. Describe each symbol and where it is used on each drawing.

    General SLO 5. DIdentify selected electrical and plumbing symbols commonly used on plans.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Identify and draw electrical symbols.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    5.2 Identify and draw plumbing symbols.

    5.3 Draw a simple floor plan using the symbols learned.

    General SLO 6. Recognize and identify basic blueprint terms and components.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 List the two purposes of Title Block.

    Written tests, practical tests, and projects

    6.2 Define Border.

    6.3 Explain the term legend.

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Drafting tools
    2. Shape desription
    3. Pictorial sketching
    4. Mechanical drawings

    E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
    Practical/Hands-on experience Lectures/Demonstration, group discussion, and application.

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
    NCCER, Carpentry level two –Trainee guide. Ohio: Prentice Hall (or most recent edition). Drafting tools and papers.

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    Hepler, D. E., Hepler, D. J., & Wallach, P. R. (1998), Architecture Drafting and Design. Seventh edition. New York: McGraw-Hill (or most recent edition). Hardware and manufacturers manuals

    H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
    None

    I. EVALUATION
    Students majored in the carpentry program must achieve 70% mastery or a “C” to pass this course.

    J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
    None

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