This introductory course in blueprint reading prepares students to interpret mechanical, electrical and commercial architectural drawings and plans. Students learn about the different types of graphic representations in the electrical, mechanical and commercial construction trades, as well as how these drawings are related to the job requirements of an Industrial Systems Technician. The course will cover mechanical drawings, orthographic projections, dimensioning, use of symbols, wiring and control diagrams, piping and electrical distribution systems, and commercial construction building site plans. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding, interpretation, and application of drawings.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Define the purpose and use of symbols as well as the terminology associated with industrial system drawings.
Relate the meaning of line types, dimensions, views and sections, orthographic projection, notes, etc.
Describe mechanical details, components, and assemblies.
Interpret electrical schematics, to include single line, full wiring, and electrical ladder diagrams.
Decipher building wiring, conductor color coding, phase color coding and termination schemes.
Read drawings of lighting, electrical, and piping distribution systems as well as AC control circuits.
Create and utilize HVAC, wiring, and plumbing schematic diagrams.
Apply schedules, site plans, and construction specifications as part of job planning requirements.
Analyze records, reports and other documentation.
Prepare reference documents as per in-the field installation, repair or replacement requirements.
Conduct material take-off and basic estimating routines utilizing drawings.