Blueprint Electives

Intro to Blueprint Reading Architecture and Construction Blueprint Reading
  Mechanical Systems Blueprint Reading

 

Intro to Blueprint Reading
1 Trimester
0.5 Credit
Course Description: This is a course that exposes students to the fundamentals of drawing and reading blueprints.  Students will learn essential skills that apply to multiple professions; primarily studying prints from the machining and fabrication professions.  Students will study the application of line types, isometric vs.  orthographic views, proper dimensioning practices, mathematical tolerance application, threaded fastener decoding, and other fabrication practices.  These topics will prepare students for further education and/or a career. 

Architecture and Construction Blueprint Reading
1 Trimester
0.5 Credit
Course Description: This is a course that introduces students to architectural structures and their utilities.  Students will analyze multiple residential and commercial framing styles, along with multiple architectural drawings.  Students will learn concepts including: site plans, floor plans, sectional views, framing methods, compass bearings, surveying, benchmarks, electrical symbols, plumbing symbols, HVAC symbols, and construction math.  Students will create a drawing packet as well as a scale model of a properly framed structure.  Students will practice precision measurement and tactile assembly skills.  This class will prepare students for multiple careers, apprenticeship training, and practical lifelong knowledge. 
Prerequisite: Intro to Blueprint Reading (or similar Level 1 blueprint reading class) is a prerequisite. 

Mechanical Systems Blueprint Reading
1 Trimester
0.5 Credit
Course Description: This is a course that introduces students to the fundamentals of gears, engines, electricity, and their associated design blueprints.  Students will focus on gear terminology, gear size, RPM’s and torque, engine components and operation, and electrical theory for ohms, volts, amps, and watts.  This variety of technical fields studied will prepare students for careers, further education, and lifelong learning. 
Prerequisite: Intro to Blueprint Reading (or similar Level 1 blueprint reading class) is a prerequisite.