South Central College

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Print Reading (section 1)
#: CMAE-1510   ID: 220   Section: 0324  

This 8-week course will orient students in the basic skills and abilities required for understanding prints utilized in a manufacturing/industrial environment and will cover techniques of basic shop sketching and interpretation of three-dimensional drawings. Emphasis will be on interpretation of geometric dimension and tolerance 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; and, interpretation of basic weld symbols. 

Course Outcomes:

  • Define basic blueprint terminology
  • Differentiate between general and local notes
  • Interpret common abbreviations and terminology
  • Determine tolerances associated 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 1+ 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

Course Location:
This course meets live each week in a virtual classroom using video conferencing technology where the instructor and students can all see and hear each other. In addition, assignments and E-book content will be provided to students in an online learning management portal (D2L) to complete outside of the live class times.

About the Instructor:
Jerry Musielewicz is an adjunct instructor and curriculum developer for Minnesota State colleges, an authorized OSHA 10 and 30 hour instructor, and a certified MSSC instructor. Jerry is a former engineering manager with extensive knowledge in the manufacturing industry. He has taught Live Online courses for over 4 years, including safety, print reading, maintenance awareness, technical math, manufacturing production and processes, and quality practices.

Credits: 2 or Non-credit

Course Requirements: 
  1. High-speed Internet Access
  2. Computer or video conferencing system with webcam and microphone (built-in or external)
  3. Print Reading for Industry E-book, 10th Edition, Brown, Copyright 2016 - $57.00 purchased during registration

Class Attendance Policy:
A student is allowed two(2) absences.  A third(3rd) absence will result in a letter grade of C at the highest.  Any additional absences will result in withdrawal from the course without a refund.

Bring to Class:
Click here to download the Student Manual.  This manual contains important information on how to access your live virtual classroom, textbooks and materials you will need for class, and other pertinent information that you should review prior to the first class. Virtual classroom connection information will be emailed to each student approximately 7 - 10 days prior to the course start date.
12:00 PM
Registration Cutoff Date:
Other Costs & OptionsQtyPayment Method

  $57.00 Print Reading E-Book Online payment only
Dates & Times:
03/24/2020   12:00PM - 2:00PM Online
03/31/2020   12:00PM - 2:00PM Online
04/07/2020   12:00PM - 2:00PM Online
04/14/2020   12:00PM - 2:00PM Online
04/21/2020   12:00PM - 2:00PM Online
04/28/2020   12:00PM - 2:00PM Online
05/05/2020   12:00PM - 2:00PM Online
05/12/2020   12:00PM - 2:00PM Online