Fundamentals of Prints & Drawings for Technicians


  2. A. Course Title: Fundamentals of Prints & Drawings for Technicians
    B. Course Number: ENGT 213F - 10739
    C. Semester: Spring 2018
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Caster, Cassandra
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: By appointment; set up appointment by sending a Canvas Inbox Email.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: Virtual

    3 Credit Hours This course will introduce students to print reading, engineering fluid diagrams, electrical diagrams, electronic schematics, logic diagrams, engineering fabrication, and construction drawings. This course should provide personnel and contractors who are associated with energy industry facility construction, operation, and maintenance a foundation in reading, interpreting, and using engineering prints and drawings.


    This course will meet the requirements of the Energy Technology Degree at New Mexico Junior College; however, it is important to check with the institution to which you are planning to transfer to determine transferability. All students are encouraged to keep the course syllabus, as it will help determine the transferability of this course credit to another institution.



    Reading Material Provided by Instructor:
    • Fundamentals of Prints and Drawings for Technicians (LM)
    • DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Engineering Symbology, Prints, and Drawings Volume 1 and 2

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    Discussions: 350 points
    Quizzes: 1700 points
    Total points: 3250

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    1. Accurately solve problems using foundational mathematics, physical sciences, and energy technology concepts.

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of environmental safety in regards to energy industry processes and procedures.

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    Course Objectives
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of technical drawings and their specific terminology and symbols. (DSLO 4)
    a. Week 4, Module 4
    i. Assignment-- Complete worksheet identifying symbols and understanding concepts

    b. Week 6, Module 6
    i. Assignment-- complete worksheet symbols and understanding concepts

    2. Interpret engineering fabrication, construction and architectural drawings. (DSLO 3)
    a. Week 1, Module 1
    i. Identify and discuss a drawing that demonstrates one of the five common categories of drawings

    b. Week 6, module 6
    i. Quiz over fabrication, construction, and architectural drawings

    3. Create technical drawings based on specific criteria. (DSLO 3)
    a. Week 7, Module 7
    i. Assignment and Presentation of created technical drawing using at least 3 learned symbols


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    Week 1

    Module Zero:

    Getting Started

    Review Course Information and complete “Getting Started” Module Zero

    Module zero discussion and Assignment

    Module zero Quiz

    Week 2

    Module One:

    (DOE Handbook Volume 1)

    Introduction to Print Reading

    Week 2 Instructions

    Module One Reading Assignment:

         DOE Handbook Vol 1, Pages 1-22

         LP1, LP2, LP3

    Module One Discussion and Assignment

    Module One Quiz

    Week 3

    Module Two:

    (DOE Handbook Volume 1)

    Engineering Fluid Diagrams and Prints

    Week 3 Instructions

    Module 2 Reading Assignment:

           DOE Handbook Vol 1 Pages i-x and pages  1-34

           LP 1-11

    Module 2 Discussion

    Module 2 Quiz

    Week 4

    Module Three:

    (DOE Handbook Volume 1)

    Electrical Diagrams and Schematics

    Week 4 Instructions

    Module 3 Reading Assignments

           DOE Vol 1 pages v- vi, and pages 1-23

           LP 1-4

    Module 3 Quiz

    Week 5

    Module Four:

    (DOE Handbook Volume 2)

    Electronic Diagrams and Schematics

    Week 5 Instructions

    Module 4 Reading Assignment

          DOE Vol 2, page v and pages 1-23

          LP 1

    Module 4 Assignment

    Module 4 Quiz

    Week 6

    Module Five:

    (DOE Handbook Volume 2)

    Logic Diagrams

    Week 6 Instructions

    Module 5 Reading Assignment

           DOE Handbook Vol 2, page v and pages 1-20

            LP 1-4

    Module 5 Discussion

    Module 5 Quiz

    Week 7

    Module Six:

    (DOE Handbook Volume 2)

    Engineering Fabrication, Construction, and Architectural Drawings

    Week 7 Instructions

    Module 6 Reading Assignment

          DOE Handbook Vol 2 page v and pages 1-17

          LP 1-4

    Module 6 Discussion

    Module 6 Quiz

    Week 8

    Final Exam


    **Each week begins on Sunday at noon and ends the following Sunday at midnight.

    Week 1

    Module Zero: Getting Started

                Review Course Information and complete “Getting Started” Module Zero.  You cannot move on to Module 1, week 2, unless you have completed Module Zero and reviewed the Course Information.

    Week 2: DOE Handbook Volume 1

             Module 1 - Introduction to Print Reading

    This module introduces each type of drawing and its various formats. It also
    reviews the information contained in the non-drawing areas of a drawing.

    Week 3: DOE Handbook Volume 1

               Module 2 - Engineering Fluid Diagrams and Prints

    This module introduces engineering fluid diagrams and prints (P&IDs); reviews
    the common symbols and conventions used on P&IDs; and provides several
    examples of how to read a P&ID.

    Week 3, 4

             Module 3 - Electrical Diagrams and Schematics

    This module reviews the major symbols and conventions used on electrical
    schematics and single line drawings and provides several examples of reading electrical prints.

    DOE Handbook Volume 2

    Week 5, 6

            Module 4 - Electronic Diagrams and Schematics

    This module reviews electronic schematics and block diagrams.
    It covers the
    major symbols used and provides several examples of reading these types of

    Week 7, 8

            Module 5 - Logic Diagrams

    This module introduces the basic symbols and common conventions used on logic
    diagrams. It explains how logic prints are used to represent a component's
    control circuits. Truth tables are also briefly discusses and several examples of
    reading logic diagrams are provided.

            Module 6 - Engineering Fabrication, Construction, and Architectural Drawings
    This module reviews fabrication, construction, and architectural drawings and
    introduces the symbols and conventions used to dimension and tolerance these types of drawings.