ETEC1524 Print Reading and Design

Course Description

This is a foundational course in industrial print reading. This course is designed for students who have no previous experience with print reading. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in print reading, mechanical drafting concepts, and machine layout tools to transfer measurements from drawing to stock. Student will be able to understand and read piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the three principal views and dimensions of a 3-view drawing and accurately draw a 3-view of a simple object.
  • Explain the requirements of an isometric drawing and produce an accurate isometric drawing of a simple object.
  • Explain the basic rules of interpreting a mechanical drawing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read a mechanical drawing.
  • Identify information found on a title block using a P&ID.
  • Using a P&ID legend, identify the valve symbols used on piping and instrumentation diagrams including gate, globe, butterfly, check, and safety valves.
  • Using a P&ID legend, identify the types of valve operators used including pneumatic (diaphragm), motor, hydraulic, and solenoid operated.
  • Discuss the major flow path found on a P&ID example.
  • Identify and apply appropriate safety procedures.


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2 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 1 lab, 0 other