Blueprint Reading for Welders


  2. A. Course Title: Blueprint Reading for Welders
    B. Course Number: WE 112B - 30462
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 2
    F. Instructor: Nymeyer, Earl
    G. Office: Don Whitaker Automotive Technology Center (ATC) 103
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2868
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-8:30:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-8:30:00 AM (MST);
    I am available to meet with students by appointment and during class time in the welding lab. Online office hours occur concurrently with regular office hours.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: Virtual

    This course consists of an in-depth study of drawings and industrial blueprints, and the format, terminology, and information included in industrial drawings and blueprints. Students are required to read and interpret standard welding symbols, blueprints, and written specifications that are used in the layout and fabrication of welded structures. This is a two credit hour course.


    This course is intended for students who wish to gain general knowledge of Blueprints and construction drawings as they are used in the welding industry. There is no guarantee of transferability of this course. The student is advised to check with the receiving institution if they intend to transfer to another institution.



    Required: Walker, John R. Welding Print Reading Tinley park, Ill: The Goodhart-Willcox Company Inc. 2007
    ISBN: 978-1-60525-911-6



    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


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    Grade weights are as follows:
    Assignments 75%
    Discussions 5%
    Final Exam 20%
    Total 100%

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    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    Upon completion of this class, the successful student will be able to read, interpret, and use standard format blueprints and mechanical drawings to direct the completion of various welding projects.
    Additionally, All written communication and assignments will conform to the following standards, in order to reflect professional communication standards as used throughout the professional industry.
    • No text language (For example do not use i, BTW, LOL, IDK…)
    • Correct spelling and proper capitalization
    • Complete sentences (Start a sentence with a capital letter and end it with a period.)
    • Logical organization


    After completing this class, the successful student will:
    • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the purpose for and uses of mechanical drawings and blueprints
    • Be able to correctly read and utilize measurements on blueprints and drawings
    • Correctly identify the various construction elements as they are depicted in drawings and blueprints
    • Properly interpret welding symbols on blueprints
    • Demonstrate the ability to correctly read and interpret blueprints and mechanical drawings


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    Blueprint Course Outline
    This schedule is subject to change as needed during the semester.

    Week 1
    Student Profile
    Contact Information
    Academic Honesty
    Canvas Introduction and Syllabus Quiz

    Week 2
    Lesson 1 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 1 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 2 Quiz

    Week 3
    Lesson 2 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 3 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 4 Quiz
    English Versus Metric Measurement

    Week 4
    Lesson 3 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 5 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 6 Quiz

    Week 5
    Lesson 4 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 7 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 8 Quiz

    Week 6
    Lesson 5 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 9 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 10 Quiz
    Why Braze and Solder?

    Week 7
    Lesson 6 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 11 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 12 Quiz

    Week 8
    Lesson 7 quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 13 Quiz

    Week 9
    Welding Print Reading Unit 14 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 15 Quiz
    Week 10
    Lesson 9 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 16 Quiz

    Week 11
    Spring Break
    Week 12
    Welding Print Reading Unit 17 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 18 Quiz

    Week 13
    Welding Print Reading Unit 19 Quiz

    Week 14
    Welding Print Reading Unit 20 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 21 Quiz

    Week 15
    Welding Print Reading Unit 22 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 23 Quiz

    Week 16
    Welding Print Reading Unit 24 Quiz
    Welding Print Reading Unit 25 Quiz

    Finals Week
    Blueprint Reading Final Exam