TAGD-120: Advanced Graphic Interpretation

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Course Subject
TAE - Graphic Design
Course Number
Course Title
Advanced Graphic Interpretation
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
TAGD-110 or TAE Apprentice Coordinator/Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Introduces the concepts of shape and size description of oblique surfaced objects, sectioning, processes used in the manufacturing environment, and geometric and traditional tolerancing. Requires knowledge of traditional and computer-based drafting techniques.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Threaded fasteners and non-threaded fasteners.
  2. Processing notes and oblique surfaces.
  3. Drawing oblique surfaces.
  4. Dimensioning oblique surfaces.
  5. Castings, forgings, and cutting/viewing planes.
  6. Full sections and partial sections.
  7. Revolved, removed, aligned sections, and sectioning of ribs and webs.
  8. Weldments.
  9. Tolerances.
  10. Tolerances and fits.
  11. Geometric dimensioning and tolerances and form tolerances.
  12. Profile, orientation, and runout tolerances.
  13. Location tolerances.
  14. Assembly drawings.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Describe advanced projection of oblique and slanted surfaces.*
  • Utilize various drawings of example objects to develop advanced spatial relationships.*
  • Explain the use of GD&T in detail drawings.*
  • Calculate tolerances.*
  • Explain sectioning techniques.
  • Assessment and Requirements

    Assessment of Academic Achievement

    All students will be required to complete a comprehensive final examination that assesses the learning of all course objectives.  This exam will consist of four drawings, at least one being a CAD drawing.  This exam must be weighted in a manner so that the exam score is worth a minimum of fifteen percent of the final course grade.  This exam is to be a common exam administered to all sections of TAGD 120.

    General Course Requirements and Recommendations

    The student will be required to bring the drafting equipment used in previous  drafting courses.  Modeling clay is also required.


    Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.


    Approval Dates

    Effective Term
    Fall 2014
    ILT Approval Date
    AALC Approval Date
    Curriculum Committee Approval Date