TAGD-130: Assembly Detailing

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Course Subject
TAE - Graphic Design
Course Number
Course Title
Assembly Detailing
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
TAGD-120 or TAE Apprentice Coordinator/Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Presents the concept of detailing of assembly drawings, including modeling of complex shapes and pictorial drawings of details. Through the use of traditional and computer-based drafting techniques, students explore drawing individual parts in their proper orientation. Modeling clay is required.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Introduction to sketching.
  2. Sketching details from a pictorial assembly.
  3. Drawing from sketches.
  4. Sketching details from a working drawing.
  5. Modeling details from sketches.
  6. Drawing complex shapes from sketches.
  7. Sketching details from an exploded view assembly.
  8. Drawing details from sketches.
  9. Determining tolerances and fits.
  10. Complex assemblies.
  11. Sketching details from complex assembly drawings.
  12. Modeling details from complex assembly drawings.
  13. Drawing details from sketches.
  14. Interpreting assembly drawings.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Match irregular planes and surfaces to determine spatial relationships.*
  • Identify the various types of assembly drawings.
  • Model complex details through visualization.*
  • Demonstrate the process to produce an assembly drawing.
  • Utilize various drawings of example objects to develop assembly drawings.*
  • Use 3-dimensional models to develop assembly drawings.
  • Utilize detail drawings to draw an assembly drawing.*
  • Uutilize actual objects that will be manufactured in other classes as drawing objects for this class.
  • Assessment and Requirements

    Assessment of Academic Achievement

    All students will be required to complete a common TAGD 130 comprehensive final examination that assesses the learning of all course objectives.  This exam will consist of two parts, the first part consisting of a drawing project and the second part will be a team assembly drawing assignment.  This exam must be weighted in a manner so that this exam score is worth a minimum of fifteen percent of the final course grade.

    General Course Requirements and Recommendations

    The student will be required to bring the drafting equipment used in the previous two drafting courses (TAGD 110 and TAGD 120).  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