TAMT-115: Maintenance Trades Print Reading

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Trade & Apprentice Education
Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Course Subject
TAE - Maintenance Technology
Course Number
Course Title
Maintenance Trades Print Reading
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

Covers shape description; conventions and symbols; size description; notes and instruction associated with manufacturer's and maintenance-related drawings, including castings, weldments, and machined parts; electrical/electronic schematics and ladder diagrams; piping and fluid power-related drawings and schematics; structural and architectural drawings; and sheet-metal and plant layout. For apprentices and trainees in industrial plant maintenance trades.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Tolerances
  2. Fits and Holes
  3. Fasteners
  4. Inclined/Oblique Surfaces
  5. Auxiliary Views
  6. Pictorial Drawings
  7. Castings and Weldments
  8. Assembly Drawings (Machine Parts)
  9. Electronics and Electrical Schematics
  10. Piping Diagrams and Fluid Power Circuits
  11. Structural Drawings and Prints
  12. Architectural Drawings and Prints
  13. Sheet Metal Drawings and Layouts
  14. Plant Layout Drawings and Prints
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Calculate tolerances, clearance and interference fits, and sizes  for shafts and holes.*
  • Select correct fasteners for industrial applications.
  • Identify inclined, oblique, and auxiliary surfaces and views on blueprints.*
  • Explain machine assembly from pictorial and assembly drawings.
  • Identify specific parts from weldment, casting, electronic, electrical, piping, and fluid power prints.
  • Identify specific structural steel components from structural, architectural, and plant layout drawings.
  • Sketch and develop sheet metal layouts.*
  • Assessment and Requirements

    Assessment of Academic Achievement

    All students will be required to complete a comprehensive final exam that assesses the learning of all course objectives.  This exam must be weighted in a manner so that the exam is worth a minimum of fifteen percent of the final grade.  This exam is to be a common exam administered to all sections of TAMT 115.

    General Course Requirements and Recommendations

    Calculator use:  Students are encouraged to bring a calculator to all classes.  Any scientific calculator will be sufficient for this course.


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


    Effective Term
    Fall 2014