TAMT-126: Maintenance Print Reading: Plant Layout

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Trade & Apprentice Education
Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Course Subject
TAE - Maintenance Technology
Course Number
Course Title
Maintenance Print Reading: Plant Layout
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-110 or TAE Apprentice Coordinator/Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Introduces the techniques and procedures of plant layout and material handling. Discusses how to analyze and develop information in order to produce a plant layout. Covers print reading skills with emphasis on industrial equipment drawings and how to make simple plant layout drawings for the production of a part using basic drafting techniques.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Plant layout and material handling.
  2. Process design.
  3. Flow analysis techniques.
  4. Workstation layout – space requirements.
  5. Material handling equipment – print reading review of conveyors: monorail, chain, and roller.
  6. Print reading: plant layout.
  7. Print reading: machinery layout.
  8. Development of a plant layout.
  9. Print reading: exhaust systems.
  10. Print reading: drum and monorail washers.
  11. Print reading: machine support frame details.
  12. Print reading: catwalks, platforms, and crossover stairways.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Plan a plant layout.*
  • Explain what factors are required for a production process.
  • Draw a plant layout of a production process.*
  • Demonstrate a familiarity of various industrial equipment in order to showcase basic print reading skills.
  • Read plant layout drawings which shows various industrial plant equipment.
  • Utilize various drawings of example industrial equipment to develop print reading skills.
  • Develop organizational skills in making and reading a plant layout.*
  • Assessment and Requirements

    Assessment of Academic Achievement

    All students will be required to complete a common TAMT 126 comprehensive final examination that assesses the learning of all course objectives.  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

    Students will be required to bring the following drawing equipment beginning in the eighth week:  ¼” grid drawing paper, triangles (45° and 30°-60°-90°), ruler/architects scale, eraser, scissors, rubber cement, colored pencils or highlighters, and drawing pencils (H and HB lead).


    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
    Review Semester
    Fall 2014