TASM-130: Sheet Metal Layout: Applied Triangulation

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Academic Level
Course Subject
TAE - Sheet Metal
Course Number
Course Title
Sheet Metal Layout: Applied Triangulation
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
TASM-120 or TAE Apprentice Coordinator/Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Covers the development of geometrical elements of structures by the triangulation method of sheet metal layout. Includes the development of stretchouts and making cardboard or sheet metal models of transition pieces.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Layout elevation.
  2. Plane views.
  3. Layout profiles.
  4. Triangulation.
  5. Triangulation and triangulation simplified.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Demonstrate applied triangulation development through the use of a variety of problems utilizing geometric elements of structures.*
  • Explain the triangulation method of development shortcuts through the use of a variety of transition problems including square to square, square to rectangle, round to round, square to round, square to oval, round to oval, etc.*
  • Apply shop problems to develop geometric elements of structures.*
  • Demonstrate how to size layout full and half pattern stretchouts.*
  • 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 must be weighted in a manner so that this exam score is worth a minimum of 15 percent of the final course grade.  This exam is to be a common exam administered to all sections of TASM 130.


    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