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ATEM 1350 - Electrical-Mechanical Blueprint Reading

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: None

Practice in print reading using large blueprints for process control for temperature, flow, pressure, etc., delta-y connections, application of SCR controls, relay circuit for automated conveyor systems, robot operated hoist systems using programmable controllers, application of hydraulic, pneumatic and combustion controls, plumbing layout, power wiring layout, plant layout and interconnecting wiring.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the layout of an elementary wiring diagram.


  1. Describe the components used in elementary wiring diagram.
  2. Describe the various electrical symbols as applied to wiring diagrams.
  3. Describe the difference between an elementary wiring diagram, a pictorial diagram and an interconnecting diagram.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to modify and troubleshoot a machine using electrical diagrams.


  1. Describe how a programmable controller interfaces with a machine.
  2. Describe how transformers are wired in for different voltage levels.
  3. Describe the application of electronic controls used in electrical circuits.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Electrical Symbols and Line Diagrams
  2. Logic Applied to Line Diagrams
  3. AC Manual Contractors and Motor Starters
  4. AC/DC Contractors and Motor Starters
  5. Time Delay and Logic
  6. Control Devices
  7. Reversing Motor Circuits
  8. Power Distribution Systems
  9. Solid State Electronic Control Devices
  10. Electromechanical and Solid State Relays
  11. Programmable Controllers

Primary Faculty
Walters, Gary
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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