Introduction to Layout and Fabrication Syllabus for 2021-2022
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WLDG-1317-004 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication


Course Description

A fundamental course in layout and fabrication related to the welding industry. Major emphasis on structural shapes and use in construction.

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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 2 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information



ISBN 0-8269-1910-3


Triangular Architect Scale

0.7mm Mechanical Pencil w/ extra leads (or 5mm)

10” 30/60 Degree Triangle

8” 45 Degree Triangle

Vinyl Eraser

Drafting Tape or Dots

Drafting Quality Compass with beam extension

French Curve set


Leather Gloves

Safety Glasses


Right Hand Aviation Snips

Left Hand Aviation Snips

Scratch Awl

Prick Punch

Architectural scale ruler 

Student Performance

  1. Understand and apply proper shop safety practices.
  2. Read a steel rule / tape measure accurately.
  3. Understand and apply mathematical formulas for layout and fabrication.
  4. Know and apply geometric construction principles.
  5. Know and be able to lay out orthographic projections.
  6. Use orthographic projections to develop templates for sheet metal components.
  7. Understand the safe use of sheet metal working equipment.
  8. Draw patterns using parallel line construction, radial line construction, and triangulation.
  9. Fabricate sheet metal parts using hand tools and machinery.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

Students are required to take notes during lectures and to maintain a notebook.  Notebooks should contain handouts, reference materials, formula sheets, tests, homework assignments, and task lists.  Students will furnish a scientific calculator and PPE to include SAFETY GLASSES.  Students shall furnish the required text.


Read safety handouts provided, use common sense, maintain safe shop practices, Keep YOUR lab clean and orderly.  Keep all safety shields/guards on equipment in place at all times.Notify the instructor of any faulty wiring, worn or damaged tools, or missing parts.  NO HORSEPLAY IS TOLERATED WHATSOEVER.  Academic disciplinary measures will be promptly administered.  Never enter the shop area without your safety glasses!!

Amarillo College Technical Education Code of Professional Conduct

Amarillo College has the responsibility to provide you with the education, training and "hands on" practice to become a professional in your chosen field.  The instruction, equipment, facilities and apparatus are provided for your use.  Studying, practicing and learning are required by you.

As a participating student in Amarillo College Technical Programs, you will be expected to act, perform and train in a professional manner.  The following rules and guidelines are to be followed by everyone.


Unless it is an emergency, it is highly recommended that you do not miss class. Recovery of missed information will be the responsibility of the student. Class begins at the scheduled time. If you are not in your seat in class or at the designated location during laboratory exercises, you will be counted as tardy. The student will be required to show an acceptable understanding of the topic(s) covered during their absence . Check syllabus for your instructor's policy regarding attendance.

Professional Attire:

Every student will be required to wear an approved AC logo shirt to both class and lab. Shirts must be ordered through your advisor during the registration period. It is recommended that each student purchase one shirt for every class in which they are registered. Shirts will be tucked in.

Pants will be:

• clean and well maintained
• no large rips or tears
• held at the waist (i.e no sagging)
• blue jeans or long pants  (no sweats/exercise pants)
• have no hanging chains/loose strings (safety issue)

You are expected to reflect the dignity, pride and respectfulness of an industry professional.  As a representative of Amarillo College's Technical Education Program you shall wear your AC logo shirt while in the classroom and on the training field or in the laboratory .

There will be no caps, hats, bandanas, beanies, or hoods allowed to be worn in the building. Lab attire will be determined by your instructor . Please check your syllabus .

Your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shall be worn when indicated by the instructor in charge during any training, field, or laboratory exercises .  It is your responsibility to keep your equipment clean and in good shape.

Required professional attire is mandatory for class and laboratory participation .


Tools I  Equipment I Books I Supplies I  PPE:

You must show up to class with the required list of tools/equipment/books/supplies/PPE listed on your syllabus in order to be allowed to participate and earn credit for the day.

Students shall wear appropriate clothing to perform any assigned task.  Come to the shop with the proper tools  and equipment specified for the class.  Failure to dress for work  or to bring the required equipment will count as an absence.

Stealing, vandalism, or pilferage will be dealt with severely!  No drugs tobacco,drinks, or food allowed!

Grading Criteria

The final overall grade will be computed using the following relevant components:


   DAILY ATTENDANCE / PARTICIPATION----------------------------------------------20%

   WRITTEN TESTS--------------------------------------------------------------------------------20%

   TEXTBOOK ASSIGNMENTS / NOTEBOOK------------------------------------------20%


         90 - 100% ------------------------A

          80 - 89% --------------------- B

          70 - 79% ----------------------C

          60 - 69% ----------------------D




Attendance and participation in class and lab is regarded as a requirement and an obligation for learning.  Students are responsible for participating in an attendance management system as designated by the instructor.  Attendance / participation grades may also reflect homework, class preparation, punctuality, housekeeping, proper dress, and required equipment, supplies, and text.  Students should make every effort possible to attend and be on time for all classes.  Students will clock in and clock out on the computer in Room 116. Tardiness and leaving early will take off daily attendance scores. Failure to clock in and out will cause loss of attendance points. The time clock will be the final judge if there is any dispute pertaining to attendance. 


                                                              TENATIVE SCHEDULE

Class 1: Class Orientation, Shop Safety

Class 2: Instruction and practice in basic drafting skills and techniques.

Class 3: Continue with practice in basic drafting skills and techniques.

Class 4: Sheet Metal working tools and machinery------------TEST 1—Basic drafting skills

Class 5: Using Patterns and Cutting sheet metal

Class 6: Using Patterns and Cutting sheet metal  (continued).

Class 7: Parallel Line Development

Class 8: Parallel Line Development (continued).

Class 9: Triangulation--------------------------TEST 2----Patterns and Parallel Line Development

Class 10: Triangulation (continued).

Class 11: Radial Line Development

Class 12: Radial Line Development (continued).

Class 13: Making and Using Patterns--------------------TEST 3---Triangulation and Radial Lines

Class 14: Making and using Patterns (continued).


Additional Information


Cell phones are to be silenced in the class and the shop. Students are not to use their phones in the class room or the shop. Any student who violates this rule will have two options: 1. Surrender the cell phone to the instructor for the remainder of the class period. 2. Go home. Loss of points will also be levied for cell phone infractions

Syllabus Created on:

10/14/21 4:24 PM

Last Edited on:

10/14/21 4:38 PM