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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

Basic Print Reading (BC38A) or (GCC144)

Advanced Print Reading (BC38B) or (GCC155)

Basic Print Reading (BC38A) or (GCC144); Advanced Print Reading (BC38B) or (GCC155): 35 hours (1 week).

The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.

Basic Print Reading (BC38A) or (GCC144); Advanced Print Reading (BC38B) or (GCC155): September 2002 - May 2023.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Basic Print Reading (GC38A) or (GCC144): Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand the language of blueprints; read and interpret lines, symbols, and details; and answer basic construction questions related to the layout and installation of materials at the job site. Advanced Print Reading (GC38B) or (GCC155): Students will be able to: develop additional accuracy in reading and interpreting blueprints; identify and locate material and equipment used during a commercial building project; and perform quantitative take-off and estimating of material. (This course expands and reinforces the principles introduced in Basic Print Reading).


Basic Print Reading (BC38A) or (GCC144): This course presents print reading fundamentals and print reading activities related to residential construction. The major topics covered in the course are concepts, symbols, abbreviations, and sketching principles in blueprints. Advanced Print Reading (BC38B) or (GCC155): This course focuses on commercial drawings and expands and reinforces the principles introduced in Basic Print Reading. The ability to read plumbing, electrical and mechanical drawings is a basic requirement for career advancement because it enables carpenters to coordinate on the job site with other trades. This course introduces apprentices to the many types of drawings and specifications that may be utilized for the construction of a project, including written specifications, foundation and floor plans, exterior and interior elevations, structural and mechanical plans, electrical plans, and a variety of schedules. This course also introduces layout and quantitative take off and estimating. (Prerequisite: Basic Print Reading).

Credit recommendation: 

Basic Print Reading (BC38A) or (GCC144); Advanced Print Reading (BC38B) or (GCC155): In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours as a technical elective in Carpentry or Construction Technology (11/07) (2/13 revalidation) (4/18 revalidation). NOTE: Both courses must be completed to receive credit.