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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

Blueprint Reading for Millwrights (MWT166)


35 hours (1 week); additionally, continuous reinforcement throughout the four-year curriculum.

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

September 2008 - May 2023.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: read and interpret notation and symbols used in blueprints; read drawing dimensions and articulate in common language what the blueprint indicates the millwright should do; correctly interpret two sets of blueprints; identify possible errors in the blueprint; and perform a project layout based on a blueprint.


Millwrights are required to read blueprints in order to determine proper machinery layout at a given field site, as well as to assemble and repair machinery itself. Apprentices completing this course will be able to read and interpret blueprint specifications issued by an engineer or the machine manufacturer. Skill level is evaluated by the instructor through observation of student ability to interpret blueprints for machine assembly common to the millwright trade as well as a final examination.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours as a technical elective in Millwright or Construction Technology (11/08) (11/13 revalidation) (1/19 revalidation). NOTE: The entire four-year Millwright Apprentice Program must be successfully completed in order to receive credit for this course.