Blueprint Reading

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Blueprint (Prince George)

Local 993
Mon Dec 4, 2023
08:30 am
Signup Deadline: Fri Dec 1, 2023 8:00 am
Class Size – Min: 5, Max: 10
Prince George Center Of Excellence (Prince George)

  • Blue print reading basics, understanding the symbols, notations, abbreviations and schedules, understanding the order of hierarchy when looking at multiple documents.
  • Finding information using blueprints.
  • Finding information using specifications.
  • Simplifying certain aspects of a blueprint that focuses on specific tasks.
  • Creating material take offs, based off of the blueprints and specifications.
  • Creating a plan around a certain task based off of the information provided on the blueprints.
  • Understanding the layout, including how Architectural, civil, electrical and mechanical drawings are mutually referenced
  • Using scales properly.

The morning session of the course will take the participants through the stages of blue print reading including understanding symbols, dimensions, elevations, reviewing information given on different drawings, understanding job specifications as well as interpreting information of different schedules that are included in a print package.

The afternoon part of the course will involve the participants interpreting a set of commercial blue prints for a mid-size job. There will be focus on various group work exercises and case studies that are designed to engage student in discussion with respect to certain aspects of a task, this will assist the learner in breaking down the information presented on a print, for ease of understanding.

Location: Prince George Center Of Excellence


Trevor Petr


Red seal Electrician, Instructor Diploma, Master Electrician, FSR class A, 2014

Provincial Instructor Dipoma VCC, 2012

I got my start in the Electrical trade in 1999, working as an apprentice for Canem Systems and Western Electrical in Calgary, engaging in all aspects of commercial and residential electrical work.  I finished apprenticeship schooling in 2005, graduating with my Red Seal. I was hired at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 2006 to instruct electrical apprentices. I remained a faculty member until 2014, when my family and I decided to relocate to Vancouver Island.

Once I had settled in the Comox Valley region, I started a successful electrical company specializing in new home construction, service upgrades, service calls and some light commercial work.

With WJETS I teach Code Update Courses, Conduit Bending (levels 1-3) Fire Alarm, Fiber Optic and also hold contracts for Academic Support. In addition, I am an electrical instructor at North Island college, Campbell River Campus.