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Civil Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering Technology

[Stewart Moore]

Associate

Civil Engineering Technology prepares a person for positions in the civil engineering field. The curriculum includes surveying, principles of road construction, and general construction practices.

The graduate is trained to work with the civil engineer in the performance of general engineering practices which may include design; drawing and interpreting working drawings; determining equipment, materials and labor required to complete a project; and performing soils, asphalt, and concrete tests required for foundations and construction. Up-to-date equipment usage is stressed, including the surveying computer. Students successfully completing program will receive degrees in Associate of Applied Science.



Freshman Year

First Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
MAT-1313
College Algebra
3

(Prerequisite: ACT math subscore of 19 or above or MAT 1233 with a "C" or above.) This course includes inequalities; functions, linear and quadratic equations; circles, and their graphs; applications; polynomial and rational function; logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of equations. Three hours lecture.

CIT-1413
Elementary Surveying
3

Basic course dealing with principles of geometry, theory and use of surveying instruments, mathematical calculations, and the control and reduction of errors. One hour lecture and four hours laboratory.

CIT-1213
Civil Construction Methods
3

A study of equipment, construction methods, and materials used in the construction of roadways and drainage structures. Three hours lecture.

CTE-1143
Fundamentals of Electrical Cons. Manu
3

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental skills associated with all electrical courses. Safety, basic tools, special tools, equipment, and an introduction to simple AC and DC circuits will be included. Two hours lecture and two hour laboratory.

DDT-1313
Computer Aided Design I
3

This course will introduce the student to the operating system and how to perform basic drafting on CAD software. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

Second Semester — 15 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
DDT-1163
Engineering Graphics
3

This course provides an introduction to fundamentals and principles of drafting to provide the basic background needed for all other drafting courses. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

CIT-1113
Route Surveying
3

(Prerequisite: DDT 1413) This course teaches highway route design and factors in route location. The calculation and layout of simple horizontal and vertical curves, grades, and related earthwork are covered. Modern surveying, measuring, and mapping instruments, including electronic total stations with data collectors, are used. Photogrammetry principles and applications are studied in a practical setting. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

CIT-1223
Road Construction Plans/Specs
3

A course to provide students with an introduction to the plans and specifications for the construction of streets and highways. Includes instruction in the interpretation of plans and specifications, the bidding process, and calculation of material and labor costs. Three hours lecture.

DDT-1323
Computer Aided Design II
3

(Prerequisite: DDT 1313) This course is designed as a continuation of CAD I. Subject areas will include dimensioning, sectional views, and symbols. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

ENG-1113
English Composition I
3

English 1113 prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations. Three hours lecture.



Sophomore Year

First Semester — 16 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CIT-2434
Land Surveying
4

(Prerequisites: DDT 1413 and DDT 1323) This course teaches aspects of boundary controls, principles for land surveying, methods of land boundary location, and land description in accordance with original surveys and resurveys. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

CIT-2113
Legal Principles of Surveying
3

A study of legal aspects of boundary controls for the survey and resurvey of real property. To be taken in conjunction with CIT 2434. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

CSC-1123
Computer Applications I
3

This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications. Three hours lecture.

FINE-ELECT
Fine Arts Elective
3

Choose from any fine arts classes.

EL-T-ELECT
Technical Elective
3

An advisor approved elective in the technical field.

Second Semester — 16 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
CIT-2444
GPS Surveying
4

(Prerequisites: DDT 1413, CIT 1114, CIT 2434, and DDT 1323) This course teaches principles of surveying utilizing artificial earth orbit satellites and digitizing the information obtained to establish a useful database. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

CIT-2913
Special Project
3

(Prerequisites: DDT 1323 and a minimum of 12 Civil Technology related courses) A course designed to provide the student with practical application of skills and knowledge gained in other Civil Technology courses. The instructor works closely with the student to insure that the selection of a project will enhance the student’s learning experience. Six hours laboratory.

DDT-2153
Civil Planning & Design
3

This course deals with the development of civil planning and design processes. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

CIT-2123
Advanced Surveying Practices
3

A course designed to provide the student with practical applications of skills and knowledge gained in other surveying and related courses. Three hours lecture.

SBA-ELECT
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3

Choose any Social or Behavioral Science course in sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or educational psychology.

Total Hours: 62



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CIP: 150201

Program of Study Code: 7520