This course is a broad-based introduction to GIS, especially the application of spatial analysis and modeling. Applications will cover hardware and software considerations, map overlays, automation in thematic and topographic mapping, raster/vector devices, data acquisition, and related database storage and algorithms. Advanced topics will include error modeling, data uncertainty, and new directions and impacts of GIS.
This course is intended to give the Civil Engineering Technology student an understanding of the issues related to site development and drainage issues for land development. Students will study the preparation of land development plans including drainage calculations, street and road design, water distribution, and sewer design. Issues related to sustainable development will be integrated into the topics to provide the student with an appreciation of concerns related to energy, as well as material and land conservation.
The foundation of this course is the development of an estimating database. Students will use data base estimating software in construction estimating. Students will gain experience in estimating commercial building projects and heavy civil projects, as well as lump sum and unit price contract estimating. The course will involve several project based learning experiences.
This course is a comprehensive study of the requirements of an effective safety program that focuses on worker safety, improved productivity and accident risk management. The course will also provide students with an understanding of the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) standards and their application to the construction industry.
An introduction to building equipment for single and multi-story projects including domestic water, sewer, heating and ventilating systems. Students will design these systems for a residence or small office building. Students will review blueprints and analyze systems for a large commercial building.
This course is an introductory treatment of the adjustment of survey data incorporating the use of the computer and matrix algebra. Error propagation, least-squares adjustment methods and the analysis of survey measurements are covered. A final project will consist of adjusting survey data.
Coverage includes basic design principles of reinforced concrete structural members such as beams, slabs and walls. Topics will include bending of single and doubly reinforced beams, T-beams, and slabs, as well as shear design of these members. The design of development length and splicing of reinforcing bars in the members will be included as well. Methods and materials used in concrete work will be discussed with attention given to the materials and methods of formwork construction.
This course is a study of licensure requirements, professional liability and ethics in land surveying. The legal concepts of the rules of evidence are presented and applied to written and unwritten transfers of land ownership. Riparian rights, fractional conveyances, reversionary rights, problems of apportionment, procedures, both field and office, for locating written title boundaries and the writing of deed descriptions are discussed in both a theoretical and applied sense.
This course is a first course in geology with applications to engineering projects. Topics include the origin of rocks with their general characteristics, structural features of rocks, surface and subsurface waters, wave actions and shore currents, lakes, oceans and glaciers.