Special course organized to enable students to elect independent study of engineering problems. Course may entail laboratory or analytical solution of problems or application of principles to engineering problems.
This course introduces students to transportation systems in the U.S. and Canada, transportation planning and economics, surveys and plans, rights-of-way, traffic engineering, highway drainage, and the development of roadsides, highway subgrades, base courses, stabilization, as well as the fundamentals of maintenance.
This course will introduce the advantages of photogrammetry as a mapping and planning tool. The types of photography, photo scale, flight planning techniques and specifications, displacement calculations and stereoscopic measurement are covered.
CIVL 1202 with D or better and CIVL 2204 with D or better and CIVL 3124 with D or better
This class is an introduction to the concepts of field to office automation, the use of coordinate geometry (COGO) software programs and computer aided drafting (CAD) software programs. Emphasis will be placed on the use of the computer in the solution of problems and projects that stress data analysis, data adjustment, mapping calculations and the application of computer graphics.
This course is a series of field and office problems for fourth semester AAS Surveying Engineering Technology majors only. Topics include research, field reconnaissance, data collection, deed interpretation, and mapping. Students are responsible for the execution of a comprehensive surveying project.
This course is an introduction to the U.S. Public Lands Survey System, the laws of simultaneous conveyances, and subdivision of lands. Governmental regulations and environmental considerations will be addressed. Industry standard software will be utilized in the laboratory.
A basic study of fluid statics and fluid flow emphasizing applications in civil engineering technology. Topics include pressure forces on submerged surfaces, closed conduit incompressible flow, centrifugal pump performance, open channel flow, rainfall and run-off estimates. The laboratory sessions involve the use of equipment to measure pressure and flow.
This course is a study of the business organizations, contracts, personnel and ethics used in construction projects. Topics include the stakeholders, contracts, cost accounting, construction documentation, planning and scheduling, bonding, insurance, labor relations and ethics as specifically experienced in the construction industry.
This course is a study of contracts and specifications governing contractors in the construction phase of a project. Practice is given in the estimating of earthwork, masonry, concrete, steel, and wood. Students progress through manual takeoffs to electronic spreadsheets. At the completion of this course the student will be able to create an estimate for a construction project.
This course provides the student with a quantitative understanding of the effects of loads on structural elements in a building. Principles of structural mechanics are covered from forces and stresses, to properties of sections, and finally to shear and bending moments on beams. The designs of basic timber and steel beams and columns are also presented.