Civil and Construction Engineering Technology

Civil and Construction Engineering Technology Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2016–2017

Semester 1

CAD119 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)

3 credits—This course will introduce hands-on computer-aided drafting and design. Basic computer hardware, software and file management will be discussed. Basic two-dimensional engineering CADD drawing creation using Drawing Aids will be covered. Various editing techniques will be examined. CAD drawings will be created, edited and plotted.

For non-majors, student with basic computer proficiency can be enrolled with instructor consent.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D in CSC110, EGT108, EGT410, or ELT192.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CET122 Construction Drawing/Contract

2 credits—The course examines typical building and civil construction plans and introduces the methods of bidding and contracting for building projects.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

DRF110 Introduction to Technical Drafting

2 credits—This course introduces the student to the drafting environment and includes basic knowledge and fundamental skills of manual drafting. Special emphasis is placed on reproducible line quality, lettering, geometric constructions and layout techniques.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

EGT460 Civil Engineering and Architecture

3 credits—This course introduces students to the interdependent fields of civil engineering and architecture; students learn project planning, site planning, and building design using specialized computer software (AutoDesk Revit).

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): EGT460

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ELT192 Introduction to Computer Science

3 credits—This course will introduce the student to the basic use of the personal computer. The course will include a study of DOS, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and BASIC programming language.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT744 Technical Math -OR-

4 credits—In this course students are exposed to the real number system, solution of linear equations, formula rearrangement, solution of word problems, functions and graphs, polynomials, factors and factorization, exponent functions and exponential equations. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

Semester 2

CET142 PC Concrete, HMA, and Testing

3 credits—This course covers types, production, and physical properties of asphalt and Portland cements, testing and selection of mineral aggregates and concrete mix designs, laboratory testing procedures of mix evaluation and quality control methods for asphalt and Portland cement concretes.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): Must be in program major.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CET160 Surveying

3 credits—Surveying includes the use of surveying instruments and note-keeping for level circuits, topographic surveys, traversing, and construction surveys. Computations to determine errors, distances, azimuths, bearings, angles, areas, volumes, and topics in photogrammetry are included.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): MAT744 or MAT122

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CET182 Structural Detailing Using CAD

2 credits—Structural Detailing uses mostly computer-aided drafting (CAD) and computer techniques to prepare drawings for highway structures which include structural steel, reinforced concrete and structural timber. Course includes the preparation of bar bend details, reinforcing bar lists, and quantity calculations. Topics from the Department of Transportation Specifications are covered also.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): CAD105

2016–2017 Course Cost: $483.00

CET253 Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

3 credits—Students learn the fundamental principles of construction estimating. The course stresses the organization of the estimate, the procedure of estimating costs in different divisions of the project and determining the critical quantities of materials obtained from a set of plans.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR-

3 credits—This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG061.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT747 Technical Math II -OR-

4 credits—In this course students continue the study of mathematics in various technical applications including trigonometry, geometry, polynomials, vectors, and complex numbers.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT744.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT128 Precalculus -OR-

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 3

CET213 Route Surveying/Roadway Design

3 credits—Route surveying covers horizontal and vertical curves (circular, parabolic, and spiral), earthwork, and elements of safety and photogrammetric applications. Fieldwork includes surveying for a grading project and drafting the plan and profile, cross-sections, and calculating and balancing earth volumes. Roadway design incorporates the use of a computer-aided roadway design software package and includes topographic mapping, highway design, and plotting project drawings.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): CET160

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CET223 Soils, Testing, and Foundations

3 credits—Students study the origin, structure, identification, and engineering classification of soils, moisture-density relationships, standard laboratory testing procedures, compressive and shearing strength of soil and bearing capacity of soils and piling.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): MAT744 or MAT122

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CON266 Construction Safety

3 credits—This course includes the 30-Hour Construction Outreach Program as outlined by the OSHA Voluntary Outreach Program. Areas of study include General Safety and Health Provisions, Occupational Health and Environmental Controls (HAZCOM), job site safety, training requirements and an overview of the 1926 Standards (OSHA rules),with emphasis on developing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive safety and health program.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

EGT243 Statics and Strength of Materials

3 credits—Statics deals with forces on structural members at rest. Topics include vector and scalar quantities, resultants of coplanar force systems, free-body diagrams, equations of equilibrium, equilibrium in force systems. Strength of materials deals with centroids and moments of inertia, the relationship between stress and strain; shear, moments and deflections in beams; columns; and welded and bolted connections.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in PHY162 or PHY183.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PHY183 Applied Physics -OR-

3 credits—This course is an introduction to topics of classical physics such as motion, friction, gravitation, vibrational motion, thermodynamics, sound, light and optics.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT514 or MAT747.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PHY162 College Physics I

4 credits—This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles and laws of physics and their applications. It covers kinematics, dynamics, force, linear and rotational motion, fluids, sound, temperature, and heat.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT747, MAT128, MAT134, or appropriate placement score to enroll in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR-

3 credits—Human Relations is the study of self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR-

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 4

CET133 Construction Methods and Resources

3 credits—Methods of and problems related to construction of highways and buildings are covered. Examination is done of the commonly utilized resources - money, materials, equipment, personnel - and their management. Production and handling costs are discussed. Productivity, construction scheduling and construction safety are also covered briefly.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre/Co-requisite(s): MAT744 or MAT122

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CET233 Fundamentals of GPS and GIS

3 credits—This course will introduce fundamental processes of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) including technical aspects of GPS satellites, differential corrections and hardware. The specific application for mapping and data collection will be discussed and demonstrated. Fundamental processes and applications of Geographic Information Systems(GIS) will also be introduced, including file formats, data base management, spatial analysis and manipulation of data.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): CET160

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CET256 Land Surveying

3 credits—This course covers topics of the U.S. Public Land Survey System, Iowa laws regarding surveying and the preparation and recording of plats. Fieldwork is required to collect boundary measurements and field astronomy for a North azimuth. Calculations include astronomical bearings, traverse adjustment, area and partition of land. Computer drafting is used in the preparation of the plat.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): CET160

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CET262 Environmental Technology

3 credits—Topics covered include hydraulics, hydrology, water quality, water and sewer systems, storm water control, solid and hazardous waste, and air and noise pollution.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): MAT744 or MAT122

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CET285 Structural Steel/Reinforced Concrete Design

3 credits—Structural Steel Design covers the design of beams, columns, bolted and welded connections, base and bearing plates, and tension members. Reinforced Concrete Design covers the strength and behavior of reinforced concrete in the design of such structural members as beams, slabs, walls, columns and footings.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): EGT243

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Kendra Wyatt-Koger
Buchanan Hall 128
319-296-4009
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Program Advisor

Paresh Shettigar
Buchanan Hall 128G
319-296-2329 ext.1107
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Dean

Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
319-296-4042
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