Civil Engineering Technology
Program Coordinator and Instructor: Merrill
One Advanced Technical Certificate, one Associate of Applied Science Degrees, and one Bachelor of Applied Technology degree are available to the student.
Advanced Technical Certificate in Civil Engineering Technician
Required Courses:CET 110 Applied Mathematics I 4 cr CET 111 Drawing with CAD 3 cr CET 112 Beginning Surveying 5 cr CET 115 Materials Testing and Specifications I 2 cr CET 120 Applied Mathematics II 4 cr CET 121 Civil Engineering Tech Drafting 3 cr CET 122 Intermediate Surveying 6 cr CET 125 Materials Testing and Specifications I 2 cr CET 210 Applied Physics 4 cr CET 212 Route Survey, Design and State Plane Coordinates 10 cr CET 215 Materials Testing and Specifications II 3 cr CET 220 Engineering Mechanics 3 cr CET 222 Land & Road Construction Surveys 10 cr CET 225 Materials Testing and Specifications III 3 crGeneral Education Requirements:ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr ENGL 102 Critical Reading & Writing 3 cr TOTAL: 68 cr
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Civil Engineering Technology
Required Courses:CET 110 Applied Mathematics I 4 cr CET 111 Drawing with CAD 3 cr CET 112 Beginning Surveying 5 cr CET 115 Materials Testing and Specifications I 2 cr CET 120 Applied Mathematics II 4 cr CET 121 Civil Engineering Tech Drafting 3 cr CET 122 Intermediate Surveying 6 cr CET 125 Materials Testing and Specifications I 2 cr CET 210 Applied Physics 4 cr CET 212 Route Survey, Design and State Plane Coordinates 10 cr CET 215 Materials Testing and Specifications II 3 cr CET 220 Engineering Mechanics 3 cr CET 222 Land & Road Construction Surveys 10 cr CET 225 Materials Testing and Specifications III 3 cr
General Education Requirements:Goal 1 6 cr Goal 3 3 cr Goals 6, 7, 9, 10A, 11 or 12 3 cr Goal 2-12 4 cr TOTAL: 84 cr
The courses listed above will be taught in sequential blocks of instruction. Successful completion of a courses is required before the student can progress in the program. If the student fails any math, theory, or lab course, then that course must be repeated and a passing grade obtained before the student can advance in the program. The student must exit the program and make up the deficiency through Technical General Education or other appropriate methods. The student will then be allowed to repeat the course at the next available program opening.
Once a student successfully completes Civil Engineering Technology CET 110, Applied Mathematics I, and CET 120 Applied Mathematics II, the student may enroll directly into an academic math course which requires Math 147 as a prerequisite. Students will receive five credits that apply towards the 128 credits required for a bachelor's degree.
Based on your keyboarding skills, you may be required to take a 1 credit keyboarding class in order to meet the competencies of the program.
ACAD 102 First Year Seminar 1 credit. Provides an extended orientation to the university for new students. Utilizes presenters from various campus support systems, collaborative learning activities, and written assignments which involve students in resources and activities on campus.
CET 110 Applied Mathematics I 4 credits. Review of basic mathematics including order of operations, algebra, equations and word problems, functions, graphing, geometry, right triangle, trigonometry, vectors, factoring and fractional equations. The use of the scientific calculator will be emphasized and math will be applied to practical lab and field work when possible. F
CET 111 Drawing with CAD 3 credits. A basic study of mechanical drawing with computer-aided-drafting emphasis. Instructional units include icon uses with layers, linetypes and colors; editing drawings; coordinate usage; polylines test; hatching; dimensioning; multiview and layout. Course is taught the second eight weeks of the first semester. F
CET 112 Beginning Surveying 5 credits. Introduction to surveying. Theory and field work using equipment in the areas of measuring (taping, chaining, using hand levels), leveling (differential and profile), theodolites and total stations. Field projects include simple road stakeout, closed traverse, and an introduction to survey coordinate geometry applications. Taught the first eight weeks of the first semester. F
CET 115 Materials Testing and Specifications I 2 credits. Use of materials testing equipment to conduct test procedures and to determine specifications for soils and aggregates used in construction. Prepares student for WAQTC soils and aggregate qualifications examination. F
CET 120 Applied Mathematics II 4 credits. A continuation of CET 110 Applied Mathematics I studying vectors and oblique triangle trigonometry, radians, arc length and rotation, introduction to statistics, systems of linear equations and determinants, exponents and radicals, and quadratic equations. Emphasis will be placed in areas relating to Civil Engineering Technology. PREREQ: CET 110. S
CET 121 Civil Engineering Technology Drafting. 3 credits. Civil Engineering Technology drafting, municipal and rural maps and drawing, drainage applications, plan and profile drawings, cross-sections, earthwork and other details relating to Civil Engineering Technology drawings. Computer-aided-drafting is used for drawings. Course is taught the first eight weeks of the second semester. S
CET 122 Intermediate Surveying 6 credits. Continuation of beginning surveying. Survey of land, traverses and closures, bearings and coordinates. Control for surveys, topography surveying and mapping with the use of calculators and co-go to solve surveying problems. Introduction to GPS and data collection with traverses and field topography. Application of mathematics and survey drawings with TDS co-go and ACAD emphasized. PREREQ: CET 112.
CET 125 Materials Testing and Specifications II 2 credits. Concrete testing procedures are conducted and concrete specifications are determined. Prepares student for
WAQTC soils and aggregate qualifications examination. PREREQ: CET 115. S
CET 210 Applied Physics 4 credits. General study in applied physics including practical problems. Units of measurement and the metric system, linear and rotational motions, and principle of simple machines. The system of forces, structure of matter, work energy and power, vector and graphic solutions, heat transfer, and basic electrical concepts. PREREQ: CET 110 and 120.
CET 212 Route Survey, Design and State Plane coordinates 10 credits. Study of route surveying. Circular, spiral, and parabolic curves as applied to highway design. Route locations, plans, and specifications. Is a study of Idaho state plane coordinate system, resections and radial surveying. Maps will be drawn with plotters using CAD and survey software. PREREQ: CET 122.
CET 215 Materials Testing and Specifications III 3 credits. Soils testing procedures are conducted to determine soils specifications, culminating in soils survey/profile drawings. Hands-on radiation safety training on the nuclear densometer. Field trips to construction sites to collect soil samples for testing. Prepares students for WAQTC embankment and base in-place density qualification examinations. PREREQ: CET 125, CORE!: CET 212. F
CET 220 Engineering Mechanics 3 credits. Non-calculus course relating to the principles of plane statics and dynamics and their application to engineering problems. Includes such topics as force systems, equilibrium condition, force analysis of structures. Includes study of stresses and strains, beam section properties (physical and mechanical). Computation of bending and shear forces and design of structural beams will be included as well. PREREQ: CET 210.
CET 222 Land and Road Construction Surveys 10 credits. Advanced study including construction stakeout and surveys of public lands. Students will perform design/drafting of a road project utilizing civil engineering software and develop a project report implementing CAD. Fundamentals GPS and equipment utilization in surveying. Principles of construction quality management and construction scheduling of projects. PREREQ: CET 212.
CET 225 Materials Testing and Specifications IV 3 credits. Asphalt testing procedures and asphalt specifications determinations. Roadway or subdivision civil engineering project plans are studied. Field trips to test asphalt density at construction paving project sites. Prepares students for WAQTC asphalt qualifications examinations. PREREQ:
CET 115, 215. S
CET 299 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
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