Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for CIVT 100, 101 and will not be required to attend the initial session.
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.
CIVT 100 Academic Skill Development I 1-8 credits. A review of the mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions, and beginning algebra. A review of oral and written communications.
CIVT 101 Academic Skill Development II 1-8 credits. A continuation of Academic Skill Development I. An in-depth review of introductory algebra consisting of signed numbers, equations, polynomials, graphing and systems of equations. Also emphasized are communication skills, problem solving, and prep for technical writing. An experiment based science class is taught that emphasizes development of, and application of equations and problem solving techniques. The scientific calculator is emphasized in this science class.
CIVT 121 Mathematics I 6 credits. Review of basic mathematics including order of operations, fractions, decimals, percentage, basic equations, basic trigonometry, with application in surveying, ratio, proportion, squares, square roots, weights and measures, algebra, formulas, use of calculators. All math will be applied to practical lab and field work where possible.
CIVT 122 Mathematics II 3 credits. Algebra continued, exponents, logarithms, geometry, trigonometry. Emphasis on computations of surveying problems. Use of calculators.
CIVT 123 Drawing Lab I 4 credits. Introduction and use of drafting equipment. Alphabet of lines, multiview projection, sectional views, auxiliary views, dimensioning, and working drawings. Taught the second nine weeks of the first semester.
CIVT 124 Drawing Lab II 4 credits. Architectural drafting and blueprint reading, including symbols, tables and charts, site plan, foundation plan, floor plan, exterior plan, cross section plan, codes and specifications; civil drafting and blueprint reading, including profiles, traverses, coordinate maps and highway maps.
CIVT 125 Surveying I 4 credits. Introduction and field use of surveying equipment. Theory and use of transit, level, chaining or taping, hand level and rods. Field projects: Traverse, chaining (land measurement), differential leveling, profile leveling, and applications to basic trigonometry in surveying. Taught the first nine weeks of the first semester.
CIVT 126 Surveying II 5 credits. Continuation of Surveying I with emphasis on control surveys. Survey of land, traverse, mapping, bearings, and solar observations for land measurement control. Contour surveying, coordinates, and maps. Use of calculators to solve surveying problems. Introduction and use of the theodolite and distance meter. Application of mathematics.
CIVT 130 Materials Testing and Specifications I 2 credits. Tests and specifications relating to the more commonly used construction materials including aggregates, bituminous materials, concrete, and soil. Standard tests are performed in the lab.
CIVT 241 General Physics 4 credits. General study in applied physics including practical problems. The system of forces, structure of matter, work energy and power, vector and graphic solutions, heat transfer, and basic electrical concepts.
CIVT 242 Engineering Mechanics 4 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 conditions, force analysis of structures, friction, fluid statics, kinematics, and kinetics to plane motion.
CIVT 243 Materials Testing and Specifications II 4 credits. Conduct a field soils survey, laboratory testing, development of detailed soils maps and design data, and uses of data obtained from laboratory tests. This course is taught in conjunction with CIVT 245, Route Surveying and Design.
CIVT 244 Materials Testing and Specifications III 3 credits. Continuation of CIVT 243. Emphasizes concrete and asphalt testing along with construction specifications. The student will individually design, mix, and test various mixes to insure compliance.
CIVT 245 Route Survey and Design 10 credits. Study of route surveying. Circular, spiral, and parabolic curves as applied to highway design. Route locations, preliminary investigations, topographic maps, contours, design, detail maps, planes, and specifications. The student will perform both field and lab work to accomplish total results. The student also will learn resections, Idaho state plane coordinates and radial surveying. All computations will be made by the use of a programmable calculator and a minicomputer. Maps will be drawn with plotters using computer aided drafting (CAD).
CIVT 246 Land and Construction Surveys 7 credits. Advanced study including construction stakeout, and surveys of public lands. Includes special problems in surveying and the use of minicomputers and computer aided drafting (CAD).
CIVT 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 preemployment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
RELT 101 Applied Communications I 2 credits. This course provides students with instruction in applied written communication skills: The mechanics of written composition, technical terms, spelling and definition, basic computer literacy and technical writing and reporting formats.
RELT 102 Applied Communications II 2 credits. The course expands on communication skills taught in RELT 101. New material taught in Applied Communications II includes writing business correspondence and technical reports.
RELT 103 Keyboarding 1 credit. The course enables the development of basic touch keyboarding skill in a minimum of time. Completion should prepare students to (a) input alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information quickly and accurately and (b) understand basic vocabulary and concepts used in keyboarding operations when entering and retrieving information.
RELT 201 Applied Communications III 2 credits. The course provides students with instruction in applied oral communication skills. Business speaking and effective oral communications will be taught.
RELT 202 Applied Business Economics 2 credits. The course provides students with an overview of economic principles related to technical courses of study.
RELT 206 Occupational Job Search 2 credits. The course provides students with knowledge and abilities in the areas of employment process skills. Job acquisition and maintenance skills and job market analysis are the core of this course.
RELT 207 Occupational/Human Relations 2 credits. The course provides a study of human behavior in an occupational environment with emphasis on communications, motivation, leadership and personal attitude.