Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog
Civil Engineering Technology4 Semester Program
Program Coordinator and Instructor: Merrill
One Associate of Applied Science Degree, and one Bachelor of Applied Technology degree are available to the student in Civil Engineering Technology.
The following courses are required for an Associate of Applied Science degree:CIVT 100 Technical General Education 1-16 cr CIVT 121 Mathematics I 6 cr CIVT 122 Mathematics II 3 cr CIVT 123 Drawing Laboratory I 4 cr CIVT 124 Drawing Laboratory II 4 cr CIVT 125 Surveying I 4 cr CIVT 126 Surveying II 5 cr CIVT 130 Materials Testing and Specifications I 2 cr CIVT 241 General Physics 4 cr CIVT 242 Engineering Mechanics 4 cr CIVT 243 Materials Testing and Specifications II 4 cr CIVT 244 Materials Testing and Specifications III 3 cr CIVT 245 Route Survey and Design 10 cr CIVT 246 Land and Construction Survey 7 cr TGE 151 Applied Technical Writing I 2 cr TGE 152 Applied Technical Writing II 2 cr TGE 153 Applied Technical Speaking 2 cr TGE 156 Applied Business Principles 2 cr TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 cr TGE 160 Applied Human Relations 2 cr TOTAL: 88 crThe 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.
CoursesStudents who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for CIVT 100 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 Technical General Education (variable) 1-16 credits. The basic mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions are reviewed. Also, for technical fields, beginning algebra through the application of the quadratic equation is studied. An experiment-based science class that emphasizes development and application of equations and problem-solving techniques is taught. Communication skills, critical thinking and basic technical writing are stressed.
CIVT 121 Mathematics I 6 credits. A basic study of technical mathematics including numbers and 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 laboratory and field work when possible.
CIVT 122 Mathematics II 3 credits. A continuation of CIVT 121 Mathematics I studying vectors and oblique triangle trigonometry, radian, arc length and rotation, statistics, systems of linear equations and determinants, exponents and radicals, and quadratic equations. Emphasis will be on placed in areas relating to Civil Engineering Technology when possible. PREREQ: CIVT 121.
CIVT 123 Drawing Laboratory I 4 credits. A basic study of mechanical drawing with AutoCad emphasis. Instructional units include: drawing setup; coordinates; icon uses; drawing basic objects; drawing display control; using layers, line types, and colors; editing; polylines and text; multiviews and sections; dimensioning; and an introduction to 3-D drafting. Course is taught the second eight weeks of the fall semester.
CIVT 124 Drawing Laboratory II 4 credits. Civil Engineering drafting, municipal and rural maps and drawings, drainage applications, plan and profile drawings, cross-sections, earthwork and other details relating to Civil Engineering Technology drawings. ACAD is used for most of the drawings. Course is taught the first eight weeks of the second semester.
CIVT 125 Surveying I 4 credits. Introduction and field use of surveying equipment. Theory and use of theodolites, total station EDM's, leveling, chaining or taping, hand levels and rodding. Field projects: simple traverse, land measurement methods, differential leveling, profile leveling, and other related work with applications to basic trigonometry in surveying. Taught the first eight weeks of the first semester.
CIVT 126 Surveying II 5 credits. Continuation of Surveying I. Survey of land, traverses and closures, bearings and coordinates. Control for surveys, topography surveying and mapping. Use of calculators and co-go to solve surveying problem. Introduction and use of the electronic distance measuring theodolites. Application of mathematics and survey drawings emphasized.
CIVT 130 Materials Testing and Specifications I 2 credits. Introduction to basic lab equipment, test procedures, and specifications. Learn tests used for soils classification in preparation for soils survey accomplished in the first semester, second year of the program.
CIVT 241 General 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.
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, and force analysis of structures. Study of stresses and strains, beam section properties, physical and mechanical. Computation of bending and shear forces and design of structural beams.
CIVT 243 Materials Testing and Specifications II 4 credits. Introduction to soils theory, soils types, soils classification and terminology. Do actual soils survey in conjunction with route survey and design, culminating with an Autocad soils survey/profile drawing. Asphalt theory and design. Theory and practical application of compaction of soils and asphalt and specifications. Radiation safety training. Nuclear dens-o-meter theory and training. Anticipated field trips to conduct compaction tests at actual construction sites.
CIVT 244 Materials Testing and Specifications III 3 credits. Concrete theory, testing and design, inspection practices and specifications. Anticipated field trips to conduct tests at actual construction sites. Introduction to steel theory and usage. Introduction to plan reading. Introduction to tensile test and theory.
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 personal computer. Maps will be drawn with plotters using computer aided drafting (CAD) and survey software.
CIVT 246 Land and Construction Surveys 7 credits. Advanced study including construction stakeout, and surveys of public lands. Students will perform design/drafting of a road project. Fundamentals of global positioning system (GPS) and equipment utilization in surveying. Includes special problems in surveying and the use ofa personal computer and computer aided drafting (CAD). The student will develop a road project report, covering field and design activities and design drawings. Principles of construction, quality management and construction scheduling of projects.
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 pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
TGE 151 Applied Technical Writing I 2 credits. Course provides instruction in informal technical report writing and business correspondence. Includes grammar/punctuation review, introduction to word processing and technical terminology/vocabulary building. Meets general education requirement for A.A.S. degree.
TGE 152 Technical Writing II 2 credits. Course provides instruction in techniques and application of formal technical report writing and fundamentals of research and development. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 153 Applied Technical Speaking 2 credits. Course provides principles of technical and business speech communication. Includes informative and persuasive presentations, effective meeting organization and listening skill development. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 156 Applied Business Principles 2 credits. The course provides students with an overview of business/economic principles related to technical courses of study. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 credits. Course provides techniques and development of employment process skills. Includes instruction in résumé/cover letter writing, interviewing, company research, and portfolio preparation. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 160 Applied Human Relations 2 credits. Course provides a study of human behavior in an occupational environment with emphasis on communications, motivation, leadership and personal attitude. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 162 Keyboarding 1 credit. (20 lab hours) 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.
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Revised: March 5, 1999