Credit Courses

(CIV) Civil Engineering Technology

CIV 101 - Surveying I (3 credits)
Corequisites: MAT 115 or divisional permission; ENT 116 or prior drafting experience; DRA 190
Introduces the three basic surveying tools -- the tape, level, and transit/theodolite -- along with proper field procedures for basic surveying. These include taking field notes, taping and EDM, leveling, bearings and azimuths, topography, and mapping -- the latter including an introduction to computer-aided design. 2 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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CIV 102 - Surveying II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIV 101 or permission of instructor
Application of the fundamentals and techniques achieved in elementary surveying to solve additional problems in vertical curves, horizontal curves, traversing computations and profiles. Computations include bearings and azimuths, latitudes and departures, areas, and use of the planimeter. Applies AutoCAD and land development software, plus "Total Station" survey equipment for traversing, radial stakeout, and layout of horizontal curves. 2 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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CIV 103 - Statics (3 credits)
Prerequisites: MAT 146 with a minimum C grade; one semester of high school or college physics
Corequisite: MAT 151
Calculus-based introduction to the basic principles of engineering statics, including terminology and types of force systems, for engineering science students. Topics include the resultant force of a force system; distributed and concentrated forces; force systems in equilibrium, trusses, frames and machines; friction; centroids; and moments of inertia. 3 lecture hours
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CIV 104 - Applied Mechanics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MAT 115 or divisional permission
Introduction to the basic principles of engineering mechanics for study of applied technology. Topics include terminology, types of force systems, determination of the resultant force of force systems, analysis of coplanar force systems in equilibrium, centroids, and moments of inertia and friction. [Spring offering] 3 lecture hours
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CIV 106 - Mechanics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MAT 115 or divisional permission
Introduction to the basic principles of engineering mechanics, including terminology and types of force systems, for engineering technology students. Topics include the resultant force of a force system, distributed and concentrated forces, force systems in equilibrium, trusses, frames and machines, friction, centroids, and moments of inertia. 3 lecture hours
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CIV 216 - Highway Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisites: MAT 115 and ENT 116
Corequisites: CIV 102, DRA 190, or divisional permission
Explores the planning, design, construction, and characteristics of highways and city streets, including layout, traffic requirements, safety and control, drainage, subgrade structure, base courses, and surface pavements. Problems to be solved include geometric design, traffic volume, channelization, and hydrology. Lab projects involve roadway designing. [Spring offering] 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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CIV 223 - Fluid Mechanics (4 credits)
Prerequisite: MAT 115
Introduction to the field of fluid mechanics. Topics include the properties of fluids, buoyancy, basic fluid power, closed pipe flow, open channel flow, forces due to fluids in motion, flow measuring devices, and the energy balances of fluid systems. Lab experiments (requiring written reports) on non-compressible fluids illustrate the theoretical concepts. [Fall offering] 3 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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CIV 224 - Soil Mechanics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MAT 115
Study of the characteristics and performance of soils: volumetry and gravimetry, moisture-density relations, consistency, identification and classification, ground water, capillary action, permeability, frost action, shear strength, stress distribution, earth pressure, and soil sampling and exploration. Individual and group reports are required for lab tests. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours

CIV 227 - Structural Steel Design (3 credits)
Corequisite: CIV 229
Application of basic principles of material mechanics to the analysis and design of structural steel members that occur most commonly in bridge and building construction. Requires thorough knowledge of the American Institute of Steel Construction Code as well as orderly computational procedures. Lab work involves the design of a building. [Fall offering] 2 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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CIV 228 - Reinforced Concrete Design (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIV 227
Examines the design of basic reinforced concrete structural members including rectangular beams, slabs, columns, footings, and retaining walls. Requires thorough knowledge of the ACI Standard Code. Covers field inspection procedures. Lab projects involve designing, mixing, and evaluating concrete cylinders and beams, adhering to alternate design and strength design approaches. [Spring offering] 2 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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CIV 229 - Mechanics of Materials (4 credits)
Prerequisite: CIV 106 with a minimum C grade
With an introduction to engineering materials and their mechanical properties, examines strains that occur in elastic bodies subjected to direct and combined stresses, shear and bending moment diagrams, deflections of beams, and stresses due to torsion. Lab testing involves various materials such as cast iron, steel, brass, aluminum, and wood to determine their physical properties and to demonstrate various testing techniques. [Fall offering] 3 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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CIV 230 - Mechanics of Solids (4 credits)
Prerequisites: CIV 103 and MAT 151 with a minimum C grade
Calculus-based introduction to engineering materials and their mechanical properties, examining strains that occur in elastic bodies subjected to direct and combined stresses, shear and bending moment diagrams, deflections of beams, and stresses due to torsion. Lab testing involves various materials such as cast iron, steel, brass, aluminum, and wood to determine their physical properties and demonstrate various testing techniques. 3 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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CIV 237 - Mechanics of Materials Fundamentals (4 credits)
Prerequisite: CIV 104 with a minimum C grade
Study of the fundamental concepts of stress and strain of elastic bodies when subjected to axial or bending loads. Analyzes shear and bending moment diagrams, considers compression members, and introduces principles of torsion. The lab introduces various testing procedures to determine the physical properties of such materials as steel, aluminum, brass, cast iron, and wood. [Fall offering] 3 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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CIV 281 - Cooperative Education I -- Civil Engineering Technology (2 credits)
Relevant experiences to complement classroom instruction with practical on-the-job application of engineering practices in local industry for constructional/civil engineering students. Additional expenses for travel, clothing, and equipment may be incurred. 1 lecture/90 work experience hours

CIV 282 - Cooperative Education II -- Civil Engineering Technology (1 credit)
Continuation of CIV 281. Students may also enroll in CIV 281 concurrently. 90 work experience hours

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