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CIV 135 - Construction Management and Estimating
Teaches the equipment and methods used in construction. Includes principles and economics of construction, planning and management, and principles of estimating primarily using highway and building project examples.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CIV 171 - Surveying I
Introduces surveying equipment, procedures and computations including adjustment of instruments, distance measurement, leveling, angle measurement, traversing, traverse adjustments, area computations and introduction to topography. Prerequisite: Engineering Technical Math or divisional approval.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
CIV 172 - Surveying II
Introduces surveys for transportation systems including the preparation and analysis of topographic maps, horizontal and vertical curves, earthwork and other topics related to transportation construction. Prerequisite: CIV 171 or equivalent.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hour per week.
3 credits
CIV 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CIV 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CIV 210 - Structural Systems
Introduces the application of the principles of mechanics and strength of materials to the analysis and design of civil engineering structures, specifically in the areas of building and highway construction. Prerequisite: Statics and Strength of Materials.
Lecture 4-5 hours per week.
4-5 credits
CIV 220 - Structural Analysis
Focuses on the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures based on principles of statics, strength of materials and geometric conditions. Prerequisite: Statics and Strength of Materials.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CIV 227 - Concrete and Soil Technology
Teaches properties of Portland cement concrete, methods of mix design, use and placement of concrete, soil and its relationship to engineering construction. Teaches Engineering properties of soil with introduction to retaining walls, piles, underground conduits, and earth dams.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
CIV 240 - Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
Introduces the principles of fluid flow and development of practical hydraulics resulting from study of fluid statics, flow of real fluid in pipes, multiple pipe lines, liquid flow in open channels, and fluid measurement techniques. Prerequisite: Statics or divisional approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CIV 246 - Water Resources Technology
Introduces the elements of hydrology and hydraulic systems.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 2-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
CIV 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CIV 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits
CIV 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits