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CIV 115 - Civil Engineering Drafting
Introduces terminology and drafting procedures related to civil engineering.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hour per week.
3 credits
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 175 - Geomatics Laboratory
Teaches use of instrumentation to make basic plane surveying measurements for horizontal, vertical, and angular measurement, and includes construction survey and layout. Focuses on the use of pacing techniques, steel tape, level, and total stations.
Laboratory 3 hour. Total 3 hours per week.
1 credits
CIV 175 Detailed Outline
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 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
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 225 - Soil Mechanics
Focuses on soil in its relationship to engineering construction. Includes soil composition and structure, weight-volume relationships, sampling procedures, classification systems, water in soil, stresses, strains, bearing capacity, settlement and expansion, compaction, stabilization, and introduction to foundations and retaining walls.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week. (Rev. 5/1/08)
2-3 credits
CIV 226 - Soil Mechanics Laboratory
Introduces practical soil sampling; classification of unified, ASTM and ASSHTO specifications; laboratory testing of soils to predict engineering performance.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 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 261 - Advanced Surveying
Introduces layout of curves under complex field conditions. Explores route surveying, vertical curves, slope boundaries, legal aspects of surveying, original surveys and resurveys, public land surveys. Discusses topics in surveying, astronomy, and celestial observations. Provides drills in the use of theodolite and electronic equipment. Prerequisite CIV 172 or equivalent.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
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 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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