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CIV 110 - Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology
Introduces basic skills required for a career in civil engineering technology, focusing on the roles and responsibilities of the engineering team, professional ethics, problem solving with hand calculator and computer applications. Introduces civil engineering materials and analysis, standard laboratory procedures and reporting, and engineering graphics, including instruction in Computer Aided Drafting. Instructs students in oral presentation preparations and delivery.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
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 174 - Geomatics
Teaches the art, science, and technologies used in the determination of position. Introduces basic plane surveying measurements and computations for horizontal, vertical and angular measurement, traversing, area, simple curves, topography, and construction surveys, and introduces Geographic Information Systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CIV 174 Detailed Outline
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 200 - Fundamentals of Building Construction
Introduces the various materials available for design and construction. Covers application and combination of traditional materials and recent innovations in construction systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 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 228 - Concrete Technology
Introduces properties of Portland cement concrete, methods of mix design and adjustment, transportation, placement and curing in accordance with ACI and PCA recommended procedures.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
CIV 229 - Concrete Laboratory
Focuses on mixing, curing, testing and quality control of concrete.
Laboratory 2 hours per week.
1 credits
CIV 230 - Civil Construction Materials
Introduces the basic properties of Portland Cement concrete, soils and bituminous materials. Includes design and composition, placement, sampling and testing of concrete, soils, and asphalt cements used in civil engineering construction.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
CIV 239 - Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics Laboratory
Provides problem-solving, data analysis, and technical writing experience. Explores fluid properties, hydrostatics, fluid dynamics, closed conduit flow, open channel flow, and flow measurement.
Lab 2 hours, Total 2 hours per week
To be determined at the local level (Co-Requisite: CIV 240)
1 credits
CIV 239 Detailed Outline
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 256 - Global Positioning Systems for Land Surveying
Introduces principles of satellite-based surveying and presents Global Positioning System (GPS) as it is utilized in land surveying and the various components of the GPS technology and the techniques through which the GPS technology may be used in land surveys. Utilizes field surveys using the GPS equipment as part of the laboratory activities. [This course covers the same content as GIS 256. Credit will not be granted for both courses].
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
CIV 257 - Mapping Standards, VA Rules & Statutes & Surveying Law
Presents both theory and practical mapping experience in the preparation of subdivision maps, records of surveys, topographic maps, route and rights-or-way maps. Covers the requirements of the Subdivision Map Act and the Land Surveyors Act. Presents techniques for the reduction of field survey notes and the preparation of improvement plans. Prepares students for areas of the Land Surveyors-in-Training and the State Land Surveyors examinations. [This course covers the same content as GIS 257. Credit will not be granted for both courses].
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CIV 274 - Advanced Geomatics
Teaches the art, science, and technologies used in the determination of position. Introduces survey statistics, coordinate systems and datums, principles of photogrammetry, mapping, map projections, boundary surveys, public land surveys, Global Positioning System (GPS), and Geographic Information System (GIS) concepts. Prepares students for applicable areas of the State Land Surveyor Examination and the Land Surveyors-in-Training Examination.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CIV 274 Detailed Outline
CIV 275 - Advanced Geomatics Laboratory
Provides the opportunity to use instrumentation to conduct topographic, layout, curve, profile, property, boundary, and control surveys. Focuses on the use of level, total station, and GPS units.
Laboratory 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
1 credits
CIV 275 Detailed Outline
CIV 280 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Introduces the engineering elements of water and wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection systems, solid and hazardous waste, erosion control, and storm water management.
Lecture 3 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