Civil Engineering Technology

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Downtown Campus

Bob Traufler
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253.680.7006

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Location Downtown Campus

Hours Mon-Fri, 8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civil Engineering
Students prepare for careers as civil engineering technicians who typically work under the direct supervision of a project engineer. The program environment emulates a civil engineering/surveying firm, giving students practice in many aspects of the profession, including defining project requirements, conducting survey/field work, field engineering, construction staking, designing, estimating, modeling and client presentations.

Instruction includes computer-aided design, the preparation of engineering calculations, and coordinate systems which include lengths, directions, slopes, bearings areas, volumes, weights densities, moments, forces, reactions, flows, and loads. Students learn to use a variety of computer software application packages, including, but not limited to Word, Excel, Civil 3D, CadrePro, Hydraflow and SurvCE.

Program Prerequisites: COMPASS Pre-algebra 55, Reading 80, or transition from basic studies.

Program Length: Six quarters (approximate)

Associate in Applied Science-Transfer Degree: 106 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  CREDITS
MATH& 141 Precalculus I  
    -or-  
MATH& 142 Precalculus II 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communications 5
    -or-  
CMST& 230 Small Group Communications  
    Humanities or Natural Science Electives (Two Courses) 10
HIST 101 History of Science and Technology, or  
Transferable CTC commonly numbered humanities distribution course or  transferable CTC commonly numbered physics or chemistry course
   
ENGINEERING CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
AMATH 170 Engineering Foundational Mathematics 5
ENGR 105 CAD - Two Dimension Fundamentals 5
ENGR 106 Intro to Engineering Technology 2
ENGR 107 Intro to Engineering Graphics 3
       
REQUIRED COURSEWORK  
CET 103 Statics 3
CET 105 Structural Analysis 3
CET 109 Introduction to Surveying 3
CET 111 Civil 3D Surfaces and Points 3
CET 113 Hydrology 3
CET 117 GIS Resources 3
CET 121 Coordinate Geometry 3
CET 123 Alignment and Profiles 3
CET 125 Basic Corridors in Civil 3D 3
CET 127 Surveying - Control 3
CET 131 Construction Materials 3
CET 133 Civil 3D Grading 3
CET 135 Utilities Design 3
CET 137 Topographic Surveying 3
CET 202 Finite Element Models 3
CET 204 3D Structural Modeling 3
CET 208 Civil 3D Structural Sections 3
CET 212 Open Channel Flow 3
CET 214 Drainage Reports 3
CET 218 Erosion Control 3
CET 220 Road Design 3
CET 226 Construction Staking 3

Associate in Applied Science Degree: 96 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
MATH& 141 Precalculus I  
    -or-  
MATH& 142 Precalculus II 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communications 5
    -or-  
CMST& 230 Small Group Communications  
   
ENGINEERING CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDITS
AMATH 170 Engineering Foundational Mathematics 5
ENGR 105 CAD - Two Dimension Fundamentals 5
ENGR 106 Intro to Engineering Technology 2
ENGR 107 Intro to Engineering Graphics 3
       
REQUIRED COURSEWORK  
CET 103 Statics 3
CET 105 Structural Analysis 3
CET 109 Introduction to Surveying 3
CET 111 Civil 3D Surfaces and Points 3
CET 113 Hydrology 3
CET 117 GIS Resources 3
CET 121 Coordinate Geometry 3
CET 123 Alignment and Profiles 3
CET 125 Basic Corridors in Civil 3D 3
CET 127 Surveying - Control 3
CET 131 Construction Materials 3
CET 133 Civil 3D Grading 3
CET 135 Utilities Design 3
CET 137 Topographic Surveying 3
CET 202 Finite Element Models 3
CET 204 3D Structural Modeling 3
CET 208 Civil 3D Structural Sections 3
CET 212 Open Channel Flow 3
CET 214 Drainage Reports 3
CET 218 Erosion Control 3
CET 220 Road Design 3
CET 226 Construction Staking 3