Civil Engineering Technology

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Central Campus

Brian Smith
Instructor
253.680.7341

Bob Traufler
Career Advisor
253.680.7605

To schedule an advising appointment, call 253.680.7002.

Location Central/Mohler Campus

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

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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: 101 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  
    Electives ( Two Courses) 10
Transferable CTC commonly numbered distribution course or  transferable CTC commonly 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 CREDITS
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 137 Topographic Surveying 3
CET 202 Finite Element Models 3
CET 204 3D Structural Modeling 3
CET 212 Open Channel Flow 3
CET 226 Construction Staking 3
CET 297 Work Based Seminar or Special Topics 2
CET 231 Projects I 4
CET 232 Projects II 4
    -or-  
CET 298 Work Based Learning - no seminar 8

Associate in Applied Science Degree: 91 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 CREDITS
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 137 Topographic Surveying 3
CET 202 Finite Element Models 3
CET 204 3D Structural Modeling 3
CET 212 Open Channel Flow 3
CET 226 Construction Staking 3
CET 297 Work Based Seminar or Special Topics 2
CET 231 Projects I 4
CET 232 Projects II 4
    -or-  
CET 298 Work Based Learning - no seminar 8