Civil Engineering/Surveying Technology Plan of Study (AAS)

Associate in Applied Science (75 credit hours)

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Technical Course Requirements: 35 Credit Hours
ETDG 1143 Introduction to Design/Drafting
Students learn basic use and application of AutoCAD as a drafting tool through the creation of geometrical shapes, parts, drawings, and electrical symbols and schematics. Students also gain a basic understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, and architectural design and drafting. Students must have taken or be enrolled in Intermediate Algebra or higher. Theory/Lab. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 0163.
ETDG 1192 Applied AutoCAD
Each learner produces geometric figures using basic AutoCAD drawing and editing commands, and progress to advanced AutoCAD features that enhance productivity and accuracy. Drawings are scaled and plotted according to industry standards. All learners use the Windows operating system to manage drawing files, and compare their time on a project with the minimum acceptable time allotted to a practicing technician for completion of the same task. In order to improve life-long learning skills, the learner uses written or on-line resources to independently determine a solution when presented with an unknown concept. Students must have taken or be enrolled in College Algebra. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ETDG 1143. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 1513.
ETDG 2663 Civil Technology Applications
Students learn and apply knowledge in the field of land surveying drafting and civil drafting. Includes the study of converting field notes to drawings, developing plans and profiles for underground utilities, and paving and developing site grading plans. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ETDG 1192.
CET 2805 Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational process. All works is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: recommendation by program instructor and a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
SURV 1011 Introduction to Surveying
Each learner demonstrates proper procedures of use, and capabilities of several different surveying instruments, including a transit, theodolite, total station, and a builder’s level. Each learner also performs mathematic computations to solve surveying related problems. Theory/Lab. Pre- requisite or co-requisite: MATH 0163.
SURV 2303 Surveying I
An introduction to and application of plane surveying procedures and field problems related to linear and angular measurements, differential leveling and topographic surveys. Students gain competency through a series of practical and real world field applications. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: MATH 1513 and SURV 1011.
SURV 1223 Land Law I
Each learner determines how the concepts of boundary creation, ownership transfer, and description of real property, easements, and the history of boundaries are applied to the practice of land surveying. Theory.
SURV 2223 Land Law II
Each learner understands the role of the surveyor in the legal system and applies the legal principles of locating conveyances, and boundaries in the field to the practice of surveying. Theory. Prerequisite: SURV 1223.
CET 2323 Statics
Students learn and apply concepts of forces, moments, reactions, free-body diagrams, friction, internal forces and moments of inertia. Theory. Prerequisite: MATH 1613.
CET 2212               Transportation
Students learn and apply design components of modern roadway and other transportation systems.  Theory. Prerequisite: MATH 1613 SURV 2303
ETDG 2674 Civil Drafting
Students develop an understanding of the field of civil drafting, which includes standard procedures, plan and profile sheets, alignments, and other key elements of the civil design field.  Students also use a computer aided design program to gather, analyze, compile and manipulate data to create accurate and fully integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping projects.  Theory/Lab.  Prerequisite: ETDG 1192
CET 2123 Properties of Soil
Students learn and apply properties of soils in related engineering problems.  It includes the study of critical properties of soils, soil types/soil structure, soil classification, site investigation, movement of water through soil, stress analysis, shear strength, foundations, site improvement and soil stability in slopes.  Theory/Lab.  Prerequisite: MATH 1513
Controlled Elective Requirements: 12 Credit Hours
CNS 1113 Controlled Elective - Construction Materials & Procedures
CNS 1263 Controlled Elective - Construction Blueprints & Specs
CNS 2543 Controlled Elective - Concrete Construction  
Prerequisite: CNS 1113
CNS 1303 Controlled Elective - Estimating I  
Prerequisite: CNS 1113, CNS 1263, MATH 1513
General Education Requirements: 28 Credit Hours
For general education and interdepartmental course descriptions, see the General Education courses.
Communication Arts: 6 Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II
Mathematics: 13 Credit Hours
MATH 1613 College Algebra
MATH 1513 Trigonometry
Philosophy: 3 Credit Hours
PHIL 1213 Ethics
Computer Science: 3 Credit Hours
CS 1013 Computer Literacy & Applications
Social Science: 6 Credit Hours
HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1865 OR
HIST 1493 U.S. History Since 1865
POLS 1113 U.S. Government
Oral Communications: 3 Credit Hours
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Speech Communications OR
SPCH 2313 Small Group Communications
Interdepartmental Requirements: 1 Credit Hour
GTGE 1111 College Cornerstone