Course Catalog

Civil Engineering Technology - CEE3 - Effective Spring 2022 () Degree


Campus Locations: Valdosta, Ben Hill Irwin

Purpose: The Civil Engineering degree program prepares students for immediate employment at the technical level in engineering design, drafting, surveying, and construction.

Curriculum: The curriculum contains 69 semester hours of coursework, including drafting, computer-aided design, surveying, physics, hydrology, soil mechanics, and road design. The program includes a general tract specialization or a surveying specialization.

Careers: Civil Engineering Technicians

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
Curriculum Outline (69 hours)
General Core Courses 18
Area I - Language Arts/Communication 6
ENGL 1101

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores Co-requisite(s): None Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

3
ENGL 1105

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 1101 w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): None Emphasizes practical knowledge of technical communications techniques, procedures, and reporting formats used in industry and business. Topics include reference use and research, device and process description, formal technical report writing, business correspondence, and technical report presentation.

3
Area II - Social/Behavior Science - Complete 3 Hours 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Complete 3 Hours 3
MATH 1111

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Degree Level Math Scores Co-requisite(s): None Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

3
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Complete 3 Hours 3
General Education Core Elective - Complete 3 Hours 3
MATH 1112

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1111 w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): None Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using trigonometric concepts. Topics include trigonometric functions, properties of trigonometric functions, vectors and triangles, inverse of trigonometric functions and graphing of trigonometric functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, and complex numbers.

3
MATH 1113

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1111 w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): None Prepares students for calculus. The topics discussed include an intensive study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Applications include simple maximum and minimum problems, exponential growth and decay.

3
Occupational Courses 40
CETC 1111

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 3 Lab 2 – 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 1111 Co-requisite(s): None Understand the fundamental principles and practices of hydrology and hydraulics in stormwater design.

4
CETC 1112

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 2 Lab 2 – 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): MEGT 2080 Co-requisite(s): None This course will include topics to predict and classify soil behavior. Topics include soil origin and nature; soil density, gradation, and compaction; soil water content and reaction to frost; stress distribution in soil, soil shear strength, and pile bearing strength. Lab instruction is based on ASTM and AASHTO specifications as they are used to classify and predict soil behavior.

3
CETC 1113

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 2 Lab 2 – 3 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): None Applications of the mathematics of finance used in engineering decision making by utilizing criteria employed in selecting the best alternative; making short-term and long-term decisions; determining which engineering projects should have a higher priority; comparing different ways to finance purchases and project; quantitatively assessing the costs of completing capital projects.

2
CETC 1114

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 1 Lab 2 – 3 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): DFTG 1101 Co-requisite(s): None Computer-aided design with COGO overlay programs.

4
CETC 1115

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 1 Lab 2 – 6 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): CETC 1114 Co-requisite(s): None Using Computer-Aided Design with COGO overlay programs.

4
CETC 1117

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 2 Lab 2 – 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): CETC 1111 Co-requisite(s): None The course will introduce the planning, design, construction methods, and characteristics of highways and city streets including layout, traffic requirements, safety and control, drainage, sub-grade structure, base courses, and surface pavements. Topics include geometric design, traffic volume, channelization, and hydrology.

3
DFTG 1101

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Establishes safety practices as they relate to a drafting environment. Introduces basic CAD functions while presenting essential principles and practices for line relationships, scale, and geometric construction.

4
DRFT 2050

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - .5 Lab 2 – 2.5 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1015 Co-requisite(s): None Introduces fundamental plane surveying concepts, instruments, and techniques. Topics include linear measurements; instrument use; and angles, bearings, and directions.

2
ENGT 1000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Provides a study of engineering technology as a career field and describes the knowledge and skills required for academic and occupational success. Topics include: engineering technology career, measurement and standards, mathematical operators, engineering tools, and engineering concepts. Labs reinforce mathematical, mechanical and electrical concepts through practical exercises, such as measurement and calculation of density of objects, relative humidity, use of digital multi-meter, building circuits, use of precision instruments, and team exercises.

3
MEGT 2030

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): ENGT 1000 and MATH 1113 Co-requisite(s): None This course introduces the student to the study of forces acting on objects and their effects on a body at rest or at constant velocity. Static principles are applied in analyzing structural systems. Topics include vectors, resultants, equilibrium of force systems, free-body diagrams (FBD), analysis of trusses and frames, distributed loading, and geometric properties of areas. Emphasis is placed on bodies at rest in both 2 dimensions and 3 dimensions.

3
MEGT 2080

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): MEGT 2030 Co-requisite(s): None This course studies the behavior of materials when subjected to different loadings and constraints. Topics include: stress, strain, material properties, properties of cross-sectional areas, bending and buckling of members, beam and column analysis, torsion, and combined loading. Emphasis is provided on predicting material behavior in various mechanical applications and utilizing fundamental analysis techniques to determine stress in solids under tension, compression, torsion, and/or shear. The course includes hands-on laboratory exercises such as evaluating beam deflection and the thermal expansion of various metals.

4
PHYS 1111

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 1101 and (MATH 1112 or MATH 1113) w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): PHYS 1111L The first course of two algebra and trigonometry based courses in the physics sequence. Topics include material from mechanics (kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum and collisions, rotational motion, static equilibrium, elasticity theory, and simple harmonic motion), mechanical waves, theory of heat and heat transfer, and thermodynamics.

3
PHYS 1111L

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 1101 and (MATH 1112 or MATH 1113) w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): PHYS 1111 Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1111. The laboratory exercises for this course include units of measurement, Newton's laws, work energy and power, momentum and collisions, one- and two-dimensional motion, circular motion and law of gravity, rotational dynamics and static equilibrium, elasticity theory, harmonic motion, theory of heat and heat transfer, thermodynamics, wave motion, and sound.

1
Specialization - (11 Hours) 11
General Specialization (11 Hours) - 8GS3 11
CETC 1118

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 2 Lab 2 – 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): MEGT 2080 Co-requisite(s): None Introduction of lab practices in measuring the properties of construction materials including soil, concrete, steel, asphalt, wood. Tests will be based on ASTM standards.

3
CETC 1119

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 1 Lab 2 – 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): CETC 1116 Co-requisite(s): None Introduces the theories, principles, and practice of Global Positioning Systems as used surveying.

3
CETC 1121

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 1111 Co-requisite(s): None Understand the fundamental principles and practices of hydraulics and fluid mechanics in water and wastewater systems.

3
ENGT 2300

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ECET 2101 Co-requisite(s): None This course will require students to undertake either individual or team projects, by applying knowledge acquired classroom/lab activities in program courses and core courses. The student will create or construct a product, a circuit or mechanism using circuit building, troubleshooting and other engineering skills developed through previous course work. The project activity includes conceptualization, detailed planning and design, project construction, cost and production considerations, quality assurance and project presentation.

1
Choose One of the Following (4 Hours) - Complete One Science Sequence OR CETC 1116 4
PHYS 1112

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 1111, PHYS 1111L w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): PHYS 1112L The second of two algebra and trigonometry based courses in the physics sequence. Topics include material from electricity and magnetism (electric charge, electric forces and fields, electric potential energy, electric potential, capacitance, magnetism, electric current, resistance, basic electric circuits, alternating current circuits, and electromagnetic waves), geometric optics (reflection and refraction), and physical optics (interference and diffraction).

3
PHYS 1112L

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 1111, PHYS 1111L w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): PHYS 1112 Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1112. The laboratory exercises for this course include material from electricity and magnetism, geometric optics, and physical optics.

1
CHEM 1151

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): CHEM 1151L Provides an introduction to basic chemical principles and concepts which explain the behavior of matter. Topics include measurements and units, structure of matter, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws, liquid mixtures, acids and bases, salts and buffers, and nuclear chemistry.

3
CHEM 1151L

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): CHEM 1151 Selected laboratory experiments paralleling the topics in CHEM 1151. The lab exercises for this course include units of measurements, structure of matter, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, gas laws, liquid mixtures, acids and bases, salts and buffers, and nuclear chemistry.

1
CHEM 1211

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): CHEM 1211L Provides an introduction to basic chemical principles and concepts which explain the behavior of matter. Topics include measurement, physical and chemical properties of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, nomenclature, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry and gas laws.

3
CHEM 1211L

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): CHEM 1211 Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in CHEM 1211. The laboratory exercises for this course include measurement, physical and chemical properties of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry and gas laws.

1
CETC 1116

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): DRFT 2050 Co-requisite(s): None Continues developing surveying concepts and skills with emphasis on advanced surveying technology and techniques. Topics include area calculation, boundary surveys, EDM equipment utilization, differential leveling, Photogrammetry, and topographical planning.

4
Surveying Specialization (12 Hours) - 8S13 12
CETC 1116

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): DRFT 2050 Co-requisite(s): None Continues developing surveying concepts and skills with emphasis on advanced surveying technology and techniques. Topics include area calculation, boundary surveys, EDM equipment utilization, differential leveling, Photogrammetry, and topographical planning.

4
CETC 1119

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 1 Lab 2 – 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): CETC 1116 Co-requisite(s): None Introduces the theories, principles, and practice of Global Positioning Systems as used surveying.

3
CETC 1120

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 3 Lab 2 – 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): CETC 1116 Co-requisite(s): None This course will describe boundary and topographical surveys of public lands.

3
ENGT 2400

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 0 Lab 2 – 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): CETC 1116 Co-requisite(s): None This course will provide the field experience to enhance the competencies taught in the lecture portion.

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