Civil Engineering Technology prepares a person for positions in the civil engineering field. The curriculum includes surveying, principles of road construction, and general construction practices. The graduate is trained to work with the civil engineer in the performance of general engineering practices which may include design; drawing and interpreting working drawings; determining equipment, materials and labor required to complete a project; and performing soils, asphalt, and concrete tests required for foundations and construction.
Up-to-date equipment usage is stressed, including the surveying computer. Students successfully completing program will receive degrees in Associate of Applied Science.
- Land and highway survey principles and applications
- Drafting and design related to construction and topographic layouts
- Determination of equipment, materials, and labor requirements to complete a project
- Performance of soils, asphalt, and concrete tests required for foundations and construction
- Use of state-of-the-art engineering equipment to include computers, electronic distance measuring devices and GPS equipment.
Increasing. Employment is expected to increase faster than the average of all occupations due to anticipate increases in highway construction and land development along these highways.
CIT 1213—Road Design and Construction Methods and Materials. A study of equipment, construction methods, and materials used in the construction of roadways and drainage structures. (3)
CIT 1223—Road Construction Plans and Specifications. A course to provide students with an introduction to the plans and specifications for the construction of streets and highways. Includes instruction in the interpretation of plans and specifications, the bidding process, and calculation of material and labor costs. (3)
CIT 2113—Legal Principles of Surveying. A study of legal aspects of boundary controls for the survey and survey of real property. To be taken in conjunction with CIT 2434. (3)
CIT 2124—Advanced Surveying Practices. (Prerequisites: DDT 1413, CIT 1114, CIT 2434 and DDT 1323) This course is designed to provide the student with practical applications of skills and knowledge gained in other surveying and related courses. Two hours lecture and four hours lab. (4)
CIT 2313—Soil Mechanics. Elementary study of exploring, sampling, testing, and evaluating subsurface materials and their effect on types of foundations and construction. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. (3)
CIT 2413—Concrete and Hot Mix Asphalt Testing. A course which emphasizes standard procedures for sampling, testing, and evaluating materials used in concrete and hot mix asphalt mixtures. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. (3)
CIT 2424—GPS Surveying. (Prerequisites: DDT 1413, CIT 1114, CIT 2434, and DDT 1323) This course teaches principles of surveying utilizing artificial earth orbit satellites and digitizing the information obtained to establish a useful data-base. Two hours lecture and four hours lab. (4)
CIT 2434—Land Surveying. (Prerequisites: DDT 1413 and DDT 1323) This course teaches aspects of boundary controls, principles for land surveying, methods of land boundary location, and land description in accordance with original surveys and resurveys. Two hours lecture and four hours lab. (4)
CIT 2913—Special Project. (Prerequisites: DDT 1323 and a minimum of 12 Civil Technology related courses) A course designed to provide the student with practical application of skills and knowledge gained in other Civil Technology courses. The instructor works closely with the student to insure that the selection of a project will enhance the student’s learning experience. One hour lecture and four hours laboratory. (3)