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Surveying Engineering Technology Courses
SVT 100 Introduction to Surveying.
Technology Discussion of the major topics in surveying engineering technology
including field instrumentation, boundary surveying, topographic surveying,
computer-aided drafting, route surveying, global positioning system and
geodesy, map projections, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and geographic
information systems. Will include lectures from practicing professionals
in their respective disciplines. Lec. 1. Cr. 1
SVT 110 Instrumentation and Data Collectors.
Instrumentation used in various aspects of surveying engineering technology
and the systems that communicate with those systems (generically known as
data collectors) will be discussed. Systems for processing, display, and
presentation of results will also be demonstrated. Photogrammetric data
collection will be examined as an alternative to direct field methods. Lec.
1. Cr. 1.
SVT 121 AutoCAD for Surveyors I. Provides an introduction to computer aided drafting and design using AutoCAD. Covers concepts, techniques and procedures of menu systems, drawing setup, coordinate systems, draw and modify commands, display control, creating and working with layers and file management. Also covers editing, viewing, dimensioning commands, paper space, xrefs, and attributes. Lec 2, Lab 2. Cr. 3
SVT 122 AutoCAD for Surveyors II. Using Carlson Software, land surveying applications will be studied, including terrain modeling, surface boundaries, breaklines and contours; horizontal alignment and vertical alignment design; route surveying including road sections using templates; construction surveying including grading and volume calculations; downloading, creating, and analyzing survey data and performing data adjustments, and dynamic engineering models. Lec 2, Lab 2. Cr. 3
SVT 201 Adjustment Computations. Basic
statistics as applied to surveying, error estimation, error propagation,
basic matrix algebra, level network analysis, 3-D traverse analysis, GPS
vector network analysis, combined traditional total station and GPS network
analysis, blunder detection, positional tolerance, hypothesis testing. Prerequisites:
CET 202, MAT 215, TME253 and SVT110 (or equivalents) Lec. 3. Cr. 3
SVT221, Boundary Law. Covers historical
to present United States land title conveyancing, historical surveying procedures,
colonial and pre-colonial land grants, the United States public land survey
system, rules of construction and procedures for boundary retracement, recording
systems, interpretation of property descriptions, and professional
responsibility. Prerequisites of CET101 or FTY 208 and a coreq of ENG212. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
SVT 322, Preparing Effective Property Descriptions.
Covers principles of interpretation, techniques and forms for descriptions
and preparation of land descriptions. Layout, content, and display
of plats and descriptions will be covered. Prerequisites of SVT221 and coreq of SVT122 (Web-based). Lec 1.
SVT 329 Site Planning and Subdivision Design.
Coordinate geometry as applied to this topic, creating lots of
esthetic value, satisfying minimum lot requirements, acreage calculations,
cul-de-sacs, integration of site features to optimum development, application
of civil engineering principles to land development. Prerequisites: CET332, SVT221 and SVT322. Lec 1. Cr. 1
SVT 331 Photogrammetry. Includes procedures and methods used for deriving metric information from photographs, analog processes for using serial photographs in production of topographic maps, flight planning and cost estimation in aerial mapping work. Introduction to photo-coordinate measurement devices and their calibration. Prerequisites: CET101 and TME152.
SVT 341 Advanced Surveying. Geodetic
horizontal and vertical datums, plane projection systems, localization of
projection coordinates, datum transformations, astronomic observations,
cadastral surveying as applied to the U.S. Public Land Survey System, creation
of survey products in a computer-aided drafting environment, engineering
related photogrammetry (job planning, control aspects, map collection and
processing, and image based products). Prerequisites: CET202. Lec. 3. Cr. 3
SVT 352 Practical Field Operations.
Making optimal use of a survey data collection system in creation of office
survey products, building checks in survey collection, automated field techniques
which create office linework, optimizing feature coding and descriptive
abilities, deciding between use of GPS and optical survey devices for survey
projects, optimization of stakeout and building checks in that process,
surveying documentation and reporting. Prerequisites: CET 202, ENG317 (or
equivalent), Lec. 3. Cr. 3
SVT 418 Fundamentals of Surveying Exam Overview.
A review of all elements of the day #1 nationwide
element of the examination which leads to licensure as a professional land
surveyor, practice examinations on all topics covered in this exam. Prerequisites:
Junior Standing or permission of instructor. Lec. 1, Cr. 1
SVT 437 Practical GPS. Presentation
of all types of GPS equipment with their uses and limitations, GPS observation
planning based on satellite geometry and obstructions, review of geodetic
coordinate systems and datums, the geoid and how it relates to the production
of elevations from GPS, execution of all components (planning, field collection,
downloading, processing, and adjustment) of a GPS survey where raw data
is collected, real time kinematic (RTK) GPS field execution and adjustment
for control work, use of RTK GPS in collection of a topographic survey.
Prerequisites: SVT201. Lec. 2, Lab 2. Cr. 3
SVT475, Small Business Management.
Covers marketing, business operations, fee calculations.
Lec. 3, Cr. 3
SVT 490 Surveying Capstone. A class
project type course which integrates all components of previous surveying
coursework and emphasizes working with others on a long term project; project
description, project planning, field collection, office processing, computer-aided
drafting, final product preparation, oral presentation of results. Prerequisites:
SVT 341, SVT 437, SVT352 (or equivalents). Lec. 2, Lab 2. Cr. 3
Construction Management Technology Courses
CET 100 - Introduction to Construction Management.
An introductory study of the construction process and civil engineering
technology. Topics include CMT program, project life cycle, estimating,
scheduling, design, contracting and ethics and construction overview. Field
trips. Lec 1 or Lab 3. (Fall.) Credits: 1CET 101 - Plane Surveying. A beginning
course studying surveying instruments and their use in the measurement of
angles, distances and elevations. Also includes mathematics, computational
methods, adjustments and measurement analysis used in plane surveying. Lec
2, Lab 2. (Spring.)
Prerequisites: CET 100. Corequisite: TME 151. Credits: 3
CET 101 - Plane Surveying. A beginning course studying surveying instruments and their use in the measurement of angles, distances and elevations. Also includes mathematics, computational methods, adjustments and measurement analysis used in plane surveying. Lec 2, Lab 2. (Fall and Spring.) CET 100. Corequisite: TME 151. Credits: 3
CET 130 - Building Construction. A study
of common building structural systems, materials and components, and their
graphical representation. Determination of the quantity of building materials
from design drawings. Lec 2, Lab 2. (Spring.) Prerequisites: MET 121. Credits:
CET 202 - Construction Surveying. Study of
surveying procedures in construction. Includes volume computations, horizontal
curves, compound curves, reverse curves, vertical curves, stakeout, grade
layout, profile and cross sections. Instrument experience is emphasized
using total stations, laser levels and G.P.S. Lec 2, Lab 2. (Fall.) Prerequisites:
CET 101, COS 103 and TME 152. Credits: 3
CET 211 - Statics and Strength of Materials.
The study of the equilibrium of structural systems and the stresses and
strains that occur in structural members. Provides the knowledge of structural
analysis required as a prerequisite to CET 212. Lec 3, Rec 2. (Fall.) Credits:
CET 212 - Structural Design. Design of structural
members in steel, wood and reinforced concrete. Covers building code requirements
for dead, live and snow loads. Lec 3, Rec 2. (Spring.) Prerequisites: CET
130 and CET 211. Credits: 4
CET 221 - Building Construction Methods.
A study in building construction operations. Topics include: earthwork equipment
and operations; excavations and foundations; wood, reinforced concrete,
masonry, structural steel construction; mechanical and electrical systems;
construction TQM. Lec 2, Rec 2. (Spring.) Prerequisites: CET 130. Credits:
CET 224 - Construction Safety. An introduction
to safety on the construction site to include safety measures, training,
responsibility for safety, accident investigation and pertinent regulations
(OSHA and state). Will also look at the effect of safety on worker's compensation,
liability, employee behavior and time management. Lec 1. (Fall.) Credits:
CET 326 - Soil Mechanics and Foundations.
Introduction to the physical properties of soil important to the construction
industry. Includes classification systems, drainage, frost action, slope
stability and shallow foundations. Lec 3. (Fall.) Prerequisites: CIE 110
and CIE 111. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CET 327. Credits: 3
CET 327 - Soil Mechanics and Foundations Lab. Covers
standard soils tests that are important to the construction industry. Lab
2. Prerequisites: CIE 110 and CIE 111. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CET
326. Credits: 1
CET 332 - Civil Engineering Technology. Topics
related to civil engineering site work. Covers on-site septic systems, drainage,
hydrology, hydraulics, public sewer system design, water system design,
erosion control, sedimentation control, pumps, culverts and conduits. Lec
3, Lab 1. (Spring.) Prerequisites: CET 202. Credits: 3
CET 356 - Construction Documents and Administration.
A study of documents and administrative procedures relevant to construction
and contract administration. Topics include bidding, bonds, letters of credit,
insurance, addenda, claims, inspections, reporting, operations, disputes,
payments and defaults.Satisfies the General Education Writing Intensive
Requirement. Lec 3. (Fall.) Prerequisites: CET 351. Prerequisite or Corequisite:
CET 457 and ENG 317. Credits: 2
CET 357 - Construction Documents and Administration
Lab. A study of administrative procedures relevant to construction
administration. Practical exercises include change orders, claims, inspections,
reporting, operations, disputes, payments and defaults. Lab 2. Prerequisites:
CET 351. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CET 456 and ENG 317. Credits: 1
CET 360 - Construction Estimating and Bidding.
A study in the estimating an bidding processes for construction projects.
Topics include: budgetary, parametric and detailed cost estimating for residential,
commercial, heavy highway and industrial construction projects. Manual,
computer assisted and estimating software is utilized to prepare construction
cost estimates; bid preparation and submittal: project budget preparation.
Lec 2, Lab 2. (Spring.) Prerequisites: CET 221. Credits: 3
CET 394 - Construction Management Technology Practice.
Cooperative work experience at full-time employment for at least a continuous
10 week period. (Pass/Fail Grade Only.) (Summer.) Prerequisites: Junior
or senior standing in CMT program. Credits: 3
CET 421 - Construction Equipment Operations.
A study in heavy highway and construction equipment operations. Topics include:
earthwork and excavations; equipment production and scheduling; equipment
rental, lease and purchase, rock excavation; compaction and finishing; aggregate,
asphalt and concrete plant operations; construction equipment safety. Lec
2, Lab 1. (Spring.) Prerequisites: CET 130; junior standing. Credits: 2
CET 451 - Construction Law. Fundamental legal
concepts and the development and application of law on society, business,
engineering and construction. Covers legal structure, business entities,
agency, mechanics liens, torts, contracts, contract formation, contract
codification, liability, indemnification, warranties, remedies, damages,
the uniform commercial code, alternate dispute resolution, international
law, legal research and land use restrictions. Satisfies the General Education Social Contexts and Institutions and Writing
Intensive Requirements. Lec 4. (Fall.) Prerequisites: CET 124. Corequisite:
ENG 317. Credits: 4
CET 458 - Management of Construction. The
capstone course for Construction Management Technology (CMT) program. Principles
and applications taught throughout the CMT program are used by students
during a construction project simulation that covers many facets of construction
management, engineering and business that are encountered in practice. Format
varies. In addition, cost to cost, percentage complete accounting is covered.
Satisfies the General Education Capstone Experience Requirement. Lec 3.
(Spring.) Prerequisites: BUA 201, CET 326, CET 351, CET 462. Credits: 3
CET 462 - Construction Planning and Scheduling.
A study of design and analysis of construction planning and scheduling for
construction projects. Manual and computer assisted procedures are used,
as well as, industry software to solve contruction scheduling problems,
such as resource constraints and limitations. Project control systems are
also studied. Lec 2, Lab 2. (Fall.) Prerequisites: CET 360. Credits: 3
CET 479 - Student Construction Competition Experience.
Requires students to bring together estimating, scheduling, management and
organizational skills, focused on a construction project. The competition
is against other regional construction programs. Prerequisites: Permission
of instructor. Credits: 0-3
CET 498 - Selected Topics in Construction Management
Technology. Topics in Engineering Technology not regularly covered
in other courses. Content varies to suit individual needs. May be repeated
for credit. (Fall and Spring.) Prerequisites: junior or senior standing;
permission of instructor.