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Technical Program - Civil Engineering Technology - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL


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Technical Program

Civil Engineering Technology (AAS.CET)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

This program prepares students with skills necessary for employment as a civil engineering technician with consulting engineering firms, testing laboratories, utilities and local, state and federal government agencies. Emphasis is placed on such tasks as surveying, materials testing, drafting, construction inspection, etc., associated with civil engineering. There is a strong demand for civil technicians; thus, employment opportunities are good. Civil Engineering Technology provides a balance between outdoor and indoor work which many find desirable. Surveying, field testing, construction supervision and testing are essentially outdoor work while drafting, design and laboratory testing are indoor work.


Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.


For more information contact:
Galen Altman
217-234-5342
galtman@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
TEC 050
Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, algebra, geometry and right angle trigonometry.

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Technical Mathematics I (Module 1)
2
TEC 052
Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra including factoring, solving linear systems, quadratic equations and exponents.

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Technical Mathematics II (Module 2) *
2
CET 060
Fundamentals of basic surveying operations such as chaining, leveling and use of the transit and the basic calculations associated with these operations.

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Surveying I (Module 1)
3
CET 054
Familiarizes the student with basic concepts of construction management with special emphasis on contracts, cost estimating, progress scheduling, engineering economics, and quality control.


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Soils and Aggregates (Module 2) * +
4
CET 051
Study of civil construction including types of projects, personnel, equipment, materials, and methods. Blue print reading and specification interpretation for heavy construction is also emphasized.

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Civil Construction I +
3
ENG 050
Students will learn strategies for writing essays, instructions manuals, proposals, reports, career documents as well as deliver oral presentations to prepare them for a profession in industry. Students will practice research strategies by using library resources and the Internet.

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Writing for Industry
3
  Total Semester Hours:
17
 
Second Semester
TEC 054
Offers the student a more in-depth study of trigonometry plus logarithms, complex numbers and functional variation.

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Technical Mathematics III *
2
TEC 056
Familiarizes the student with the basic concepts of analytical geometry and statistics.

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Technical Mathematics IV *
2
CET 056
Discussion of concrete through all stages of design, mix, delivery, placement, and curing with special emphasis on design, proportioning, and field testing.


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PC Concrete Theory (Module 1) * +++
2
CET 057
Discussion of asphalt paving from plant to paver with special emphasis on testing and proportioning.


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Asphalt Theory and Design (Module 2) * +++
2
TEC 045
Presents basic drafting skills and concepts preparatory to advanced drafting and computer-aided drafting courses. Portable drafting instruments will be required.

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Introduction to Drafting
3
HED 178
The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

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Responding to Emergencies
2
CAD 056
Basic Theory of CAD. Student will learn to use a Computer Aided Drafting system to create simple to moderately complex technical drawings. (Repeatable 1 Time)

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CAD I
2
SPE 111
Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

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Introduction to Speech Communication
3
  Total Semester Hours:
18
 
Summer Term
CET 075
Enables the student to gain on the job experience in Civil Engineering Technology during the summer session.

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S.O.E. (optional)
5
  Total Semester Hours:
5
 

Second Year
First Semester
TEC 060
Enables the student to analyze forces acting on structural elements and rigid bodies. The concepts of stress and strain in structural materials is introduced.

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Analytical Mechanics * +
4
CET 062
Designed to apply the skills learned in Surveying I to practical problems such as closed traverse, area calculations, land surveying, topographic mapping, stadia surveys, and difficult level circuits.


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Surveying II (Module 1) * +
3
CIS 068
Familiarizes the student with a word processing package and a spreadsheet package with emphasis on special topics pertinent to the student population. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Computer Applications
2
CET 052
Familiarizes the student with basic concepts of construction management with special emphasis on contracts, cost estimating, progress scheduling, engineering economics, and quality control.


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Civil Construction II * +
3
CET 082
Focuses on developing competence in drafting structural and detail drawings with special emphasis on interpreting field data to produce highway construction drawings and specifications.


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Civil Drafting * +
3
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Social Science Elective
3
  Total Semester Hours:
18
 
Second Semester
CET 065
This class is designed to familiarize students with the theory of the global positioning system and data collection methods associated with geographic information systems.


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GPS Theory and Application * +++
2
TEC 080
Develops the student's ability to analyze structural elements subjected to various types of loading. Various means of joining structural elements are also covered.

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Strength of Materials * +++
4
CET 087
Fundamentals of statics kinematics and dynamic flow; drainage area and volume of flow calculations.


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Hydraulics and Drainage * +++
3
CET 064
Analysis of horizontal and vertical curves, precise control traverses and leveling. Emphasizes the use of total stations, electronic data collectors, GPS equipment and engineering software.


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Surveying III * +++
3
CET 081
A study of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) related to civil engineering applications.


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CAD for Civil Engineering * +++
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 


Total Program Hours: 73

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