CIVL 1131 Introduces the three basic surveying tools - the tape, level and transit/theodolite - along with proper field procedures for basic surveying which include taking field notes, taping and EDM, leveling, bearings and azimuths, topography, and mapping.
CIVL 1151 This is the first course in Computer Aided Design (CAD) labwork for Civil Engineering Technology Students using AutoCAD software. It will present the fundamentals of AutoCAD including but not limited to command structure, setting units and limits, drafting primitives, layering, use of editing tools, grid, snap, and axis commands. The assignments require extensive use of the Civil Engineering Technology CAD lab.
CIVL 1251 Determination of soil composition and structure is the first phase of project delivery for every type of civil engineering related activity. This course covers the classification of soils through: soil exploration, basic geology, hydraulics of groundwater, weight-volume relationships, sampling procedures, stresses, strains, bearing capacity, settlement and expansion, compaction, stabilization, and an introduction to foundations and retaining walls. Soil mechanics are determined by both field and laboratory test methods. In this course, you will gain hands on experience by applying the methods that are commonly performed to determine soil mechanics. This course also familiarizes students with lab and testing procedures for testing construction materials. Topics include sieve analysis, relative density, compaction tests, Atterberg limits, and soil classification, concrete strength testing, and bituminous sampling.
CIVL 1222 An introduction to large scale mapping as used in highway and site design. Laboratory exercises include preparation of site plans, boundary surveys, and road plans. Laboratory exercises make extensive use of Autodesk Civil 3D. Prerequisites: CIVL 1151
CIVL 1231 This course covers the basics of horizontal and vertical curve geometry as used in highway design before undertaking the study of more advanced surveying topics including: use of mass diagrams to track earthwork on highways, control surveying mathematics, universal coordinate systems, and boundary location . Laboratory exercises will vary between CAD drawings and outdoor exercises.
CIVL 1242 A course on fundamental construction layout principles required for typical construction projects. Topics include: basic control networks, coordinate systems and coordinate geometry, alignment and grade for structures, roadway, and utilities, data collector use, and RTK GPS data acquisition, positioning, and mapping.
CIVL 1256 This course is an introduction to storm water management as it relates to the design of storm water conveyance systems, and ponds using various engineering tools. Students will learn calculating runoff, pipe design and sizing.
CIVL 1257 An introductory course in photogrammetry using UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) aka drones. Students will learn the correct use of drones as a survey/map making aid. Students will fly a drone and acquire data for use in making plans and maps for civil projects. Prerequisite: CIVL1151
MATS 1340 A course combining elements of college algebra, college trigonometry, and statistics, with a particular focus on topics useful to future engineers or engineering techs. Manipulating literal equations; solving equations analytically and by graphing; solving systems of equations analytically and using matrix solvers; setting up and solving systems of equations for practical applications; trigonometric functions; laws of sines and cosines; vector analysis of forces in static equilibrium; basic concepts of probability; bell curve; confidence intervals and uncertainty analysis; correlation and regression. Meets MnTC Goal 4 Prerequisite: MATS0700 or see course details in eServices for more prerequisite information.
Construction Inspection and Project Management
CIVL - 2121: Construction Inspection and Project Management
CIVL 2121 Develop an understanding of the various roles that the construction inspector plays, and methods used by the construction inspector to document and enforce compliance with the specifications of a construction contact. This course also introduces the student to a key element of the Civil Engineering task: Project Management. The student will learn the elements of managing a construction project and work out project schedules by hand and with PM software programs.
CIVL 2132 An advanced course on fundamental land survey principles required for typical boundary establishment. Topics include: Legal Description reading/writing, adverse possession, Junior/Senior rights, Riparian rights, Land Survey case law, and covers MN Rules on Land Surveys. Prerequisite: CIVL 1222
CIVL 2133 An advanced drafting course for the drafting of subdivision plats under MN Statues 505 and others. Students will utilize AutoCad Civil 3D to render the plats. Students will also learn rules that apply to the drafting and recording of plats. Prerequisite: CIVL 1222
CIVL 2155 This course is an introduction to the design of sites, and buildings with methods, materials, and philosophies that produce sustainability and protect the worlds ecosystems. Prerequisites: CIVL 1222
CIVL 2970 This course is required for graduation and consists of a minimum of 96 hours of experience in the Civil Engineering Technology industry as an intern. Intern tasks can vary: surverying, construction inspection, CAD work, and office work of a Civil Engineering Technician. Prerequisites: First year CET classes.
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1. Prerequisites: See course details in eServices for prerequisite information.
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student's awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people's personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.