Civil Engineering & Land Survey Technology - Certificate
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The Civil Engineering Technology program at DCTC is currently suspended for the enrollment of new or future students. The planned suspension of this program is to allow the college time to address short-term issues (curricular redesign, program enrollment levels, or faculty assignment). During the period of suspension, DCTC faculty and staff remain responsible for providing the appropriate curriculum, advising and other resources for the education of currently enrolled students.
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