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Civil Engineering Technology Degree
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2015-2016

Career PathwaysMHCC Faculty Advisors
Dr. Thomas McCormack:
503-491-7001
Room AC2678
Thomas.McCormack@mhcc.edu
 

The field of civil engineering is the most visible of the engineering disciplines. The bridges and highways we drive on; the airports, harbors and railroads that connect our country; the water and sewer systems that protect our health; and the dikes and dams that protect our property are products of the civil engineering team. The civil engineering team also supports the work of architects by designing building sites, foundations and the structural framework of the building.

Typical job titles for this degree include civil-structural designer, surveying technician, CAD drafting technician, construction inspector, materials laboratory technician and project manager. Civil engineering technicians find employment with civil-structural design firms, land surveying firms, state departments of transportation, county utility departments, federal land management agencies and city building departments.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Produce construction documents for a subdivision site
  • Design a conventional storm and sanitary sewer system
  • Conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on concrete and soils
  • Analyze and design elementary foundation systems for building structures
  • Use both traditional and modern electronic surveying equipment
  • Design conventional horizontal and vertical curves for highway routes
  • Working in a team, stake out a highway alignment for construction
  • Use graphics software to enhance creativity and productivity in engineering design
  • Describe the ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession.
First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
ET122   Engineering Drawing
4
GE101   Engineering Orientation
4
MTH065   Beginning Algebra II1  
4
WR121   English Composition
4
16  
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
GE115   Engineering Graphics
3
MTH095   Intermediate Algebra with Right Triangle Trigonometry
5
WR227   Technical Report Writing
4
  Human Relations requirement ‡
3
15  
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
ET150   Plane Surveying
4
CH104   General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry I or
GS106 Physical Science: Geology or
G201 Principles of Physical Geology or
PH201 General Physics I2  
4-5
GE102   Engineering Computations or Related elective4  
3-4
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡
3
14-16  
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits
ET142   Civil CAD
4
ET221   Statics
4
ET222   Fluid Mechanics
3
ET227   Engineering Project Management
4
15  
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
ET231   Basic Strengths of Materials
4
ET232   Stormwater Management
3
ET261   Concrete Construction Design
3
ET262   Soil Mechanics
3
  Related elective4  
3
16  
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number  
Course Title  
Credits  
ET200   Route Surveying
4
ET263   Structural Design
4
ET265   Site Development
3
  Related elective4  
3
14  
Total Credits 90-92  

1 Students who placed into MTH095 or higher do not need to complete MTH065; an additional related elective may be required to satisfy degree requirements of 90 credits.
2 G201 and PH201 are offered fall term only.
3 MTH112 is a prerequisite for PH201.
4 See page 75 of the printed catalog for a list of related electives (CET)

‡See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

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