Your Curriculum

Civil Engineering Technology Degree
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2013-2014

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
Dr. Thomas McCormack:: 503-491-7001 - Room AC 2391
Thomas.McCormack@mhcc.edu

The field of civil engineering is the most visible of the engineering disciplines. The highways and streets 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 all the product of the civil engineering team. The civil engineering team also supports the work of architects by designing building sites, foundations and the structural framework on which the actual building is constructed. Typical job titles for this degree include civil engineering technician, survey technician, design drafter, construction inspector and materials technician.

Additional 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) Credits
ET122 Engineering Drawing 4
GE101 Engineering Orientation 4
MTH065

Beginning Algebra II1

4
WR121 English Composition 4
16
Second Quarter (Winter)
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)
ET221 Statics 4
ET227 Engineering Project Management 4
GE102 Engineering Computations 3
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
15-16
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
ET142 Civil CAD 4
ET150 Plane Surveying 4
ET222 Fluid Mechanics 3
ET231 Basic Strengths of Materials 4
15
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
ET232 Stormwater Management 3
ET261 Concrete Construction Design 3
ET262 Soil Mechanics 3
HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
  Related elective3 3
15
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
ET200 Route Surveying 4
ET263 Structural Design 4
ET265 Site Development 3
  Related elective3 3
14
  Total Credits 90-91

1Students who placed into MTH095 or higher do not need to complete MTH065, but must select an additional related elective to satisfy degree requirements of 90 credits.
2MTH112 is a prerequisite for PH201
3See page 60 of the printed catalog for a list of related electives (CET)

‡ See pages 20 of the printed catalog.

© 2014 Mt. Hood Community College | 26000 SE Stark St. | Gresham, OR 97030 | 503-491-6422
 Last Modified: 6/7/2013 02:04:39 PM