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Civil Engineering Technology Degree
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
Dr. Thomas McCormack:: 503-491-7001 - Room AC 2678

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.

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

Beginning Algebra II1

WR121 English Composition 4
Second Quarter (Winter)
GE115 Engineering Graphics 3
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra with Right Triangle Trigonometry 5
WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
  Human Relations requirement ‡ 3
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
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
ET142 Civil CAD 4
ET150 Plane Surveying 4
ET222 Fluid Mechanics 3
ET231 Basic Strengths of Materials 4
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
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
ET200 Route Surveying 4
ET263 Structural Design 4
ET265 Site Development 3
  Related elective3 3
  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 Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

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