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Civil Engineering Technology: Environmental
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
Dr. Thomas McCormack.: 503-491-7001
Room AC 2678
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 all the product of the civil engineering team. The environmental option introduces an emphasis on the benefits of sustainable engineering practices and introduces the application of renewable energy technologies into the design process, in order to develop facilities that are energy and resource efficient. Civil engineering technicians with an education emphasizing environmental issues find employment with engineering firms and government agencies as assistants to energy-efficiency analysts, regulatory officers and environmental impact auditors.

Additional Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Produce construction documents for a subdivision site
  • Design a conventional storm and sanitary sewer system
  • Use both traditional and modern electronic surveying equipment
  • Design conventional horizontal and vertical curves for highway route
  • Working in a team, stake out a highway alignment for construction
  • Describe sustainability in engineering and how it impacts products, business and communities
  • Conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on renewable energy technologies and energy systems
  • Use graphics software to enhance creativity and productivity in the 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
PH201 General Physics I
5
GE102 Engineering Computations or Related elective3
3-4
Health and Physical Education requirement‡
3
15-16
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
ET142 Civil CAD
4
ET210 Sustainable Engineering
3
ET222 Fluid Mechanics
3
ET227 Engineering Project Management
3
14
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
ET220 Renewable Energy Technology
3
ET232 Stormwater Management
3
SHS222 Environmental Safety II: Environmental Auditing
4
Related elective3
3
16
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
ET200 Route Surveying
4
ET230 Sustainable Energy Modeling
3
ET265 Site Development
3
Related elective3
3
16
Total Credits 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 PH201 is offered fall term only. MTH112 is a prerequisite for PH201.
3 See page 75 of the printed catalog for a list of related electives (CET - Environmental).
‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements, page 22 of the printed catalog.

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