Course Descriptions

Surveying Engineering Technology Courses

  • SVT 100 – Introduction to Surveying. Technology Discussion of the major topics in surveying engineering technology including field instrumentation, boundary surveying, topographic surveying, computer-aided drafting, route surveying, global positioning system and geodesy, map projections, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and geographic information systems. Will include lectures from practicing professionals in their respective disciplines. Lec. 1. Cr. 1
  • SVT 110 Instrumentation and Data Collectors. Instrumentation used in various aspects of surveying engineering technology and the systems that communicate with those systems (generically known as data collectors) will be discussed. Systems for processing, display, and presentation of results will also be demonstrated. Photogrammetric data collection will be examined as an alternative to direct field methods. Lec. 1. Cr. 1.
  • SVT 121 AutoCAD for Surveyors I. Provides an introduction to computer aided drafting and design using AutoCAD. Covers concepts, techniques and procedures of menu systems, drawing setup, coordinate systems, draw and modify commands, display control, creating and working with layers and file management. Also covers editing, viewing, dimensioning commands, paper space, xrefs, and attributes. Lec 2, Lab 2. Cr. 3
  • SVT 122 AutoCAD for Surveyors II. Using Carlson Software, land surveying applications will be studied, including terrain modeling, surface boundaries, breaklines and contours; horizontal alignment and vertical alignment design; route surveying including road sections using templates; construction surveying including grading and volume calculations; downloading, creating, and analyzing survey data and performing data adjustments, and dynamic engineering models. Lec 2, Lab 2. Cr. 3
  • SVT 201 Adjustment Computations. Basic statistics as applied to surveying, error estimation, error propagation, basic matrix algebra, level network analysis, 3-D traverse analysis, GPS vector network analysis, combined traditional total station and GPS network analysis, blunder detection, positional tolerance, hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: CET 202, MAT 215, TME253 and SVT110 (or equivalents) Lec. 3. Cr. 3
  • SVT221, Boundary Law. Covers historical to present United States land title conveyancing, historical surveying procedures, colonial and pre-colonial land grants, the United States public land survey system, rules of construction and procedures for boundary retracement, recording systems, interpretation of property descriptions, and professional responsibility. Prerequisites of CET101 or FTY 208 and a coreq of ENG212. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
  • SVT 322, Preparing Effective Property Descriptions. Covers principles of interpretation, techniques and forms for descriptions and preparation of land descriptions. Layout, content, and display of plats and descriptions will be covered. Prerequisites of SVT221 and coreq of SVT122 (Web-based). Lec 1.
  • SVT 329 Site Planning and Subdivision Design. Coordinate geometry as applied to this topic, creating lots of esthetic value, satisfying minimum lot requirements, acreage calculations, cul-de-sacs, integration of site features to optimum development, application of civil engineering principles to land development. Prerequisites: CET332, SVT221 and SVT322. Lec 1. Cr. 1
  • SVT 331 Photogrammetry. Includes procedures and methods used for deriving metric information from photographs, analog processes for using serial photographs in production of topographic maps, flight planning and cost estimation in aerial mapping work. Introduction to photo-coordinate measurement devices and their calibration. Prerequisites: CET101 and TME152.
  • SVT 341 Advanced Surveying. Geodetic horizontal and vertical datums, plane projection systems, localization of projection coordinates, datum transformations, astronomic observations, cadastral surveying as applied to the U.S. Public Land Survey System, creation of survey products in a computer-aided drafting environment, engineering related photogrammetry (job planning, control aspects, map collection and processing, and image based products). Prerequisites: CET202. Lec. 3. Cr. 3
  • SVT 352 Practical Field Operations. Making optimal use of a survey data collection system in creation of office survey products, building checks in survey collection, automated field techniques which create office linework, optimizing feature coding and descriptive abilities, deciding between use of GPS and optical survey devices for survey projects, optimization of stakeout and building checks in that process, surveying documentation and reporting. Prerequisites: CET 202, ENG317 (or equivalent), Lec. 3. Cr. 3
  • SVT 418 Fundamentals of Surveying Exam Overview. A review of all elements of the “day #1” nationwide element of the examination which leads to licensure as a professional land surveyor, practice examinations on all topics covered in this exam. Prerequisites: Junior Standing or permission of instructor. Lec. 1, Cr. 1
  • SVT 437 Practical GPS. Presentation of all types of GPS equipment with their uses and limitations, GPS observation planning based on satellite geometry and obstructions, review of geodetic coordinate systems and datums, the geoid and how it relates to the production of elevations from GPS, execution of all components (planning, field collection, downloading, processing, and adjustment) of a GPS survey where raw data is collected, real time kinematic (RTK) GPS field execution and adjustment for control work, use of RTK GPS in collection of a topographic survey. Prerequisites: SVT201. Lec. 2, Lab 2. Cr. 3
  • SVT475, Small Business Management. Covers marketing, business operations, fee calculations. Lec. 3, Cr. 3
  • SVT 490 Surveying Capstone. A class project type course which integrates all components of previous surveying coursework and emphasizes working with others on a long term project; project description, project planning, field collection, office processing, computer-aided drafting, final product preparation, oral presentation of results. Prerequisites: SVT 341, SVT 437, SVT352 (or equivalents). Lec. 2, Lab 2. Cr. 3

Construction Management Technology Courses

  • CET 100 – Introduction to Construction Management. An introductory study of the construction process and civil engineering technology. Topics include CMT program, project life cycle, estimating, scheduling, design, contracting and ethics and construction overview. Field trips. Lec 1 or Lab 3. (Fall.) Credits: 1CET 101 – Plane Surveying. A beginning course studying surveying instruments and their use in the measurement of angles, distances and elevations. Also includes mathematics, computational methods, adjustments and measurement analysis used in plane surveying. Lec 2, Lab 2. (Spring.)
    Prerequisites: CET 100. Corequisite: TME 151. Credits: 3
  • CET 101 – Plane Surveying. A beginning course studying surveying instruments and their use in the measurement of angles, distances and elevations. Also includes mathematics, computational methods, adjustments and measurement analysis used in plane surveying. Lec 2, Lab 2. (Fall and Spring.) CET 100. Corequisite: TME 151. Credits: 3
  • CET 130 – Building Construction. A study of common building structural systems, materials and components, and their graphical representation. Determination of the quantity of building materials from design drawings. Lec 2, Lab 2. (Spring.) Prerequisites: MET 121. Credits: 3
  • CET 202 – Construction Surveying. Study of surveying procedures in construction. Includes volume computations, horizontal curves, compound curves, reverse curves, vertical curves, stakeout, grade layout, profile and cross sections. Instrument experience is emphasized using total stations, laser levels and G.P.S. Lec 2, Lab 2. (Fall.) Prerequisites: CET 101, COS 103 and TME 152. Credits: 3
  • CET 211 – Statics and Strength of Materials. The study of the equilibrium of structural systems and the stresses and strains that occur in structural members. Provides the knowledge of structural analysis required as a prerequisite to CET 212. Lec 3, Rec 2. (Fall.) Credits: 4
  • CET 212 – Structural Design. Design of structural members in steel, wood and reinforced concrete. Covers building code requirements for dead, live and snow loads. Lec 3, Rec 2. (Spring.) Prerequisites: CET 130 and CET 211. Credits: 4
  • CET 221 – Building Construction Methods. A study in building construction operations. Topics include: earthwork equipment and operations; excavations and foundations; wood, reinforced concrete, masonry, structural steel construction; mechanical and electrical systems; construction TQM. Lec 2, Rec 2. (Spring.) Prerequisites: CET 130. Credits: 3
  • CET 224 – Construction Safety. An introduction to safety on the construction site to include safety measures, training, responsibility for safety, accident investigation and pertinent regulations (OSHA and state). Will also look at the effect of safety on worker’s compensation, liability, employee behavior and time management. Lec 1. (Fall.) Credits: 1
  • CET 326 – Soil Mechanics and Foundations. Introduction to the physical properties of soil important to the construction industry. Includes classification systems, drainage, frost action, slope stability and shallow foundations. Lec 3. (Fall.) Prerequisites: CIE 110 and CIE 111. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CET 327. Credits: 3
  • CET 327 – Soil Mechanics and Foundations Lab. Covers standard soils tests that are important to the construction industry. Lab 2. Prerequisites: CIE 110 and CIE 111. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CET 326. Credits: 1
  • CET 332 – Civil Engineering Technology. Topics related to civil engineering site work. Covers on-site septic systems, drainage, hydrology, hydraulics, public sewer system design, water system design, erosion control, sedimentation control, pumps, culverts and conduits. Lec 3, Lab 1. (Spring.) Prerequisites: CET 202. Credits: 3
  • CET 356 – Construction Documents and Administration. A study of documents and administrative procedures relevant to construction and contract administration. Topics include bidding, bonds, letters of credit, insurance, addenda, claims, inspections, reporting, operations, disputes, payments and defaults.Satisfies the General Education Writing Intensive Requirement. Lec 3. (Fall.) Prerequisites: CET 351. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CET 457 and ENG 317. Credits: 2
  • CET 357 – Construction Documents and Administration Lab. A study of administrative procedures relevant to construction administration. Practical exercises include change orders, claims, inspections, reporting, operations, disputes, payments and defaults. Lab 2. Prerequisites: CET 351. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CET 456 and ENG 317. Credits: 1
  • CET 360 – Construction Estimating and Bidding. A study in the estimating an bidding processes for construction projects. Topics include: budgetary, parametric and detailed cost estimating for residential, commercial, heavy highway and industrial construction projects. Manual, computer assisted and estimating software is utilized to prepare construction cost estimates; bid preparation and submittal: project budget preparation. Lec 2, Lab 2. (Spring.) Prerequisites: CET 221. Credits: 3
  • CET 394 – Construction Management Technology Practice. Cooperative work experience at full-time employment for at least a continuous 10 week period. (Pass/Fail Grade Only.) (Summer.) Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing in CMT program. Credits: 3
  • CET 421 – Construction Equipment Operations. A study in heavy highway and construction equipment operations. Topics include: earthwork and excavations; equipment production and scheduling; equipment rental, lease and purchase, rock excavation; compaction and finishing; aggregate, asphalt and concrete plant operations; construction equipment safety. Lec 2, Lab 1. (Spring.) Prerequisites: CET 130; junior standing. Credits: 2
  • CET 451 – Construction Law. Fundamental legal concepts and the development and application of law on society, business, engineering and construction. Covers legal structure, business entities, agency, mechanics liens, torts, contracts, contract formation, contract codification, liability, indemnification, warranties, remedies, damages, the uniform commercial code, alternate dispute resolution, international law, legal research and land use restrictions. Satisfies the General Education Social Contexts and Institutions and Writing Intensive Requirements. Lec 4. (Fall.) Prerequisites: CET 124. Corequisite: ENG 317. Credits: 4
  • CET 458 – Management of Construction. The capstone course for Construction Management Technology (CMT) program. Principles and applications taught throughout the CMT program are used by students during a construction project simulation that covers many facets of construction management, engineering and business that are encountered in practice. Format varies. In addition, cost to cost, percentage complete accounting is covered. .
    Satisfies the General Education Capstone Experience Requirement. Lec 3. (Spring.) Prerequisites: BUA 201, CET 326, CET 351, CET 462. Credits: 3
  • CET 462 – Construction Planning and Scheduling. A study of design and analysis of construction planning and scheduling for construction projects. Manual and computer assisted procedures are used, as well as, industry software to solve contruction scheduling problems, such as resource constraints and limitations. Project control systems are also studied. Lec 2, Lab 2. (Fall.) Prerequisites: CET 360. Credits: 3
  • CET 479 – Student Construction Competition Experience. Requires students to bring together estimating, scheduling, management and organizational skills, focused on a construction project. The competition is against other regional construction programs. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Credits: 0-3
  • CET 498 – Selected Topics in Construction Management Technology. Topics in Engineering Technology not regularly covered in other courses. Content varies to suit individual needs. May be repeated for credit. (Fall and Spring.) Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; permission of instructor.