Architectural Engineering Technology - Civil Focus Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

CVET 201C Civil CAD 2-2-3

This course is an introduction to the use of computer aided drawing and design software for the civil engineering discipline. Areas of application of the software within engineering include mapping, topography, site development, and subdivision. Within the field of highway design the student applies civil design software to detail roadway alignment and create final drawings of plan, profile and cross section. Laboratory time is typically for the student to generate designs and drawings with the support of the instructor. (Prerequisites: ARET 104C, or permission of department chair of Architectural Engineering Technology)

CVET 202C Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design 2-2-3
This course deals with the fundamentals of soil mechanics. Topics covered include moisture-density relations, mechanical and chemical gradation properties, basic shear strength theory, permeability and compression. Lecture topics will be supplemented by field observations and lab work. Upon completion of this course, students will understand the essential elements of soil mechanics theory such that it may parlay into practical applications. (Prerequisites: ARET 150C and CVET 220C or permission of the department chair)

CVET 220C Surveying 2-3-3
A course to familiarize students with the equipment, procedures, and methodology of modern surveying practice. Includes measurement of distance, elevation, angle, and direction "in the field" with both manual and electronic equipment. The methods of topographic, construction, and route surveying are also studied. Lastly, the student is taught to use software programs to aid in data collection, manipulation and map making. (Prerequisite: MATH 124C)

CVET 235C Reinforced Concrete Design 2-3-3
To learn the fundamentals of design and analysis of steel reinforced concrete structures including beams, floor and roof slab systems, columns, foundation footings, and structural walls. Design sketches, based on calculations and in accordance with the latest American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code Requirements, are prepared. Also a major laboratory project including designing, building and testing reinforced concrete beam is done by student teams. (Prerequisite: CVET 240C)

CVET 240C Timber and Steel Design 3-2-4
The study of structural steel and timber members that involves the design and analysis of beams with regard to bending, shear, and deflection. Columns are studied with respect to axial and eccentric loading. Miscellaneous structural elements such as beam bearing plates, column base plates, and welded and bolted connections are also designed. The student is taught first to make calculations manually, then with the aid of computer software. The laboratory time ( 2 hours per week ) is dedicated to a variety of activities where the student is fully involved not only in the design and analysis, but also in the construction and testing of timber and steel beams, columns, connections, bracing systems, load packages and simple frames. Finally, the observations and results are documented through calculations, drawings, photos and CAD. (Prerequisite: ARET 120C and ARET 150C)

CVET 245C Hydrology/Drainage Design 3-0-3
This is an entry-level course that will teach students the basics of stormwater drainage. They will learn how to delineate a watershed, apply runoff calculations to the watershed, and determine peak design flows. These design flows will then be used to instruct students in the basics of hydraulics as it pertains to stormwater flow. They will learn how storm drainage systems are planned and what components make up a drainage system. They will leave the course understanding stormwater flow in culverts, how to determine if a culvert is flowing with inlet or outlet control, and how to use nomographs in the selection of a particular culvert. Students will apply this knowledge to basic open channel flow and learn about erosion and sediment control. (Prerequisite: CVET 220C with a grade of “C” or higher)

CVET 297C Highway Design 3-2-4
This course focuses on the highway design process, beginning with transportation requirements and soil mechanics and continuing with highway location, site planning, geometric design and pavement design. The knowledge gained equips students for project work. The course culminates with students' preparation (using CAD) and presentation of final engineering drawings of a section of roadway. This project is evaluated with respect to alignment, safety, aesthetic impact, construction cost and professional quality. Labs will involve the use of a soil testing lab and visits to nearby road construction sites will be scheduled. (Prerequisite: CVET 220C)

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