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CET 150 Plane Surveying I (4)
This course introduces theory and practice of plane surveying, including measurement of distance and angles, use and care of instruments, error analysis, field problems, and office computations. Plane surveying introduces students to the skills and technological knowledge required for working in the field. Students learn to measure, calculate, and record direction, distance, and elevation using standard field equipment; advanced skills are taught through projects in which students use GPS for data collection and geometric calculations to measure curves. Prerequisites for this technical course are beginning land surveying and trigonometry. (Note: 4 lecture credits)
CET 151 Plane Surveying II (4)
Prerequisite: CET 150
This is a second semester course in surveying with the emphasis on the use of advanced survey instruments and their field applications in Construction surveying. This highly technical class introduces the concept of creating a flat map, a plane, to describe a curved surface. Geodesy, measuring the shape of the Earth, is introduced. Students learn to use the North Star to determine direction. Determining errors in precision measurement is covered. This course is one of the last courses taken in a land-surveying program. (Note: 4 lecture credits)
CET 160 Introductions to Geographic Information System (3)
This course provides an in depth introduction to the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The course will include an introduction to basic cartographic principles including map scales, coordinate systems, and map projections. An in depth review of the necessary hardware and software elements used in GIS will be made using ArcView. Applications of GIS technology as used in science, business, and government will also be presented. The topics will be reinforced with hands on experience in map scales, coordinate systems, data sources and accuracy, data structures, working with spatial data, map, and overlays manipulation of databases and presentation of data in map layouts. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CET 261 Construction Procedures & Management (3)
(formerly CET 260 Construction Procedures and CET 261 Construction Management)
Prerequisite: CET 150
This course is a combination of construction procedures and management. Theory and application of specifications, estimations of project costs, application of building codes and use of computer programs in development and preparation of construction. Orients students to select and applies the proper structural materials, equipment methods used in wood, masonry, concrete, and steel construction. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CET 265 Hydraulics & Hydrology (3)
(formerly CET 265 Hydraulics)
Prerequisite: PHSCI 150
This course introduces a basic knowledge of hydraulics and hydrology (or to organize existing knowledge) for the practicing engineer. It provides the ability to solve engineering problems of fluid flow in pipes and open channels by application of basic hydraulic principles and engineering tools in the process of engineering analysis and design. In addition, it provides basic understanding of flow control and flow measurement in open channels, and it develops the ability to determine energy losses and flow capacity of basic hydraulic structures. It provides a basic knowledge of atmospheric and surface processes (precipitation, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, infiltration, surface runoff). It offers gaining practical experience on hydrological data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation on temporal and spatial scales of hydrological processes and on using simple catchment rainfall-runoff models. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CET 270 Land Developments (3)
Prerequisite: MAT 151, PHSCI 150
Orient students to land development processes, rules, regulations, preparation of land use permit applications, and requirements regarding ecology, drainage, utilities, mitigation, and historical preservation issues. Building permitting application and issues also discussed. (Note: 3 lecture credits)
CET 299 Cooperative Work Internship (4)
Prerequisite: CET 270
This course is a one semester, four hour per week practical job experience with local firm or ASG office directly related to field of engineering. Specific duties and times negotiable with firm or office will be studies. Duties will be documented and performance rated by firm or office in consultation with CET staff. (Note: 4 lecture credits)