Civil Engineering Technology, AAS (CEE3) (150201)  Degree

Campus Locations: Tifton

The program will prepare students for immediate employment at the technical level in engineering design, drafting, surveying and construction. The program will provide theory and practice to move into the workforce with engineering consultants, surveying firms, state and local government, public works, construction companies, highway departments, and soil and material testing firms.

Length of Program: Six (6) Semesters

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Credits Required for Graduation: 72 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation

Admissions Fees: $384.00
Books: $320.00
Tuition: $1,200.00
Total: $1,904.00
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Curriculum Outline (72 hours)
1. General Education Courses 18
Area I - Language Arts/Communication 6
ENGL 1101

Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

ENGL 1105

This course is currently offered through eCampus. Emphasizes practical knowledge of technical communication techniques, procedures, and reporting formats used in industry and business. Topics include reference use and research, device and process description, formal technical report writing, business correspondence, and technical report presentation.

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 0000Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
MATH 1111

Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

And one of the following (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1112

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1111 with a “C” or better. Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using trigonometric concepts. Topics include trigonometric functions, properties of trigonometric functions, vectors and triangles, inverse of trigonometric functions and graphing of trigonometric functions, and complex numbers.

MATH 1113

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1111 with a “C” or better or Appropriate Placement Test Score. Prepares students for calculus. The topics discussed include an intensive study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Applications include simple maximum and minimum problems, exponential growth and decay.

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 0000Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
2. Institutional Credit 3
COLL 1500

This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/ technical program of study. Topics include: Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communications Skills, Career Exploration, Research Skills, College Campus Knowledge, Memory & Reading Skills, Presentation & Interview Skills, and Group Skills. Effective Fall 2016, students who already have an Associate Degree or higher will be given exemption credit for the COLL 1500 course.

3. Occupational Courses 51
DFTG 1101

Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Establishes safety practices as they relate to a drafting environment. Introduces basic CAD functions while presenting essential principles and practices for line relationships, scale, and geometric construction.

CETC 1114

Pre-requisite: DFTG1101 Computer aided design with COGO overlay programs.

DRFT 2050
Prerequisites: MATH 1015, DFTG 1015

Pre-requisite: MATH1015 or DFTG1015 Introduces fundamental plane surveying concepts, instruments, and techniques. Topics include: linear measurements; instrument use; and angles, bearings, and directions.

ENGT 1000

Provides a study of engineering technology as a career field and describes the knowledge and skills required for academic and occupational success. Topics include: engineering technology career, measurement and standards, mathematical operators, engineering tools, and engineering concepts. Labs reinforce mathematical, mechanical and electrical concepts through practical exercises, such as measurement and calculation of density of objects, relative humidity, use of digital multi-meter, building circuits, use of precision instruments, and team exercises.

CETC 1113

Applications of the mathematics of finance used in engineering decision making by utilizing criteria employed in selecting the best alternative; making short-term and long-term decisions; determining which engineering projects should have a higher priority; comparing different ways to finance purchases and project; quantitatively assessing the costs of completing capital projects.

PHYS 1111

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 1101 AND (MATH 1112 OR MATH 1113) Pre/Co-requisite(s): PHYS 1111L The first course of two algebra and trigonometry based courses in the physics sequence. Topics include material from mechanics (kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum and collisions, rotational motion, static equilibrium, elasticity theory, and simple harmonic motion), mechanical waves, theory of heat and heat transfer, and thermodynamics.

PHYS 1111L

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 1101 AND (MATH 1112 OR MATH 1113) Pre/Co-requisite(s): PHYS 1111 Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1111. The laboratory exercises for this course include units of measurement, Newton's laws, work energy and power, momentum and collisions, one- and two-dimensional motion, circular motion and law of gravity, rotational dynamics and static equilibrium, elasticity theory, harmonic motion, theory of heat and heat transfer, thermodynamics, wave motion, and sound.

MEGT 2030
Prerequisites: ENGT 1000, MATH 1113

Pre-requisite: ENGT1000 and MATH1113 or MATH1112 This course introduces the student to the study of forces acting on objects and their effects on a body at rest or at constant velocity. Static principles are applied in analyzing structural systems. Topics include: vectors, resultants, equilibrium of force systems, free body diagrams (FBD), analysis of trusses and frames, distributed loading and geometric properties of areas. Emphasis is placed on bodies at rest in both 2 dimensions and 3 dimensions.

MEGT 2080

Pre-requisite: MEGT2030 This course studies the behavior of materials when subjected to different loadings and constraints. Topics include: stress, strain, material properties, properties of cross sectional areas, bending and buckling of members, beam and column analysis, torsion and combined loading. Emphasis is provided on predicting material behavior in various mechanical applications and utilizing fundamental analysis techniques to determine stress in solids under tension, compression, torsion and/or shear. The course includes hands on laboratory exercises such as evaluating beam deflection and the thermal expansion of various metals.

CETC 1115
Prerequisite: CETC 1114

Pre-requisite: CETC1114 Using Computer Aided Design with COGO overlay programs.

CETC 1111
Prerequisite: PHYS 1111

Pre-requisite: PHYS1111 Understand the fundamental principles and practices of hydrology and hydraulics in stormwater design.

CETC 1112
Prerequisite: MEGT 2080

Pre-requisite: MEGT 2080 This course will include topics to predict and classify soil behavior. Topics to include soil origin and nature; soil density, gradation, and compaction; soil water content and reaction to frost; stress distribution in soil, soil shear strength, and pile bearing strength. Lab instruction is based on ASTM and AASHTO specification as they are used to classify and predict soil behavior.

CETC 1117
Prerequisite: CETC 1111

Pre-requisite: CETC1111 The course will provide an introduction to the planning, design, construction methods, and characteristics of highways and city streets including layout, traffic requirements, safety and control, drainage, sub-grade structure, base courses, and surface pavements. Topics include: geometric design, traffic volume, channelization, and hydrology.

General Specialization 7
CETC 1118
Prerequisite: MATH 1111

Pre-requisite: MATH 1111 This course covers the fundamental construction materials and their engineering properties. Material properties such as aggregates, asphalt, Portland cement concrete, steel and masonry are covered. Topics include: material properties, materials testing, and material selection and use.

CETC 1121
Prerequisite: PHYS 1111

Pre-requisite: PHYS1111 Understand the fundamental principles and practices of hydraulics and fluid mechanics in water and wastewater systems.

ENGT 2300

Pre-requisite: Advisor approval This course will require students to undertake either individual or team projects, by applying knowledge acquired classroom/lab activities in program courses and core courses. The student will create or construct a product, a circuit or mechanism using circuit building, troubleshooting and other engineering skills developed through previous course work. The project activity includes conceptualization, detailed planning and design, project construction, cost and production considerations, quality assurance and project presentation.

Surveying Cluster 4
CETC 1116
Prerequisites: MATH 1113, DRFT 2050

Pre-requisite: DRFT2050 and MATH1113 or MATH1112 Introduces fundamental plane surveying concepts, instruments, and techniques. Topics include: linear measurements; instrument use; and angles, bearings, and directions.

Program Chair

Civil Engineering Technology Lead Faculty
School of Industrial Technology

52 Tech Drive, Tifton, GA 31794
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