Civil Engr Tech (CET)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
CET 0110 Applied Mathematics I: 3 semester hours.
Algebra, equations and word problems, functions and graphs, geometry, right triangle trigonometry and vectors, factoring and fractional equations. Emphasis on using scientific calculator. Math will be applied to practical lab and field work when possible. F
CET 0111 Drawing with CAD: 3 semester hours.
A basic study of mechanical drawing with computer-aided-drafting emphasis. Instructional units include icon uses with layers, linetypes and colors, editing drawings, coordinate usage, polylines, text; hatching, dimensioning, multiview, and layout. Equivalent to GEMT 1111. F
CET 0112 Beginning Survey: 5 semester hours.
Introduction to surveying. Theory and field work using equipment in the areas of measuring (taping, chaining, using hand levels), leveling (differential and profile), theodolites and total stations. Field projects include alignment stakeout, profile leveling, closed traverse, and an introduction to survey coordinate geometry applications. Equivalent to GEMT 1112. F
CET 0115A Materials Testing I: 5 semester hours.
This course will introduce students to testing procedures for testing aggregate, soils, embankment and base, and nuclear densometer. Students will prepare for three Level I certifications through Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (WAQTC). F
CET 0120 Applied Mathematics II: 3 semester hours.
A continuation of CET 0110 Applied Mathematics I studying oblique triangle trigonometry and vectors; radians, arc length, and rotations; exponents and radicals; quadratics equations; ratio and proportion, with emphasis on areas relating to Civil Engineering Technology. PREREQ: CET 0110. S
CET 0121 Civil Engineering Technology Drafting: 3 semester hours.
Civil Engineering Technology drafting, municipal and rural maps and drawing, drainage applications, plan and profile drawings, cross-sections, earthwork plats, legal descriptions, contour, quantity calculations, and other details relating to civil engineering technology drawings. Computer-aided-drafting (CAD) is used for drawings. Equivalent to GEMT 1121. PREREQ: CET 0111/GEMT 1111. S
CET 0122 Intermediate Surveying and Spatial Analysis: 5 semester hours.
Study land surveying techniques, traverses and closures, bearings, coordinates, construction surveying and staking. Control for surveys, topographic surveying and mapping using software, data collectors, and coordinate geometry (COGO) to solve surveying problems. Introduction to spatial analysis: data collection and transformation. Equivalent to GEMT 1122 and UAS 0222. PREREQ: CET 0112/GEMT 1112. S
CET 0125A Materials Testing II: 5 semester hours.
This course will introduce students to testing procedures for Portland Cement Concrete and nuclear densometer. Students will prepare for two Level II certifications through Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (WAQTC) and one Level I certification through American Concrete Institute (ACI). PREREQ: CET 0115A. S
CET 0216 Route Survey and Design: 5 semester hours.
Study of route surveying and route locations; circular, spiral, and parabolic curves as applied to highway design. Plans will be drawn using CAD and survey/engineering software. Equivalent to GEMT 2216. PREREQ: CET 0122/GEMT 1122. F
CET 0226 Construction Surveying: 5 semester hours.
CET 0228 Principles of GIS: 3 semester hours.
Study of GIS fundamentals, introduction to GPS, databases, and metadata. Practical application of ESRI ArcView. Build, edit, and query a GIS; basic spatial analysis. Requires competence in computer operating systems. PREREQ: CET 0120. S
CET 0230 Construction Inspection: 2 semester hours.
This course will introduce the students to topics including the need for an inspector, authority, responsibility, safety, project documents, photographs, and daily reports. Job conferences, meetings, building codes, special inspections, and claim avoidance will be discussed. Students will visit construction sites. F
CET 0231 Plan Reading and Specifications: 2 semester hours.
This course will introduce the students to construction plan reading and specifications. Plan reading will induce take offs, estimating and quantities. Specification for quality assurance, resident project engineering, bid documents, and special conditions will be studied. Field trips will include as-built drawing verification, field measurements, and quantities. S
CET 0241 Public Works I:Water and Wastewater: 3 semester hours.
This course will introduce the students to water chemistry and biology, collection systems, distribution systems, and treatment systems. The class will visit water pumping stations, treatment plants, liftstations, and labs. Math skills used by operators will be practiced. Basic modeling will be introduced. F
CET 0242 Public Works II:Solid Waste, Road and Bridge, and Stormwater: 3 semester hours.
Introduce students to the operation and maintenance of solid waste and stormwater facilities. Introduce students to road and bridge operations, snow removal, asset management, and inspection procedures. The class will visit solid waste, storm water, road, and bridge facilities. S
CET 0250 Unmanned Aerial Systems/Imagery Analysis: 3 semester hours.
This course will introduce the students to the basic operation and uses of unmanned aerial systems. This course will teach students imagery interpretation principles, give them an understanding of the different roles of imagery analysts in an operational environment. Students will receive hands-on operational experience through mission planning, simulation, collecting images and image manipulation using GIS principles. Equivalent to UAS 0250.
CET 0296 Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D
CET 0298 Special Topics: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses the specific needs of industry, enabling students to upgrade technical skills that are not included in the current program curriculum. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D
CET 0299 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.
This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.