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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Civil Engineering Technology (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Description: This course presents some of the basics of testing materials (concrete, steel, wood, etc.) used in the construction industry. Emphasis on how properties of materials affect their use in the construction process. Utilizes American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445

Description: Students earn credits toward degree requirements for work-based learning experience. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. In collaboration with faculty and employers, students establish learning outcomes and prepare related reports and/or projects each term. Ten work hours per week per credit hour.

Notes: For Internship Contact: (can be taken in any term a position is secured) Chad Bridgman, , Room 3-134, SMEinternships@sinclair.edu, 937-512-2570.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Analysis of the principle spheres of earth - atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere; an explanation of processes involved in shaping the earth's physical environment. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved OH36 list. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description:

Introduction to computer-based solution of engineering and engineering technology problems. Includes the fundamentals and applications of computer-based software (MathCAD) and integration with other software for documentation of work, including proper use of units and unit systems. Software solution applications include graphing functions and data, basic statistical calculations, use of matrices, vectors, solution of simultaneous and an introduction to Boolean logic. One-half classroom, one and one-half lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 or MAT 1280 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1580

Description: Algebra-based university-parallel sequence in mechanics, including vectors, statics, work and energy, momentum, rotational motion, elasticity, fluids and thermodynamics. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: or PHY 1106

Prerequisites: MAT 1290 and MAT 1290 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1470 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1580 or MAT 1580

Description: Polynomial, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, roots of polynomial functions, rational and polynomial inequalities, conic sections, systems of linear equations; sequences and series. Trigonometric functions of angles, solving right and oblique triangles, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, radian measure, graphs of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions and applications. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 0300 and MAT 0300 and MAT 0300 and Other (With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test) and Other (With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test) and Other (With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description:

Mathematics for engineering technology students to prepare them for critical thinking, analytical reasoning and problem solving. Students will apply math to typical engineering technology problems from a variety of fields. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0200

 

Term hours subtotal:

37

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Prerequisites: CAT 1241 or CAT 1401

Description:

This course covers collection, adjustment, analysis and management of geospatial data used in land development. Integration of Global Positioning Systems field collected data with Geographic Information Systems to maintain public works, cadastrial and utility record keeping systems. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAT 1501

Description:

Utilization of surveying equipment and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software to perform field data collection and produce civil engineering drawings. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAT 1501 and MAT 1470 or MAT 1580 or MAT 2270

Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course) or Other (Any other college level English course) or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: Analysis of various types of two and three dimensional force systems, analysis of trusses, frames, friction, center of gravity and moment of inertia. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MET 1111 and MET 1111 and MET 1161 and MET 1161 and MAT 1290 and MAT 1290 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1570 or MAT 1580 or MAT 1580

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Theories of soil mechanics including soil classifications, sampling and testing methods, stress distribution, shearing resistance and strength of soils. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 1200 and MAT 1200

Description:

Solving complex surveying problems for construction layout of buildings, sites and roads using appropriate mathematical calculations and surveying equipment. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAT 1501

Description:

Assessment of achievement by Civil Engineering Technology students in attaining program outcomes by completing a project demonstrating principles and practices of the major. Teamwork on projects will be emphasized. Only offered spring semester. Should be taken last spring term of program. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

Notes: Department Approval Required. Contact Nina.Allen@sinclair.edu or 937-512-2183.

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: Stress and deformations, torsions, shear and moments in beams, stresses in beams, beam deflections, combined stresses. This course is algebra based. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MET 2201 and MET 2201 or MEE 2101 or MEE 2101

Description: Application of civil engineering technology principles to land development. Design elements include boundary and topographic surveying, remote sensing, roadway, hydrology and quality estimates within Computer Aided Design software. Emphasis is placed upon federal, state and local regulations related to the development of real property. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: CAT 1301 and CAT 1401 and CAT 1501

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.