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The Civil Engineering Technology Associate Degree is a 61–62 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (10607100)

1.00

Provides an introduction to Civil Engineering Technology and includes key areas of knowledge such as: a history of Civil Engineering and its disciplines; Engineering ethics; Basic drafting techniques, including measurement and scaling, sheet format and layout, dimensioning and line work, orthographic projection, and isometric drawings; an introduction to Civil Engineering plans, specifications, and estimates; an introduction to Project Management, including an overview of a project life cycle; Microsoft Windows Office programs and related skills such as file and document management; and resume and portfolio preparation for those in the Civil Engineering field.

SURVEYING AND MAPPING (10607101)

2.00

Provides an introduction to surveying and mapping for Civil Engineering and includes foundational knowledge in these skills including: basic surveying principles; history of land surveying; laws governing property; property rights; instruments in the field; basic surveying computations; and using and generating survey maps.

AUTOCAD AND CIVIL 3D (10607102)

3.00

Introduces AutoCAD by working with templates, creating and manipulating layers; basic drawing and editing commands, annotation and dimensions, and utilize inquiry tools, along with blocks, attributes, and plotting. Students will also develop the ability to use basic commands within AutoCAD Civil 3D, from importing survey data and parcel features, to alignments and profile generation, and will also spend time learning the custom user interface, core styles (used to display Civil 3D objects), and utilizing coordinate systems to start drawing files.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804118)

4.00

This course offers algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions.

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COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804195)

3.00

This course covers those skills needed for success in Calculus and many application areas on a baccalaureate level. Topics include the real and complex number systems, polynomials, exponents, radicals, solving equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), relations and functions, systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear), matrices, graphing, conic sections, sequences and series, combinatories and the binomial theorem.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Algebra

CEMENTED AGGREGATE MIXTURES (10607103)

3.00

Introduces learners to cemented aggregate mixtures including important elements such as: aggregate properties; concrete mix design methods; hot mix asphalt mixes; inspection and testing concepts; field quality control and verification testing methods; safety during material sampling; material sampling procedures; and use of random sampling.

INTERMEDIATE CIVIL 3D (10607104)

3.00

Expands on learner’s knowledge of Civil 3D by providing skills in surface creation, utilizing existing survey data and break lines generated with automatic linework generation tools, developing a clear understanding on how Civil 3D surfaces are generated, as a basis for future design. Learners will then work on establishing an alignment and profile to use in a corridor model that will aid them in generating a design surface that they can utilize as a useful tool (such as cutting cross sections, determining earthwork volumes, and generating plans that could be used during construction and bidding). Learners will also get introductory exposure to feature lines, grading objects, and utility tools within the Civil 3D software.

SURVEYING 2 (10607105)

3.00

Builds on surveying concepts including these important skills: computations and field methods involved in traversing; area calculations; field work to collect information for survey maps and engineering designs, including control point creation and topographic surveys; and an overview of the global navigation satellite system.

SOIL MECHANICS (10607106)

2.00

Introduces the basics of soil mechanics including: understanding the origins, properties and characteristics of different soils; using multiple systems to classify soils; soil compaction, and the relationship between moisture and density; stresses in soils (such as point loads, and uniformly distributed loads); and different methods of subsurface soil exploration (including probing, boring, and drilling).

ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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TRIGONOMETRY W/APPS (10804196)

3.00

Topics include circular functions, graphing of trigonometry functions, identities, equations, trigonometric functions of angles, inverse functions, solutions of triangles complex numbers, De Moivre's Theorem, polar coordinates and vectors.

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CIVIL ENGINEERING INTERNSHIP (10607108)

2.00

Provides learners with an opportunity to apply the theory, skills, and techniques they have learned so far in the program to real-world businesses and projects in conjunction with a regional Civil Engineering employer.

CIVIL ENGINEERING INTERACTIVE PROJECT (10607109)

2.00

Provides students with an opportunity to observe and apply the theory, skills, and techniques they have learned so far in the program to real-world businesses through job shadowing opportunities with regional Civil Engineering employers, and projects that will challenge the students with real-world problem solving.

SURVEYING 3 (10607107)

2.00

Builds upon the knowledge gained in previous surveying courses to provide additional advanced surveying concepts including key areas of knowledge such as: geodetic applications; state plan coordinates, construction staking methods, calculating volumes, photogrammetry, and an introduction to Geographic Informational Systems. Fieldwork experiences will include construction staking of horizontal curves, vertical curves, and other civil engineering project features.

ADVANCED CIVIL 3D (10607110)

3.00

Utilizes the knowledge gained in previous semesters to build more complex design models, add new features, and analyze their designs even further, with functions like vehicle tracking, quantity take Off tools, and storm & sanitary analysis. Provides a deeper development of complex corridor targeting in roadway design and advanced grading tools for site designs, all while adding additional underground utilities to our design models and plan sets. These tools will then again be used to create accurate construction models and plans sets ready for practical use.

TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN (10607111)

2.00

Introduces transportation infrastructure design and includes important areas of knowledge including: the history of transportation engineering; basic roles of transportation engineering (including planning, design, general operations, and overall management); introduction to design concepts (including alignment & profile, typical sections, intersection design, pedestrian & bicycle accommodations, parking lot layout, and runways & taxiways); traffic control and staging; and an overview of design plans, details, and design requirements for different transportation project types.

BASIC ENGINEERING STATICS (10607112)

1.00

Provides an introduction to Statics related to Engineering including the following topics; general static principals; force vectors; force system resultants; structural analysis (including simple trusses, zero-force members, and method of sections); characteristics of friction (including dry friction, wedges, and rolling resistance); center of gravity; and moments of inertia.

GENERAL PHYSICS 1 (10806154)

4.00

Presents the applications and theory of basic physics principles. This course emphasizes problem-solving, laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include unit conversion and analysis, vectors, translational and rotational kinematics, translational and rotational dynamics, heat and temperature and harmonic motion and waves.

National Exams Accepted:
  • AP Physics 1 and 2
  • AP Physics with Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics with Mechanics

PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

SMART TECHNOLOGY FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING (10607113)

2.00

Provides an introduction to Smart Technology specifically for use in Civil Engineering, and includes the exploration of: current technology trends in general engineering, and more specifically in Civil Engineering, and how these technologies are currently affecting (and may affect in the future) the industry; the use of drones and remote sensing applications for Civil Engineering projects (along with the opportunity to fly drones to capture data for use in engineering design); and how developing and utilizing networked smart technology is essential to the future of Engineering and it’s evolution.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, ESTIMATING, AND SAFETY (10607114)

2.00

Explores construction management, estimating, and related safety information including important knowledge such as: basic estimating techniques (including quantity takeoff, trip times, cost estimation, and contract interpretation); construction management roles and responsibilities (scheduling, budget reviews, resource allocation, and stakeholder communication); and an overview of safety requirements on construction sites.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT (10607115)

2.00

Provides an introduction to stormwater management and includes key areas of knowledge such as: the basic concepts of stormwater hydrology and treatment; the key design principles required with storm sewer systems, culverts, and detention/retention basins; and storm sewer plans (including related details and specifications required to create an engineering planset); and key design concepts to manage stormwater runoff during construction.

WATER AND SEWER TECHNOLOGY (10607116)

2.00

Introduces learners to water and sewer technology including key areas such as: understanding of the basics of drinking water and wastewater utility system planning; understanding the principals in the design of municipal water and sanitary sewer systems; watermain and sanitary sewer plans, details, and specifications for an engineering planset; and the testing of watermain and sanitary sewers as part of a construction project.

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE PROJECT (10607117)

4.00

Provides a project-based learning experience that allows learners to demonstrate their Civil Engineering drafting, design, and survey skills by applying them to a “real-world” engineering problem. Learners collaborate in teams to apply their knowledge, problem-solving and technological skills to a design experience. With guidance from a faculty member, learners will plan, produce, document and present their engineering designs.

INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.

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INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

3.00

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multiculturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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