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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

Provides an introductory overview of cemented aggregate mixtures, and includes important elements such as: aggregate properties; concrete mix design methods; hot mix asphalt mixes; inspection and testing concepts; field laboratory quality control and verification testing; safety during material sampling; material sampling procedures; and use of random sampling.

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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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

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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