2013-2014 College Catalog 
    Dec 15, 2018  
2013-2014 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology/Civil Engineering Concentration, A.A.S.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program description. Engineering Technology offers a core curriculum with multiple concentrations: Civil Engineering , Electrical Construction Management , Electrical Engineering , Industrial Maintenance , Manufacturing  and Mechanical Engineering .

Civil Engineering concentration. The Civil Engineering concentration offers a core curriculum that provides an academic/technical foundation to train skilled individuals to function effectively as assistants to civil engineers, environmental engineers, architects, developers or construction managers. The Civil Engineering concentration offers three distinctive options: Architectural Design Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, and Surveying Technology.

Typical job opportunities (depending on the student’s choice of option within the Civil Engineering concentration): plans reviewer or building inspector, architectural drafter, construction site manager, construction supervisor, junior estimator, materials lab technician, engineering field representative, junior bridge inspector, field layout person, survey instrument person and GIS technician

Program goals. Upon completion of an Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Apply basic engineering theories and concepts creatively to analyze and solve technical problems;
  2. Utilize with a high degree of knowledge and skill equipment, instruments, software, and technical reference materials currently used in industry;
  3. Communicate effectively using developed writing, speaking, and graphics skills;
  4. Assimilate and practice the concepts and principles of working in a team environment;
  5. Obtain employment within the discipline or matriculate to a four-year program in engineering or industrial technology.

Program competencies.  Upon completion of an Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  A.  Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the concentration of study to specifically defined engineering technology activities;

  B.  Demonstrate the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology by applying it to engineering technology problems using developed practical knowledge;

  C.  Conduct and report the results of standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze and interpret experiment or project results;

  D.  Function effectively as a member of a technical team;

  E.  Identify, analyze and solve specifically defined engineering technology-based problems;

  F.  Employ written, oral and visual communication in a technical environment.

Contact: Engineering and Media Technologies department, (865) 694-6483; or program coordinator, (865) 694-6504

Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Architectural Design Technology Option

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

Construction Engineering Technology Option

Semester II (Spring)

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

Surveying Technology Option

Semester III (Fall)

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

MATH 17201
Enrollment in MATH 1720  requires completion of MATH 1030  (or appropriate placement test scores) and MATH 1710 .

Elective to be chosen from ECON 2010 , ECON 2020 ; PHED 1100 ; POLS 1030 ; PSYC 1030 ; SOCI 1010 , SOCI 1020 .

Elective to be chosen from ARTH 2010 , ARTH 2020 ; MUS 1030 ; PHIL 1030 , PHIL 2400 ; PHO 1200 ; THEA 1030 .

MATH 19104
Enrollment in MATH 1910  requires completion of MATH 1730  or an ACT math score of 26 and completion of precalculus, geometry, and trigonometry.