2014-2015 College Catalog 
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2014-2015 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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

Program description. Engineering Technology offers a core curriculum with multiple concentrations: Automated Industrial Systems , Civil Engineering , Electrical Construction Management , Electrical Engineering , Industrial Maintenance , Manufacturing  and Mechanical Engineering . Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Concentration is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), 1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, (734) 677-0720.

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 the 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 the 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 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(s): 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

Construction Engineering Technology Option

Surveying Technology Option

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60

Elective to be chosen from CET 1100  or MET 1100 .  CET and EET majors are encouraged to take CET 1100. Students should see their advisor to determine course selection.

2MATH 1720 
Enrollment in MATH 1720  requires completion of MATH 1030  (or appropriate placement test scores) and MATH 1710 .

See the General Education  section of this Catalog for electives.

4PHYS 2010 
Students not transferring to a 4-year institution may take ENGT 1200 .  Students transferring to a 4-year institution must take PHYS 2010  to meet transfer requirements.

5MATH 1910 
Enrollment in MATH 1920 requires completion of high school algebra I and algebra II and geometry and precalculus/trigonometry and an ACT math score of at least 26 – or completion of MATH 1710  and MATH 1720  – or completion of MATH 1730 .

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