CTC 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology (2)
Required for all freshmen in Civil Engineering Technology. Topics include academic requirements, advisement, software packages, career opportunities, and project management. Additional topics include professional, ethical and social responsibilities; respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues; and a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement. Cross listed with MTC 101.
CTC 112 Microstation (2)
Basics of CAD as applied to civil engineering technology using Microstation software for typical civil technology applications such as: structures design drawings, highway layouts, detailing, etc. Two hours of lecture. Laboratory activity will be substituted for lecture as appropriate. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of geometry and trigonometry.
CTC 162 Computer Aided Design (4)
The use of AutoCAD software to develop geothermic models for engineering technology applications. Blue print reading and basic drawing fundamentals. Basic geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Introduction to the creation and visualization of three-dimensional models. Four hours of lecture per week. Laboratory activity will be substituted for lecture as appropriate. Cross –listed with MTC 162.
CTC 213 AutoCAD (2)
A refresher course in the basics of AutoCAD as applied to civil engineering technology using AutoCAD software for typical civil technology applications such as: structural design drawings and details, highway layouts, etc. One hour of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week.
CTC 215 Sustainable Energy Systems (2)
An introduction to sustainable energy systems. Topics include solar energy, wind energy, wind energy, fuel cell technology, biomass energy, geothermal energy, clean coal technology, ocean energy, hydroelectric power, and nuclear power. Two hours of lecture per week. Cross-listed with ETC 215 and MTC 215
CTC 224 Statics & Strength of Materials (4)
Analysis of equivalent systems of forces, free body diagrams, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, centroids, friction, and forces in structures. Effect of shape and composition on strength of materials. Moments of inertia, shear forces and bending moments in beams, torsion of shafts, thermal expansion, and pressure vessels. Four hours of lecture per week. Laboratory work may be substituted for lecture as appropriate. Prerequisites: PHY 101T/L and Pre-calculus. Cross-listed with M/CTC 224.
CTC 240 Civil Materials and Testing (2)
Course covers properties and testing of common materials used in the design and construction of civil projects. Coverage includes aggregates, Portland cement concrete, bituminous materials and ferrous metals. Course consists of one hour of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week.
CTC 250 Elementary Surveying (4)
Introductory course in surveying methods and theory. Topics will include land surveying, construction surveying, and route surveying. Two hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CTC 162, CTC 212, CTC 213 or equivalent.
CTC 255 Soils and Foundations (4)
An introduction to geotechnics and its application to problems in engineering design and construction. Topics will include soil properties, soil testing, compaction and stabilization, stress distribution in soil, soil shear strength and lateral earth pressure. The principles of soil mechanics will be applied to the design of foundations and retaining structures, and to the study of slope stability. Course consists of three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Co-requisite: CTC 224
CTC 260 Hydrology (2)
Introductory course in surface water hydrology. Topics include watershed delineation, unit hydrographs, IDF curves, time of concentration and routing. The rational and TR-55 methods will be used to determine peak flows.
CTC 261 Hydraulics (3)
Introductory course in applied hydraulics. Topics include fluid statics, buoyancy, open channel flow, conduit flow, culvert hydraulics and design, storm water systems. Course consists of two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CTC 224 .
CTC 275 Construction Methods (4)
Provides students with an overview of the methods and materials used in the construction industry. It will look at the equipment, materials, and methods used to construct buildings and roads. The lab will focus on field trips and small building projects to give students a hands-on feel for the construction industry. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Students may not receive credit for both CTC 375 and CTC 413 or CTC 414.
CTC 301 Professionalism in the Work Place (2)
Topics include lifelong learning; professional, ethical and social responsibilities; respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues; and a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. Cross listed with MTC 301.
CTC 320 Structural Analysis (4)
An investigation of the analysis of both determinate and indeterminate structures. Emphasis is placed on application of the principles of mechanics on the analysis of structural systems. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Lab hours will be used for experiments and problem solving using computer applications. Prerequisite: CTC 224.
CTC 326 Foundation Analysis and Design (4)
The design, construction, and performance of footings, rafts, and piles founded on or in sands, clays, silts, stratified soils, and weak rocks. Includes the influence of various geologic terrain on selecting foundation type and constructability, in-situ investigations to determine material design parameters, bearing capacity, and settlement of foundations. Course consists of three hours lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite is CTC 250 (Soils and Foundations).
CTC 340 Transportation Analysis (4)
Introductory course to Transportation Engineering. Topics include highway design, traffic analysis, capacity planning, and computer modeling. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Pre/Corequisite: MAT 121.
CTC 415 Construction Estimating and Scheduling (4)
Teaches students the basic concepts of estimating and scheduling construction projects. Students will learn how to estimate quantities, determine project length, and determine labor and equipment needs. Group projects during lab times will allow students to gain practical experience. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Students may not receive credit for both CTC 370 and CTC 415. Prerequisite: CTC 275 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
CTC 422 Design of Steel Structures (4)
The design of steel structures from conceptual design through the production of contract documents. Emphasis is placed on application of the AISC Code (Load and Resistance Factor Design) and applicable building codes to steel structures using conventional and computer-aided methods. Course consists of three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CTC 320.
CTC 424 Design of Concrete Structures (4)
The design of reinforced concrete structures from conceptual design through the production of contract documents. Emphasis is placed on application of the ACI Code and applicable building codes to concrete structures using conventional and computer-aided methods. Course consists of three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CTC 320.
CTC 426 Design of Earth Structures (4)
Provides the fundamental concepts for the analysis and design of most commonly used earth retaining structures, including reinforced concrete cantilever walls, sheet pile walls, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, and engineered earth slopes. Prerequisite is CTC 255 (Soils and Foundations) & Basic Concrete Design class.
CTC 430 Engineering Dynamics (4)
Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Kinetics of particles and rigid bodies with translation, rotation and plane motion using the methods of force – mass – acceleration, work-energy, and impulse momentum. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Cross listed with MTC 430. Prerequisite: CTC 218 or equivalent. Pre/Corequisite: MAT 122 or equivalent.
CTC 440 Highway Design (4)
Course emphasizes the highway design process using conventional and computer methods. Industry standard design handbooks and software are used to complete a highway design project involving site planning, earthwork, geometric design, pavement design, cost estimating and project management. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Surveying and familiarity with CAD software.
CTC 450 Water and Wastewater Systems (4)
Topics include water quality, water supply systems, solid waste management and pollution control. Co-requisite: CHE 110T and CHE 110L.
CTC 465 Special Topics in Civil Technology (Variable 1-4)
A study of a selected topic of interest to civil technologists which will enhance the student’s ability to practice in his/her profession.
CTC 470 Construction Administration (4)
Advanced course in the responsibilities and risk associated with project management within the construction industry. Subjects addressed relate to special problems encountered in construction and the management of those problems. Special emphasis is given to responsibilities, relationships between owners, contractors and labor, construction safety and construction contracts. Prerequisites: CTC 275 or permission of instructor.
CTC 475 Economic Analysis in Technology (4)
Methods for choosing between alternatives based on the time value of money. Replacement studies, depreciation and after-tax analysis, risk, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. Prerequisite: MAT 121 or MAT 151. Cross listed with MTC 475.
CTC 476 Finite Element Applications (4)
Concepts of Finite Element Analysis and their applications. Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures, bar, truss, plate, and shell elements. Condition of plane stress and plane strain. Model generation to include fluid flow, combined elements and automatic meshing. Extensive use of ALGOR software. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Cross listed with MTC 476. Prerequisite: MAT 122 and CTC 320.
CTC 490 Capstone Design (3)
Provides students with the opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary Civil Engineering Technology design team. The course will consist of a design project with presentations and reports. Lectures in professional practice and teaming will augment the design project. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Senior standing and at least 2 of the following: CTC 422, CTC 424, CTC 340, CTC 440, CTC 415, CTC 470, or permission of instructor.
CTC 491 Independent Study (Variable 1-4)
Extensive study and research on a particular topic of student interest under the supervision of a faculty member. The student is required to submit a written proposal which includes a description of the project, its duration, educational goals, method of evaluation, and number of credits to be earned. Prerequisites: Matriculated students only, permission of instructor and dean of subject area.
CTC 492 Internship/Co-Op Assignment (2 or 4)
Provides part-time supervised experience in a professional atmosphere which supplements classroom instruction. Two written reports on the work experience and two supervisor’s evaluations required. One site visit or conference call planned. Required contact hours min. 150. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Free elective; CANNOT be counted as a technical elective. Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory.