Construction Engineering Technology (CET)

CET 105  Construction Materials     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introductory study of materials used in the construction industry. Materials are studied with regard to properties of their substances and utilization in construction.

CET 250  Introduction to Statics, Strength of Materials and Structures     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Studies fundamentals of statics and mechanics of materials as they apply to construction processes such as statics equilibrium, axial, torsional, bending, and stress and strain analysis. Introduction to various methods used in analysis of structures such as beams, trusses and frames will be included. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisite(s): MAT 116 and MAT 119.

CET 252  Advanced Surveying     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Intermediate and advanced surveying techniques and procedures with applications to engineering and construction problems; includes mapping, hydrography, and photogrammetry; promotes in-the-field application of techniques. Prerequisite(s): EGT 202 and credit or concurrent enrollment in both EGT 205 and MAT 127.

CET 254  Construction Methods and Equipment     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Introduction to the basic knowledge and skills of methods of building construction including foundation, structural framing, floor, roof, and wall systems; to the acquisition, selection, and use of construction equipment; and to the reading of construction blueprint drawings and specifications. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisite(s): CET 105.

CET 255  Legal Aspects of Boundary Surveying     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Includes preparation of plats and writing of property descriptions referenced to Public Land Surveys of Subdivision of Townships and Sections. Discusses surveying and land right terminology as well as resurveying, retracing, restoration, monumentation and dedication. Also studies selected case law. Computer programs and field trips will be utilized. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in EGT 202.

CET 256  Bituminous, Concrete and Soils     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Studies the properties and engineering applications of prime materials used in structural and roadway construction, including classification, basic quality control, and construction practices used with respect to asphalt, concrete, and soils. Two hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisite(s): CET 105.

CET 260  Mechanics of Materials     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Axial, torsional, bending, and combined stress and strain analysis; mechanical properties and applications for static, fatigue, creep, and impact conditions; emphasizes beam stresses and deflections, columns, and riveted and welded connections. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisite(s): EGT 260.

CET 265  Subdivision Planning and Layout     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Platting of boundaries, topographic layout, planning and layout for streets, sewers and water lines. Building site surveys. Prerequisite(s): EGT 202.

CET 270  Electrical Installations     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Studies of DC circuits and electrical components, including conductors, insulators, resistors, inductors, capacitors, switches, voltage and current sources. Fundamentals of AC circuits, motors and generators, three-phase industrial power, power generation, distribution, transmission, and transformers. Includes laboratory sessions to demonstrate and reinforce understanding of these topics. Two hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisite(s): CET 105 or EGT 220.

CET 290  Engineering Technology Internship     Credits: 1-3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Intended for students working full-time or part-time for a company in a job related to their major, which reinforces and extends knowledge and skills. Requires periodic progress reports, supervisor evaluation and a formal final report addressing the experience and the educational benefits derived. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

CET 308  Analysis of Structures     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to various methods used in the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures. Load path, load tracing, and code provisions are discussed. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite(s): CET 260 and MAT 147.

CET 315  Mechanical Systems     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Principles of water supply and treatment, plumbing, sanitation systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Two hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisite(s): CET 105.

CET 358  Structural Steel and Wood Design     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to elementary structural steel and wood design; design of individual members and their connections as dictated by various specifications (AISC, AITC, AASHTO, etc.). Includes computer techniques in the areas of structural analysis/design. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in CET 308.

CET 360  Construction Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to the construction manager concept. Roles of the contractor, superintendent, designer, owner and inspector. Project administration, project financing, costs and accounting, labor relations, bonding and insurance, OSHA safety, and professional ethics. Prerequisite(s): EGT 220 or CET 254.

CET 362  Construction Safety     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Review of existing safety requirements pertaining to Construction and Industrial Works, and discusses practices utilized to comply with these regulations. All OSHA regulations pertaining to construction as well as CFR documents are discussed. Prerequisite(s): CET 105 and ENG 104.

CET 390  Technological Projects     Credits: 1-3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Intended for the advanced student whose project would enrich the educational experience. Approval by the Department Chairperson is required at least two weeks before the end of the previous term.

CET 408  Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Introduction to the design of reinforced concrete and masonry structures. Designs are based on the current ACI codes. Class assignments or projects will require integration, knowledge from preceding courses and application of problem-solving skills acquired throughout the entire curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in CET 308.

CET 454  Construction Estimating     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to conceptual estimating and detailed estimating in construction projects. Quantity take-off, cost estimating of material, labor, equipment, overhead, and profit. Bidding practices are also discussed. Traditional and computerized estimating techniques. Class assignments or projects will require integration, knowledge from preceding courses and application of problem- solving skills acquired throughout the entire curriculum. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisite(s): CET 254.

CET 456  Construction Contracts Administration     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Emphasis is given to the interpretation and preparation of construction project documents. Subjects such as contract agreement, breach of contract, termination of agreements, materials specifications, workmanship specifications, general conditions, insurance, bonds, arbitration, and cases related to finance are discussed. Prerequisite(s): CET 454.

CET 458  Soil Mechanics and Foundations     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Studies advanced topics in the properties of soils with applications in civil engineering design and construction. Class assignments or projects will require integration, knowledge from preceding courses and application of problem-solving skills acquired throughout the entire curriculum. Two hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisite(s): CET 256 and CET 260.

CET 480  Construction Planning and Scheduling     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Principles and techniques used to plan construction and schedule project activities. Networks, bar charts, computer techniques, productivity, construction time and cost parameters. Cash flow analysis, resource planning and control, and preparation of cost-to-complete reports will be discussed. Class assignments or projects will require integration, knowledge from preceding courses and application of problem-solving skills acquired throughout the entire curriculum. Prerequisite(s): CET 360 and credit or concurrent enrollment in EGT 370.

CET 485  Selected Topics in Construction     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Study of selected topics, such as underground construction, underpinning, formwork and other project support requirements; evaluation and review of current practices in heavy construction. The course includes study and research in a specific area that combines major elements from previous construction engineering technology courses culminating in an integrating experience through individual and/or group projects, technical reports and presentations. Prerequisite(s): CET 254.

CET 490  Building Codes, Standards, and Practices     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Emphasis on content of the four main U.S. Building Codes and the interpretation of these codes from the contractors perspective. Also covers code enforcement procedures used by administration offices of municipal governments. Class exercises involve the review of plans and specifications to determine code compliance. Prerequisite(s): CET 454 and CET 480.