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Course Offerings

Course # Course Title Credits
CET 102 Surveying I 3
CET 103 Surveying II 3
CET 115 Civil Drafting I 3
CET 116* Civil Drafting II* 3
CET 207 Construction Materials and Methods 3
CET 208 Concrete and Asphalt Materials 3
CET 303 Construction Management 3
CET 304 Building Cost Estimating 3
CET 305 Heavy / Highway Cost Estimating 3
CET 496* Cooperative Education Placement* 3
CM 101 Intro to Construction Management 2
CM 231 Statics and Structures 4
CM 320 Soils in Construction 3
CM 330 Wood Structural Systems 3
CM 341 Concrete and Steel Structures 4
CM 351 Construction Planning and Scheduling 3
CM 445 Construction Safety 2
CM 451 Mechanical and Electrical Systems 4
CM 461 Construction Law 3
CM 465 Construction Accounting and Finance 3
CM 475 Senior Project 3

*Indicates the course is optional

Course Descriptions

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    CET 102: Surveying I (3)

    Beginning course in plane surveying; covers proper chaining techniques, care and use of engineering levels, differential leveling, traversing, and construction surveying.

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    CET 103: Surveying II (3)

    Introduction to land, topography, and construction surveying. Prerequisite: CET 102 or permission of instructor.

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    CET 115: Civil Drafting I (3)

    An introduction to basic drafting, AutoCAD, and Structural Detail drafting.

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    CET 116: Civil Drafting II (3)

    An introduction to maps, traverses, contours, plans and profiles, cut and fills. An introduction to architectural plans, elevations and section. Prerequisite: CET 115. Corequisite: CET 103
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    CET 207: Construction Materials and Methods (3)

    Properties, uses and methods of building structures.

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    CET 208: Concrete and Asphalt Materials (3)

    Study of Portland concrete cement and bituminous pavements. Manufacturing, mix design, placing and finishing of these materials. The laboratory includes ASTM testing of these materials.

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    CET 303: Construction Management (3)

    Job specifications, contractor, organization, bonding, contracts, insurance and labor relations. Prerequisite: CET 207.

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    CET 304: Building Cost Estimating (3)

    Estimating related to building construction industry. Quantity take-off, labor and material costs, records and assembly at general contractor's bid.

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    CET 305: Heavy/Highway Cost Estimating (3)

    Estimating relating to heavy and highway construction. Heavy equipment selection and use, project scheduling and production rates. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor.

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    CET 496: Cooperative Education Placement (3)

    Industrial cooperative education work experience under the direction of a field supervisor and faculty member. Repeatable
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    CM 101: Intro to Construction Management (2)

    Identify and understand the relationships among participants in the construction process and its history. Including risks, construction processes, construction law, regulations, and construction project delivery.

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    CM 231: Statics and Structures (4)

    Introduction to statics, strength of materials, and theory of structures, its applications to building construction and the use of trigonometry in solution of statics problems. Prerequisite: MATH 121. Pre or corequisite: PHYS 201, 201L.

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    CM 320 Soils in Construction (3)

    A study of soil as a construction material; including investigation, testing, classification, engineering properties and modification techniques, excavations, fills, slope stability, and pavement subgrade. Prerequisite: CM 231.

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    CM 330: Wood Structural Systems (3)

    A study of production and properties of wood, design methods for wood structural elements and fasteners, and production and erection methods of wood structures. Prerequisite: CM 231.

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    CM 341 Concrete and Steel Structures (4)

    Design, construction, connection, fasteners, and concrete formwork. Prerequisite: CM 231.

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    CM 351: Construction Planning & Scheduling (3)

    Principles and techniques of planning and scheduling for construction projects. Topics include bar charts, Critical Path Method, precedence networks, and cost-time takeoffs. Prerequisite: CET 304 or CET 305.

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    CM 445: Construction Safety (2)

    The study of safe construction techniques, OSHA regulations and requirements, cost of accidents, and ethical conduct regarding safety. Prerequisite: CET 207.

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    CM 451: Mechanical & Electrical Systems (4)

    The study of mechanical and electrical systems associated with building construction: climate control systems, water and waste water systems, electric power and electronic communication systems. Prerequisite: PHYS 201, CET 207.

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    CM 461: Construction Law (3)

    Business development and business planning, business development and negotiation, construction, construction and insurance. Prerequisite: CET 303.

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    CM 465: Construction Accounting & Finance (3)

    Construction project analysis / financial control, cash flow analysis and management, overhead cost and break-even analysis, time value of money, banking, and bonding. Prerequisite: ACCTG 201.

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    CM 475: Senior Project (3)

    An exercise in construction project analysis cost estimating, scheduling, and the preparation and professional presentation of a project package for an organization. Prerequisite: senior standing in CM; must be within 2 semesters of graduation.

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