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In the Civil Engineering Technology program, students learn skills they can use in a career assisting Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors. The student will find a wide range of opportunities in all phases of construction, design, and surveying. The course of instruction includes route surveying, property descriptions, quantity calculations, material testings and CAD (Computer Aided Design) to design roads, building sites, and property subdivisions.
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|CETT1400||2||Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology||This course covers an introduction to Civil Engineering Technology focusing on areas of employment, life-long learning, engineering terminology, and what it takes to succeed as a Civil Engineering Technician. Specific technical topics introduced include highway terminology, contour drawings, legal property descriptions, and a brief overview of surveying and computer design. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, MATH0460, and READ0460 or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)|
|CETT1402||4||Introduction to Surveying||This course covers the basic skills needed for surveying. The course stresses the proper care and handling of equipment, fundamental concepts of leveling, horizontal and vertical distances, and format, neatness, and accuracy of field notes. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, MATH0460, READ0465 or concurrent enrollment) (2 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)|
|CETT1410||3||Introduction to Materials Testing||This course covers an introduction to construction materials and material testing including concrete field tests, gradations, and aggregates. Students will have the opportunity to take the MnDOT certification exams during the course. (Prerequisites: ENGL0460, MATH0460, READ0465 or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)|
|CETT1420||4||Route Survey||This course covers defining, calculating, laying out, and staking alignments for roadways. In addition, students will be introduced to traverse surveys and data collection with total station instruments. (Prerequisites: CETT 1402; College level reading, writing, MATH0470 or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)|
|CETT1430||4||Civil CAD Applications||This course covers advanced AutoCad software commands for use with civil survey data. In addition, students will prepare Civil Engineering drawings using these commands. (Prerequisites: CETT1450, College-level reading, writing, MATH 0470 or concurrent enrollment)(2 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)|
|CETT1440||2||Engineering Problem Solving||This course is designed to give students the ability to take previously learned mathematical concepts and apply them to engineering applications. In addition, the course will cover the use of an engineering calculator and help students learn critical thinking and problem solving techniques. (Prerequisites: College level reading, writing and MATH0470 or concurrent enrollment) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
|CETT1450||4||Engineering Graphics||Introduction to the AutoCAD software package. Topics include setting up a drawing, creating and editing geometric entities, hatching, layering, adding text, dimensioning, incorporating blocks and attributes, merging drawings, laying out views, and plotting. (Prerequisites: College level reading, writing and MATH0470 or concurrent enrollment) (2 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
|CETT2400||3||Intermediate Survey||This course covers the application of surveying principles to practical survey problems. The student will demonstrate the ability to apply data collection, traverse, and staking principles to practical problems. In addition, GPS and laser level surveys will be introduced. (Prerequisites: CETT1402; college-level reading, writing, and math) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)|
|CETT2407||3||Engineering Technology Internship||This course provides the student with work site experience in which skills and knowledge learned in previous courses may be applied. These internship experiences include safety procedures, quality control systems, personnel procedures, company organization, contractual agreements and other employer expectations. Technical skills and knowledge can include surveying, inspection, testing, computer design, and architectural applications. (Prerequisites: College level reading, writing and math) (0 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/9 hrs OJT)|
|CETT2410||4||Storm Water Management||This course covers the fundamentals of hydraulics and hydrology as they relate to the design of roadways, subdivisions, and storm/sanitary sewer design. It covers both the theory of hydraulics along with practical applications in storm sewer, culvert, and detention pond design. (Prerequisites: College level reading, writing and math) (3 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)|
|CETT2420||3||Land Survey Systems||This course covers an introduction to the public land system, legal descriptions of properties, basic mapping terminology, and how legal land descriptions affect property transfer. (Prerequisites: None) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
|CETT2430||3||Site Development||This course covers the various aspects of a property subdivision. Actual local platting regulations are used as a guide. The project is CAD drawn using industry standard software. (Prerequisites: CETT1430) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)|
|CETT2440||3||Civil Estimating||This course covers the calculation of quantities from highway, bridge, building, and site plans. (Prerequisites: CETT1450; college-level reading, writing and MATH0470 or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)|
|CETT2450||4||Highway Design||This course covers the various aspects of a highway design. The use of horizontal and vertical curves, earthwork computation and balancing, and storm water drainage will be emphasized. The final project will be drawn using industry standards and AutoCad. (Prerequisites: CETT1430) (1 hr lec/6 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)|
|CETT2460||3||Advanced Survey||This course covers advance topics in surveying and is designed to give students an understanding of how to apply survey operations learned in previous courses to property surveys. In addition, students will gain further experience in control surveys, state plane coordinates, and GPS surveying. (Prerequisites: CETT 2400 or instructor consent. College level reading, writing and math.) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
|FYE1000||1||Student Success Seminar||This course is mandatory* for students in their first semester at Lake Superior College. It provides a foundation for students to make a successful transition to college by: (1) creating a connection to the college community and resources, (2) introducing tools for academic success, and (3) developing personal, academic, and career goals. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
- Students who have not declared a degree or diploma
- Students who are in a certificate or diploma program of fewer than 37 credits
- Students in good academic standing who have earned 12 credits including an Introduction to College course
- Students in good academic standing who have earned 24 college credits post high school|
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
• A score of 50 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.