Department Chair: Michael A. Mincic
Automotive Industry Management Program
Program Coordinator: Cathi J. Robbe
Faculty: Bencini, Fass, Robbe
Civil Engineering Technology Program
Department Chair: Michael Mincic
Faculty: Kalevela, Mincic
Construction Management Program
Department Chair: Michael Mincic
- Automotive Industry Management, Bachelor of Science
- Automotive Industry Management, Minor
- Civil Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology
- Construction Management 3+2 Program, Joint Bachelor of Science in Construction Management/Master of Business Administration
- Construction Management, Bachelor of Science
Automotive Industry Management (AIM)
Introduction to the industry from viewpoint of history, social impact, and future growth. Provide student exposure to AIM program policies and procedures, campus resources and college life. (F, S)
Design, operation and repair techniques of current and future automotive engines. (F)
Design and theory of front and rear automotive suspensions, steering, and brake systems. (F)
Automotive Suspension and Brake Systems Lab. Corequisite: AIM 125. (F)
Study of automotive industry management theory and styles of store operations including customer service skills, associate interaction, managerial responsibilities. Product and parts catalog knowledge/advertising. (F)
Design and theory of standard and automatic transmissions, clutches, drive lines, differentials, and transaxles. Corequisite: AIM 165L. (S)
Automotive Power Trains and Drive Lines Lab. Corequisite: AIM 165. (S)
Automotive Fuel Systems and Exhaust Emissions Systems Lab. Corequisite: AIM 235. (S)
Design and theory of operation of automotive electrical circuits; ignition, starting, charging, and accessory circuits, with study of diagnostic equipment used to diagnose system malfunctions. (F)
Automotive Electrical Systems Laboratory I. Corequisite: AIM 245. (F)
Automotive Electrical Systems II Lab. Corequisite: AIM 255. (S)
Supervised industrial field work. Prerequisite: AIM major. (F, S)
A study of automotive regulatory issues to include, OSHA, SDS, RTK, health and environmental issues. (F)
Petroleum industry; basic production processes, marketing techniques, alternate fuel sources, and conservation techniques. (F)
Research, preparation and presentation methods and techniques for selling in the automotive milieu. (F)
Special interest area. (*) Repeatable (10).
Special Topics. (F, S) Repeatable (10).
Directed, independent study of topics agreed upon by the student and instructor. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (10).
Supervised industrial field work. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and AIM major. (F, S) Repeatable (10).
Civil Engineering Technology (CET)
Introduction to the field of Civil Engineering Technology: review career opportunities, study the engineering design process, explore issues of professional ethics, and do team projects. (F)
Beginning course in plane surveying; covers proper chaining techniques, care and use of engineering levels, differential leveling, traversing, and construction surveying. (F)
An introduction to basic drafting, AutoCAD and Structural Detail drafting. Corequisite: CET 102. (F)
A study of the response of materials to loads with attention to stresses, strains, elastic and plastic responses to loading. Experiments demonstrate those principles. Prerequisite: CET 202. (S)
Properties, uses and methods of assembly of building materials as they apply to the construction industry. (F)
Study of Portland cement concrete and bituminous pavements. Manufacturing, mix design, placing and finishing of these materials. The laboratory includes ASTM testing of these materials. (S)
A study of the basic equations of motion, kinematics, kinetics, momentum, potential energy, work, and highway dynamics. Prerequisite: CET 202. (S)
Job specifications, contractor, organization, bonding, contracts, insurance and labor relations. Prerequisite: CET 207. (S)
Estimating related to building construction industry. Quantity take-off, labor and material costs, records and assembling a general contractor's bid. (*)
Estimating relating to heavy and highway construction. Covers heavy equipment selection and use, project scheduling and production rates. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. (F)
Basic principles of soil mechanics and foundation design as they apply to design and construction. ATSM field tests will be done in the laboratory. Prerequisite: CET 206. (S)
Introduction to traffic engineering including traffic system characteristics, traffic studies, capacity analysis, and traffic control. Laboratory activities include traffic data collection and analysis. (S)
Boundary control, property descriptions, deeds, subdivisions, emphasizing the legal aspects of land law and surveying. (*)
Structural steel design of beams, columns, girders and trusses to AISC standards. Prerequisite: CET 316. (S)
Design of reinforced concrete beams, columns, girders and floor systems to conform to current ACI code. Prerequisite: CET 316. (F)
Hydrologic cycle including precipitation, streamflow, ground-water runoff and the preparation of hydro graphs and frequency analysis. Prerequisite: CET 317. (S)
Design of bridge slabs, beams, abutments, wingwalls, piers, and footings. Prerequisite: CET 316. (*)
Actively pursue certification for campus building or facility, including working on prerequisites, credits and supporting documentation. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (F, S)
Students formulate a proposal for their senior project and make written and oral presentations of the proposal. Speakers from industry present real-world examples. (F)
Practical realistic projects relating to CET discipline are selected for design, analysis, and execution. Students prepare reports and make oral presentations. Prerequisite: CET 455. (S)
This course is designed as preparation for the state Engineer-In-Training examination. Subjects include general engineering and civil engineering topics. (S)
Special Topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).
Directed study for students interested in specific areas of CET. Prerequisite: Junior standing in CET and permission of instructor. (F, S) Repeatable (99).
Industrial cooperative education work experience under the direction of a field supervisor and faculty member. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (99).
Construction Management (CM)
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. (F)
A study of soil as a construction material; including investigation, testing, classification, engineering properties and modification techniques, excavations, fills, slope stabililty, and pavement subgrades. Prerequisite: CM 231. (S)
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. (F)
A study of concrete and steel structures including design elements and construction methods for simple structural systems, joints, connections, fasteners, and concrete formwork. Prerequisite: CM 231. (S)
Special Topics. (*) Repeatable (99).
The study of safe construction techniques, workers compensation insurance, OSHA regulations and requirements, cost of accidents, and ethical conduct regarding safety. Prerequisite: CET 207. (S)
Legal documents and operation in construction management including business ownership and organization, business development through bidding and negotiations, contracts, communication during construction, insurance and accounting. Prerequisite: CET 303. (F)
Construction project analysis/financial control including, cash flow analysis and management, overhead cost and break even analysis, time value of money, banking, and bonding. Prerequisite: ACCTG 201. (S)
An exercise in construction project analysis, cost estimating, scheduling, and the preparation and professional presentation of a project bid package for an organization. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CM and must be within 2 semesters of graduation. (S)
Special Topics. (*) Repeatable (99).
Directed study for students interested in a specific area of CM. (F, S) Repeatable (2).