Civil Engineering

updated 6/22/15


CET 100
Intro Civil Engineering (2)
Introduction to the field of Civil Engineering with discussion of the history and practice of civil engineering, sustainability, career success, and the various disciplines within the field of Civil Engineering.

CET 101
Flagger Certification (1)
Course meets the Department of Labor and Industries State Certification and safety requirements for traffic control. Traffic control situations will be demonstrated. Three-year photo certification card issued upon successful completion.

CET 110
Principles of Drafting (3)
Fundamentals of multi-view engineering drafting, including lettering, line types, line weights, sketching, orthographic projection, standard section views, auxiliary views, and dimensioning standards.

CET 112
Computer-Aided Drafting I (5)
AutoCAD drafting, drawing, editing, dimensioning, drawing aids, layer control, blocks, symbols libraries, and plotting.

CET 113
Computer-Aided Drafting II (5)
Emphasizes advanced AutoCAD commands, including assigning and extracting block attributes, creating attribute reports, incorporating and managing external references, isometric drawings, creating dimension styles, use of multiple view ports, and introduction to 3-D wire frame models. Prerequisite: CET 112 or instructor's permission.

CET 114
Computer-Aided Drafting III (5)
Develop sound computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on importing survey points, defining parcels, creating 3D terrain models, calculating cut and fill volumes, and creating contours with labels. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in CET 113 or instructor's permission.

CET 120
Surveying I (5)
Fundamentals of plane surveying, including measurements of elevation, distance, and direction. Basic surveying computations will be performed. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on survey technique and sound field note form. Concurrent enrollment in MATH 110 and CET 120, or instructor permission.

CET 121
Surveying II (5)
Class introduces survey software including electronic data collectors. Field notes are used to perform computation and adjustment of traverses. Topics include: calculating land parcel areas, elements of legal descriptions, and legal principles of boundary surveys. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in CET 120.

CET 122
Surveying III (4)
Further practice in traverse and levels under more challenging field conditions. Introduction to field techniques in location of highway curves, topographic mapping, and corner stake-out. Introduction to the Global Positioning System. Prerequisites: CET 120 and 121.

CET 132
Survey Computations (3)
Land surveying calculations using coordinate geometry, including forward and inverse computations, intersections, parcel areas, and short plats. Computations of structure quantities from construction plans, including surface areas and volumes. Manual and computer-based solutions. Prerequisites: CET 121 and MATH 110.

CET 172
Architectural CAD (5)
Fundamental development of 2-D architectural construction documents, including floor plans, site plans, roof plans, elevations, foundations, section views, and detailing. Also, industry dimensioning practices and document plotting standards. Prerequisite: CET 113 or instructor's permission.

CET 174
Mechanical CAD (5)
Fundamentals of 3-D modeling. Includes wire frames, surfaces and solid modeling techniques, and rendering. Students will develop mechanical assembly and exploded assembly drawings related to their assigned projects. Study of geometric tolerencing. Prerequisite: CET 114.

CET 181
CAD: Special Project (5)
Content to be selected by student and instructor. A special agreement form with a written description and timeline for the proposed project must be on file with the instructor prior to registration. Prerequisites: CET 114 and CET 173.

CET 190
Cooperative Work Experience (1-12)
Cooperative Work Experience allows students to apply classroom learning to on-the-job settings. Credit is earned for new and continued learning taking place in the work environment. Reaching set learning objectives and development of positive work habits are emphasized. Prerequisite: instructor permission.

CET 200
Civil Plan Reading (2)
Interpretation of civil construction plans and documents. Basic quantity calculations and construction cost estimations. Course will involve some individual out of class travel. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in CET 114 and CET 122; BTEC 214 (Excel).

CET 210
Civil Software Applications (2)
This course involves the use of spreadsheets and computer aided drafting software to solve engineering problems. Recommended corequisites are CET 251 and CET 261. Prerequisite: BTEC 214 or equivalent; minimum grade of 2.0 in CET 114 and CET 260.

CET 220
Topographic Surveying and Mapping (4)
Field and office techniques used to produce a topographic map. Emphasis on automated field-to-finish technology. Use of conventional survey instrumentation. Prerequisite: CET 114 and CET 122.

CET 221
Land Survey Systems (3)
The history and applications of the U.S. Public Land Survey System. Restoration of lost and obliterated corners and sub-division of sections. Elements of legal descriptions. Legal principles of boundary surveys. Introduction to state plane coordinates. Prerequisite: CET 122, 132.

CET 222
Route Surveying (4)
Application of highway road design, stressing the field location survey, including construction staking. Design calculations include horizontal and vertical curves, cross-sectional volumes, and an introduction to the mass diagram. Prerequisites: CET 120, 121, 122, 132, and 220.

CET 240
Engineering Mechanics (5)
A study of basic concepts in statics and engineering mechanics related to the analysis of internal and external forces acting on structural members and systems. Prerequisite: PHYS& 110 and MATH 110.

CET 250
Construction Materials (3)
Study of basic construction materials including steel, plastics, concrete and asphalt. Concrete mix design/test and evaluation of materials per WSDOT Standard Specifications.

CET 251
Soil Mechanics (5)
A study of basic engineering properties of soils, aggregates, and other subsurface materials, including sampling, testing, and evaluation for use as foundation or structural materials. Prerequisite: GEOL 100 and minimum 2.0 grade in CET 250.

CET 252
Highway Engineering (5)
Introduction to highway engineering principles. Study of highway components, geometrics, and traffic. Design of bases, flexible and rigid pavements with an overview of maintenance and rehabilitation techniques. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CET 251, CET 122 and CET 132.

CET 260
Hydraulics (5)
A study in the basic theory of hydrostatics and fluid mechanics with emphasis on the fundamentals of flow in pipes and open channels and the construction of water distribution systems. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in CET 122, 132 and 152.

CET 261
Environmental Technology (5)
Introduction to environmental technology focusing on sanitary sewerage, septic systems, stormwater quality and treatment, and the environmental impacts of land development. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in CET 260.

CET 262
Stormwater Management (5)
A study of hydrologic processes and stormwater quantification for use in civil engineering site design and planning. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in CET 260.

CET 270
Elements of Design (5)
Study of civil engineering design and construction practices involved in land development. Students will use current software and tools to complete technical drawings and designs complying with local design standards. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grades in CET 114, CET 200, CET 210, CET 261, and CET 262.

CET 271
Land Planning & Permitting (2)
Study of the fundamentals of land use planning and urban design methods related to land development projects. Focus on project permitting processes at the city, county, and state levels in accordance with Washington State laws. Corequisite: CET 270.