CURRICULUM GUIDE

Civil Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0178  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

Civil engineering technicians apply theory and principles of civil engineering
in planning, designing, and overseeing the construction and maintenance of
structures and facilities in the highway system.  They may work at
construction or survey sites, offices or in testing labs with engineers,
surveyors, supervisors, managers, or skilled trade workers.  The successful
civil engineering technician must have a working knowledge of college algebra
and trigonometry, civil drafting, communications, construction materials,
surveying, and must be computer literate.  Civil engineering technicians work
for construction, engineering, and architecture firms, government agencies,
mapping agencies, and private petroleum and mining companies.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement. To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics. See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

Contact the Manufacturing and Land Technologies Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 63 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CIVL 101    Civil Drafting                                                   4
CIVL 120    Surveying                                                        4
CIVL 124    Route Survey                                                     4
CIVL 131    Traffic Technology                                               3
CIVL 132    Construction Materials                                           5
CIVL 135    Soils Technology                                                 3
CIVL 136    Hydrology and Highway Tech                                       5
CIVL 200    Civil Mathematics                                                5
CIVL 241    Statics/Strength of Materials                                    5
GRET 203    Beginning MicroStation                                           3
MATH 114    Technical Math I                                                 4
MATH 115    Technical Math II                                                4
PHYS 200    Applied Physics                                                  4
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 3 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Competency (See Note 1)

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   66

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Students who are interested in practical field experience may apply for
      the Student Civil Technician Co-op Program. Contact the Manufacturing
      and Land Technologies Department at 483-1336.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
CIVL 131          CIVL 101          CIVL 124          CIVL 132
MATH 114          CIVL 120          GRET 203          CIVL 136
SPCH 120          CIVL 135          MATH 115          CIVL 241
WRIT 124          CIVL 200          PHYS 200
Lim.Ch.                             SOCL 120