Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering provides surveyors and engineers at construction companies, public work departments, and transportation companies with comprehensive training and firm grounding in fundamental principles.

Helps trainees build technical proficiency for three engineering professions.

Civil Engineering provides surveyors and engineers at construction companies, public work departments and transportation companies with comprehensive training and firm grounding in fundamental principles for better on-the-job performance.

Students discover how to perform land and construction surveys and prepare topographic maps and right-of-way layouts. Finally, they learn about the design and construction of buildings, bridges, roads, tunnels, water supply, and sewerage systems.

Students should have their high school diploma or a GED Equivalent Certificate before enrollment. Successful program graduates are able to:

You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Civil Engineering Training Program course list below.

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Civil Engineering Course List

Mathematics and Technical Foundation Skills

Engineering Technology Orientation, Part 1062002
Engineering Technology Orientation, Part 2062003
Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and TrigonometryBlock X02
Algebra: Monomials and Polynomials X0201
Algebra: Factoring X0202
Algebra: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions X0203
Algebra: Multiplication and Division of Fractions X0204
Algebra: Linear Equations X0205
Algebra: Simultaneous Linear Equations X0206
Algebra: Determinants X0207
Algebra: Quadratic Equations X0208
Algebra: Exponents X0209
Algebra: Radicals and Imaginary Numbers X0210
Applied Geometry X0211
Practical Trigonometry X0212
Practical Geometry5983A-B
Plane Trigonometry2309A-B
Linear Surveying6670
Transit Surveying5460A-C
Drafting Kit1200M
Geometrical Drawing (includes 5 plates)5544A-B
Topographic Surveying5461A-B
Mapping (includes 4 plates)5462A-B
Highway Curves6812A-B
Hydrographic Surveying5751

Advanced Surveying Skills

Determination of True Meridian5465
United States Land Surveys5466A-B
Fundamentals of Law for Surveyors5463
Elements of Photogrammetry6513A-D
City Surveying6818A-C
Engineering Mechanics, Part 1286036
Engineering Mechanics, Part 2286037
Engineering Mechanics, Part 3286038
Engineering Mechanics, Part 4286039
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Design and Construction Applications for Roads

Elements of Chemistry5011
Engineering Materials2536A-C
Production of Concrete5469A-C
Field Methods in Concrete Construction6330A-B
Highway Embankments and Subgrades5359
Highway Drainage5374
Low Cost Road Surfaces6403A-B
Hard Pavements2773A-B
Highway Location and Design5353A-C
Traffic Control and Operations5352A-B

Advanced Mathematics

Analytic Geometry6561A-B
Calculus: Function and Use6618A-D
Principles of Engineering
Nature of Electricity086001
Circuit Analysis and Ohm\0xFFFDs Law086002
Conductors, Insulators and Batteries086005
Alternating Current086007
Alternating Current Circuits086008
Heat, Part 1686001
Heat, Part 2686002

Engineering Managerial Skills

Quality Concepts: Terminology for Management186035
Engineering Economy2549
Time Study, Part 166016
Time Study, Part 266017
Report Writing7000A-E
Construction Systems Technology (Video)VB29XX

Design and Construction Applications for Buildings, Tunnels, and Bridges

Mechanics of Materials5282A-C
Design of Steel Building Frames5440A-C
Structural Design of Pipe Culverts5451
Reinforced Concrete Design5450A-C
Design of Prestressed Concrete6582
Elements of Projection Drawing (includes 5 plates)5649
Structural Steel Drawing (includes 3 plates)5470A-C
Plate Girders for Steel Buildings5481
Loads in Buildings2766
Erection of Steel Building Frames5261
Contracts, Specifications, and Design Drawings3410
Steel Roof Trusses5587A-C
Flat Slab Design5289
Foundations and Pilings5523
Design of Spread Footings5290
Design of Retaining Walls5272A-B
Fireproofing of Buildings5891

Design and Construction Applications for Water Supply Systems

Fluid Mechanics, Part 1286010
Fluid Mechanics, Part 2286011
Fluid Mechanics, Part 3286012
Hydraulic Turbines6718A-C
Environmental Technology for Technicians286M03
Water Supply3395A-C
Engineering Chemistry5012
Sanitary Chemistry5501
Sanitary Bacteriology3048
Sewage Treatment5294A-D
Purification of Water5301A-B

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 1,727 hours (excluding video).

Number of Exams: 148.

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