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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Civil Engineering Technology Specialization
Associate of Applied Science AL

Purpose:  This curriculum is designed to prepare students for either employment in civil engineering or the construction industry as a technician or to provide a broad foundation for those individuals who wish to continue their education. Specialization is achieved through the selection of courses for the technical elective requirement. Graduates may seek employment as civil, structural, land planning CAD operators and civil or construction engineering technicians.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CAD 201 Computer Aided Drafting and Design I 4
1CIV 171 Surveying I 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing 3
EGR 115 Engineering Graphics or 2-3
  CAD  165  Architectural Blue-Print Reading  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17-18
2nd Semester
CAD 202 Computer Aided Drafting & Design II 4
1CIV 172 Surveying II 3
1CIV 225 Soil Mechanics 2
1CIV 226 Soil Mechanics Laboratory 1
4MTH 166 Precalculus with Trigonometry 5
5___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
ARC 124 Architectural Graphics II or 3
  CAD  203  Computer Aided Drafting & Design III (Land Development Desktop)  
ARC 133 Construction Methodology & Procedures I 3
CAD 260 Computer Applications for Surveyors and
Technicians (Land Development Desktop)
EGR 130 Statics & Strength of Materials or 5
  6Technical Elective  
2PED/RPK Elective 1
Total   15
4th Semester
ARC 225 Site Planning & Technology 3
1CIV 210 Structural Systems or 5
  6Technical Elective  
1CIV 228 Concrete Technology 2
1CIV 229 Concrete Lab 1
7CST Elective 3
8___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   17
Total credits for the Civil Engineering Technology Specialization=67-68

1 CIV classes are offered only on the Alexandria Campus.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. Plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. Plus RPK 205, 216 or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 MTH 163-164, Precalculus I-II, may be substituted for MTH 166.

5 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. Students planning to transfer should consider taking HIS 101-102 or HIS 111-112.

6 Technical elective must be approved by academic advisor. Acceptable courses include ARC 200, ART 121, BLD 231, CAD 195/295, CAD 233, or HRT 246.

7 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

8 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.