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ACC 200 - Principles of Financial Accounting

An introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of financial accounting, including the accounting cycle and the communication of financial information to external users. The course focuses on the nature and measurement of assets, liabilities, equities, dividends, revenues, and expenses. Emphasis is placed on the proper preparation and understanding of the financial statements.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

CET 280 - Plane Surveying

Field and office procedures necessary for measuring distances, elevations, horizontal and vertical angles. Boundary and area calculations and basic construction applications of survey procedures. Care and use of survey instruments. Two hours lecture and three hours lab.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MAT 130 and ITD 107
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CET 284 - Sustainable Design and Construction

Introduction to principles of sustainable design and construction of residential and commercial facilities. Topics include ¿green¿ building fundamentals and certifications, landscaping, energy, materials, indoor environmental quality, and economics.
3 Credit Hours
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CET 298 - Strength of Materials

A study of internal stresses and physical deformations caused by externally applied loads to structural members. Topics include normal and shearing stresses, stress and strain relationships, simple tension and compression of axial members, composition beams, inelastic bending, transverse shear stresses in beams, deflections, and elementary design of beams and shafts. Includes a laboratory investigation of mechanical properties of materials and structural elements.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisites: ENT 287 and MAT 230
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CET 310 - Anatomy of Buildings

Study of the function, physical makeup, and working principles of various building systems, components and materials. Emphasis on the basic design principles and interdependence of the structural, utility and climate control systems. This course is designed to enhance the student's knowledge of the total building process.
3 Credit Hours
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CET 385 - Construction Estimating I

Basic estimating procedures relating to quantity surveying, earthwork computations, and cost of labor and materials. CPM determinations of project durations and resources required for construction.
3 Credit Hours
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CET 386 - Construction Estimating II

Estimating and bidding large construction projects with an emphasis on reinforced concrete and structural steel work.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: CET 310 and 385
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CET 480 - Constructions Planning and Management

Project management including planning, scheduling, supervision and emphasis on contracts and specifications.
3 Credit Hours
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CET 481 - Structural Steel Design

Elementary structural analysis and design of tension members, beams, columns and connections. Emphasis is placed on the AISC specifications.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisites: CET 298
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CET 482 - Reinforced Concrete Design

Reinforced Concrete Design (3). Analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams, columns, footings and one-way slabs using the strength design method. Emphasis is placed on the ACI Building Code.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisites: CET 298
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CET 483 - Construction Materials

Basic properties of materials used in construction concrete, asphalt, aggregates and timber. Design procedures, field control and adjustments. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.
4 Credit Hours
Prerequisites: ENT 287
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CET 484 - Soil Mechanics and Foundations

Mechanical and physical properties of soils and their relations to engineering considerations, such as soil classification, permeability, shearing strength, consolidation, stress distribution, and bearing capacity of soils. Introduction to the analysis and design of shallow footings. Lecture and laboratory.
4 Credit Hours
Prerequisites: ENT 287
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CET 490 - Construction Scheduling and Methods

Project management including planning, scheduling, and emphasis on construction methods and project delivery.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: CET 480

ENG 324 - Technical Writing

Theory of and practice in the writing of technical documents for industry and technology, with a focus on document design, usability, and writing for a non-technical audience. Students will apply effective rhetorical strategies to letters, instructions and procedures, proposals, and reports.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or 150, or the equivalent

ENT 099 - Freshman Orientation

Meetings with advisors, department personnel, service areas, and campus field trips comprise the main involvement. Availability of university resources is stressed with emphasis on personal needs. Only one freshman orientation course will count toward graduation. Graded pass/fail.
1 Credit Hour
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ENT 287 - Statics for Technology

A course covering the branch of mechanics which deals with the effects of forces acting on a body at rest. The course deals with the graphical and analytical study of force systems in equilibrium. This entails an understanding of applied and frictional forces, centers of gravity, and vectors.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MAT 130, PHY 130 and 131
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ENT 358 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems

A study of mechanical and electrical systems in buildings including air conditioning, heating, plumbing, fire protection, electrical power and lighting.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisites: PHY 132/133 (or PHY 255/256) and junior standing

ENT 382 - Hydraulics

The principles of fluid statics, dynamics and kinematics are addressed. Included are studies relating to fundamental laws for fluid motion in the form of Euler's Bernoulli's, impulse-momentum, and work-energy relationships. Also studied are resistance to flow, flow measurement, pumping equipment, and an introduction to compressible flow.
4 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MAT 130 or 150
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ENT 393 - Engineering Economy

Economic evaluation and financial analysis of engineering systems alternatives to optimize the engineering decision process.
Prerequisites: MAT 230
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ENT 419 - Senior Project

A project-oriented study of actual manufacturing problems from area industry. The student will be given valuable industrial experience before leaving school. This course requires that students be able to apply all previously acquired knowledge in obtaining a viable solution to their projects.
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IET 399 - Professional Development Seminar I

Seminar for students of industry and technology programs, focusing on the job search process, employment opportunities, and related problems. Recommended for students in the sophomore or junior year. Graded pass/fail.
1 Credit Hours
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IET 488 - Professional Internship I

A meaningful, planned, and evaluated work experience related to the career and educational objectives of the student for which he/she may receive academic credit and possible financial remuneration. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours from any 488/489 courses. Graded pass/fail.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: consent of instructor

ITD 107 - Introduction to CAD/Technical Drawing

A survey course in conventional and computer aided drafting theory and practice. The application of design principles, multi-view drawing techniques and precision use of conventional drafting equipment will be complemented by an introduction to computer aided drawing software, including setting up, drawing, editing, saving and plotting drawings. Does not apply towards a major in drafting and design. Lecture and laboratory-six contact hours.
4 Credit Hours
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MAT 330 - Technical Math III

Continuation of MAT 230. Includes differentiation and integration of transcendental functions, series expansions of functions, and differential equations.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MAT 230

MGT 350 - Fundamentals of Management

The fundamental concepts, relationships and principles of managing organized activities are studied. Special emphasis is given to human behavior in organized systems, with attention to the diverse workforce, interpersonal relations, group processes, and the philosophy for managing human resources effectively.
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Conditional or full admission to upper-level business courses or junior status

OSH 384 - Construction Safety

Course will include management techniques necessary to address the unique needs of the construction workplace as contrasted to general industry, as well as a study of applicable standards and methods of recognition, avoidance and prevention of potential hazards. This course builds on OSH 287. It is assumed that student has a good grasp of the general industry standards.
3 Credit Hours

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