Civil Engineering Technology (CE)

CE 108. Construction Methods. 3 Credit Hours.

This course covers many of the principles, materials, and methods used in light construction. Topics include building codes, construction standards and specializations, wood and wood products, concrete, masonry, glass, plastics, aluminum products, bituminous products, gypsum products, asbestos cement products, construction methods systems, foundation systems, slabs-on-ground, floor/ceiling systems, wood framed floors, wall systems, masonry walls, roof/ceiling systems, stucco, and terrazzo.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CE 115. Construction Materials and Methods. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to the elements of building construction principles and materials. Students will learn the background and history of building materials and systems; review sustainable design, materials, and construction concepts; and review industry standards, specifications, codes and barrier-free design.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CE 116. Construction Blueprint Reading. 3 Credit Hours.

The interpretation of construction working drawings and specifications for residential and commercial building projects. Architectural, structural, and utility drawings will be covered.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CE 117. Statics and Strength of Materials. 3 Credit Hours.

This course deals with the fundamental principles of structural design. Topics include the analysis of structures to determine internal and external forces and the design of members and connections based on allowable bending, tension, compression and shearing stresses. The graphical analysis of statics problems is included. Students considering careers as architects or engineers should enroll in this course, rather than in Structures for Technicians. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: MTH 124 or equivalent and Reading Proficiency.

CE 118. Sustainable Construction. 3 Credit Hours.

The emphasis in this class is on the 'green building' revolution, its socioeconomic importance and impact, how sustainable construction differs from the traditional approach, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Green Globes rating systems and how these rating systems impact various aspects of a building and its components and systems.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CE 130. Introduction to Construction. 3 Credit Hours.

An introductory course providing an overview of the total construction process including city and regional planning, construction management, contracting, labor and management relations, the design process, estimating and bidding, scheduling and purchasing, construction, and equipment.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CE 131. Construction Estimating. 3 Credit Hours.

The total estimating and bidding process. Topics will include bid form contracts, specifications, overhead, unit costs, quantity surveys, subcontract bids, pricing, checking and alternates. Students should be able to read construction drawing prior to enrolling in this course.
Prerequisites: CE 116 and Reading Proficiency.

CE 132. Construction Scheduling. 3 Credit Hours.

Construction scheduling methods to include bar graphs and Critical Path Method with emphasis on manual and computerized design, calculations, and interpretation using both arrow and precedence diagramming.
Prerequisites: 1 year Algebra and Reading Proficiency.

CE 151. Introduction to Civil Engineering and Architecture. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to many of the varied factors involved in building design and construction including building components and systems, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the design and construction industry. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: GE 121 or EGR 147 or department approval.

CE 230. Construction Materials and Testing. 3 Credit Hours.

The properties and standard tests used in construction on soils, aggregates, bituminous products, and concrete. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: Concurrent with ME 243 and Reading Proficiency.

CE 235. Construction Office Practice. 3 Credit Hours.

The interactive role of organizations in the construction process; the structure of alternative construction delivery systems, such as general contractor, construction manager, and design-build contractor; specification and building codes; cost control reporting systems for construction.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

CE 240. Surveying I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will explore the history and practice of surveying, the use and care of transits, levels, and tapes, as well as their more modern counterparts. Office and field methods will emphasize laboratory problems in area measurements, elevation determinations, angle collection methods, traverse calculations and topographic map compilation. Additional hours required.
Prerequisites: MTH 170 or MTH 185 and Reading Proficiency.

CE 247. Legal Aspects of Boundary Surveying. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics covered will include legal principles of surveying, Missouri survey law, legal principles of boundaries, property, monumentation, legal descriptions, deed interpretations, and legal aspects of surveying and professional liability.
Prerequisites: CE 240 or department approval and Reading Proficiency.

CE 248. Fundamentals of Land Surveying. 3 Credit Hours.

This course includes essential elements necessary in the initiation and follow through of any property survey; evidence of ownership, historical information in the subdivision of public lands, methods of measurements, description of property and legal requirements for recording.
Prerequisites: CE 240 or department approval and Reading Proficiency.

CE 250. Surveying II. 3 Credit Hours.

This is an intermediate course in land surveying techniques applicable to the office and field practices. It explores the theory, history and practice of route surveying, including the use of simple horizontal curves, vertical curves, spirals, super-elevations and earth-work computations as applied to highway and railroad surveying. Additional introductory topics may include but are not limited to photogrammetry, astronomy and GIS. Additional hours required.
Prerequisites: CE 240 and Reading Proficiency.