Construction Management Option (CETCO)

Civil Engineering Technology—Construction Management Option (CETCO)

The Civil Engineering Technology - Construction Management Option prepares graduates to coordinate and supervise the construction process from design through construction while meeting schedule, cost, and quality goals.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and gain thorough understanding of project documentation, building methods and materials, estimating, scheduling, and team dynamics. Graduates also are well-versed in computer-integrated construction, and the practices and methods used throughout residential, commercial, and industrial construction.

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Technologies at (513) 569-1743.

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Civil Engineering Technology—Construction Management Option (CETC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
CET 100Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology ( B) 223
CET 105Introduction to Surveying ( B) 233
CET 115Architectural Drafting and Computer Aided Design ( B) 244
MAT 125Algebra and Trigonometry ( G) 324
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
Semester 2  
CET 110Advanced Surveying and Construction Layout ( T) 233
CET 120Advanced Computer Aided Design: Revit Architecture ( T) 334
CET 135Construction Estimating ( T) 223
CET 225Building Construction ( T) 223
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
Semester 3  
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
MAT 126Functions and Calculus ( B) 324
CET 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Civil Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
Semester 4  
CET 125Statics and Strength of Materials (CET) ( T) 334
CET 230Construction Management ( T) 223
CET 235Construction Scheduling ( T) 233
CET 240Cost Engineering ( T) 223
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
Semester 5  
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based ( G) 334
CET 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Civil Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
Semester 6  
CET 200Structural Design ( T) 334
CET 245Building Information Models for Construction ( T) 132
CET 285Civil Engineering Technology Construction Management Capstone ( T) 233
ECO 110Principles of Macroeconomics ( G) 303
XXX XXX Business Elective (B)  303
Total Credits:  5712577

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Business Elective
Any ACC, FIN, MGT, MKT3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum. 

G = General Education course in this curriculum

B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum

T = Technical course in this curriculum

Courses

CET 100 Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on foundation concepts in civil engineering technology. Topics include: CET program and curriculum, career preparation, licensing, ethics, diversity, and OSHA. Students use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint to complete assignments.
Prerequisites: None
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CET 105 Introduction to Surveying
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on foundation concepts of land surveying and site planning. Topics include: angle, distance, and elevation measurement; contours; and mapping and site planning fundamentals. Students complete outdoor field exercises and manual drafting lab exercises.
Prerequisites: MAT 121 or appropriate placement test score
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Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide Approved

CET 107 Construction Health and Safety
4 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

An introduction to construction safety. Topics include: risk management, safety hazards, the Code of Federal Regulations, and OSHA Construction Industry Standards outlined in Federal Code 29 CFR Part 1926. Students who complete the course successfully earn the OSHA 30-hour certificate.
Prerequisites: None
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CET 110 Advanced Surveying and Construction Layout
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course in land surveying and construction layout. Topics include: traverse calculations, coordinate geometry, and field construction layout with methods of providing line and grade for varied projects. Students complete outdoor field exercises and computer lab exercises.
Prerequisites: CET 105
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CET 115 Architectural Drafting and Computer Aided Design
4 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours.

A course on applying architectural drafting techniques and computer aided design concepts. Topics include: building codes, building materials, and fundamentals of CAD software. Students prepare residential working drawings.
Prerequisites: None
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CET 117 Construction Risk Management and Insurance
4 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on insurance for the construction management process. Topics include: financial risk planning, risk management, insurance markets, property insurance, contractual risks and transfer, forms of liability insurance (commercial, employers, environmental, management, and professional), and workers' compensation.
Prerequisites: None
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CET 120 Advanced Computer Aided Design: Revit Architecture
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on CAD techniques that apply building information modeling using Revit Architecture. Topics include: layouts, dimensioning, blocks, and hatching.
Prerequisites: CET 115
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CET 125 Statics and Strength of Materials (CET)
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on applying physical principles to solve problems of equilibrium and behavior in civil engineering structures. Topics include: force resultants, equilibrium, truss analysis, direct stress, bending stress, beam behavior, and combined stress.
Prerequisites: MAT 121 or appropriate placement test score
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CET 127 Environmental and Legal Issues in Construction
4 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on environmental and legal issues affecting construction safety. Topics include: stormwater pollution prevention plans, asbestos abatement, disturbance and abatement of lead-containing materials, silica exposure, EPA regulations, multi-employer worksite rules, intentional torts, safety violations, and union contracts.
Prerequisites: None
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CET 130 Building Codes and Materials
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on building code requirements and their applications to designing and constructing building projects. Topics include: Ohio building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing codes; and building materials used in construction such as steel, wood, masonry, and concrete.
Prerequisites: CET 115
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CET 135 Construction Estimating
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on quantifying various components of a commercial project using a complete set of working drawings and specifications. Topics include: blueprint reading, specification analysis, construction methods and materials, and proper estimating communication practices.
Prerequisites: MAT 120 , or appropriate placement test score
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CET 137 Construction Safety Plan Management
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on developing construction safety plans. Topics include: essential elements of a safety program; best practices, legal, and regulatory requirements related to safety planning; substance abuse programs; accident investigations; contractor management; and crisis management and planning.
Prerequisites: None
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CET 147 Safety Training Workshops
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

Students participate in construction training workshops that provide fundamental instruction in safety methods and practices. Workshops must be approved by the program chair.
Prerequisites: Program Chair consent
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CET 150 Building Technology Studies: Advanced Standing
1-30 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

Students complete courses or programs that develop expertise in skills related to the building trades.
Prerequisites: Program Chair consent
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Instructor Consent Required

CET 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Civil Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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CET 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Civil Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CET 191
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CET 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Civil Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CET 192
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CET 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Civil Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fourth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CET 193
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CET 195 Part-Time Cooperative Education 5: Civil Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fifth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CET 194
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CET 196 Part-Time Cooperative Education 6: Civil Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their sixth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CET 195
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CET 198 First Year Special Topics in Civil Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Civil Engineering Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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CET 199 First Year Independent Project in Civil Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Civil Engineering Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Civil Engineering Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor consent
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CET 200 Structural Design
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on methods for evaluation and design of structural steel and reinforced concrete members, using AISC and ACI requirements. Topics include: design methodologies focused on bending moment behavior, tension and compression behavior, shear behavior, and connections; and common field testing techniques for concrete.
Prerequisites: CET 125
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CET 205 Architectural Design and 3D Modeling: Revit Architecture
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on architectural details and information required in a complete set of professional working drawings for an office or commercial building. Topics include: using CAD design software and Revit Architecture.
Prerequisites: CET 120
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CET 210 Lighting and Electrical Systems Design
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamental concepts for lighting and electrical design in commercial buildings. Topics include: creating sets of drawings in AutoCAD and Revit Architecture, and using the National Electric Code.
Prerequisites: CET 120
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CET 215 Mechanical and HVAC Systems Design
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamental concepts of mechanical and HVAC design for commercial buildings. Topics include: creating sets of design drawings using AutoCAD and Revit, and Ohio mechanical and plumbing codes.
Prerequisites: CET 120
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CET 220 3D Modeling: Revit MEP and Revit Structure
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on applying design concepts and preparing details of mechanical and electrical systems, plumbing, and structure in buildings using Revit MEP and Revit Structure software.
Prerequisites: CET 205
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CET 225 Building Construction
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on how buildings and structures are assembled. Topics include: methods and materials for residential, commercial, industrial, and highway construction including wood frame, masonry, pre-engineered metal, tilt-up, and high-rise construction; building codes; zoning regulations; and footing design.
Prerequisites: CET 135
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Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide Approved

Ohio Career-Technical Assurance Guide Approved

CET 230 Construction Management
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course that examines current concerns in construction management. Topics include: project delivery systems, contract types, and using Web-based software for daily project management.
Prerequisites: CET 135
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CET 235 Construction Scheduling
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on preparing precedence diagram CPM schedules and calculating the critical path, including start-to-start and finish-to-finish relationship types with lag. Topics include: using scheduling software, fast-tracking, reverse phase scheduling, and revising and updating schedules.
Prerequisites: CET 135
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CET 240 Cost Engineering
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on how budgets evolve as projects move from pre-design through construction. Topics include: types of estimates employed at each phase, formulating unit prices, time value of money and true profit, cash flow, cost indices, and using estimating software.
Prerequisites: CET 135
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CET 245 Building Information Models for Construction
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on using building modeling software for construction management tasks such as estimating, trade coordination, and scheduling. Topics include: parameter creation, quantity takeoff, estimation, interference checking, and timeline visualization.
Prerequisites: CET 120
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CET 250 Route Location and Design
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on highway design criteria and standards. Topics include: design and layout of horizontal curves, verticals, and spirals; superelevation use; typical sections; and boundary, area, and right-of-way determination. Students complete outdoor field exercises and computer lab exercises.
Prerequisites: CET 110
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CET 251 Elements of Land Surveying 1
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamental concepts and techniques of land boundary surveying. Topics include: records research, state minimum standards, monumentation of corners, and simple plats and legal descriptions. Students must complete field exercises.
Prerequisites: CET 110
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CET 252 Elements of Land Surveying 2
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A continuation of CET 251 . Topics include: sequential and simultaneous boundaries, riparian and littoral boundaries, public land surveys, easements, and legal principles of property relating to surveyors.
Prerequisites: CET 251
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CET 255 Land Information Modeling
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on concepts and techniques of land modeling. Topics include: mapping, using geographic information system software, advanced digital terrain modeling, 3D laser scanning, LIDAR, high-definition surveying, and 3D site modeling for visualization and machine-control projects.
Prerequisites: CET 110
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CET 260 Control Surveying
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course in concepts and techniques of control surveying. Topics include: basic geodesy, state plane coordinate concepts and calculations, establishing horizontal and vertical control, GPS positioning, and network adjustment. Students complete outdoor field exercises and computer lab exercises.
Prerequisites: CET 110
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CET 265 Subdivision Design and Drainage Control
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on applying land surveying and civil engineering design principles to land development projects. Topics include: subdivision regulations, zoning regulations, lot layout, street layout, utility design, drainage, and site grading. Students create a set of subdivision drawings to meet local standards.
Prerequisites: CET 255
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CET 266 Surveying History in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana
4 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the history of surveying in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, including the original surveys in these states.
Prerequisites: Admitted to the Advanced Surveying Certificate (ASC) or Land Surveying Certificate (LSC), or Program Chair approval
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CET 267 Surveying Laws and Ethics
4 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on surveying law and professional ethics in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, including legislation and regulations affecting land surveyors in these states.
Prerequisites: Admitted to the Advanced Surveying Certificate (ASC) or Land Surveying Certificate (LSC), or Program Chair approval
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CET 270 OSHA 30 for Construction
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry. Topics include: workers' rights, employer responsibilities, how to file a complaint, and other information required to receive OSHA 30 certification by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Prerequisites: None
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CET 277 Survey Calculations and Statistics
4 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on survey calculations employing statistical concepts. Topics include: descriptive and inferential statistics, advanced coordinate geometry methods, least squares adjustment, and error theory.
Prerequisites: Admitted to the Advanced Surveying Certificate (ASC) or Land Surveying Certificate (LSC), or Program Chair approval
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CET 280 Civil Engineering Technology Architectural Capstone
4 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours.

Students design a one-story commercial building with complete, integrated building systems for architectural, mechanical, and electrical systems; apply multiple appropriate codes; and create sets of drawings using AutoCAD and Revit software as appropriate.
Prerequisites: CET 205 and CET 210 and CET 215
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CET 285 Civil Engineering Technology Construction Management Capstone
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Students respond to a request for construction management services and complete a project that demonstrates integrated competencies in estimating, scheduling, communicating, and teamwork.
Prerequisites: CET 230 and CET 235
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CET 287 Geospatial Surveying
4 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on surveying using geospatial methods. Topics include: satellite positioning, geographic information systems, remote sensing, and laser scanning.
Prerequisites: Admitted to the Advanced Surveying Certificate (ASC) or Land Surveying Certificate (LSC), or Program Chair approval
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CET 290 Civil Engineering Technology Surveying Capstone
3 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 6 Lab Hours.

Students complete a project that demonstrates integrated competencies in surveying and mapping, including data collection, field work, computer laboratory work, and use of conventional and GPS equipment.
Prerequisites: CET 251
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CET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Civil Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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CET 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Civil Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CET 291
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CET 293 Full-Time Cooperative Education 3: Civil Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CET 292
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CET 294 Internship 1: Civil Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CET 100
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CET 295 Internship 2: Civil Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CET 294
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CET 298 Second Year Special Topics in Civil Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Civil Engineering Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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CET 299 Second Year Independent Project in Civil Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Civil Engineering Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Civil Engineering Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Professor Carol Morman, PE, PS, MS
carol.morman@cincinnatistate.edu

Co-op Coordinators

Jennifer Geiger, BS
jennifer.geiger@cincinnatistate.edu

James (Doug) Woodruff, MBA
james.woodruff@cincinnatistate.edu

Evening Student Advisor

Professor Elias Feghali, BS
elias.feghali@cincinnatistate.edu