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CET Catalog Course Descriptions

ETC 101 Introduction to Construction Engineering Technology (3) An introduction to construction. An overview of the construction program, the scope of the field of construction and the responsibilities of the construction engineer. Introduction to personal computers and applications. 3 lectures/problem-solving.

ETC 131/L Construction Surveying I/Laboratory (2/2) Fundamental surveying methods as applied to construction layout. Use of electronic transit and automatic level for location and construction operations. Vertical and horizontal control. 2 lectures/problem-solving, 2 three-hour laboratories. Prerequisite: college algebra and trigonometry.

ETC 132/L Construction Surveying II/Laboratory (2/2) Profile levels, cross-section and highway slope-staking for matrix earthwork calculations and cut/fill distribution. Horizontal and vertical highway curves. Topographic surveys, computer application land-mapping. Construction layout of buildings, roads and utilities. 2 lectures/problemsolving, 2 three-hour laboratories. Prerequisite: ETC 131/L.

ETC 202 Construction Materials (3) Properties of materials used in building and heavy construction. Methods of fabrication and installation of construction materials. Introduction to industry standards and specifications. 3 lectures/problem-solving.

ETC 204 Construction Inspection (3) Introduction to construction inspection, functions, responsibilities, authority and technical requirements related to construction. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: ETC 230/L.

ETC 230/L Construction Plans and Specifications/Laboratory (1/2) A study of the format, guidelines and practices of construction drawings and specifications for buildings and heavy construction. Architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and landscape drawings. Drainage and grading plans. 1 lecture/problem-solving, 2 three-hour laboratories. Concurrent: ETC 202.

ETC 270/L Electrical Installations/Laboratory (3/1) Fundamentals of electrical equipment and installations as related to the construction industry. Electrical wiring, transformers, machines, illumination, heating, wiring codes and specifications. 3 lecture/ problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: college algebra and trigonometry. Not open to ECET majors.

ETC 279/L Construction Accounting/Laboratory (2/1) Fundamentals and practices of financial and management accounting in the construction industry, including accounting processes, internal control, cost elements, overhead allocation and financial reports. 2 lectures/problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: ETC 101.

ETC 299/299A/299L Special Topics for Lower Division Students (1-4) Group study of a selected topic, the title to be specified in advance. Total credit limited to 8 units, with a maximum of 4 units per quarter. Instruction is by lecture, laboratory, or a combination of both. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

ETC 304 Construction Estimating I (4) Fundamentals of building construction estimating procedures considering both quantity surveying and pricing of labor, materials, and equipment costs. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: ETC 202 and ETC 230/L.

ETC 305 Construction Estimating II (4) Fundamentals of heavy construction estimating procedures considering both quantity survey and pricing. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: ETC 131/L, ETC 304.

ETC 311 Structural Theory (3) Introduction to structural systems used in construction projects. Design loads. Analysis of statically determinate beams, frames, and trusses for forces and deflections. Computer applications. Introduction to statically indeterminate structures using moment distribution. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: ETT 220, MAT 131.

ETC 312 Construction Equipment and Methods (3) Construction procedures, job planning layout and scheduling, selection and application of construction equipment to building and heavy construction projects. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: ETC 202, ETC 230/L, junior standing.

ETC 315 Timber and Formwork Design (4) Properties of wood. Design loads. Design of structural elements including beams, columns, horizontal diaphragms, and shearwalls. Connection design. Application of timber design to the construction project including the design of concrete formwork and falsework for slabs, beams, columns and walls. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: ETC 311.

ETC 316 Steel Design (3) Design of structural steel elements including tension members, columns, beams, and beam-columns using load and resistance factor design (LFRD). Design of welded and bolted connections. AISC specifications. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: ETC 311.

ETC 317 Concrete and Masonry Design (3) Design of reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry structural elements, including beams, T-beams, slabs, columns, walls, retaining walls and footings. ACI specifications. Design of reinforced masonry beams, lintels, walls and retaining walls. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: ETC 315.

ETC 401 Construction Cost Control (3) Methods and procedures used in planning, budgeting, scheduling and cost control related to construction projects. Methods of monitoring, trending, forecasting and appraisal of project cost via manual and computer techniques. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: ETC 279, ETC 405.

ETC 402 Contracts and Specifications (3) Basic principles and detailed review of design drawings and contract documents, including plans, specifications and agreements involved in the construction of facilities. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisite: senior standing, COM 216, ETC 204, ETC 230/L.

ETC 403 Construction Safety (3) Logical problem-solving using safety engineering in construction, considering safety legislation, OSHA. Safety programs, accident prevention and public safety. 3 lectures. Corequisite: ETC 204, ETC 312.

ETC 405 Construction Planning and Scheduling (3) Methods and procedures used in planning and scheduling construction projects using graphic charts and CPM networks. Resource allocations, leveling and cost curves. Application of manual and computer network systems. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: ETC 305.

ETC 406 Construction Organization and Management (3) Theory and techniques of construction management and the general organizational structure of a contracting firm. Contractor’s policies and procedures regarding the legal, financial, marketing, and personnel management as well as the everyday operations of a construction company and a project. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: ETC 305.

ETC 411/L Foundations and Soil Mechanics/Laboratory (3/1) Selection and methods of installation of foundations and other soilsupported structures. Footings, piles, caissons, retaining structures, soil embankments and fills. 3 lectures/problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: ETC 311.

ETC 431/L Concrete Mix Design/Laboratory (1/1) Theory and practice of concrete materials and the methods utilized in the mix design, production, placement and testing of structural concrete. 1 lecture/problem, 1 laboratory. Prerequisites: senior standing, ETC 202, PHY 121.

ETC 499/499A/499L Special Topics for Upper Division Students (1-4) Group study of a selected topic, the title to be specified in advance. Total credit limited to 8 units, with a maximum of 4 units per quarter. Instruction is by lecture, laboratory, or a combination. Prerequisites: permission of instructor.

Approved Technical Electives

Course Number Course Units
CE 222/L HIGHWAY DESIGN 2/2
CE 361/L TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION AND DOCUMENTATION 3/1
CE 482/L SUBDIVISION DESIGN 3/1
CE 499 PIPELINE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION 4
ETM 306 THERMODYNAMICS 4
ETM 334* HVAC DESIGN 4
ETM 499* MECH. SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR BUILDINGS 4
ETP 276/L PRODUCTION CONTROL 3/1
ETP 300 APPLIED TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT 3
ETT 211 DYNAMICS 3
ETT 217/L MATERIALS SCIENCE 3/1
ETT 234/L* MATERIALS JOINING 1/1
ETT 270 INTERNSHIP 3
ETT 470 INTERNSHIP 3
FRL 106 REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES 4
* PREFERRED CLASSES