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Title: MATC CET Summer Orientation


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Civil Engineering Technology Summer 2010
Orientation Program Faculty Jerry Mahun,
PLS gmahun_at_matcmadison.edu 608-246-6851 Rich
Schneider, PE raschneider3_at_matcmadison.edu 608-246
-6741
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Engineering is
A profession in which a knowledge of the
mathematical and natural sciences gained by
study, practice and experience is applied with
judgment to develop ways to utilize, economically
and with concern for society and the environment,
the materials and forces of nature for the
benefit of mankind.
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Engineers Are
  • creators of ideas and concepts
  • designers of devices and structures
  • problem solvers

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Civil Engineers and Civil Engineering Technicians
  • design and supervise the construction of roads,
    airports, tunnels, bridges, water supply and
    sewage systems and structures.
  • are problem solvers, meeting the challenges of
    pollution, the deteriorating infrastructure,
    traffic congestion, energy needs, floods,
    earthquakes, urban redevelopment, etc.

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Sub-Disciplines of Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulic/Water Resources Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

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Civil Engineers and Civil Engineering Technicians
  • A civil engineering technician is a professional
    who works under the guidance of a civil engineer.
  • Civil engineering technicians serve as the link
    between engineers and skilled craftspeople.
  • Technicians assume responsibility for
    translating ideas into practical applications.

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Civil Engineers and Civil Engineering Technicians
A civil engineers job is generally theoretical
and administrative Civil engineers are typically
responsible for the planning and design of
projects. Civil engineering education tends to be
more theoretical and abstract which is necessary
for planning and designing.
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Civil Engineers and Civil Engineering Technicians
  • A civil engineering technicians job is to
  • Gather information to be used in the design
  • Work with the engineer to develop the design
  • Implement the design

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Civil Engineers and Civil Engineering Technicians
  • Because civil engineering technicians bridge the
    gap they must have
  • The theoretical background to work with the
    engineers and architects
  • The practical, hands-on background to work with
    and oversee the work of the craftspeople
  • Civil engineering technology programs focus on
  • Application
  • Practice
  • Tends to be a 50/50 mix of theory and laboratory
    experience

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Tasks Civil Engineering Technicians Perform
  • As civil techs progress through their careers
    their level of responsibility changes.
  • The amount of responsibility you are given as a
    civil technician will depend upon
  • Your employer
  • Your level of motivation (how well you work with
    others the level of interest you show in
    learning more the level of interest you show in
    taking on more responsibility)
  • How well you perform the tasks you are given

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What types of tasks would I be performing
initially?
  • Assist with project surveys
  • Conduct tests on construction materials
  • Assemble bidding documents (plans, specs,
    contract documents).
  • Acquire traffic data (traffic counts)
  • Construction inspection keep records of progress
  • Draft/draw plan elements from an engineers
    sketch develop public meeting visuals
  • As-built drawings red-line changes
  • Perform asset inventory
  • Assist in development of project schedules
  • Assist with development of cost estimates

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Intermediate tasks More responsibility
  • Conduct surveys for projects
  • Write materials testing reports
  • Write project specifications
  • Draft/draw plan elements with little guidance
    perform fundamental design tasks
  • Approving contractor progress payments
  • Making equipment purchase recommendations
  • Assist engineer at public meetings
  • Develop project schedules
  • Prepare permit applications
  • Prepare cost estimates

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High level tasks Even more responsibility
  • Represent owner at public meetings
  • Meet with permitting authorities (Federal, state,
    local)
  • Supervising other individuals
  • Perform higher level design tasks

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Typical Job Titles
Engineering/Civil Engineering Technician Public
Works Technician Construction Inspector/Observer C
onstruction Estimator Environmental
Technician Structural Detailer Construction
Materials Tester Civil Engineering
Drafter/Designer Civil CADD Technician Constructio
n Superintendent Construction surveyor Boundary
surveyor
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Who hires Civil Engineering Technicians?
  • Private sector
  • Consulting firms
  • Private Utility companies
  • Testing firms
  • Independent contractor/Self employed
  • Public sector
  • Municipalities
  • State
  • Federal
  • Public utilities

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Civil Engr Tech Curriculum Two-Year Plan 1B, 68 cr
First Year First Year First Year First Year First Year First Year
First semester- Fall First semester- Fall Credits Second semester - Spring Second semester - Spring Credits
801-195 Written Comm 3 806-154 General Physics 4
804-114 College Technical Math 1B 2 804-116 College Technical Math 2 4
809-195 Economics 3 607-147 Civil Drawing 1 3
607-120 Methods 2 607-149 Aggregates and Concrete 2
607-155 Survey 1 3 607-156 Survey 2 3
809-199 Psy of Human Relations 3 607-193 Career Development 1
103-135 Windows XP 1 1 103-133 Excel Beginning 1 1
103-137 Word Beginning 1 1
Semester Total 18 Semester Total 18
Second Year Second Year Second Year Second Year Second Year Second Year
Third semester - Fall Third semester - Fall Credits Fourth semester - Spring Fourth semester - Spring Credits
801-197 Technical Reporting 3 607-176 Water Supply Sewerage 2
607-148 Civil Draw 2 2 607-133 Estimating 3
607-158 Survey 3 3 607-161 Project 3
607-160 Soils 2 607-171 Construction Materials 2
607-172 Stormwater Management 2 607-179 Intro to GIS 2
607-177 Legal Elements Of Engr 2 Elective 3
Elective 3
Semester Total 17 Semester Total 15
1 If you feel you have sufficient background, you
may try to test out of any of the computer
courses This is done by taking the Challenge
Exams offered by the Business Technology program.
For more information on exam schedules and
procedures, select the Challenge Exams (Business
Technology) link in the a-z index under c at the
MATC homepage.
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Civil Engr Tech Curriculum Electives
Suggested Civil Engr Electives 2 Suggested Civil Engr Electives 2 Suggested Civil Engr Electives 2 Suggested Civil Engr Electives 2 Suggested Civil Engr Electives 2 Suggested Civil Engr Electives 2
Fall Semester Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Spring Semester Credits
607-168 Land Surveying 1 3 3 607-175 Land Surveying 2 3 3
607-174 Intro to GPS 1 607-190 Special Problems 1
2 You are not limited to these courses. Electives
may be chosen from any MATC 100- or 200- level
courses. Math and Com Skills course below those
required by the program cannot be used for
electives credits. Talk with your advisor. 3
607-168 and 607-175 are taught exclusively on
line. These should be taken by students
considering becoming licensed land surveyors.
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Civil Engr Tech Curriculum Two-Year Plan 1, 71 cr
First Year First Year First Year First Year First Year First Year
First semester- Fall First semester- Fall Credits Second semester - Spring Second semester - Spring Credits
801-195 Written Comm 3 806-154 General Physics 4
804-115 College Technical Math 1 5 804-116 College Technical Math 2 4
809-199 Psy Human Rel 3 607-147 Civil Drawing 1 3
607-120 Methods 2 607-149 Aggregate and Concrete 2
607-155 Survey 1 3 607-156 Survey 2 3
103-135 Windows XP 1 607-193 Career Development 1
103-137 Word - Beginning 1 103-133 Excel - Beginning 1
Semester Total 18 Semester Total 18
Second Year Second Year Second Year Second Year Second Year Second Year
Third semester - Fall Third semester - Fall Credits Fourth semester - Spring Fourth semester - Spring Credits
801-197 Technical Reporting 3 809-195 Economics 3
607-148 Civil Draw 2 2 607-133 Estimating 3
607-158 Survey 3 3 607-161 Project 3
607-160 Soils 2 607-171 Construction Materials 2
607-172 Strormwater Management 2 607-176 Water Supply Sewerage 2
607-177 Legal Elements Of Engr 2 607-179 Intro to GIS 2
Elective 3 Elective 3
Semester Total 17 Semester Total 18
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Civil Engr Tech Curriculum Three-Year Plan, 77 cr
First Year First Year First Year First Year First Year First Year
First semester- Fall First semester- Fall Credits Second semester - Spring Second semester - Spring Credits
831-103 Intro to College Writing 3 801-195 Written Comm 3
809-195 Econ 3 804-110 Elem Algebra w/Apps 3
809-199 Psy Human Rel 3 103-133 Excel - Beginning 1
103-135 Windows XP 1
103-137 Word - Beginning 1
Semester Total 9 Semester Total 9
Second Year Second Year Second Year Second Year Second Year Second Year
Third semester Fall Third semester Fall Credits Fourth semester - Spring Fourth semester - Spring Credits
801-197 Technical Reporting 3 804-116 College Technical Math 2 4
607-120 Methods 2 806-154 General Physics 4
607-155 Survey 1 3 607-147 Civil Drawing 1 3
804-115 College Technical Math 1 5 607-149 Aggregate and Concrete 2
607-156 Survey 2 3
607-193 Career Development 1
Semester Total 13 Semester Total 17
Third Year Third Year Third Year Third Year Third Year Third Year
Fifth semester - Fall Fifth semester - Fall Credits Sixth semester - Spring Sixth semester - Spring Credits
607-148 Civil Draw 2 2 607-133 Estimating 3
607-158 Survey 3 3 607-161 Project 3
607-160 Soils 2 607-171 Construction Materials 2
607-172 Stormwater Management 2 607-176 Water Supply Sewerage 2
607-177 Legal Elements Of Engr 2 607-179 Intro to GIS 2
Elective 3 Elective 3
Semester Total 14 Semester Total 15
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General Information
  • Academic Advising
  • One of the program faculty will serve as your
    academic advisor. You will meet with your advisor
    at least once a semester to review you program
    status and plan the next semester's schedule. If
    you must work while attending MATC, your advisor
    can try to help you create a reduced load
    academic plan within the limits of class
    availability.
  • You should contact your advisor if you have
    issues with other courses or instructors or if
    you need other MATC resources such as tutoring or
    counseling.
  • Dropping a class without talking to your advisor
    may cause scheduling problems later if the
    dropped class is a prerequisite for others (or,
    worse, a corequisite for a concurrent class).
    Your advisor may be able to get you additional
    help with the class or suggest dropping a
    different one if time is the issue.
  • Graduation Requirement
  • Prerequisite courses require a grade of C or
    better.
  • Minimum 2.0 (C) program (607 classes) grade point
    average.
  • Minimum 2.0 (C) overall grade point average.

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General Information
Rights and Responsibilities Each student should
be familiar with their overall rights and
responsibilities. These are available at your
Inside MATC page on the Your Rights/Responsibiliti
es panel. Please read through this
information. Personal Responsibility Effective
education is not a passive activity. To derive
the greatest benefit requires that you attend
classes, participate in activities, and complete
assignments by the stated deadlines. Engineering
is very computation- and technology-dependent and
it is easy to fall behind in classes if you're
not organized. MATC offers a number of resources
to assist you tutoring, the Writing Center, and
workshops ranging from study skills, note taking,
to money management, dealing with stress, etc.
Take advantage of these. Most are free or nominal
cost. Ultimately, you are the one most
responsible for your own education. Be realistic
you are expected to do study and do assignments
outside class time so don't think you will be
able to work 30 hours a week and carry 18
credits. Documented Disability If you have a
documented disability, you should have already
received information on additional resources
available for you. If you have not receive the
information, then please contact me after the
Orientation session.
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