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Civil Engineering Technology
Courses and Descriptions
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Year 1
Term 1 Course Name Credit Hours
  CIVL-1011 Algebra & Trigonometry 1 5
  CIVL-1012 Computer Applications 1 2
  CIVL-1013 Statics and Strength of Materials 1 4
  CIVL-1014 Surveying 1 4
  CIVL-1016 Technical Communication 1 3
  CIVL-1017 Technical Graphics 6
  CIVL-1018 College Expectations and Survival Skills 0
  CIVL-1019 Chemistry 3
  CIVL-1020 Professional Ethics 3
  SAFE-1028 WHMIS 0
  SEMR-9209 General Safety Training 0
Term 2 Course Name Credit Hours
  CIVL-2023 Algebra & Trigonometry 2 5
  CIVL-2024 Computer Applications 2 2
  CIVL-2025 Statics and Strength of Materials 2 4
  CIVL-2026 Surveying 2 4
  CIVL-2027 Technical Communication 2 3
  CIVL-2030 Applied Technical Graphics 5
Term 3 Course Name Credit Hours
  WRKE-1008 Co-op Work Placement 9

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CIVL-1011 Algebra & Trigonometry 1
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This math course covers fundamental principles, definitions of mathematical terms and basic graphing techniques.  Students will learn to simplify expressions and solve equations involving trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations, factoring and fractions.

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CIVL-1012 Computer Applications 1
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This course will teach the fundamentals of MS Office software including Word and Excel.

Students will be taught features in WORD to produce memos, letters, reports, and resumes, and in EXCEL they will create lists, perform simple calculations, add graphics, use a LOOKUP table, link data, and create and edit charts.  Students will also use various methods to transfer data and graphics from WORD and EXCEL to PowerPoint and graphics to AutoCAD, and drawings from AutoCAD to WORD and PowerPoint.

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CIVL-1013 Statics and Strength of Materials 1
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Statics is the study of forces that act on a structure at rest. This course consists of the basic principles that allow the determination of forces carried by structural bodies and frames. Some of the learning outcomes topics are: (force characteristics, moment force, Resultant Force, equilibrium, Free Body Diagrams and Truss Analysis). This course is delivered via in class lectures and the LEARN management system (database).

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CIVL-1014 Surveying 1
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This course will introduce the fundamentals of survey measurement and equipment use, profile plotting, grade calculations and topographic surveying. This course includes a practical field component consisting of basic measurement exercises using a surveyor's steel tape (chain), levels and digital Total Stations.

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CIVL-1016 Technical Communication 1
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The course focuses on improving students’ communication skills. Topics include basic technical communication, business correspondence, plain English, document design, informal reports such as incident and trip reports, oral presentations, and job search techniques. These are communication skills required of a successful civil engineering technologist

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CIVL-1017 Technical Graphics
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Part A of this course consists of visualizing objects using orthographic and isometric views, as well as scaling and drawing conventions. Part B of this course consists of training in AutoCAD. It will provide students with an introduction to and an understanding of the basic functions of AutoCAD computer aided drafting software. Building upon these functions, students will gain an understanding of the more advanced two-dimensional features of AutoCAD. Students will also be introduced to the basic functions of drawing in 3D.

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CIVL-1018 College Expectations and Survival Skills
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This course outlines the college expectations for students, and gives them reference material to enhance their survival skills, for success in their chosen field of study, and their career, to assist them with finding the resouces they need; to decrease preventable drop outs and help students achieve their goals to graduate. Installation of current college-supplied software for various courses is also included in this segment.

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CIVL-1019 Chemistry
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This course is a basic introduction to theoretical and practical chemistry with emphasis on chemical compounds, and reactions. We then move on to the reactions of acids and bases and their effects on the environment and on different materials. Energy of matter will focus on the use of different building materials, and explain the energy absorbed/released to heat/cool substances. Nuclear chemistry will focus on natural radiation and radioactive isotopes, as well as the fission and fusion reactions to generate energy. 

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CIVL-1020 Professional Ethics
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The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of ethics and decision making in the workplace. Practical functions are introduced including: understanding the foundation of ethics; personal morality and lifestyle; social ethics; professional expectations in the workplace; construction contracts; the role of government; common myths; architectural issues & construction defects; engineering & construction defects; construction defects & litigation; care, custody & control; specialized & investigative services; expert witness; and CTTAM Code of Ethics & Guidelines. Employee/employer centric exercises, case studies and practical assignments will provide an indentifiable linkage between more abstract theory and real world practice and assist successful students to master ethical decision making. Techniques learned will also be applied to other courses and on-the-job experiences. Wherever practicable case studies and reading references will be based on the construction industry and related fields. The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of ethics and decision making in the workplace. Practical functions are introduced including: understanding the foundation of ethics; personal morality and lifestyle; social ethics; professional expecations in the workplace; construction contracts; the investigative services; expert witness; and CTTAM Code of Ethics & Guidelines. Employee/employeer centric exercises, case studies and practical assignemnts will provide an identifiable linkage between more abstract theory and real world practice and assist successful students to master ethical decision making. Techniques learned will also be applied to other courses and on-the-job experiences. Wherever practicable case studies and reading references will be based on the construction industry and related fields.
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CIVL-2023 Algebra & Trigonometry 2
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Students simplify expressions and solve equations involving quadratic functions, integral and fractional exponents, radicals and logarithms.  Topics also include inverse trigonometric functions, sine law, cosine law, plane analytic geometry and graphing.


Prerequisites:
CIVL-1011
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CIVL-2024 Computer Applications 2
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This course will teach advanced features of MS Office including Word and Excel.  Students will be taught enhanced features used to create a technical report in Word, how to create complex formulas using absolute and relative addresses in Excel.   Students will also be introduced to specifics on how to create and track the critical path of a project in Microsoft Project.

Prerequisites:
CIVL-1012
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CIVL-2025 Statics and Strength of Materials 2
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Strength and materials is the study of construction materials (steel, concrete & wood) that make up a structure when forces are applied. This course provides an appreciation of the physical characteristics of structural materials (steel, concrete & wood) which is necessary to determine load capacities of structural members. Some of the learning outcomes topics are: (stress-strain curves, stress consideration, centroids, moment of intertia & bending stress). This course is delivered via in class lectures and the LEARN management system (database).

Prerequisites:
CIVL-1013
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CIVL-2026 Surveying 2
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This course continues from Surveying 1. It will introduce basic roadway design and earthwork concepts, the fundementals of angles and survey traverses, co-ordinate calculations, and systems of surveys in Manitoba.

Prerequisites:
CIVL-1014
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CIVL-2027 Technical Communication 2
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The course is a review of report writing, oral presentations, and job search techniques: it introduces planning, writing and presenting a formal report. Students will produce written reports on projects required in co-requisite courses and present oral briefings similar to those required in industry.

Prerequisites:
CIVL-2027
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CIVL-2030 Applied Technical Graphics
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Applied Technical Graphics is as the name implies, the applied use of AutoCAD as it relates to the students’ future studies. Students will be exposed to series of projects that will address the conventions and methods used in the Architectural, Structural, Municipal and Geomatics fields. The intent of the course is to enhance the students AutoCAD skills, and to expose them to the type of work they may encounter in the workplace upon graduation.
Prerequisites:
CIVL-1017
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SAFE-1028 WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

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SEMR-9209 General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

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WRKE-1008 Co-op Work Placement
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Students are required to complete a 6-month Co-operative Education Work Term (from May to October) between each academic year. The student must complete a minimum of 16-weeks work experience to get credit for the work term. This work experience may be completed with more than one employer. The work must be in an area that will complement their programs with relevant “real world” experience. Positions must be paid employment, not work shadowing or volunteer work.

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