CIVCP-NA Civil Engineering Technology

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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CADD-1002AutoCAD 1
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This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to and an understanding of the basic functions of AutoCAD computer aided drafting software. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to produce accurate and complete simple two-dimensional working drawings in both imperial and metric measurements. You will understand the concepts of formatting units, layers, text and dimensions. You will know how and when to add or modify objects, text, dimensions and hatching.

Instruction will be given in a hands-on environment through a combination of lecture, demonstration, practice and assignments. Assignments will be completed in class, time provided.

You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2015 software for at your workstation.

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CADD-1003AutoCAD 1
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Start to learn the basic functions of AutoCAD (computer aided drafting software). Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to produce accurate and complete simple two-dimensional working drawings in both imperial and metric measurements. You will understand the concepts of formatting units, layers, text and dimensions. You will know how and when to add or modify objects, text, dimensions and hatching.


You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2017 software for installation on your own computer. Instruction will be given through written and video instruction in order to produce practice drawings and graded assignments. You will work at your own pace with completion within four months of registration.

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CADD-2002AutoCAD 2
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AutoCAD is a drafting tool that combines power and versatility to produce the drawings required to construct or build any object. This course is designed to build upon the basic functions of AutoCAD learned in Level One and provide you with an understanding of the more advanced two-dimensional features of AutoCAD computer aided drafting software.

You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2015 software at your workstation.

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CADD-2003AutoCAD 2
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Build on the basic functions of AutoCAD learned in Level One by learning the more advanced functions of AutoCAD computer aided drafting software. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to produce accurate and complete moderately complex two-dimensional working drawings in both imperial and metric measurements.

You will understand the concepts of isometric drawing, annotation scales, model space and layouts (paper space), viewport control, printer control, blocks, attributes, templates and an introduction to 3D solids. You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2017 software for installation on your own computer. Instruction is provided through written and video instruction in order to produce practice drawings and graded assignments. You will work at you own pace with completion within four months of registration.

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CIVC-1053Surveying Field Lab
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These labs will provide students with a general understanding of basic surveying measurements and writing and maintaining field notes. You will be provided practical hands-on experience with basic survey equipment (chain, level, and total station) while working in a team environment.

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CIVL-1011Algebra & 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.

CIVL-1013Statics 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).

CIVL-1014Surveying 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.

CIVL-1019Chemistry
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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. 

CIVL-1020Professional 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.

CIVL-2001Calculus & Statistics
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You will be introduced to differential and integral calculus and statistics. Applications include linear motion, optimization problems, the area between curves, centroids, fluid pressure and arc length. Frequency distributions, central tendency, dispersion measures and graphs of statistical data are studied, including normal distributions and regression.

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CIVL-2011Geotechnical Materials 1
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This course introduces students to the basic geotechnical definitions, different soil types and their structures.  In this course students will learn the computation of volume and mass relationships of soils-water mixtures, determination of grain size distribution, Atterberg limits of soils, soil density, density tests and compaction control.  Soil identification by means of visual identification, triangular charts as well as the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) methods.  The basics of site investigation and soil sampling are also covered in the course.

CIVL-2023Algebra & 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.

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CIVL-2025Statics 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).

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CIVL-2026Surveying 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.

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CIVL-3026Engineering Economics
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This course provides an introduction to engineering decision making. It deals primarily with cash flows associated with engineering projects and related mathematical tools for manipulating monetary values over time. The course also presents less quantifiable considerations related to business policy, social responsibility, and ethics. Key studies include basic elements of engineering decision making, financial depreciation of assets, economic methods for comparing costs and benefits that occur at different times, cash flow analysis using principal formulas and compound interest factors, methods of evaluating and comparing projects, and methods of making choices about possible replacement of assets.
 

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COMM-1016Report Writing
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In this course, you will focus on writing clear and effective business communication. Using a variety of report formats, you will learn the basic steps of report writing, including planning your approach, organizing information, writing the first draft, revising for clarity, and documenting sources. You also learn how to use supplementary visual aids to enhance your written report.

COMM-1243Technical Communication 1
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Learn the principles of technical communication. Develop your skills to research, design and organize documents. Practice your skills using plain language techniques to produce clear, effective writing. Ideal for anyone who writes for business, government or industry.

COMP-1081Computers - IntroRPL
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Increase your knowledge of computer fundamentals using a current Windows operating system. Content includes an introduction to the Internet and common Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software and Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10.

CONS-1003Construction Project Mgmt: Basic Prncpls
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Learn to use Microsoft Project 2002 software for scheduling and tracking a project. The course will cover concepts such as Gantt Charts and network diagrams, task dependencies, resource allocations and critical path scheduling. Students will also learn how the knowledge and procedures outlined in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKĀ®) relate specifically to design and construction projects.

CONS-1004Construction Estimating Fundamentals
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Before dealing with the specifics of construction estimating, it is important for the student to have an understanding of the pre-construction phases of a project. This course will first provide an overview of topics such as stakeholders, project delivery methods, the design process and contract documents. The foundation for any cost estimate is an accurate quantity take-off, so the course will focus on a few sample trade areas. Then students will apply prices to some of the quantities resulting in examples of project direct costs. Students will also be exposed to some of the expenses that make up the indirect costs for a project. The final topic will be the bidding process and related documentation. 

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DRAF-1000Drafting Fundamentals
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Practice in the use of architectural and engineering imperial and metric scales, basic lettering forms, linework techniques, material symbols, architectural conventions and techniques, orthographic and pictorial drawing. Study light wood frame construction and the production of working drawings for a small residential garage.

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DRAF-1006Residential Construction
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Study common building practices and materials related to residential construction. Create architectural working drawings for a design controlled single story residence with a basement which will consist of site plan, floor plans, elevations, building section, wall section, details and schedules. Prerequisite: Building Materials

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SAFE-1028WHMIS
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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.

SEMR-9219General Safety Training
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Basic general safety content developed to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces of all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, General Safety Training (GST) has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

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