|ARC1301||Architectural Design I|
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of building design and spatial analysis. Drafting skills and the concepts of graphic communication are introduced and developed. Lab fee required.
|BCN2230||Construction Materials and Methods I|
An introduction to the art of building, this course deals with whole systems of building: heavy timber framing, wood platform framing, masonry load bearing wall, structural steel framing, concrete framing and enclosures. The evolutionary development of the system, the properties of its major materials, the possibilities and limitations of the building method and the basis for choosing among systems is covered.
|EGS1006||Introduction to the Engineering Profession|
This course will introduce the student to the role of the engineer as a creative design professional. Emphasis will be on understanding the creative process and the factors that influence it. The student will participate in engineering orientation and make case studies of selected engineering fields.
|EGS1007||Engineering Concepts and Methods|
This course is an introduction to computer software applications involving engineering spreadsheets (Excel) and symbolic processing (Mathcad) in order to solve a variety of engineering-related problems.
|EGS1111C||Engineering Graphics - Drawing|
This course is an introduction to the techniques of mechanical drawing for three-dimensional spatial relationships, spatial visualization, sketching and graphical presentation. Engineering drawing, descriptive geometry and graphical solution techniques using both manual and computer methods will be emphasized. Lab fee required.
|ETD1320C||Computer-Aided Design I|
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required.
|PHY1053C||General Physics I **||4|
|or higher level physics course.|
|Note: Three of the four credits may be counted towards Science General Education requirement.|
This course covers the theory and practice of surveying, use and care of instruments, instrument error, balancing and closing traverses, introduction to land and construction surveying. Lab fee required.
|Choose one mathematics group from the following list:|
|MAC2233||Concepts of Calculus**||3|
|or higher level statistics course.|
|MAC2311||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I**||5|
|MAC2312||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II**||5|
|Note: Courses designated ** may meet General Education requirements.|
|EET1035C||Fundamentals of AC/DC Electricity|
This is an introductory course in basic electricity intended for the engineering technology programs. It consists of the concepts, laws and definitions encountered in AC and DC electric circuits.
|ETC4414C||Applied Structural Design I|
This course is an introduction to structural analysis. Designs of concrete, timber and steel members will be covered as well as current code and specification requirements.
|ETD1340C||Computer-Aided Design II|
In this course students will learn advanced two- and three-dimensional drafting techniques. Menu and program modification will be emphasized along with improved speed and accuracy. Lab fee required.
This course will prepare the student for the field of Engineering Technology and/or related sciences. The course will focus on specialized practical knowledge related to the mathematical, scientific or technical aspects of mathematics, science and engineering. Fundamental principles of statics, co-planar and non-co-planar force systems including concurrent and non-concurrent forces. Additional focus will be placed on both friction and non-friction systems. Stress and strain evaluations on columns, beams, trusses and foundation systems will also be addressed.
|ETG3533C||Applied Engineering Strengths of Materials|
This course will continue to prepare the student for the field of engineering technology and/or a related science. The course will focus on specialized, practical knowledge related to more advanced mathematical, scientific or technical aspects of mathematics, science and engineering. Relationships between external forces and action of members of a structure will be covered. Topics include stress, shear, moment, deflections, column and beam connections and Mohr’s Circle.
|ETG4950||Senior Design Capstone I|
In this course the student will use everything previously learned in the program to plan a related engineering problem or project. The student will be responsible for planning the basic design, material selection, structural analysis and related calculations, etc. Project must be approved by faculty advisor. The student will produce a formal oral presentation. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
|ETG4951||Senior Design Capstone II|
In this course the student will use everything previously learned in the program to further develop and manage the project begun in Senior Design Capstone I. The student will be responsible for articulating the basic design, final material selections and structural analysis with back-up calculations developed. Project must be supervised by faculty advisor. The student will produce a formal oral presentation. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
|ETI3671||Technical Economic Analysis|
This course provides the student with the skills to formulate, develop and apply analytical techniques to reach cost-effective solutions to business, government and/or engineering-related problems. The course will focus on time-based analysis of selection, replacement, lease-to-buy options, multiple alternatives, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. A problem-solving approach will be implemented to develop the concepts identified. Topics include engineering, decision-making, cash flow equivalence, present worth analysis, annual cash flow analysis, rate of return analysis, incremental analysis, depreciation, income tax assessment, replacement analysis, inflation and deflation, estimating in future event, selecting a minimum attractive rate of return and the successful evaluation and rationing of capital among competing projects.
|ETM3312||Applied Fluid Mechanics|
This course deals with fluid properties, fluid statics, buoyancy and stability, flow of fluids in pipes and open channels, flow measurement and forces due to fluids in motion.
|Engineering Technology Technical Concentrations||18|
|Choose 18 total credit hours from the following concentrations; at least 12 credit hours must be from one concentration.|
|Engineering and Project Management|
|ETI3440||Project Management National Standards|
This course provides a review of the ANSI standards of federal project management including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standards (and its nine project management knowledge areas and five project processes) and other applicable standards. The course will also introduce the concept of Earned Value Management as defined in the ANSI A748 document. All federal projects in excess of $50M must be managed using certified EVM management systems.
|ETI3442||Project Scope, Schedule and Budget Management|
This course provides an overview of the theory and practice of managing projects within various organizational structures. The fundamental building blocks of project management are addressed with special emphasis on the triple constraint. Students gain a solid understanding and foundation to successfully manage each phase of the project life cycle, work within organizational and cost constraints, set goals linked directly to stakeholder needs and utilize proven project management tools to complete the project on time and within budget. The key management aspects and proven techniques that differentiate project management from other types of management are fully addressed.
|ETI3630||Project Communication and HR Management|
Managing the human elements of project management is as challenging as mastering the technical aspects. Innovative approaches are employed to successfully motivate, communicate, negotiate and resolve conflicts among the team members and stakeholders. In this course students develop an understanding of the individual, the group and the project team. Proven techniques to make conflict a constructive rather than a destructive experience are discovered. Students develop effective communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to successfully lead both domestic and global projects.
|ETI4115||Project Quality, Risk and Procurement Management|
Quality management ensures that project deliverables meet pre-determined criteria. Methods for quality management are studied including quality planning, assurance and control. Risk management is the systematic process of identifying, analyzing, evaluating and controlling project risks. Both qualitative and quantitative risk analyses are conducted and strategies for proactive risk aversion and reactive risk response are developed. Procurement management is the acquisition of direct project scope and auxiliary services from outside the business unit or organization. Methods for procurement management are studied including planning, solicitation, selection and contract administration.
|ETI4448||Applied Project Management|
In this comprehensive course, students will build statements of work and work breakdown structures, make activity and resourcing decisions, set timelines and utilize scheduling and resource allocation methods. Risk management methods will also be used in working as groups to create and manage project plans. Techniques will be appropriate for large and small projects within commercial, academic or non-profit organizations.
|ETI4675||Advanced Project Financial Analysis|
Advanced project management requires an in-depth knowledge of finance and engineering economics. This course is divided into three parts. Part I is the study of financial concepts and introduces record-keeping, financial statements and the accounting equation. Part II, financial analysis and time value of money, focuses on the traditional applications of time value of money and project analysis and justification. Part III is the study of Earned Value Analysis (EVA) of projects and development of financial project reports.
|Production and Design|
|BCN3565C||Electrical Power, Controls and Lighting|
This course will examine the fundamental principles of electricity and its modern-day applications as pertinent to the building construction industry. While remaining consistent with curriculum objectives of preparing students with the ability to manage and perform the entire spectrum of facets in the construction industry, this course will prepare the student to be familiar with the electrical portion of the construction project.
|BCN3708||Building Specifications, Contracts and Codes|
Encompassing a comprehensive overview of the CSI divisions, this course will focus on local and state building codes and ADA handicap requirements. With an in-depth review of the different types of contracts, students will learn contract development, execution and delivery methods.
|BCN4258||Building Information Modeling (BIM)|
This course explores a number of related computer graphics programs and how they can be combined to enhance construction communication and presentations. Illustration and drafting software will be introduced. 3D modeling software (Revit) is included.
Students will learn advanced concepts for building systems associated with residential and commercial-type structures. Particular emphasis will be given to the H.V.A.C., mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Different types of systems in each discipline will be discussed. The student will be exposed to design processes and system selections for each building system used.
|ETC4260C||Site Development and Feasibility|
Principles and practices of residential and commercial land development processes will be discussed in this course. Students will learn zoning and land use requirements and/or restrictions. The course will expose the student to project development processes and the utilization criteria used. Financial requirements and responsibility of the project, feasibility studies, market analysis, site analysis and utilization, project programming and design will also be addressed in this course. Project cost estimates for infrastructure, common buildings, individual specialty buildings and/or houses will be identified and evaluated.
|ETD2390||Computer-Aided Design III (Revit)|
This course is a three-dimensional CAD course which introduces the student to Autodesk Revit Software. The student learns to work with architectural computer models rather than the basic geometric drawing approach. The Revit platform for building information modeling is a complete design and documentation solution which supports all phases of design, drawing production and schedule development for a given project. This software allows the student to work in various views of the parametric building model at the same time.
|ETD2391||Computer-Aided Design IV (Advanced Revit)|
This course is a three-dimensional CAD course which introduces the student to advanced concepts in Autodesk Revit Software. The student continues to learn how to draw and design in a three-dimensional architectural computer model format. Advanced concepts in three-dimensional modeling are introduced and implemented in class projects. This software allows the student to work in various views of the parametric building model at the same time. Each view may be opened separately and any changes that are made in one drawing are immediately updated in all other views. The Revit platform for building information modeling also allows the student to identify and produce a material list (automatically) for every item required for a particular design as the design develops and changes. This becomes an invaluable tool for the estimating and scheduling functions required by the contractor.
|ETD3555||Applied Site and Survey Drafting|
This course presents site plan development including contour revisions, grading, drainage, utilities and street and road layout. Pipe drawings, both flat and pictorial, utility and working drawings and extensive civil, three-dimensional applications will be included. Students will learn to plan, prepare and interpret engineering drawings. The student will learn the use of drafting equipment and computers to design and draft mechanical, architectural, civil, electrical, structural building systems and related areas.
|GIS3015C||Introduction to GIS with Lab|
This course covers the analysis of map properties and use of maps as sources of information including the essentials of location, scale, projections, direction, elevation and general map elements. An introduction to map-making in geographic information systems is presented.
|SUR3205||Engineering and Construction Surveying|
This course is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the delineation, determination, planning and positioning of land tracts, land and water boundaries, land contours and features and the preparation of related maps, charts and reports. Includes instruction in applied geodesy, computer graphics, photo interpretation, plane and geodetic surveying, mensuration, traversing, survey equipment operation and maintenance, instrument calibration and basic cartography.
|General Education Courses||36|
|Humanities (three credits must be taken from Area A)||6|
|Science (not from Area C)||6|
|Social Science (must be from two areas)||6|
|Note: Engineering courses are generally considered to be higher than Engineering Technology courses regardless of number.|
|Note: A.S. in Engineering Technology, Architectural Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering Technology satisfies the foundation course requirements|
|Note: Sixty plus hours from a regionally accredited institution with at least 18 hours in Engineering or any Engineering Technology satisfies requirements for admission into the program.|
|Note: Baccalaureate students must show modern language proficiency (at the intermediate level) equivalent to two years in high school or eight college credits in a single language. A standardized examination for modern language may be used to meet the requirement. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement.|
|Note: Students must meet General Education requirements. Students awarded an Associate in Arts or Baccalaureate degree or who have official transcripts documenting "General Education Requirements Met" from a Florida College System or Florida State University System degree granting institution shall be considered to have satisfied Seminole State's General Education requirements. Please refer to this catalog's General Education section for specific requirements.|