Civil Engineering Technology

Prepare for a career as a civil engineering technician

Civil engineering technicians work alongside engineers to provide technical support. They may be involved in everything from infrastructure projects such as highways, bridges and utilities to environmental and maritime projects. Students who excel in this program typically have good problem-solving skills, a flair for math and science, and have the ability to understand engineering drawings and principles. The civil engineering technology program at Bates Technical College emulates a civil engineering/surveying firm, giving students practice in many aspects of the profession.

General Information

Career Advisor: Bob Traufler
253-680-7002 | btraufler@batestech.edu

Location: Central/Mohler Campus
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • State Median Salary$62,530
  • State Potential Annual Job Openings180

This information is base on data from January 2019. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

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CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY - Associate of Applied Science: 91 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
AMATH170 AMATH170 - Engineering Foundational Mathematics
This course is a modular web-enhanced progression of foundational mathematical concepts and computation: skills required for success in engineering technology fields of study. Math concepts are taught using STEM field contextual basis. Successful completion if this course is equivalent to completion of intermediate algebra and meets the pre-requisites for math courses requiring a MATH 098 Pre-requisite. Pre-requsite: MATH 087 or qualifying compass or CASA scores equivalent to MATH 092.
MATH 087 5
CET103 CET103 - Statics
This course is an introduction to typical gravitational and lateral simple systems found in civil engineering. The concepts of reactions, Hooke's Law, elastic behavior of simple members under axial, bending, and torsion, forces are studied. The student learns about the coordinate systems required to properly model 3D vectors
3
CET105 CET105 - Structural Analysis
This course is an introduction to the principles of the properties of typical structural section areas and volumes and covers basic structural types such as trusses, beams, columns, and footings. Basic material science and its structural properties are also covered.
3
CET109 CET109 - Introduction to Surveying
This course is an introduction to surveying and how it relates to civil engineering with emphasis on the application of modern surveying equipment. The student learns the Public Land Survey System and horizontal and vertical datums. Spherical and Cartesian coordinate systems are also studied.
3
CET111 CET111 - Civil 3D Sufaces and Points
This is an introductory course on digital survey points and TIN surfaces in Civil 3D. The student learns point file formats, data transfer, point styles and labels. The creation and editing of surfaces are included along with manipulating sytles and labels and includes the concepts of contours and surface profiles.
3
CET113 CET113 - Hydrology
This course is an introduction to hydrology and includes the study of regional rainfall events and how to calculate runoff from a project site. The student learns how to model a runoff basin, identify soil types and land, and to use different computer models common in the field.
3
CET117 CET117 - GIS Resources
This course is an introduction to the concepts and uses of the geographic information system (GIS) including the history of GIS, GIS data structures and soureces of data; GIS tools, vendors and software; applications; and resources. Practical applications include spatial data display and query, map generation, and simple spatical analysis using Autodesk Map.
3
CET121 CET121 - Coordinate Geometry
This course is an introduction to how surveyors and engineers calculate points along lines and curves typically used in the field. The student learns how to draw problems to scale, the concept of bearings, and the use of trigonometry to solve right triangles. Horizontal and vertical curves are introduced.
3
CET123 CET123 - Alignment and Profiles
This course is an introduction to horizontal and vertical alignments. The student learns how to design conditions affect the layout of works. Topics include how design speeds, sight distance and maximum and minimum grades influence the design of roads. Also covered are how to model alignments and profiles in Civil 3D.
3
CET125 CET125 - Basic Corridors in Civil 3D
This course is an introduction to typical cross sections used in civil engineering. The student learns how to create typical assemblies to model basic road corridors in Civil 3D. The concepts of side slopes, daylights and catch points are also covered.
3
CET127 CET127 - Surveying - Control
This course is an introduction to the concept of project control. Topics include site recon, control layout, datums and data collector set up. The student learns how to determine control point locations and set monuments and traverse in three dimensions to a required horizontal and vertical closure.
3
CET131 CET131 - Construction Materials
This course is an introduction to the typical materials used in a civil engineering project. The materials studied include concrete, asphalt, rock, PVC, steel and soil. The student learns how to determine the required specifications, testing requirements, placement, measurement and payment for a project.
3
CET133 CET133 - Civil 3D Grading
This course is an introduction to the concept of project control. Topics include site recon, control layout, datums and data collector setup. The student will learn how to determine control point locations, set monuments and traverse in three dimensions to a required horizontal and vertical closure.
3
CET137 CET137 - Topographic Surveying
This course is an introduciton to design topographic surveys required for typical civil engineering projects. The student learns how to plan the control, datums, and limits of the survey. In addition, they set up job files and acquire the required data using robotic total station equipment.
3
CET202 CET202 - Finite Element Models
This course is an introduction to finite element computer modeling with emphasis on static models and how they are used to determine member stresses and deflections. The student learns how to create 2D and 3D models of beams, trusses, and frames using CadreLite.
3
CET204 CET204 - 3D Structural Modeling
This course is an introduction to three-dimensional modeling of structural elements in Civil 3D. The student learns how to create and orient 3D elements such as cables, beams and footings and how to connect various elements together.
3
CET212 CET212 - Open Channel Flow
This course is an introduction to open channel flow. The student learns how calculated and computer model flow in various types of open channels used in civil engineering such as pipes, ditches and trapezoidal channels.
3
CET226 CET226 - Construction Staking
This course is an introduction to construction staking of typical engineering projects. The student learns how to create survey data for the different elements, export alignments and profiles and design surfaces to the data collector. The student also learns the stakeout function in the field and how to write up guard stakes.
3
ENGR&111 ENGR&111 - Engineering Graphics I
This course is designed for students enrolled in an engineering program who need to learn the basic concepts of engineering graphics. Topics include two dimensional CAD use of lettering, scale, geometric construction, drawing layout, orthographic or multiview drawings and dimensioning. This course also introduces the concepts of 3-D Computer aided Drafting (CAD) solid modeling design and its application to engineering drawing.
5
ENGR&112 ENGR&112 - Engineering Graphics II
This course is an introduction to basic dimensioning techniques using mechanical orthographic, architectural plans, and civil plat drawings. Students will create manufacturing and construction drawings using industry level dimensioning techniques relating to mechanical architectural and civil disciplines applying ASME and AIA standards. This course also introduces the concepts of 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and its application to engineering drawing. AMATH 170 (as pre or corequisite), ENGR& 111 (as a pre or corequisite), or instructor permission.
5

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
CET231 CET231 - Projects I
This course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
4
CET232 CET232 - Projects II
This course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
4
CET296 CET296 - Work-based Learning Experience
Work-based learning (WBL) allows students to participate in on-the-job training in the field in which they are studying. They apply the skills they have learned in the classroom to specific areas of employment in a variety of businesses/industries area. The learning activity is based on a written agreement with the participating training provider.
1 to 13
CET297 CET297 - Work-based Seminar or Special Topics
Students enroll in the work-based learning seminar in order to receive an orientation to the work-based learning experience. Faculty meet with the students to provide support and assistance during the experience.
2

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY - Associate of Applied Science-Transfer: 104 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
HUM/SS/O 15.0 CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Natural Science 20.0 CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
Quantitative 25.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
AMATH170 AMATH170 - Engineering Foundational Mathematics
This course is a modular web-enhanced progression of foundational mathematical concepts and computation: skills required for success in engineering technology fields of study. Math concepts are taught using STEM field contextual basis. Successful completion if this course is equivalent to completion of intermediate algebra and meets the pre-requisites for math courses requiring a MATH 098 Pre-requisite. Pre-requsite: MATH 087 or qualifying compass or CASA scores equivalent to MATH 092.
MATH 087 5
CET204 CET204 - 3D Structural Modeling
This course is an introduction to three-dimensional modeling of structural elements in Civil 3D. The student learns how to create and orient 3D elements such as cables, beams and footings and how to connect various elements together.
3
CET260 CET260 - Advanced CAD Operations
CAD systems, including 3D concepts, are used to produce engineering drawings using layers, masks, and groups. symbols and x-references are applied.
ENGR&111, ENGR&112 5
CS&141 CS&141 - Computer Science 1 Java
This is an advanced course for Visual Basic.NET, an object-oriented, event-driven language that is a subset of the Visual Studio.NET environment. It is designed to provide programmers familiar with the basic concepts and functionality of Visual Basic.NET with the tools to create more robust application programs.
5
ENGR&111 ENGR&111 - Engineering Graphics I
This course is designed for students enrolled in an engineering program who need to learn the basic concepts of engineering graphics. Topics include two dimensional CAD use of lettering, scale, geometric construction, drawing layout, orthographic or multiview drawings and dimensioning. This course also introduces the concepts of 3-D Computer aided Drafting (CAD) solid modeling design and its application to engineering drawing.
5
ENGR&112 ENGR&112 - Engineering Graphics II
This course is an introduction to basic dimensioning techniques using mechanical orthographic, architectural plans, and civil plat drawings. Students will create manufacturing and construction drawings using industry level dimensioning techniques relating to mechanical architectural and civil disciplines applying ASME and AIA standards. This course also introduces the concepts of 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and its application to engineering drawing. AMATH 170 (as pre or corequisite), ENGR& 111 (as a pre or corequisite), or instructor permission.
5
ENGR&214 ENGR&214 - Statics
A fundamental course in the mechanics of rigid bodies in static equilibrium conditions. Solves practical engineering problems involving the loads carried by structural components using Static principles, vector notation and calculus for mathematical modeling. Teaches principles and their limitations within the context of Engineering applications and the engineering design process. Students must take MATH&153 (as pre or corequisite), PHYS&223 (as a pre or corequisite), or instructor permission.
Physics&122, Math&152 5
ENGR191 ENGR191 - Engineering Technology Study Lab I
Students meet with their cohort once a week in a lab setting for personalized support from instructors to complete contextualized projects spanning the first quarters engineering coursework. Additional career preparation training and resources will be provided as students progress toward graduation. College navigation topics, including financial aid, workforce funding, childcare, library services. Soft skill topics of coping with pressure and decision making.
1
ENGR192 ENGR192 - Engineering Technology Study Lab II
Students meet with their cohort once a week in a lab setting for personalized support from instructors to complete contextualized projects spanning the second quarters engineering coursework. Additional career preparation training and resources will be provided as students progress toward graduation. Create a social media profile that is geared towards employment. Soft skill topics of drive for excellent results and cooperative teamwork
ENGR191 1
ENGR193 ENGR193 - Engineering Technology Study Lab III
Students meet with their cohort once a week in a lab setting for personalized support from instructors to complete contextualized projects spanning the third quarters engineering coursework. Additional career preparation training and resources will be provided as students progress toward graduation. Cover letters, resume, and related employment documents prepared. Complete mock interviews and receive feedback. Soft skill topics of initiative and flexibility.
ENGR192 1
ENGR194 ENGR194 - Engineering Technology Study Lab IV
Students meet with their cohort once a week in a lab setting for personalized support from instructors to complete contextualized projects spanning the fourth quarters engineering coursework. Additional career preparation training and resources will be provided as students progress toward graduation. Apply for internships, attend local networking or online gatherings. Participate in industry related discussions either through discussion groups or social media. Soft skill topics of influential communication and continuous learning.
ENGR193 1
ENGR195 ENGR195 - Engineering Technology Study Lab V
Students meet with their cohort once a week in a lab setting for personalized support from instructors to complete contextualized projects spanning the fifth quarters engineering coursework. Additional career preparation training and resources will be provided as students progress toward graduation. Complete applications to transfer colleges or employers. Soft skill topics of decision-making and strategic vision.
ENGR194 1
ENGR196 ENGR196 - Engineering Technology Study Lab VI
Students meet with their cohort once a week in a lab setting for personalized support from instructors to complete contextualized projects spanning the sixth quarters engineering coursework. Additional career preparation training and resources will be provided as students progress toward graduation. Use feedback and finalize resumes, cover letters, polished social media presence. Soft skill topics of planning and organizing and integrity and respect.
ENGR195 1

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY - Certificate of Training: 15 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
AMATH170 AMATH170 - Engineering Foundational Mathematics
This course is a modular web-enhanced progression of foundational mathematical concepts and computation: skills required for success in engineering technology fields of study. Math concepts are taught using STEM field contextual basis. Successful completion if this course is equivalent to completion of intermediate algebra and meets the pre-requisites for math courses requiring a MATH 098 Pre-requisite. Pre-requsite: MATH 087 or qualifying compass or CASA scores equivalent to MATH 092.
MATH 087 5
ENGR&111 ENGR&111 - Engineering Graphics I
This course is designed for students enrolled in an engineering program who need to learn the basic concepts of engineering graphics. Topics include two dimensional CAD use of lettering, scale, geometric construction, drawing layout, orthographic or multiview drawings and dimensioning. This course also introduces the concepts of 3-D Computer aided Drafting (CAD) solid modeling design and its application to engineering drawing.
5
ENGR&112 ENGR&112 - Engineering Graphics II
This course is an introduction to basic dimensioning techniques using mechanical orthographic, architectural plans, and civil plat drawings. Students will create manufacturing and construction drawings using industry level dimensioning techniques relating to mechanical architectural and civil disciplines applying ASME and AIA standards. This course also introduces the concepts of 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and its application to engineering drawing. AMATH 170 (as pre or corequisite), ENGR& 111 (as a pre or corequisite), or instructor permission.
5

Engineering Technology Certificate of Training (15 credits), prepares individuals toapply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineersengaged in a wide variety of projects. Includes instruction in various engineeringsupport functions for research, production, and operations, and applications tospecific engineering specialties, including civil, mechanical, electronic, architectural,chemical, and petroleum engineering.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Solve general, technical, and engineering type problems.
  2. Use the computer as an aid to drafting.
  3. Produce drawings using computer aided drafting (CAD) software.
  4. Design digital 3D terrain models of existing and proposed surfaces.
  5. Design and calculate the 3D transportation geometrics to model alignments, profiles and sections
  6. Read and produce drawings (orthographic) involving orthographic projection, sections, pictorial, and auxiliary views.
  7. Solve problems involving plane trigonometry using a standard scientific calculator.
  8. Solve typical engineering strength of materials problems using a standard scientific calculator.
  9. Recognize the use of the various materials in the construction industry.
  10. Solve engineering graphics problems using standard techniques and reference materials.
  11. Analyze physical and mechanical properties of soil and concrete.
  12. Identify drainage basins and compute runoff calculations using various models and methods.
  13. Solve basic hydraulic problems using the theory of incompressible fluids.
  14. Solve problems using theories learned in engineering mechanics.
  15. Utilize standard surveying equipment to make measurements and calculations to run a traverse, establish levels, keep notes, and produce required drawings.
  16. Establish grades, locate monuments and utilities.
  17. Use the Public Land Survey System to locate and describe parcels.
  18. Perform grading analyses and prepare volume calculations and calculate cut and fill by average-end-area.

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations by all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Taina Padilla Anderson

    253.680.7341 | Email