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CIV 140 - Civil Engineering & Construction Fundamentals

Unit(s): 4.00

Advisory: ENGT 101 or two years of high school drafting; It is also advised that students have a knowledge of elementary algebra concepts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an overview of various civil engineering subdisciplines, including common tasks required of civil engineers and their support staff for the design and construction of projects. Students complete basic level engineering calculations and use hand drafting techniques or computer aided design and drafting (CADD) software to complete projects relating to subdivision development, roadway planning and layout, structural design and detailing, site grading, project scheduling, wastewater management, and similar engineering tasks. Students are also introduced to future trends in construction technology, and explore building information modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) technologies and their impact.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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