Course Abstract Details

CAD-260, Computer-Aided Civil Applications

Credits: 3

Course Description

CAD-260, Computer-Aided Civil Applications, is an advanced course introducing students to CAD civil engineering techniques and applications in land development and general civil engineering. Topics include subdivision design, grading, roads, parking lots, drainage, sewerage, water mains, erosion and sediment control, earthwork quantities (cut and fill), and cost estimation. Prerequisite: CAD-101, or permission of the program advisor. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives: At the end of this course, students should be able to: 

1. Create and manipulate civil engineering drawings and files. P1 

2. Understand the basic principles of road design. P13 

3. Create and manipulate accurate data sets in a CAD environment. P2 

4. Interpret Civil Site Engineering drawings. P14, GE2,3 

5. Utilize electronic data to produce and plot Civil Site Engineering drawings. P13, 17 

6. Develop an understanding of good drafting practices and plan presentation. P1, 15 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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