Associate in Applied Science
The Civil Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare the graduate for work with a civil engineer, surveyor, contractor, or materials testing laboratory in the performance of general engineering practices and materials performance evaluations. These may include surveying, designing, and drafting, materials testing, and cost estimating for construction projects.
The Civil Engineering Technology program is designed to provide advanced technical and communication skills to students. Upon graduation, the student should be able to perform technical tasks and report results to the appropriate authority. A portion of the Associate in Applied Science degree is accepted by the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), School of Engineering Technology, in the four years Construction Engineering Technology bachelor degree program.
Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Road Construction Companies
Building Construction Companies
Materials Testing Laboratories
Private Surveying Companies
Government Surveying Agencies
J.B. Young West Wing Room W113
CIT 1113 – Route Surveying
Prerequisite: CIT 1413. This course teaches highway route design and factors in route location. The calculation and layout of simple horizontal and vertical curves, grades, and related earthwork are covered. Modern surveying, measuring, and mapping instruments, including electronic total stations with data collectors are used. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.
CIT 1133 – Introduction to Craft Skills
This module explains the role of safety in the construction crafts. Trainees will learn how to identify and follow safe work practices and procedures as well as how to properly inspect and use safety equipment. Trainees will be able to describe safe work procedures for lifting heavy objects, fighting fires, and working
around electrical hazards. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.
CIT 1213 – Civil Construction Methods & Materials
A study of equipment, construction methods, and materials used in the construction of roadways and drainage structures. Three semester credit hours: Three hours lecture.
CIT 1223 – Road Construction Plans and Specifications
A course to provide students with an introduction to the plans and specifications for the construction of streets and highways. Includes instruction in the interpretation of plans and specifications, the bidding process, and estimation of material and labor cost. Three semester credit hours: Three hours lecture.
CIT 1413 - Elementary Surveying
A basic course dealing with the principles of geometry, theory, and use of instruments, mathematical calculations, and the control and reduction of errors. Three semester hours credit. One hour lecture and four hours lab.
CIT 2113 – Legal Principles of Surveying
Co requisite: CIT 2433. A study of the legal aspects of boundary controls for the survey and resurvey of real property. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.
CIT 2123 – Advanced Surveying Practices
Prerequisites: CIT 1413, CIT 1113, and CIT 2433. A course designed to provide the student with practical applications of skills and knowledge gained in other surveying and related courses. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.
CIT 2423 - Mapping and Topography
Pre-Corequisite: CIT 1413 or consent of instructor. Selected drafting techniques are applied to the problem of making maps, traverses, plot plans, plan drawings, and profile drawings using maps, field survey data, aerial photographs, and 35 related references and materials including symbols, notations, and other applicable standardized materials. Three semester credit hours. One hour lecture and four hours lab.
CIT 2433 – Land Surveying
Prerequisite: CIT 1413. This course teaches aspects of boundary controls, principles for land surveying, methods of land boundary location, and land description in accordance with original surveys and resurveys. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.
CIT 2443 –GPS Surveying
Prerequisites: CIT 1413, CIT 1113, and CIT 2433, or by permission of the instructor. This course teaches principles of surveying utilizing artificial earth orbit satellites. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.