SLCC General Catalog

Civil/Environmental Engineering APE

CTE Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE)
71.5 credits minimum

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Program Description

  • Chemical engineering emphasizes physical, life and engineering sciences to convert raw materials into necessary materials and energy systems.
  • Civil/Environmental engineering encompasses a wide range of engineering projects dealing with buildings, bridges, dams, highways, transportation systems, water supply systems, fluid flow, water reclamation and geotechnical problems.
  • Computer engineering focuses on design and use of computers to solve and analyze math and physics problems.
  • Electrical engineering is a branch of applied physics, which uses mathematical concepts to analyze and design electrical devices and systems.
  • Materials science engineering involves chemistry and physics to develop scientific and engineering aspects of materials.
  • Mechanical engineering also uses math and physics to analyze and design mechanical devices and machine systems.
  • Manufacturing engineering focuses on methods and processes of manufacturing.

Transfer/Articulation Information

The associate of pre-engineering degree is offered in each of the seven engineering disciplines. It is a transfer degree similar to the associate of science degree, but has reduced General Education requirements. Current accreditation board of engineering and technology (ABET) standards require upper-division General Education courses. The engineering students who complete this degree may apply for advanced-placement at an engineering school, but must complete General Education requirements at the senior institution.

Admission into an engineering major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Program Entry Requirements

Each program requires as a prerequisite a science-oriented high school curriculum which includes as much mathematics, chemistry, physics and English as possible. Students who do not qualify to enter MATH 1210, CHEM 1210 and ENGL 1010 should take prerequisite courses before entering the first semester of their program. Students who need to take preparatory courses to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. Consult with the academic advisor concerning these courses. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite courses. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements
General Education requirement in this degree are reduced.  Students who earn an Associate of Pre-Engineering degree will need to complete additional General Education requirement for a bachelor’s degree at the receiving institution.  Transfer student should obtain advising regarding General Education requirement specific to Engineering majors.

Core Skills:    

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

OR

 

 

 

 

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1210 Calculus I 4 A Within the last year, MATH 1060 or MATH 1080 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Distribution Areas:

Choose an additional six credits from two of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

 


Required Courses: (52.5 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ARCH 1310

Intro to AutoCAD

3

F

 

CEEN 1100

Civil Engr Design

3

F

MATH 1010 or appropriate Accuplacer score

CEEN 2010

Statics

3

A

MATH 1210. Recommended prereq: PHYS 2210

CEEN 2020

Dynamics I

2

F, Sp

CEEN 2010

CEEN 2240

Surveying

3

Sp

MATH 1060 or MATH 1080 or appropriate Accuplacer score

CEEN 2130

Engr Economics

4

F

MATH 1050 or MATH 1080

CEEN 2140

Strength of Mat I

2

F, Sp

CEEN 2010 and MATH 2250 (either may be taken concurrently), Recommended coreq: CEEN 2145

CEEN 2145

Strgth of Mat Lab

1

F, Sp

Recommended coreq: CEEN 2140

CEEN 2300

Eng Thermdyn

2

F, Sp

CHEM 1210 and MATH 1220.  Recommended prereq: PHYS 2210

CHEM 1210

GeneralChemistry I

4

F, Sp

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

Gen Chem Lab I

1

F, Sp

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score Recommended coreq: CHEM 1210

*CHEM 1220

GeneralChemistryII

4

Sp, Su

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1225

*CHEM 1225

Gen Chem Lab II

1

Sp, Su

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1220

OR

 

 

 

 

*PHYS 2220

Physics f/Sci&Eng II

4

A

PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2225

*PHYS 2225

Physics f/Sci&Eng Lab II

1

A

PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2220

ENGR 1040

Engineer Computing

3

F, Sp

MATH 1060 or 1080 (either may be taken concurrently)

EE 2200

Elec Engr for Civil Engr

1.5

Sp

PHYS 2210 and Math 2250 (may be taken concurrently)

OR

 

 

 

 

MSE 2170

Material Sci for Civil Engr

1.5

Sp

CHEM 1210

MATH 1220

Calculus II

4

A

Within the last year, MATH 1210 w/C grade or better

MATH 2210

Multivariate Calc

3

A

Within the last year, MATH 1220 w/C grade or better

MATH 2250

Diff EquaLin Alg

4

F, Sp

Within the last year, MATH 1220 w/C grade or better

PHYS 2210

Physics f/Sci & Eng I

4

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2215

*Students planning an emphasis in Structural Engineering are encouraged to complete the second physics course.

  Students planning for Environmental Engineering are encouraged to complete the second Chemistry course.

Program Electives:

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CEEN 2000

CO-OP Education

1-2

A

Instructor’s approval

CEEN 2450

Numerical Tech

2

Sp

ENGR 1030 or 1040 and MATH 2250. Recommended coreq: MATH 2210

MEEN 1050

Des/Vis Com

2

F

Recommended prereq: MATH 1050 or 1080

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

CHEM 1210

4

CEEN 2010

3

CHEM 1215

1

CHEM 1220/1225

5

ENGL 1010

3

OR

 

MATH 1210

4

PHYS 2220/2225

5

PHYS 2210

4

ENGR 1040

3

Distribution

3

ENGL 2100

3

 

 

MATH 1220

4

Total

19

Total

18

 2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

CEEN 1100

3

ARCH 1310

3

CEEN 2140

2

CEEN 2240

3

CEEN 2145

1

CEEN 2130

4

CEEN 2020

2

CHE 2300

2

EE 2200

1.5

MATH 2210

3

OR

 

Distribution

3

MSE 2170

1.5

 

 

MATH 2250

4

 

 

AI

3

 

 

Total

16.5

Total

18

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Be adequately prepared to seamlessly transfer to one of the four-year institutions to pursue a BS degree in Civil Engineering.

1,3

  • Be able to solve complex problems in engineering and science using critical thinking skills.

1,4

  • Demonstrate adequate ability of technical report writing, also written and oral communication with respect to technical concepts.

2

  • Understand the fundamentals of Mechanics, in particular statics dynamics, strength of materials and structural analysis. 

1

  • Understand the mathematical tools necessary to perform engineering calculations – in particular Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.

1,3

  • Develop the laboratory skills necessary to design and perform scientific and engineering experiments, and to be able to interpret collected data.

1,3,4

  • Effectively communicate scientific and engineering concepts both orally and in writing.

2

Department Contact Info

Engineering Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 220

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4780

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Faculty

Professors
Nick Safai

Associate Professors
Francis Afghan
Lee Brinton
Holly Moore

Assistant Professors
Sara Farida