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BUS 2260 and ACC 1020 or 2121 BUS 3410 Business Ethics (3) fall This course is designed to develop an awareness of ethical issues in organizations and encourage students to reflect upon the values underlying policy-making and operational decisions. In this process, students will need to reflect upon their personal values and the sources of ethical standards in today’s culture. The ultimate goal of the course is to underscore ethical concerns as a basic and articulated part of organizational culture. Students will be required to write a formal research paper on a topic related to business ethics; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ENG 1061 or equivalent BUS 4310 Business Information Architecture (3) fall Students will learn and apply theory, process, design, and development to create effective, user-centered oral, written, printed, and electronic information. Components of the course include human interactions in the workplace; the convergence of communication and computing systems; and the unintended consequences of the Information Age, such as information glut, trash, and hype. Students will write and design copy for business applications including letters, memos, email messages, instant messages, blog postings, podcasts, oral presentations, and PowerPoint slides; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: BUS 2020 BUS 4510 Business Management Through IT (3) as required Students examine the role of information technology in the conduct of business and the managerial uses of information at the operational, tactical, and strategic levels of decision-making. Topics focus on the use of IT to facilitate business change in policy and practice. The course includes discussion of the importance of communications to today’s business organization and the role of the non-IT professional in systems development; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: BUS 2020 BUS 4530 Technical Project Management (3) spring Designed for the project manager who interacts with all levels of management while satisfying the customers’ needs, this course covers planning, scheduling, and controlling projects. Emphasis will be placed on issues like leadership, motivation, team-building, and conflict resolution. CPM and PERT will be covered in detail.

Real case studies will be used extensively to illustrate theories and concepts covered in the lectures; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: BUS 2020 BUS 4730 Senior Project (3) spring This is a capstone course that integrates knowledge and skills developed through other coursework and life experience. The course will focus on special topics in business and a specific business issue or problem.

Students will work in cross-functional teams to select a project which involves solving a common business problem. Students will research the topic extensively and prepare a team oral presentation of their solution.

Presentations will be judged by business and industry professionals. Students will also prepare written documentation as part of their project; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing

Course Descriptions

Civil & Environmental Engineering (CET) CET 1000 Freshman Orientation (1) fall This course will focus on the skills required by students for success in the CET program. The course may have guest speakers and field trips to construction projects and public facilities that will give the student a picture of the variety of work done by civil engineers and the job opportunities in the field; 1 hour of seminar per week. Prerequisite: None CET 1011 Surveying I (3) fall The course introduces fundamental surveying principles and methods, including the measuring of distances, angles, difference in elevation, and instruction and practice in the care and use of equipment. Areas covered are bearings; cross sections and profiles; note keeping; computations and field practice relating to traverses;

an introduction to geodetic surveying; the basics of construction surveying; and the adjustment of surveying instruments. 2D and 3D coordinate transformation is introduced; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MAT 1420 CET 1020 Engineering Materials (4) spring This course studies the materials used in construction, including aggregates, cements, Portland cement concrete, timber, asphalts, bituminous concrete mixes, steel, and masonry. Sources, standard tests, and methods of manufacture and handling are covered. Portland cement concrete and bituminous concrete mixes are designed and tested. Laboratory work includes performance of standard tests and the preparation of technical reports of the tests; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None CET 1030 CAD for Civil Engineering (3) spring This course provides a solid foundation in CAD for the civil and environmental engineer. Course covers topics in AutoCAD and Carlson Surveying & Civil and requires access to AutoCAD and Carlson Surveying & Civil and Environmental outside of regular class hours. Students should have the ability to move files using Windows Explorer and be familiar with MS Word; 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills CET 1031 Engineering & Surveying Computer Applications I (3) fall This course provides the student with a working knowledge of the use of computers for Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology. No prior computer training is required. The course is designed to introduce the computer and its operating system in conjunction with laboratory assignments in the use of CAD (AutoCAD). The fundamentals of CAD operation and application are presented through the use of civil and environmental engineering topics including site, structural, and environmental drawings. Major graphic subjects include creating and editing CAD primitive and complex entities, dimensioning, drawing construction, layout, and output. Spreadsheets are also introduced with applications appropriate to civil and environmental engineering including calculations, quantities, estimates, and graphs; 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None CET 1032 Engineering & Surveying Computer Applications II (3) spring This course is a continuation of CET 1031 intended to provide proficiency in the creation and understanding of working drawings related to Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology. Covered AutoCAD topics include advanced AutoCAD entity manipulation, customization, and programming. The student is introduced to a civil and environmental/survey software package used for site mapping, terrain modeling, and road and utilities design. In addition, related technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), their application, and data sources are discussed; 1 hour of lecture, 6 hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: CET 1031

Course Descriptions

CET 2012 Surveying II (4) fall A continuation of Surveying I, this course gives additional and more detailed information in route location and design, construction surveying, and advanced surveying topics. Specialized equipment such as electronic distance measuring instruments and state-of-the-art total stations and data collectors are used in the field labs. Least squares adjustments are introduced. Cogo surveying software is an integral portion of the course;

2 hours of lecture, 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CET 1011 and 1032 and MAT 1420 CET 2020 Hydraulics and Drainage (3) fall The course includes an introduction to the fundamental concepts of fluids, fluids at rest, measuring devices, pressure diagrams, buoyancy, and steady flow. Calculations with computer applications are made for head losses, open channel flow, hydrology, and runoff. Pump characteristics and water distribution systems are also studied; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1520 and PHY 1041 or CET 2030 Environmental Engineering & Science (3) fall This course emphasizes quantitative analysis of environmental problems and introduces the student to engineering methods for treatment and prevention of water, soil, and air pollution. Fundamental concepts of chemistry, microbiology, ecology, and statistics which are critical to environmental analysis and engineering design are covered. The laboratory includes both field and indoor testing of water quality as well as fieldtrips to environmental facilities; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHE 1031, MAT 1420, and PHY 1041 or 1022 CET 2040 Statics and Strength of Materials (4) fall Statics involves the study of vector forces, resultants, and moments and their effect on beams, columns, frames, and trusses. Strength of materials includes the study of material properties; tension, compression, shear, and bending stresses; and the methods of determining centroids and moment of inertia. Laboratory work includes calculation of force and stress analysis, in addition to material testing; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1520 and PHY 1041 or 1022 CET 2050 Civil and Environmental Design (4) spring This course is designed to give the student experience with realistic civil and environmental engineering technology problems that require the use of knowledge and skills obtained in previous courses taken at Vermont Tech. Under faculty supervision, students are assigned design projects that could include site development plans; buildings and parking structures; bridges; water supply and treatment facilities; and roads and highways. The students develop graphic presentations, preliminary designs, calculations, and working drawings. The final phase of some projects may include estimating and construction scheduling; 2 hours of lecture, 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CET 2012, 2020, 2030, and 2040; concurrent enrollment in CET 2060, 2110, 2120 CET 2060 Construction Estimates and Records (3) spring A study of construction planning, equipment, and methods is incorporated with the study of construction contracts, specifications, and working drawings. Various types of plans and specifications are used as a basis for determining the construction methods and materials to be used on a project. These plans are also used for preparing cost estimates and CPM schedules. Earned value analysis and project accounting is introduced.

Computers are used throughout the course for problem solving, estimating, and record keeping; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CET 1011 and 1032

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CET 2110 Mechanics of Soils (3) spring A study of the basic principles and applications of soil mechanics as used in design and construction is covered. This course introduces knowledge of soil, its formation, actions, and uses. Included are studies of index properties; soil classification; exploration and sampling; compaction; and soil strength. Problems relating to these items are presented and solved. Laboratory testing is done in conjunction with classroom studies to give a more complete understanding of the material. Each student is required to prepare an individual technical report of each test performed; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: CET 2040 CET 2120 Structural Design (4) spring This course is a study of the design of structural systems using wood, reinforced concrete, masonry, and steel. The design of various structural members and systems, such as tension members, beams, columns, connections, walls, and foundations is presented in accordance with relevant design codes. Laboratory work consists of the application of building and design codes to the design of structural systems and generation of detail drawings; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CET 2040 CET 3010 Evidence & Procedures for Boundary Line Location (3) spring The purpose of this course is to familiarize land surveying students with the importance of locating the original boundary line between two or more tracts of land, the evidence that needs to be collected, and the procedures for this collection. This course is intended for students who wish to pursue a career in the field of land surveying. The course is also intended for people working in the field of land surveying who wish

to obtain a license as a Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Vermont. 3 hours of lecture. Prerequisite:

None Chemistry (CHE)

CHE 1020 Introduction to Chemistry (4) fall/spring

Descriptive chemistry; atomic and molecular structure; chemical reactions; and the fundamentals of chemistry are studied. Laboratory work complements lectures and develops basic laboratory techniques.

Previous successful completion of a course in chemistry is highly desirable; 3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None CHE 1031 General Chemistry I (4) fall/spring This course is intended for engineering students and consists of the fundamentals of general and physical chemistry. Laboratory work is designed to amplify the lectures, provide an introduction to laboratory techniques, and introduce some methods of analysis currently used in industry; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None; recommend math placement level 3 CHE 2060 Principles of Organic Chemistry (4) as required This course is designed to enhance knowledge and skills in organic chemistry. It includes a general overview of the following organic compounds: aliphatic compounds (hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and carbohydrates); cyclic compounds; and combinations of aliphatic and cyclic structures (including amino and nucleic acids). Important areas of organic chemistry are covered, including polymerization, hydrogenation, isomerization, photochemistry, and stereochemistry; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHE 1031

Course Descriptions

Computer (CIS)

CIS 1030 Introduction to Computers (3) as required

Students will become familiar with the Windows operating system, the applications that comprise the Microsoft Office software suite (word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics), and communication software; 3 hours of lecture and laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

CIS 1050 Introduction to Spreadsheets (1) fall/spring

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