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|Discipline and Nbr:
SOILS & MAT TESTING||
Soils & Materials Testing
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||5.00|| ||Contact Total||87.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Characteristics and properties of engineering and construction materials and standard means of testing soils and building materials.
Course Completion of APTECH 90B ( or CET 90B) OR Course Completion of MATH 27 ( or MATH 57)
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Characteristics & properties of engineering & construction materials & standard means of testing soils & building materials.
Prerequisites:Course Completion of APTECH 90B ( or CET 90B) OR Course Completion of MATH 27 ( or MATH 57)
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 1982||Inactive:||Summer 2008
The students will:
1. Classify and define the engineering properties of wood, steel,
concrete and soils.
2. Demonstrate the appropriate test methods to determine the
engineering properties of wood, steel, concrete and soils as
they apply to design and construction of engineering works.
3. Prepare a complete standard laboratory report on all tests conducted
on wood, steel, concrete, and soils.
4. Interpret the results of all laboratory reports and summarize
5. Identify and list the responsibilities of construction inspection.
Topics and Scope
1. Properties of wood, steel, concrete, soils, and other engineering
and construction materials.
2. Methods of measuring engineering properties of wood, steel, concrete,
3. Standard laboratory and field tests for identification, quality
control and adherence to specifications for various building
4. Standard laboratory and field tests of soils to determine
characteristics and properties of subsoils.
5. Methods of field inspection and inspection reports.
Reading and laboratory reports.
1. Structure of wood and tree classification.
2. Structural properties of wood.
3. Determining moisture content, bending and shearing stresses of
4. Structural elements of metals.
5. Classification steel and nonferrous metals.
6. Standard tests to determine engineering properties of structural
7. Classification of aggerates for various cement mixes.
8. Standard laboratory test to determine size, shape, and other
properties of aggerate.
9. Standard design mixes for concrete.
10. Standard tests of concrete design mixes.
11. Textural soil classification chart.
12. Standard testing methods to determine:
A. Types of soil.
B. Moisture content and particle size.
C. Liquid limit of soils.
D. Specific gravity.
E. Field density.
13. Other standard tests as needed.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
30 - 40%
|Homework problems, Lab reports, Exams||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
|Performance exams, LAB REPORTS||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
25 - 35%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 10%
Instructor provided lab manual.