SRJC Course Outlines

5/21/2024 10:36:04 PMCEST 62 Course Outline as of Summer 2008

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CEST 62Title:  SOILS & MAT TESTING  
Full Title:  Soils & Materials Testing
Last Reviewed:1/30/1995

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CET 62

Catalog Description:
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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)

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Characteristics & properties of engineering & construction materials & standard means of testing soils & building materials.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of APTECH 90B ( or CET 90B) OR Course Completion of MATH 27 ( or MATH 57)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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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
   the results.
5.  Identify and list the responsibilities of construction inspection.  

Topics and Scope
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1.  Properties of wood, steel, concrete, soils, and other engineering
   and construction materials.
2.  Methods of measuring engineering properties of wood, steel, concrete,
   and soils.
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.  

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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
   selected woods.
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.
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%
Class Participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor provided lab manual.

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