SRJC Course Outlines

4/12/2024 8:31:40 PMCEST 81 Course Outline as of Fall 1995

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CEST 81Title:  ENGR CONST DESIGN  
Full Title:  Engineering Construction Design/Drafting
Last Reviewed:4/13/2015

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:  CONS 81

Catalog Description:
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Design and drafting techniques as applied to engineering drawings: highways, detail sheets, site and grading plans, underground utilities and structures, concrete and structural detailing.

CEST 50B (formerly CET 50B) and CEST 51 (formerly CET 51) with grades of "C" or better or equivalent.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Design & drafting techniques as applied to engineering drawings: highways, detail sheets, site & grading plans, underground utilities & structures, concrete & structural detailing.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:CEST 50B (formerly CET 50B) and CEST 51 (formerly CET 51) with grades of "C" or better or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2021
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.  Identify and list the elements, plan and profiles, typical detail
   sheets, working drawings, site plans, and grading plans.
2.  Demonstrate their knowledge and skills in drafting by successfully
   completing the following drawings.
     A. Typical road detail sheet.
     B. Concrete retaining wall.
     C. Plan and profile sheet for a storm drain.
     D. Site and grading plan.
     E. Structural steel erection plan.

Topics and Scope
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Design and drafting techniques of projects related to civil
1.  Typical road detail sheet.
2.  Plan and profile for stormdrain, including details and necessary
3.  Working drawing for concrete retaining wall including all details
   and tables.
4.  Site and grading plan including quantity estimates.
5.  Working drawing of simple steel erection plan including bill of

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1.  Selected projects related to civil engineering including
   highway plans, underground utilities, site and grading plans,
   concrete and structural details.
2.  Prepare from standard plans and specifications road detail drawing,
   including typical cross-sections, sidewalks, curb and gutters.
3.  Prepare from survey notes plan and profile for storm drain line.
   Determine drainage area, use charts to determine pipe size and
4.  Prepare from survey notes and standard plans and specifications a
   working drawing of a concrete retaining wall, including all details
   and tables.
5.  Prepare from survey data site grading plan including quantity
   estimate of total volumes of earth to move.

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
15 - 25%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams, PROJECTS
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Performance exams, PROJECTS
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 provide lab manual.

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