Engineering - Civil, AS



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
MATH 2413 Calculus I

This is a standard first course in calculus.  Topics include limits continuity; definition of the derivative of a function and techniques of differentiation; applications of the derivative to maximizing or minimizing a function; the chain rule mean value theorem and rate of change problems; curve sketching; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; definite and indefinite integration of algebraic trigonometric and transcendental functions with an application to calculation of areas. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Four hours of lecture each week
Prerequisites

MATH 2412 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better

CHEM 1409 General Chemistry for Engineers

Fundamental principles of chemistry for engineering majors; topics include measurements fundamental properties of matter states of matter chemical reactions acid-base concepts chemical stoichiometry periodicity of elemental properties atomic structure chemical bonding molecular structure solutions properties of gases phase-diagrams introduction to chemical equilibrium chemical thermodynamics electrochemistry and an introduction to descriptive inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry. Additionally basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in the lecture portion of the course; introduction of the scientific method experimental design chemical instrumentation data collection and analysis and preparation of laboratory reports.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

MATH 1314 or equivalent or above


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering

An introduction to the engineering profession with emphasis on technical communication and team-based engineering design. (Fall)

Credit hours
2 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
One hour of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

MATH 1314 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better


Note

 This is a required course for the THECB Engineering Compact Agreement.

ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

Total Credit Hours
13

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
MATH 2414 Calculus II

This is a standard second course in calculus. Topics include differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; parametric equations and polar coordinates; techniques of integration; sequences and series; improper integrals. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Four hours of lecture each week.
Prerequisites

MATH 2413 with a grade of "C" or better

PHYS 2425 Advanced Physics I

This is a calculus-based physics course intended for students majoring in computer science engineering mathematics physics or related fields of study. Topics include 1-D motion 2-D motion rotational motion Newton's laws energy momentum equilibrium gravity oscillatory motion waves and heat. (Fall)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

MATH 2413 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

Intensive study of and practice in professional settings. Focus on the types of documents necessary to make decisions and take action on the job such as proposals reports instructions policies and procedures email messages letters and descriptions of products and services. Practice individual and collaborative processes involved in the creation of ethical and efficient documents.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
ENGR 1304 Engineering Graphics I

Introduction to computer-aided drafting using CAD software and sketching to generate two- and three-dimensional drawings based on the conventions of engineering graphical communication; topics include spatial relationships multiview projections and sectioning dimensioning graphical presentation of data and fundamentals of computer graphics. (Spring)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Prerequisites

MATH 1314 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better

Total Credit Hours
14

Year 1 Semester 3
Summer
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Total Credit Hours
6

Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
MATH 2415 Calculus III

This is a third course in calculus with advanced topics in calculus including vectors and vector-valued functions partial differentiation Lagrange multipliers multiple integrals and Jacobians; application of the line integral including Green's Theorem the Divergence Theorem and Stokes' Theorem. (Fall Spring)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Four hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

MATH 2414 with a grade of "C" or better

PHYS 2426 Advanced Physics II

This is a calculus-based physics course intended for students majoring in computer science engineering mathematics physics or related fields of study. Topics include charge electric fields magnetic fields electric potential current capacitance resistance electromotive force simple DC and AC circuits induction electromagnetic waves propagation of light and geometric optics. (Spring)

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

PHYS 2425 (completed) and MATH 2414 (completed or concurrent).


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ENGR 2301 Engineering Mechanics I: Statics

Basic theory of engineering mechanics using calculus involving the description of forces moments and couples acting on stationary engineering structures; equilibrium in two and three dimensions; free-body diagrams; friction; centroids; centers of gravity; and moments of inertia. (Fall)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Prerequisites

PHYS 2425 

Pre/Co-requisites

MATH 2414 (concurrent enrollment or previous completion)


Note

 This is a required course for the THECB Engineering Compact Agreement.

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution structure and powers of the national government including the legislative executive and judicial branches federalism political participation the national election process public policy civil liberties and civil rights.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
14

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
MATH 2320 Differential Equations

Ordinary differential equations including linear equations systems of equations equations with variable coefficients existence and uniqueness of solutions series solutions singular points transform methods and boundary value problems; application of differential equations to real-world problems. (Spring)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
Prerequisites

MATH 2414  with a grade of "C" or better 

ENGR 2302 Engineering Mechanics II: Dynamics

Basic theory of engineering mechanics using calculus involving the motion of particles rigid bodies and systems of particles; Newton's Laws; work and energy relationships; principles of impulse and momentum; application of kinetics and kinematics to the solution of engineering problems. (Spring)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Prerequisites

ENGR 2301


Note

This is a required course for the THECB Engineering Compact Agreement.

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

An analysis of the economy as a whole including measurement and determination of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply national income inflation and unemployment. Other topics include international trade economic growth business cycles and fiscal policy and monetary policy.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Origin and development of the Texas Constitution structure and powers of state and local government federalism and inter-governmental relations political participation the election process public policy and the political culture of Texas.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
12


Total Program Hours
59



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Engineering combines creativeness, ingenuity and the knowledge of Physics and Mathematics to solve complex problems.  The foundation of the NTCC Engineering Program consists of comprehensive Mathematics and Physics courses which help engineering students gain mastery of the required tools need for Engineering.  Engineers use technology and creativity to improve the world around us. Engineers are involved in every type of industry and in the design and manufacturing of products that we use every day.  Our annual Engineering Roundtable event provides a unique opportunity for both NTCC engineering students and area high school students to interact with practicing engineering in our local industries. 


Recommended High School Endorsement
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Faculty Advisor

Division Chair

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:


TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES:

Texas A&M University
University of Texas - Tyler
University of Texas - Arlington