CVET202C: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design

Architectural Engineering Technology: Civil Focus/Civil Engineering Technology
Credits 3 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 2 Lecture Hours 2
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This course deals with the fundamentals of soil mechanics. Topics covered include moisture-density relations, mechanical and chemical gradation properties, basic shear strength theory, permeability, and compression. Lecture topics will be supplemented by field observations and lab work. On completion of this course, students will understand the essential elements of soil mechanics theory such that it may parlay into practical applications.


Students are required to pass prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher. Exceptions apply; please consult your department chair.