CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF NORTH TEXAS

972-574-5200

Program Name:
COMMERCIAL FIELD ENGINEERING
 
Description of the Program

The New Commercial Field Engineering Program will have an emphasis on commercial layout. The courses will focus on beginning the project with property line information, set primary control for utilities, and location of the new building. A Field Engineer will be involved in the job 85% to 90%, starting with laying out the building foundation, Structural (concrete and steel layout) according to the Structural Drawings, interior/exterior finish layout using Architectural and Structural Drawings. At the end of the project a Field Engineer exterior layout which includes parking lot and landscape that’s about 10% to 15% of surveying layout, with the Civil Drawings.

 
Course Track
 
Scheduled Courses
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED FOR AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **  
 
Legend: M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, DFWEC=DFW Education Center, NLC=North Lake College Main Campus
 
Course Details
 
Commercial Field Engineering I
Type of Class: Semester
Class Fee: $1,042.00
16 Sessions/56 Hours
Prerequisite: English or Spankish TABE Reading Test and English or Spanish TABE Math Test or Applied Construction Math Class & ESL Placement Test. The course will introduce the students with a working knowledge of the materials, methods, and equipment including drawings used in construction buildings today. Using the Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques as a guide, this course will cover Division 1 through 3. The course topics include: Building Structures and Systems, Construction, Properties of Materials, The Building Site, Soils, Foundations, Precast Concrete Construction, Concrete, and Cast-In-Place Concrete. While using the blueprints, the course will provide a basic understanding of blueprints including: Plan Views; Elevations; and Related Views: Sections, Details, and Schedules. Emphasis is given to Architectural and Structural Drawings.
PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Req Test: TABE Reading - English
OR Test: TABE Reading - Spanish
MANDATORY
Course: Applied Construction Math I
OR Test: TABE Math - English
OR Test: TABE Math - English
MATERIALS:
Blueprints North Lake (North Campus) Half Size
$18.00 - Purchase Required
Calculator Scientific TI30XA
$16.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED FOR AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **

 

 

 
Commercial Field Engineering II
Type of Class: Semester
Class Fee: $1,323.00
16 Sessions/80 Hours
Prerequisite: Commercial Field Engineering I This course covers the basic mathematical principles used for field surveying and measurement as applied to basic construction field engineering. Topics include: Dimensional; Conversions to Decimal Equivalents Unit Conversion, Algebra, Geometry-Perimeters, Area, Volumes; Trigonometry-Sine, Cosine & Tangents Right triangles; Law of Sine, Cosine Solving Oblique triangles; Instrument Setup Level Loops Records & Documentation Cut Fill Computation; Coordinate Geometry; Traverse Computations; Traverse Data Collection, Instrument set up; Horizontal Curves; and Vertical Curves.
PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Commercial Field Engineering I
MATERIALS:
Calculator, Programmable HP35S
$128.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED FOR AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **

 

 

 
Commercial Field Engineering III
Type of Class: Semester
Class Fee: $1,363.00
18 Sessions/80 Hours
Prerequisite: Commercial Field Engineering II The course is an overview of the Surveying Field practices as it applies to the Field Engineering profession. It will start with proper equipment, daily schedules, good notes, communicating and end with using the laser properly. The course topics include: Construction Surveying, Communication, Fieldwork Practices, Distance Measurement-Chaining, Angle Measurement, Total Station, Leveling, and Lasers.
PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Commercial Field Engineering II
MATERIALS:
Blueprints North Lake (North Campus) Half Size
$18.00 - Previously Purchased
Calculator, Programmable HP35S
$128.00 - Previously Purchased
Scales, Engineer
$14.00 - Purchase Required
T-41 Timely Template
$2.00 - Purchase Required
Engineering Computation Pad
$11.00 - Purchase Required
Specification, Memory Stick North Lake Campus (North)
$20.00 - Purchase Required
Construction Surveying and Layout 3rd Edition
$121.00 - Purchase Required
Field Book
$13.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED FOR AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **

 

 

 
Commercial Field Engineering IV
Type of Class: Semester
Class Fee: $1,323.00
17 Sessions/80 Hours
Prerequisite: Commercial Field Engineering III This course including lab covers an overview of the surveying profession as it applies to Field Engineering. Part two covers the Office Work and the Calculations. The course topics include: Filed Procedures, Equipment Calibration, Office Practice, Math Essentials, Chain Corrections, Traverse Computations, and Coordinate Geometry.
PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Commercial Field Engineering III
MATERIALS:
Blueprints North Lake (North Campus) Half Size
$18.00 - Previously Purchased
Calculator, Programmable HP35S
$128.00 - Previously Purchased
Specification, Memory Stick North Lake Campus (North)
$20.00 - Previously Purchased
Scales, Engineer
$14.00 - Previously Purchased
T-41 Timely Template
$2.00 - Previously Purchased
Engineering Computation Pad
$11.00 - Previously Purchased
Construction Surveying and Layout 3rd Edition
$121.00 - Previously Purchased
Field Book
$13.00 - Previously Purchased
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED FOR AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **

 

 

 
Commercial Field Engineering V
Type of Class: Semester
Class Fee: $1,223.00
18 Sessions/80 Hours
Prerequisite: Commercial Field Engineering V This course including lab covers the advanced mathematical principles used for field surveying and measurment as applied to construction field engineering. The course topics include: Horizontal Curves, Vertical Curves, Quantities, Layout Techniques, Construction Control, One-person Surveying, and Field Observations.
PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Commercial Field Engineering IV
MATERIALS:
T-41 Timely Template
$2.00 - Previously Purchased
Field Book
$13.00 - Previously Purchased
Calculator, Programmable HP35S
$128.00 - Previously Purchased
Blueprints North Lake (North Campus) Half Size
$18.00 - Previously Purchased
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED FOR AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **

 

 

 
Commercial Field Engineering VI
Type of Class: Semester
Class Fee: $1,223.00
17 Sessions/80 Hours
Prerequisite: Commercial Field Engineering V This course including lab covers an overview of the automated processes of office and field work commonly used by Field Engineers on construction sites today. This practical application theory will focus on the handling of large amounts of design and as-built data using total station, data collector, and engineering & drafting computer software. Topics include: job setup, working with CAD files, generating point files, uploading and downloading points to the data collector, coordinate geometry routines, and 3-D stakeout.
PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Commercial Field Engineering V
MATERIALS:
Specification, Memory Stick North Lake Campus (North)
$20.00 - Purchase Required
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED FOR AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **