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HEO 130 Trenching and Foundations
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Introduction to basic heavy equipment operation knowledge and experience, including working with heavy equipment in a safe and responsible manner, operating various types of forklifts used in the industry, and demonstration of rigging & hoisting safety techniques. Hands-on experiences includes lifting, transporting, and placing various types of loads.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe working in and around excavations, particularly in preparing building foundations.
2. (Comprehension Level) Explain types and bearing capacities of soils; procedures used in shoring, shielding, and sloping trenches and excavations; trenching safety requirements, including recognition of unsafe conditions; and mitigation of groundwater and rock when excavating foundations.
3. (Analysis Level) Compare and explain the selection and uses of different types of reinforcing materials. Outline requirements for bending, cutting, splicing, and tying reinforcing steel and the placement of steel in footings and foundations, walls, columns, and beams and girders.
4. (Analysis Level) Compare and discuss: basic site layout safety, tools, and methods; layout and construction of deep and shallow foundations; types of foundation forms; layout and formation of slabs-on-grade; and forms used for curbing and paving.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
- Proficiencies will be met according to the standards set by the National Center for Construction Education and Research