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AGC 104 Soils I
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Identification of the construction classifications of soils, including concepts of soil in highway construction and building construction.

Prerequisites: Student must be sponsored by an AGC contractor to enroll.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge level) Match terms associated with soil to the correct definitions.
2. (Knowledge level) Distinguish between the physical properties of soil.
3. (Knowledge level) Name the basic types of soil.
4. (Comprehension level) Name factors that affect soil classifications and describe the use of the textual classification triangle.
5. (Knowledge level) Distinguish between too wet and too dry soil.
6. (Comprehension level) Select from a list, types of compacting equipment and describe how they work.
7. (Knowledge level) Name the basic types of soil specification requirements.
8. (Knowledge level) Name the basic soil stabilization methods.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Per National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Standards; URL: http://www.nccer.org/assessments.aspx:
1. Complete tasks safely by adhering to OSHA standards.
2. Successfully complete Soils I Module per specifications.
3. Complete examination #22107 with a score of at least 70%.
Performance profile tasks: Students will:
a) Identify the six rough classifications of soil by soil type, per samples given.
b) Use the textural classification triangle to classify soil samples, per samples given.
c) Identify four types of compaction rollers and show how each is used.