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AGC 141 Soils II
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Soil identification for determining construction soil density and compaction requirements, including the characteristics and affects of different types of soil, handling properties, and soil density.

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

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify the main characteristics of soil classifications and explain why they are important to heavy equipment operation.
2. (Comprehension Level) Explain how the shrinkage and swell of soil affects excavating and grading operations.
3. (Knowledge Level) Identify the different methods of measuring quantities of soil.
4. (Comprehension Level) Explain the relationship between soil density and compaction requirements.
5. (Comprehension Level) Describe the requirements for handling and combining different types of materials.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Per National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Standards; URL: http://www.nccer.org/assessments.aspx:
1. Successfully complete Soils II Module Examination #22207 with a score of at least 70%.
2. Performance profile tasks. Students will:
a) Identify five basic types of soil relevant to the local geographic area and summarize their basic characteristics.
b) Compute shrinkage and relative compaction for two different types of soils.