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AGC 122 Introduction to Earth Moving
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Basic concepts and procedures related to using heavy equipment to perform earthwork, emphasizing identifcation of the most appropriate types of equipment for specific jobs.

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

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge level) Define terms associated with basic earth moving operations.
2. (Comprehension level) Name and describe the following earth moving operations:
a) Clearing and grubbing.
b) Excavation.
c) Embankment construction.
d) Backfilling and compaction.
3. (Comprehension level) Identify the best type of equipment for performing earth moving operations described in student learning outcome #2.
4. (Synthesis level) Plan a earth moving operation given the basic information and general requirements.
5. (Comprehension level) Describe the different methods of managing drainage requirements during earth moving operations.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Per National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Standards; URL: http://www.nccer.org/assessments.aspx:
1. Successfully complete Introduction to Earth Moving Module Examination #22201 with a score of at least 70%.
2. Complete tasks safely by adhering to OSHA standards.
3. Performance profile tasks. Students will:
a) Explain basic earth moving operations and describe how the work is performed, including cleaning and grubbing, excavating the foundation, constructing embankments, backfilling and compacting.
b) Lay out a basic earth moving operation, per the construction blueprint plans.