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CET 125 Introduction to Earthmoving Methods and Operations
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Introduction to the process of earthmoving, including capabilities, limitations, uses, and maintenance of heavy equipment employed in heavy construction and mining. Use mathematical formulas and calculations as well as computer software to determine owner costs and equipment requirements.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and discuss the aspects of heavy equipment dynamics and how they relate to efficiency.
2. (Synthesis Level) Prepare an example of the economics of an earthmoving project, including interest, worth, depreciation, and hourly costs.
3. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the best equipment for performing a given earthmoving operation.
4. (Application Level) Compute estimation of cycle times, equipment usage, and costs of an earthmoving project.
5. (Application Level) Use computer software programs to estimate owner cost of a piece of heavy equipment. (i.e. Microsoft Excel and Word)
6. (Application Level) Use computer software to estimate equipment production.
7. (Application Level) Using a computer, explore information contained in the performance handbooks.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
See National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Standards at: http://www.nccer.org/heavy-equipment-operations

Module: 22201-06
22301-06 (chapter- 2,4)

Various manufacturer's operation manuals.