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Course Information and Descriptions
CIV 211
Land Surveying (2-4)
4 Hours
This course covers survey theory and process of land surveying,
including development of the United States Rectangular System,
boundary and retracement surveys, basic survey law, American Land
Title Association (ALTA) requirements, subdivision requirements,
Illinois minimum standards, legal descriptions, field monument
search and related computations.
Note: Offered spring of odd years, alternating with CIV 216.
Prerequisite: CIV 111
Recommended: Knowledge of basic AutoCAD or CMT 115
Course fee
Typically offered spring only, odd years only
CIV 213
Site Planning and Design (2-2)
3 Hours
This course prepares civil technicians to perform basic site design
tasks, including developing site planning criteria, geometry of
curvature and elevation of local streets, basic storm sewer design,
and fundamentals of sanitary sewer and water main design.
Emphasis is placed on the design process starting from field notes
through preparation of construction drawings and material take-off
Prerequisites: CAD 177, College Reading and Writing Readiness
and Basic Algebra Readiness
Recommended: EGR 121 and MTH 117
Course fee
Typically offered spring only, even years only
CIV 214
Civil Materials and Testing (2-2)
3 Hours
Investigation of properties and testing of materials used in civil and
heavy construction with the major focus on concrete, fine-grained
soil, and aggregates. Emphasis is on basic material properties and
testing methodology, both lab and field.
Note: Completion of MTH 117 and CMT 113 is highly
Course fee
Typically offered spring only
CIV 215
Special Problems (2-3)
3 Hours
Problems of individual interest in civil technology. Advanced study
in one or more technical areas such as highway design, pollution
control, and surveying may be approved.
Note: Student must furnish basic required equipment.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic
Algebra Readiness
CIV 216
Civil Surveying (2-4)
4 Hours
This course examines surveying theory and process of control
surveying, global positioning systems, and state-plane coordinate
systems. Surveying theory and process for Civil Engineering
projects, topographic surveys, Illinois minimum standards,
easements, and related computations are covered.
Prerequisite: CIV 111
Recommended: Knowledge of basic AutoCAD or CMT 114
Typically offered spring only, even years only
Communication (CMM)
Communication Arts, Humanities and
Fine Arts Division, Room B210, (847) 543-2040
CMM 111 Communication Skills (3-0)
3 Hours
For students in career programs or individuals interested in
improving communication skills. Acquaints students with a variety
of interpersonal communication concepts and theories designed to
improve communication competence. The focus is on interpersonal
communication but intrapersonal communication is also addressed.
Topics include the communication process and factors influencing it,
cultural influences, verbal and non-verbal messages, relational
maintenance, and productive conflict strategies.
CMM 121 Fundamentals of Speech (3-0)
3 Hours
For students interested in improving their oral communication
competency. This course combines a theoretical basis with practical
verbal and nonverbal skills to enhance public speaking effectiveness.
Students learn how to develop, research, organize, adapt, deliver and
critique messages.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
IAI: C2 900
CMM 122 Business and Professional Speaking (3-0)
3 Hours
For students desiring additional and concentrated experience in
public speaking. A workshop oriented course covering informative,
demonstrative, persuasive and argumentative speaking. Basic goal is
for student to think and speak comfortably and effectively before an
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
CMM 123 Dynamics of Small Group Discussion (3-0) 3 Hours
The study of small groups with an emphasis on decision making and
problem solving. A behavioral approach to group communication
that includes leadership, interpersonal relationships, communication
barriers, conflict resolution, etc. Although of general interest, course
should be of special interest to students in business, teaching or
psychology programs.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
CMM 124 Oral Interpretation (3-0)
3 Hours
Understanding and appreciation of literature through performing it
orally in class, both individually and in groups. For students who
desire more familiarity with literature and/or students interested in
developing their speaking voice.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
IAI: TA 916
CMM 125 Communication and Gender (3-0)
3 Hours
This course explores how gender influences the communications
process. Components of male and female, male and male, female and
female, interactions and how each affects our ability to communicate
across and within the sexes are reviewed. Major theories of gender
communication, and practical approaches to communicating more
effectively with persons from the other and same genders will also
be examined.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness