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Facilities Master Plan Thompson & Litton is seeking input from interested individuals regarding the Facilities Master Plan.  Those wishing to provide feedback, suggestions, input, are encouraged to submit their comments.
School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.

The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

School of Education The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

School of Arts & Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences offers courses in art, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, English, French, geography, geology, history, humanities, journalism, mathematics, music, natural science, physical science, physics, political science, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, and speech.

Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.



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December 18 2014

President Marsha V Krotseng issued the following statement on the passing of Marshall University President Stephen Kopp: "The entire Bluefield State College community is deeply saddened this morning to learn of the passing of Marshall University President Dr. Stephen J. Kopp. Dr. Kopp provided ...
December 17 2014

Bluefield, W.Va. – Bluefield State College is proud to announce its 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration schedule. On Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1 PM, the Mercer County branch of the NAACP will host its annual NAACP Luncheon at the Harris-Jefferson Student Center on the campus of Bluef...
Christmas Angel Drive, Bringing Gifts to the Bookstore for 2...
December 17 2014

Christmas Angel Drive, bringing gifts to the Bookstore for 25 area children. Bluefield Salvation Army Lieutenant Howard Hoffman and Campus Corner Bookstore Manager Jane Richardson are pictured as the gifts were picked up shortly before Christmas.. Each holiday season, the Salvation Arm...
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101  Construction Materials (3-3-4). A study of materials used in building and highway construction. Topics studied include the physical and chemical properties, production, and subsequent use of selected materials. The laboratory sessions follow ASTM standards for sampling and testing of the materials discussed in the lecture.

110  Plane Surveying and Mapping (3-3-4). An introduction to plane surveying. Topics considered include the care and use of surveying instruments, taping, differential and profile levels, theodolite and tape surveys, stadia surveys, cross-sections, construction layout, traverse adjustments, area computations, introduction of the use of software to assist in certain computations, introduction to mine surveying, and methods and procedures of map drafting. PR: MEET 111, GNET 115.

203  Statics and Strength of Materials (3-3-4). A study of the basic principles of statics, force systems, friction, properties of materials, riveted and welded joints, stress and deformation, and shear and moment diagrams. PR: GNET 101, GNET 116.

204  Reinforced Concrete Design (4-0-4). A study of reinforced concrete design including the basic factors involved in analysis and design of reinforced concrete components. Solutions to practical design problems are developed in an orderly and systematic manner. Components presented are singly and doubly reinforced rectangular and t-beams, shear, bond, deflections, slabs, columns and footings. PR: CIET 203.

207  Geotechnics (2-3-3). A study of the fundamentals of soil mechanics including the identification and description of soils, permeability, effective stresses, soil strengths, drainage and frost action, compaction and stabilization, evaluation of highway subgrades and an introduction to analysis and design of retaining walls and shallow foundations. PR: GNET 116, GNET 101, COSC 201.

211  Control Surveying (2-3-3). A study of survey adjustments, use of software in solving surveying problems, surveying networks and adjustments, use of theodolites and electronic distance measuring devices, analysis and distribution of surveying errors, principles of practical field astronomy, global positioning systems, precise leveling, introduction to rural and urban land surveys, partitioning of land, fundamentals of aerial photogrammetry and map production, fundamentals of map projections, and the West Virginia State Plane Coordinate System. PR: CIET 110, GNET 116, COSC 201.

212  Hydraulics (3-0-3). A study of basic fluid mechanics and hydrology. Topics discussed include the use of the continuity equation, Bernoulli’s equation, the impulse-momentum equation in solving hydraulics problems, flow in pipes, open channel flow, and hydrology as it relates to culvert selection. PR: CIET 203.

220  Construction Estimating (3-0-3). A study of basic quantity estimating including earthwork, drainage, foundations, concrete, masonry, light framing, and mechanical systems. Computer applications will be presented. PR: Sophomore standing.

290  Topics in Civil Engineering Technology (3-0-3). A formal course in diverse areas of Civil Engineering Technology. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on transcript. PR: Consent of instructor.

301  Environmental Systems (3-0-3). A study of water resource management, stream sanitation, water transportation and distribution systems, water and wastewater treatment processes, solid waste management, environmental evaluations, and the design of small water and wastewater systems. PR: GNET 116, CO: CIET 212.

302  Geotechnical Analysis and Design (3-0-3). A study of shear strength theory, consolidation, movement of water through soils, shallow and deep foundation analysis and design, earth pressures, retaining wall design, and slope stability analysis. PR: CIET 203, CIET 207, COSC 201.

305  Hydrosystems (3-0-3). A study of hydraulic and hydrologic systems and the design applications used in water resources engineering.  Topics include hydrologic analysis and storm runoff prediction, erosion and sediment control, and design of hydraulic structures including culverts, water distribution systems, sanitary sewer systems, and stormwater retention/detention basins. PR: CIET 212.

401  Structural Analysis (3-0-3). A study of the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures. Computer applications will be presented. PR: CIET 203.

402  Structural Steel Design (3-0-3). A study of the fundamental theories and principles used in the design of simple steel structures using LRFD methods. PR: CIET 401.

415  Transportation Projects (3-0-3). Selected design and analysis parameters for modern highways and streets; a capstone course for Civil Engineering Technology majors in which a transportation project is selected involving analysis and design of structures, construction and public works disciplines of civil engineering.  Extremely controlled parameters for highways and streets will be used on the project.

430  Evidence for Boundary Surveys (3-0-3).  Topics include identification of evidence used in boundary surveys.  Tree and rock identification are emphasized as well as recovery of any evidence described in property descriptions.  PR: CIET 211

431 Legal Aspects of Boundary Surveying (3-0-3).  Legal aspects of boundary surveying are discussed with applications to boundary control and legal principles, controlling elements, and interpretation of survey descriptions and records.  Topics also include history of boundary surveying, ethics, professionalism, and presentations of evidence. PR: CIET 211

432  Boundary Surveying Methods (2-3-3).  Topics of photogrammetry, geodesy, and surveying adjustments are used to evaluate evidence and to design procedures for solving boundary control problems.  Students must use boundary law and evidence to establish controlling elements and make presentations.  Methods of boundary surveys are used to meet professional guidelines.  Plats, descriptions and other evidence are incorporated in these solutions.  PR: CIET 430 and 431

433  GIS Applications (3-0-3).  A study of basic GIS concepts in cartography and digital mapping, geospatial data structures, geodetic datums, databases, topology, spatial queries/analysis, digital elevation models, and engineering applications.  PR: CIET 211 and MEET 112.

490 Topics in Civil Engineering Technology (3-0-3). Advanced formal course in diverse areas of Civil Engineering Technology. Course may be repeated for different topics. Specific topics will be announced and indicated by subtitle on transcript. PR: Consent of instructor.

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