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Construction Engineering Technology 1+3 Agreement with MSU Bozeman

The 1+3 Agreement with articulated coursework in Engineering and General Education is designed for students interested in a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology at Montana State University.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Estimated costs are for the Great Falls College portion of this curriculum. Please contact the partnering school for information on the estimated cost of classes there.

Tuition and Fees $3,255
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $85
Books/Supplies $618
Total $4,175

Fall 2017 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Year 1: Courses taken at GFC MSU

Many students need preliminary math, science, and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedule.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
CHMY 121 Intro to General Chem w/Lab **,+ 4
ECNS 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GEO 101 Intro to Physical Geologyw/Lab 4
COMX 111 Intro to Public Speaking *** 3
WRIT 201 College Writing II * 3
M 151 Precalculus **,+ 4
PHSX 205 College Physics I w/Lab **,+ 4
ECNS 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
University Core -- Select one of the following: 3
Art (IA and RA) Options  
MUSI 101 Enjoyment of Music 3
MUSI 103 Fundamntls of Musical Creation 3
MUSI 203 American Popular Music 3
MUSI 207 World Music (equiv to 307) 3
PHOT 154 Exploring Digital Photography 4
ARTZ 105 Visual Language-Drawing 3
Humanities (IH and RH) Options  
HSTA 101 American History I 3
HSTA 102 American History II 3
LIT 110 Intro to Lit 3
PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Ethics 3
Diversity (D) Options  
EDU 211 Multicultural Education 3
NASX 232 MT Ind Cltrs/Hstry/Iss (=332) 3
SPNS 102 Elementary Spanish II * 4
 Total Credits34

Indicates prerequisite needed


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment


 Assumes COMX 111 transfers to MSU Bozeman with a US Core designation


Key courses

Years 2-4: Outline for Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology Degree at Montana State University

The following courses would be taken at MSU in Bozeman after transferring with Year 1 coursework from Great Falls College. These courses are all required for degree completion; the course sequencing indicated below is a general guide on when they can be taken.

Year 2 - Fall Semester
M 165QCalculus for Technology I *3
DDSN 131Engr Graphics & Computer Aided Drafting2
ETCC 204Applied Analysis for Construction Technology1
EMAT 251Materials - Structures and Properties3
ARCH 241Building Construction3
University Core (Art, Humanities, or Diversity)3
Year 2 - Spring Semester
M 166QCalculus for Technology II *3
PHSX 207College Physics II4
EGEN 203Applied Mechanics *3
SRVY 230Intro to Surveying for Engineers3
Select one of the following:
ACTG 201Principles of Accounting3
ACTG 220Principles of Managerial Accounting3
EIND 373Production Inventory Cost Analysis3
Year 3 - Fall Semester
ECIV 308Construction Practice +3
EGEN 208Applied Strength of Materials +3
EGEN 330Business Fundamentals for Technical Professionals3
EGEN 310RMultidisciplinary Engineering Design3
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics3
Year 3 - Spring Semester
ETCC 302Soils and Foundations4
ETCC 310Concrete Technology +3
EGEN 331Applied Mechanics of Fluids +3
ECIV 307Construction Estimating and Bidding Practice +3
SRVY 273Route Surveying +3
Year 4 - Fall Semester
BGEN 361Principles of Business Law3
ECIV 404Heavy Construction Equipment and Methods +3
EELE 354Electric Power Applications +3
ETME 425Building Systems +3
University Core (Arts, Humanities, or Diversity)3
Professional Electives +1
Year 4 - Spring Semester
ECIV 405Construction Project Planning and Scheduling +3
ETCC 499RCapstone: Construction Engineering Technology +3
ETCC 412Structural Elements +3
Professional Electives +6

 Key courses


 Advanced courses

Professional electives must include: a minimum of two and maximum of four credits combined from ETCC 498 (Internship -- often taken in the summer between junior and senior year), ETCC/ECIV 492 (Reno Prep Class and Independent Study), and ETCC 490 (Independent Study). A maximum of 3 credit-hours may be included from a complete MSU minor, a prior or concurrent BS/BA degree in another major, or courses in a completed MSU Honors Program. A student may petition to include other senior or graduate level courses consistent with the degree program but not listed here (requires Academic Advisor and Department Head approval).

Students must successfully complete all key courses prior to taking any advanced courses.

A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation; 42 of those credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.