Prerequisite: CE 240. Development of computer skills related to the field of civil engineering. Introduction of Windows, email and Internet usage. Introduction to Office suite, word processing, spreadsheets with VBA applications, presentation and publishing software. Development of programming skills. Application of CAD to the development of structural and architectural drawings, dimensioning, grading plans, contour lines and sections. Analysis and design of structural systems using structural engineering packages. Development of algorithms and computer codes for the solution of civil engineering problems. 1 hour of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week.