SRJC Course Outlines

4/18/2024 11:01:28 AMCEST 51 Course Outline as of Fall 1995

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CEST 51Title:  MAP DRAFTING TECH  
Full Title:  Map Drafting Techniques
Last Reviewed:10/24/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CET 51

Catalog Description:
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Map drafting techniques; use and care of drafting instruments and equipment; working on various drafting media with emphasis on reproduction quality.  Field note reduction and computations.

CEST 50A (formerly CET 50) or equivalent with grade of "C" or better.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Map drafting techniques related to surveying & civil engineering.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:CEST 50A (formerly CET 50) or equivalent with grade of "C" or better.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Identify and demonstrate the use and care of drafting tools and
   mediums used in map drafting.
2.  Demonstrate the technique of plotting data by protractor, drafting
   machine, coordinates and other acceptable methods.
3.  Demonstrate their knowledge and skills in drafting by reducing
   surveyors field notes to draft records of surveys, parcel maps,
   topographic maps, plan and profile drawings, final maps and other
   types of maps used in surveying, engineering and construction.
4.  Construct various maps by interpreting legal descriptions including
   public land survey system, rights-of-way and other easements.
5.  Identify and list the necessary elements to be shown on the various
   maps used in surveying, engineering, and construction.
6.  Identify the two basic map projections and illustrate their use.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Types of maps, scales, styles, and symbols used.
2.  Proper use and care of drafting tools and mediums.
3.  Methods of plotting data.
4.  Use and basic characteristics of contours.
5.  Special plot plan problems - Assessor's maps, recorder's office,
   deed description, public land survey system, records of survey,
   parcel maps.
6.  Special topographic problems - plan and profiles site plans, cross
   sections, cut and fill problems.
7.  Legal responsibility - Land Surveyors Act, Recorder's Office, etc.
8.  Map projections.

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Lecture and Laboratory:
1.  Use and types of scales.
2.  Basic drafting tools and their use.
3.  Drafting mediums, their use and care.
4.  Plotting by protractor, drafting machine and coordinates.
5.  Types of line and standard mapping symbols.
6.  Surveyor field notes and their interpretation.
7.  Interpretation of deeds and other legal descriptions.
8.  Developing legal plot plans.
9.  Construction topographic maps.
10. Constructing plan and profiles.
11. Uncommon types of maps.
12. Map projections and their use.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Homework problems, Exams, Drawings
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Performance exams, Drawings
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 35%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, Computational
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Class Participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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SURVEY DRAFTING, 2nd Edition by G. H. Wattles, Gordon H. Wattles
Publication.  1981

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