SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2024 6:12:42 AMNRM 52 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  NRM 52Title:  FOREST SURVEYING  
Full Title:  Park and Woodland Surveying
Last Reviewed:11/27/2000

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0010 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:  FOR 52

Catalog Description:
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Measurement of distance, direction and elevation using basic surveying equipment, including the abney, clinometer, compass, engineer's tape and level rod. The interpretation and use of topographic maps for wildland navigation.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and completion of AG 78.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A basic surveying course involving the measurement of distance, direction, & elevation under forest field conditions.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and completion of AG 78.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
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 student will:
1.  Know and be able to describe the United States public land
   survey system.
2.  Organize and assemble accurate surveying field notes.
3.  Prepare planimetric and topographic maps from field notes.
4.  Understand and competently operate surveying equipment and
   instruments (compasses, steel tapes, levels, abneys, clinometers,
5.  Demonstrate accurate field measurements of distance, direction
   and elevation.
6.  Comprehend and demonstrate basic surveying computations.

Topics and Scope
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  I.  Introduction and terminology
     A.  Surveying and forest surveying defined
     B.  Uses of survey information
     C.  Equipment; uses and limitations
     D.  Field notes
II.  Public land survey system
     A.  History
     B.  Subdivisions
     C.  Use in the legal description of rural property
III.  Measurement of horizontal distance
     A.  Terminology and definitions
     B.  Pacing
     C.  Steel tapes
IV.  Measurement of direction
     A.  Terminology and definitions
     B.  Hand compass
     C.  Staff compass
     D.  Reddi-mapper
 V.  Measurement of vertical distance
     A.  Terminology
     B.  Aneroid barometer
     C.  Abney
     D.  Clinometer
     E.  Differential leveling
VI.  Mapping
     A.  Types of maps
     B.  Preparation of maps from field notes
     C.  Reading, interpreting and using contour maps

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Students will be required to complete:
1.  Reading assignments that will average 10 pages per week.
2.  Written and laboratory field assignments - approximately 12
   assignments during the semester.
3.  Demonstrations (field) of use of surveying equipment.
4.  An accurate and up-to-date field surveying notebook - approximately
   25 pages of measurements and computations during semester.
5.  Approximately five practice sets of survey computations during
   the semester.
6.  A planimetric (or topographic) map constructed from field
The method of instruction shall be a combination of lecture,
discussion, written in-class and out-of-class assignments in addition
to hands on laboratory exercises.

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%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
70 - 70%
Homework problems, Field work, Lab reports, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 30%
Class performances, Field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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