SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 6:40:57 PMSURV 55 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Terminated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SURV 55Title:  INTRO GPS CIV SURV LAND  
Full Title:  Introduction to GPS for Civil, Surveying & Land Development
Last Reviewed:8/23/2004

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017 max.Lecture Scheduled51.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.004 min.Lab Scheduled51.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total102.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  102.00Total Student Learning Hours: 204.00 

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:  CEST 55

Catalog Description:
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Principles and applications of control surveys, coordinate systems, and global positioning systems including concepts and practice of navigation, location, data collection, processing and adjustment.  All students should have a basic understanding of the principles and practices of plane surveying prior to taking this course.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of SURV 51 ( or CEST 50B or CET 50B)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Principles and applications of control surveys, coordinate systems, and global positioning systems including concepts and practice of navigation, location, data collection, processing and adjustment.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of SURV 51 ( or CEST 50B or CET 50B)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Identify types of control surveys and their applications in civil
engineering and surveying.
2. Operate global positioning system equipment for navigation and survey
grade location.
3. Use conventional electronic surveying instruments (total stations) as
well as the GPS equipment for control surveys, navigation and mapping.
4.  Determine and utilize appropriate field procedures for horizontal and
vertical control of surveys.
5.  Define and give illustrative examples of map projections and the
data associated with them.
6.  Determine the geographic coordinates and plane coordinates of points
within the two California Coordinate Systems.
7.  Determine the direction of a line by Astronomic Observation.
8.  Summarize the proper use of electronic surveying equipment such as
total stations global positioning systems.
9.  Analyze and compile GPS data by using post-processing software.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to GPS
 A. Principles
 B. Applications
 C. Skills
 D. Equipment
II. Control Surveys
 A. Types
 B. Civil engineering and land surveying applications
III. State Plane and Geographic Coordinate Systems
  A. Map projections
  B. Data
  C. Computations
IV. Planning a Survey
V. GPS Fundamentals
VI. GPS Receivers and equipment
VII. Navigating
VIII. Observing
IX. Surveying
X. Post-processing data
XI. Mapping

Assignments:
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1.  Compute the positions of points used in horizontal and vertical
control.
2.  Determine the appropriate datum, coordinates system, and projection
for surveying and mapping projects.
3.  Set up and operate GPS receivers.
4.  Do project planning for a GPS Survey using GPS software.
5.  Navigate to points with GPS.
6.  Determine the position of points by static GPS methods.
7.  Compute the survey grade position of points by post-processing survey
data with GPS software.
8.  Prepare a topographic map by kinematic GPS methods.
9.  Chapter readings in textbook, approximately 40 - 50 pages per week.
10. Three to five exams, including final.

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%
None
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
25 - 45%
Field work, computations; navigate to points; project plan.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 55%
Field work, navigate to points; set up/operate receivers.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 30%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, COMPUTATIONAL
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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GPS for Land Surveyors 2nd Edition.  Van Sickle, Jan. Taylor and Francis,
2001.

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