SRJC Course Outlines

10/16/2019 5:30:51 AMSURV 60 Course Outline as of Spring 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SURV 60Title:  INTRO PLANE SURVEYING  
Full Title:  Introduction to Plane Surveying
Last Reviewed:4/13/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

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: 

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the principles and practice of plane surveying, including measurements for distance, direction, elevation and position, topographic and planimetric mapping, use and care of surveying equipment.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in APTECH 90A, APTECH 191, MATH 154, or MATH 155

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the principles and practice of plane surveying, including measurements for distance, direction, elevation and position, topographic and planimetric mapping, use and care of surveying equipment.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in APTECH 90A, APTECH 191, MATH 154, or MATH 155
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:TransferableEffective:Fall 2015Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Describe the concepts of Plane Surveying, including the Public Land Survey System
2.   Properly set up and operate plane surveying equipment
3.   Interpret and record data and field notes
4.   Analyze and compute survey and engineering findings
 

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Define the different types of land surveying and their uses.
2.  Summarize the proper procedures and use of surveying equipment used in this course.
3.  Prepare proper surveying notes and information.
4.  Perform surveying computations involving angles, directions, distances, areas, volumes, and vertical and horizontal positions.
5.  Calculate  horizontal measurements by manual and electronic methods.
6.  Determine the elevation difference between points using multiple survey leveling methods.
7.  Lay out, measure, analyze and adjust level runs, field traverses and topographic side shots.
8.  Compute direction of a line from field data and record data using magnetic and geodetic information.
9.  Compute the relative position of points by traversing.
10. Calculate basic curve data and layout basic horizontal curves.
11. Prepare a topographic map from surveying data and information.
12. Identify the characteristics of and summarize basic procedures used in the Public Land Survey System.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture and Laboratory
I.   Introduction to Plane Surveying
    A. Procedures
    B. Equipment
    C. Units of Measure
II. Field Notes: Preparation and Use of Field Notes
    A. Purpose and Preparation
    B. Proper Composition in the Field
    C. Office Use of Field Notes
III.  Land Surveying and Measurement Error
    A. Basic Error Specification and Determination
    B. Basic Error Management and Correction
IV.  Leveling
    A. Theory
    B. Equipment
    C. Vertical Datums
    D. Process
    E. Computations
V.   Distance Measurement
    A: Theory
    B. Process
    C. Horizontal Datums
          1. NAD 27 (North American Datum 1927)
          2. NAD 83 (North American Datum 1983)
    D. Methods
         1. Taping
         2. Electronic
VI. Horizontal Curves
    A. Alignment geometry and basic calculations
    B. Defining and calculating basic curve elements
    C. Layout
VII. Vertical Curves
    A. Alignment geometry and basic calculations
    B. Defining and calculating vertical curve elements
    C. Layout
VIII. Electronic Instruments and Electronic Measurements
    A. History of survey measurement equipment
    B. Use and care of electronic measurement equipment
IX. Traversing
    A. Procedures
    B. Computations and Adjustments
    C. Computing Area
    D. Field notes
X.  Mapping Surveys
    A. Types and Methods
    B. Mapping and Simple Plat Preparation
XI. Introduction to Public Lands Survey System (PLSS)

Assignments:
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1.  Textbook reading per week (1-2 chapters per week)
2.   Homework problem sets (10-20)
3.   Weekly field exercises, performance evaluations, and reports
4.   Exams (3-5)
5.   Final exam

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
15 - 25%
Homework problem sets, Field exercises and reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Field exercises, Performance evaluations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 35%
Multiple choice, True/false, 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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Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics, 14th ed. Wolf/Ghilani, Prentice-Hall, 2014
Instructor prepared materials

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