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Aerial Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry (AS) Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 28
Term Effective: Fall 2023


This Major offers an introduction to the fundamentals of Aerial Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Mission Planning, Data Management, and Data Processing with emphasis on processing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, aka drones) data. For drone flight training, see the Computer Studies department (

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Plan aerial remote sensing missions.
  2. Gain familiarity with the concept of ground control for aerial photogrammetry and remote sensing.
  3. Gain familiarity with the least squares statistical method relating to aero triangulation and aerial survey control.
  4. Gain a basic proficiency in photogrammetric and remote sensing data processing and preparation.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Aerial Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry (AS) program are:

  • Complete 28 units from
    • Aerial Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Core Courses
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Aerial Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Core Courses - complete 27.00 units
CEST 85CADD for Civil, Surveying and Land Development3.00
GIS 40Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)4.00
SURV 56Introduction to GPS Land Surveying4.00
SURV 60Introduction to Plane Surveying4.00
SURV 62Introduction to Aerial Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry3.00
SURV 63Advanced Aerial Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry3.00
APTECH 191Problem Solving in Civil Engineering Technology3.00
CEST 51Civil Drafting Technology3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2023

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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