SRJC Course Outlines

3/31/2023 12:16:31 AMCEST 50A Course Outline as of Fall 1995

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CEST 50ATitle:  PLANE SURVEYING  
Full Title:  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 Scheduled3.0017.5 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:  CET 50A

Catalog Description:
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Theory and practice of plane surveying, including measurement of distance and angles, use and care of instruments, error analysis, field problems and office computations.

Course Completion or Current Enrollment in APTECH 90A ( or CET 90A) OR Completion of MATH 155 or higher (V1) OR Course Completion or Current Enrollment in MATH 155

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Theory & practice of plane surveying, including measurement of distance & angles, use & care of instruments, error analysis, field problems & office computations.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in APTECH 90A ( or CET 90A) OR Completion of MATH 155 or higher (V1) OR Course Completion or Current Enrollment in MATH 155
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:Fall 2017
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.  Define and illustrate types of surveys and sources of surveying
2.  Demonstrate correct use of surveying measurements including types
   of units and significant figures.
3.  Demonstrate the proper use and care of tapes, levels, and theodolites.
4.  Identify the three types of errors and demonstrate the appropriate
   corrections to be applied to each error.
5.  Calculate slope and vertical distances into the appropriate
   horizontal distance.
6.  Use field measured angles and convert them into the appropriate
   form to complete a traverse computation including balancing the
7.  Use field measurements to prepare a topographic map.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture and Laboratory.
1.  Orientation and lab procedures.
2.  Units of measurements, errors and accuracy.
3.  Use and care of tapes and tapping procedures.
4.  Taping and linear measurements.
5.  Use and care of levels.
6.  Differential, profile and cross section leveling.
7.  Use and care of theodolite with horizontal and vertical angle
8.  Traverse and traverse computations.
9.  Topographic mapping.

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1.  Types of surveying units and measurements.
2.  Determine error of closures with appropriate accuracy.
3.  Determine and correct linear and vertical measurements.
4.  Reduce and plot profile with cross-section notes.
5.  Convert horizontal and vertical angles to appropriate bearings or
6.  Reducing field angles to complete a traverse with appropriate checks.
7.  Balancing a traverse by the compass rule.
8.  Prepare topographic map.

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, Field work, Lab reports, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Field work, Performance exams
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 9th ed. by Wolf/Brinker, Harper and Row, 1994

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