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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Course: CON241

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   2.0 Period(s)   2.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Fundamental surveying principles including theory and field work using the level and transit, horizontal measurement by tape or stadia, benchmark and profile leveling traverse surveys and computations, establishment of line and grade. Designed to develop semi-professional personnel working for private or government engineering agencies.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Summarize the historical development of surveying. (I)
2. Measure horizontal distances by different methods. (II)
3. Measure and compute elevation differences. (II, III)
4. Use a level and make field notes. (II, III)
5. Measure horizontal angles. (II)
6. Use latitudes and departures. (II, IV)
7. Measure vertical angles. (III)
8. Stake specific areas and grades. (IV)
9. Compute and stake horizontal highway curves. (IV)
10. Compute elevation for vertical highway curves. (IV)
11. Apply special surveying techniques to layout subdivisions. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Background
   A. Trigonometry concepts
   B. History of surveying
   C. Purposes of surveying
      1. Horizontal location
      2. Vertical location
II. Horizontal measurements
   A. Pacing
   B. Odometer
   C. Chaining
   D. Stadia
   E. Subtense bar
   F. Electronic Measuring Device (EDM)
III. Vertical measurements
   A. Dumpy and Wye levels
   B. Self-leveling levels
   C. Rodman techniques
      1. Manual signals
      2. Walky-talky communication
      3. Vernier rod reading
IV. Special surveying techniques
   A. Line of levels
   B. Closed circuits
   C. Grades and profiles
   D. Latitudes and departures
      1. Angular
      2. Area determination
   E. Horizontal curves
      1. Culminated
      2. Deflection
   F. Vertical curves
   G. Special uses of theodolites
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 1, 2018

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