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CET 221 Basic Surveying and Grade Staking
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 6 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Theory and application of plane surveying, including horizontal and vertical measurements, differential leveling, topographic mapping, and construction staking. Grade staking skills are covered including percent, ratio, stake reading, hubs and lath, grade transfers, offsets, laser use and ground safety.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the history of surveying.
2. (Analysis Level) Calculate various measurement conversions.
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate various methods of horizontal measurement.
4. (Analysis Level) Illustrate and explain the Rectangular Survey System.
5. (Comprehension Level) Explain the details of construction plan reading.
6. (Application Level) Identify and demonstrate equipment used in differential leveling and grade staking.
7. (Application Level) Demonstrate and explain the fundamentals of differential leveling.
8. (Synthesis Level) Design a topographic map from data collected in differential leveling.
9. (Knowledge Level) Identify Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) construction specifications.
10. (Application Level) Demonstrate and explain proper use of survey and grade staking lath and fagging.
11. (Analysis Level) Define grade as used in construction and determine appropriate grade for projects.
12. (Analysis Level) Calculate percent slope.
13. (Analysis Level) Calculate slope ratio.
14. (Analysis Level) Calculate horizontal distances using the Pythagorean Theorem.
15. (Application Level) Demonstrate and explain OSHA construction site safety.
16. (Analysis Level) Outline and analyze the basic fundamentals of grade staking.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
OSHA: www.osha.gov
Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Construction Specifications, Jan. 2012 Edition: http://www.azmag.gov/Documents/2012%20Specifications%20and%20Details%20Book.pdf