Using a variety of surveying equipment and software, students will learn methods and techniques to observe, analyze and integrate field measurements in surveying applications. This includes the proper care and setup of instruments, units of measurement, horizontal and zenith angles, directions, distances, elevations, interpreting and generating contour lines, map reading, field notes and the presentation of data on a completed map. Students will directly apply this knowledge in field activities. Group 2 course
Required Prerequisites MTH 121
or higher, can be taken concurrently
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Demonstrate competency in survey equipment set up and operation.
- Develop procedural manuals for proper equipment use.
- Collect necessary data for constructing a map.
- Create a comprehensive topographic maps.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Interact with a team for the completion of a project.
Learning How to Learn:
- Describe the impacts of surveying projects on society.
- Compile log books for developing proper survey instrument procedures.