Surveying and Geomatics

course description

SG-100 - Applied Math for Land Surveying

This course presents math concepts and skills required in land surveying and mapping. The course covers topics in geometry and trigonometry related to surveying problem-solving. Intersections of lines and circles are discussed and so are the formulas used in horizontal and vertical curves.
Units: 1
Lecture Hours: 0 |  Lab Hours: 3 |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Recommended: Completion of geometry, in high school or college, is strongly recommended.
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Transfer Status: CSU |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

SG-141 - Boundary Control and Legal Principles

This course provides the student with an understanding of and the ability to apply legal principles and past court rulings to questions of land survey and boundary control. This course will also provide the student with the required background and preparation for areas of the State Land Surveyors Examination, and the Land Surveyors-In-Training examination devoted to this topic. Discussions include ownership, transfer and description of real properties, types of boundaries, boundary laws and presumptions, resurveying and retracing, easement, conveyances and the role of the surveyor.
Units: 3
Lecture Hours: 3 |  Lab Hours: None |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Recommended: 1. Engr 060 and 061 2. Surveying experience
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Transfer Status: CSU |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

SG-142 - California Coordinate System

This course introduces students to the theory of the California Coordinate System and its application in modern surveying and geomatics practices; conversion of geodetic coordinate system to state plane coordinates and vice versa; zone coversion; and transversing of the grid. It also provides the students with the required background and preparation for areas of the State Land Surveyors Examination and the Land Surveyor-In-Training Examination on this topic.
Units: 1
Lecture Hours: 1 |  Lab Hours: None |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Recommended: ENGR 060 and SG 100
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Transfer Status: CSU |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

SG-143 - Introduction to Photogrammetry

This course provides an introduction to principles of photogrammetry, geometry of photographs, flight planning, ground control, single and double image photogrammetry, stereoscopic plot, orthophoto, photogrammetric mapping, applications, and economic factors. This will also provide the student with the required background preparation for areas of the State Land Surveyors Examination and the Land Surveyors-In-Training Examination devoted to this topic.
Units: 1
Lecture Hours: 1 |  Lab Hours: None |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Recommended: 1. Engr 060 and 061 2. Surveying experience
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Transfer Status: CSU |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

SG-145 - Astronomy for Surveyors

This course provides an introduction to astronomical procedures relating to the determination of latitude, time, and azimuth as observed with the surveying instruments. Additionally, this course provides the student with the required background and preparation for related areas of the Land Surveyors Examination and the Land Surveyors-In-Training Examination.
Units: 1
Lecture Hours: 1 |  Lab Hours: None |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Recommended: 1. Engr 060 and 061 2. Surveying experience
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 2
Transfer Status: CSU |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

SG-146 - CADD for Civil Engineering, Surveying and Land Development

This is a course on computer-aided design and drafting for civil engineering, surveying and land development. AutoCAD Civil 3D software program will be utilized. Students will acquire the necessary computer skills to use the software for applications in civil engineering design, surveying and land development projects. Topics include basic drawing component management, terrain surface modeling and contours, alignments and stationing, cross sections, volume computation, and profiles. In addition, the course will discuss various applications in civil engineering and land surveying.
Units: 3
Lecture Hours: 2 |  Lab Hours: 3 |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Recommended: SG 100, ENGR 018, ENGR 060
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 4
Transfer Status: CSU |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

SG-147 - Global Positioning System for Land Surveying

Fundamentals of the global positioning system (GPS) and its applications in land surveying are introduced. The discussions include the three segments of GPS technology, i.e., the space segment that consists of a constellation of 24 satellites orbiting around the earth, the control segment that consists of five ground monitoring stations, and the user segment that consists of two categories of receivers. Among the topics studied are GPS observables, planning for a GPS field survey, GPS data processing, and GPS surveying techniques. Emphasis is given to practical applications of GPS technology in surveying.
Units: 3
Lecture Hours: 2 |  Lab Hours: 3 |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Recommended: ENGR 061, or equivalent.
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Transfer Status: CSU |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

SG-148 - Maps, Subdivision Map Act and Land Surveyors Act

This course is designed to present both theory and practical mapping experience in the preparation of subdivision maps, records of surveys, topographic maps, route and rights-of-way maps. Requirements of the Subdivision Map Act and the Land Surveyors Act are studied. Techniques of the reduction of field survey notes and the preparation of improvement plans are also presented. This course will provide the student with the required background and preparation for areas of the Land Surveyors-in-Training and the State Land Surveyors examinations.
Units: 3
Lecture Hours: 2 |  Lab Hours: 3 |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Recommended: 1. ENGR 060 and 061 2. SG 141 or 3. ENGR 063 4. SG 146
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Transfer Status: CSU |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS

SG-149 - 3D Laser Scanning for Land Surveying

This course introduces students to 3D laser scanning for land surveying. The fundamental principles of 3D laser scanning are discussed. The implementation of time-of-flight measurement and interaction of laser beams with various types of surfaces are examined. Students will learn the structure of a 3D laser scanner, its operation in the field, data collection and geo-referencing. Topics on post-measurement processing include data transfer to an office computer, point cloud registration and calibration, data filtering and checking, mesh and surface generations, digital image calibration, 2D drawing generation, feature code management and animations. Several applications in land surveying are discussed.
Units: 3
Lecture Hours: 2 |  Lab Hours: 3 |  Repeatable: No |  Grading: L
Recommended: ENGR 060, with minimum grade C
Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 3
Transfer Status: None |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS​​​
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