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Fall 2020

Section 1239 of CEST51
Civil Drafting Technology -- : Aug 21 - Dec 11 2020
Course will utilize Zoom for all instruction. Students are required to have a suitable computer, reliable internet access, a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities, and the ability to print and scan 8-1/2" x 11" sheets of paper (clear and legible digital photos may be an acceptable alternative to scanning). SRJC does have a first-come-first-served laptop loaner program through SRJC Student Services. Cell phones and the majority of tablets are not suitable for this course. Computers must be capable of running AutoCAD Civil 3D 2021 (the minimum system requirements can be found here), a web browser, Zoom, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat. Please note that Civil 3D will not run on a Mac OS. Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of all lectures and online labs. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting.


Click HERE to view the CEST 51 course syllabus for the Fall 2020 semester


SectionDaysHoursLocationRoomUnitsBegin/End DatesFinal Exam Date
1239F5:00 pm - 10:00 pmOnline Only (via Zoom)N/A3.008/21/20 - 12/11/2012/18/2020
5664F5:00 pm - 10:00 pmOnline Only (via Zoom)N/A3.001/22/21 - 5/21/215/28/2021


Fridays, 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm, ONLINE ONLY via "Zoom".

I can also be available by email or phone. I usually respond to emails same day, unless I am working in the field or traveling. I will return phone calls as soon as I am able to, however please do not text me - I will not respond.

Associate's Degree in Environmental Design & Design Drafting, 1988; Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, CA

2-Year Certificate of Achievement in Civil & Surveying Technology with an emphasis on Land Surveying, 2011; Santa Rosa Junior College


Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT), Certificate # LST 8319; May 2012

Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD Civil 3D for Infrastructure Design

Academic Experience

I have been an Adjunct Instructor for the Engineering & Applied Technology Department here at SRJC since January 2016. I currently teach CEST 85 and CEST 51. Please review the course outlines below for detailed course information.

Work and Consulting Experience

I am currently working full-time as a Surveyor for the California Department of Water Resources, Division of Operations and Maintenance, San Luis Field Division which is based at the San Luis Reservoir located 12 miles west of the city of Los Banos. I work in the Precise Survey Section of the Engineering Branch. I travel throughout the state, surveying the State Water Project (SWP) which is California's water storage and delivery system of reservoirs, aqueducts, power plants and pumping plants.

I have more than 30 years of combined experience in both private and public sectors - utilizing hand drafting, AutoCAD, Land Desktop, and Civil 3D in both the civil engineering, land surveying, and mechanical engineering fields.

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Professional Areas of Interest

Learning as much as I possibly can, and pursuing my PLS license.

Professional Involvement and Community Service
Presentations and Publications

From the MAY 2020 edition of Point of Beginning magazine...

Point & Shoot