Spring 2024

Section 4377 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jan 16 - May 17 2024

Section 4378 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jan 16 - May 17 2024

Section 4379 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jan 16 - May 17 2024

Section 5520 of SURV53
Route Surveying & Design -- : Jan 19 - May 18 2024
This section requires physical attendance in the lab in order to achieve learning objectives. The course will utilize Zoom for instruction. Field Labs and final exams will be in-person and will require strict adherence to class protocols. Students are required to have a suitable computer, reliable internet access (a minimum of 5 Mbps UPLOAD speed is required if using the Virtual Lab), a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities, and the ability to print and scan 8-1/2 x 11 inch sheets of paper (at the instructor’s discretion, 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 will not suffice. Computers must be capable of running a web browser, Zoom, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Earth. Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of all lectures and any non-field, online labs. To enable remote access, students will be required to install a VMWare client application. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting.

Section 5536 of CEST63
Subdivision Planning -- : Jan 20 - May 11 2024
This course will utilize Zoom for all instruction. Students are required to have a suitable computer, reliable internet access (a minimum of 5 Mbps UPLOAD speed is required if using the Virtual Lab), a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities, and the ability to print and scan 8-1/2 x 11 inch sheets of paper (at the instructor’s discretion, 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 2022 (the minimum system requirements can be found here), a web browser, Zoom, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please note that Civil 3D will not run on a Mac OS. If your computer does not meet the minimum system requirements for running Civil 3D 2022, or if you have a Mac or a Microsoft Surface computer – you may utilize SRJC’s Virtual Lab (highly recommended). Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of all lectures and online labs. To enable remote access, students will be required to install a VMWare client application. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting.

Section 5662 of CEST64
Public Works Inspection and Testing -- : Jan 17 - May 15 2024

Section 5664 of CEST85
CADD for Civil, Surveying and Land Development -- : Jan 19 - May 17 2024
This course will utilize Zoom for all instruction. Students are required to have a suitable computer, reliable internet access (a minimum of 5 Mbps UPLOAD speed is required if using the Virtual Lab), a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities, and the ability to print and scan 8-1/2 x 11 inch sheets of paper (at the instructor’s discretion, 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 2022 (the minimum system requirements can be found here), a web browser, Zoom, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please note that Civil 3D will not run on a Mac OS. If your computer does not meet the minimum system requirements for running Civil 3D 2022, or if you have a Mac or a Microsoft Surface computer – you may utilize SRJC’s Virtual Lab (highly recommended). Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of all lectures and online labs. To enable remote access students will be required to install a VMWare client application. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting.

Section 5704 of SURV58
Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Determination -- : Jan 17 - May 15 2024
This section requires physical attendance in the lab in order to achieve learning objectives. The course will utilize Zoom for instruction. Field Labs and final exams will be in-person and will require strict adherence to class protocols. Students are required to have a suitable computer, reliable internet access (a minimum of 5 Mbps UPLOAD speed is required if using the Virtual Lab), a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities, and the ability to print and scan 8-1/2 x 11 inch sheets of paper (at the instructor’s discretion, 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 will not suffice. Computers must be capable of running a web browser, Zoom, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Earth. Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of all lectures and any non-field, online labs. To enable remote access, students will be required to install a VMWare client application. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting.

Section 5823 of SURV56
Introduction to GPS Land Surveying -- : Jan 16 - May 14 2024
This section requires physical attendance in the lab in order to achieve learning objectives. The course will utilize Zoom for instruction. Field Labs and final exams will be in-person and will require strict adherence to class protocols. Students are required to have a suitable computer, reliable internet access (a minimum of 5 Mbps UPLOAD speed is required if using the Virtual Lab), a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities, and the ability to print and scan 8-1/2 x 11 inch sheets of paper (at the instructor’s discretion, 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 will not suffice. Computers must be capable of running a web browser, Zoom, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Earth. Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of all lectures and any non-field, online labs. To enable remote access, students will be required to install a VMWare client application. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting.

Section 6745 of GIS40
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- : May 03 - May 03 2024
This section is for Piner High School students and is credit by examination.

Section 7107 of GIS40
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- : Jan 16 - May 16 2024
The section will utilize Zoom for instruction. Students are required to have a suitable computer, reliable internet access (a minimum of 5 Mbps UPLOAD speed is required if using the Virtual Lab), a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities, and the ability to print and scan 8-1/2 x 11 inch sheets of paper (at the instructor’s discretion, 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 will not suffice. Computers must be capable of running a web browser, Zoom, Microsoft 10, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Google Earth. Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of all lectures and any non-field, online labs. To enable remote access students will be required to install a VMWare client application. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting. Additionally, in order to run ESRI ArcGIS Products, student computers must meet ESRI minimum system requirements.

Fall 2023

Section 1239 of CEST51
Civil Drafting Technology -- : Sep 15 - Dec 08 2023
This course will utilize Zoom for all instruction. Students are required to have a suitable computer, reliable internet access (a minimum of 5 Mbps UPLOAD speed is required if using the Virtual Lab), a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities, and the ability to print and scan 8-1/2 x 11 inch sheets of paper (at the instructor’s discretion, 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 2022 (the minimum system requirements can be found here), a web browser, Zoom, Microsoft Word, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please note that Civil 3D will not run on a Mac OS. If your computer does not meet the minimum system requirements for running Civil 3D 2022, or if you have a Mac or a Microsoft Surface computer – you may utilize SRJC’s Virtual Lab (highly recommended). 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. The option of in-person exams may be available and will be announced at the beginning of the semester. The class is officially being offered in a fully online format for students who are distance learners

Section 1282 of CEST192
Non-Technical Skills for the Civil Engineering Technician -- : Aug 16 - Dec 06 2023
This class requires physical attendance in lecture in order to achieve learning objectives. The course will utilize Zoom for instruction. Students are required to have a suitable computer, reliable internet access, and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities. SRJC does have a first-come-first-served laptop loaner program through SRJC Student Services. Cell phones and the majority of tablets will not suffice. Students and computers must be capable of running a web browser, Zoom, Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Google Earth. Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of all lectures and any non-field, online labs. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting.

Section 1305 of SURV60
Introduction to Plane Surveying -- : Aug 15 - Dec 05 2023
This class requires physical attendance in the field labs in order to achieve learning objectives. The course will utilize Zoom for instruction. Field Labs will be face-to-face and will practice strict social distancing, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and adherence to strict class protocols. Students are required to have a suitable computer, reliable internet access, and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities. SRJC does have a first-come-first-served laptop loaner program through SRJC Student Services. Cell phones and the majority of tablets will not suffice. Computers must be capable of running a web browser, Zoom, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Earth. Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of all lectures and any non-field, online labs. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting.

Section 2135 of GIS40
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- : Aug 17 - Dec 07 2023
This class requires physical attendance in lecture in order to achieve learning objectives. The course will utilize Zoom for instruction. Students are required to have a suitable computer, reliable internet access, and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities. SRJC does have a first-come-first-served laptop loaner program through SRJC Student Services. Cell phones and the majority of tablets will not suffice. Computers must be capable of running a web browser, Zoom, Microsoft 10, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Google Earth. Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of all lectures and any non-field, online labs. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting. Additionally, in order to run ESRI ArcGIS Products, student computers must meet ESRI minimum system requirements: https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/get-started/arcgis-pro-systemrequirements.htm#ESRI_SECTION1_441BC14AD47145C1BF1ED8289CC238F2

Section 2912 of APTECH191
Problem Solving in Civil Engineering Technology -- : Aug 14 - Dec 04 2023
This class requires physical attendance in lecture in order to achieve learning objectives. The course will utilize Zoom for instruction. Students are required to have a suitable computer, reliable internet access, and a functioning webcam that has both video and audio capabilities. SRJC does have a first-come-first-served laptop loaner program through SRJC Student Services. Cell phones and the majority of tablets will not suffice. Students and computers must be capable of running a web browser, Zoom, Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Google Earth. Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of all lectures and any non-field, online labs. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting.

Section 3056 of CEST65
Public Works Plans and Estimating -- : Aug 14 - Dec 04 2023

No office hours

SCHEDULES SHOWN BELOW FOR SPRING 2024 & FALL 2024 (Tentative)
 

    SPRING 2024 

    MONDAY   --  OFF-CAMPUS

    • TUESDAY
          8:30 AM  - 11:30 AM    SURVEY 56 LECT  (GPS Land Surveying Fundamentals) ONLINE
         1:30 PM  -   4:30 PM    SURVEY 56 LAB    (GPS Land Surveying Fundamentals)  LINDLEY 196
           4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM    OFFICE HOUR      ONLINE / LINDLEY 196 / LINDLEY 238

           6:00 PM  -    9:00 PM   GIS 40 LECT/LAB   (Intro to GIS) ONLINE
           9:00 PM  -  10:00 PM   OFFICE HOUR       ONLINE / LINDLEY 196 / LINDLEY 238

    • WEDNESDAY
          9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM    SURVEY 58 LECT  (Boundary Surveying Principles) -- ONLINE
          2:00 PM  -    5:00 PM    SURVEY 58 LAB    (Boundary Surveying Principles) -- LINDLEY 196
           4:00 PM  -   5:15 PM   OFFICE HOUR       ONLINE / LINDLEY 196 / LINDLEY 238

    • THURSDAY -- OFF-CAMPUS
           6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM     GIS 40 LECT/LAB     (Intro to GIS) ONLINE
           9:00 PM  -  9:45 PM     OFFICE HOUR          ONLINE / LINDLEY 196 / LINDLEY 238

    • FRIDAY
          New STEM Building Planning Meetings. / 3rd Fri. Dept. Mtgs. TBA / 2nd & 4th Fridays, OFF-CAMPUS or by Appt.

            6:00 PM -    9:00 PM    SURVEY 53 LECT    (Route Surveying) -- ONLINE / LINDLEY 196
            9:00 PM -  10:00 PM    OFFICE HOUR         ONLINE / LINDLEY 196 / LINDLEY 238
            (TBA -- joint instruction with Neil King)

    • SATURDAY   (TBA -- joint instruction with Neil King)
           8:30 AM  -  11:30 PM    SURVEY 53 LAB   (Route Surveying) LINDLEY 196
         11:30 AM  -  12:25 PM    OFFICE HOUR       ONLINE / LINDLEY 196 / LINDLEY 238

        * my OFFICE is currently located in the new Lindley STEM Center, 2nd Floor, Room 238

        * NOTE!!!! PLEASE SELECT THE "INFO" TAB ABOVE & REVIEW MY FACULTY WEB PAGE.

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    SUMMER 2024   

              NO CLASSES 

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    FALL 2024  -- (ONLINE or Hybrid Status TBA)

    • Monday
           2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM   APTECH 191 LECT  (CESGT Problem Solving)  ONLINE
           5:00 PM  -  6:10 PM   OFFICE HOUR   ONLINE or in K151
      Note: some exams may be administered in KUNDE HALL, Rm 151 --- TBA

    • Tuesday
        9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM   SURVEY 60 LECT (Intro to Plane Surveying)  ONLINE 
        2:00 AM  -    5:00 PM   SURVEY 60 LAB   (Intro to Plane Surveying)  KUNDE HALL, Rm 151  
        5:00 PM  -    6:10 PM   OFFICE HOUR  ONLINE or in K151

    • Wednesday
             6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM    CEST192 -- (Non-Tech Skills for CESGT)  ONLINE 
             9:00 PM  -  10:10 PM    OFFICE HOUR -- ONLINE or in my office*

    • Thursday
           9:30 AM  - 12:30 PM     GIS40 LECT (Intro to GIS Fundamentals)  ONLINE
           2:00 PM  -    5:00 PM    GIS40 LAB   (Intro to GIS Fundamentals)  ONLINE
           5:00 PM  -    6:10 PM    OFFICE HOUR -- KUNDE HALL, Rm 151 or in my office*

      NOTE!!!! PLEASE SELECT THE "INFO" TAB ABOVE & REVIEW MY FACULTY WEB PAGE. REGARDING SURVEY 60. As of now, SURV60 will be held as Zoom Lectures and IN-PERSON field labs (no exceptions).

    • Friday  
      New STEM Building Planning Meetings. / 2nd and 4th Fri. Dept. Mtgs. TBA / 1st and 3rd Friday afternoons, OFF CAMPUS / available by Appt. only

      * my OFFICE is currently located in the new Lindley STEM Center, 2nd Floor, Room 238

      PLEASE NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to follow the SRJC registration pages and my faculty web pages frequently.
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    LAST UPDATED  1/2/2024

    ONLINE COURSE STATUS: as of this date, the current plan is for many of my FALL 2023 and SPRING 2024 CESGT classes to be offered all online or hybrid via synchronous ZOOM and/or Canvas. SURVEY labs are in-person. A reliable webcam and reliable internet connection of 5Mbps or greater are essential to course success. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

    All course syllabi for my courses will be available no later than ONE week before courses begin on the course web pages. Please click on the section number and the syllabus link to download a PDF.

    FALL and SPRING SEMESTERS
    SURV60 will be offered as a synchronous Zoom Lecture with an IN-PERSON, ON-CAMPUS lab. VIP!! There is ONLY one Tuesday afternoon (24-seat) lab section. Please note SURV60 along with CEST51 and APTECH191 are FIRM prerequisites for Spring land surveying classes.

    SURV53, 56, 58 will be offered in SPRING semesters as a synchronous Zoom Lecture with an IN-PERSON, ON-CAMPUS labs. VIP!!

    The  remainder of the CESGT Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 courses APTECH191(Z) CEST51(Z/C) CEST65(Z/C), GIS40(Z), CEST63(Z) CEST64(Z/C), CEST85(Z/C):
    are to be conducted remotely/online over Zoom with or without Canvas, as designated parenthetically above as if they were face-to-face (SYNCHRONOUS). That is to say that students will be REQUIRED to be visibly present while online during all lectures and during all lab periods. Participation is expected. No prop-ups. There will be interaction, instruction, and demonstrations between the instructor and students during lectures and labs.


    NOTE: (Z) = Zoom,   (C) = CANVAS,   (Z/C = Zoom and Canvas Combination)

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    VIP1!!!!!   EARLY SIGN-UPS: EVERY semester, students are strongly advised to ALWAYS register 7-10 weeks early to avoid being put on a wait-list when courses overfill OR to avoid early administrative course cancellation due to low enrollment in that course!!! Courses that appear under-enrolled (below 18 students) can be canceled. If a student is somewhat interested or somewhat undecided on a course, it is recommended to signup anyway to preserve your option to choose at a later time. Once canceled, there is no bringing a canceled course back when you later decide that you want to sign up!

    STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO TAKE CESGT COURSES IN THE RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE. LACKING or FORGOTTEN SKILLS GAINED FROM ONE COURSE WILL AFFECT STUDENT PERFORMANCE IN OTHERS.  PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS ARE STRICTLY ADHERED TO.

    VIP2!!!! PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!  BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS and industry-standard computers -- Basic Microsoft Windows 10 computer skills such as window management, file management, navigation, web browsing, and word processing are critical to success in this program. Instructors cannot stop class progress to repeatedly teach a select few how to navigate, copy, paste, name files, etc. It is not fair to the student needing help, nor is it fair to the students waiting. If you do not possess adequate computer skills, you are strongly encouraged to take some basic computer skills classes. At some point, when such deficiencies become evident, instructors may invite students to acquire those skills and return to the program afterward. This is not meant to be mean-spirited. It is meant to be fair. There is no learning opportunity in "setting students up to fail".

    VIP3!!!!!  PC vs. Mac PERSONAL COMPUTERS: The CESGT industry is standardized on the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) - currently Windows 10 Professional. This OS runs on PC computers. It also runs on Mac computers with emulators or dual boot solutions. These workarounds require technical expertise and sufficient computer horsepower to work properly. In some cases, CESGT industry applications such as Autodesk, ESRI, and others may not run properly. The CESGT instructional staff and computer support staff WILL NOT act as concierge personal computer help technicians. Student computers are the student's responsibility. The program does not support Macs.

    VIP4!!!!!  CESGT $HOLARSHIP$: next to my office door or via my classes, students will find CESGT SCHOLARSHIP information -- this is FREE MONEY. Check carefully and often.  There are roughly $28-40k in awards available to SRJC CESGT students annually. APPROXIMATE 2023/2024 dates shown below and will be updated upon the release of 2020-2021 dated materials. Please investigate their websites BUT DO NOT CALL THEM with questions or application requests.

    The scholarships are administered through the CESGT Program or the SRJC Foundation. Application requirements vary but ALL applicants must ALREADY BE REGISTERED in the CESGT Program and actively taking  SIX (6) semester units in most cases.  Again, please look up the web pages and read/confirm the application requirements.

    A.) CA Dept. of Transportation Education Foundation annual scholarship for CESGT students -- applications posted 10/01/2023 due by ~12/10/2023 
    B.) Women in Transportation Seminars annual scholarships -- applications posted 10/01/2023 due by ~12/15/2023 
    C.) California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA) Scholarship (state, Sonoma and Marin Chapters) applications posted ~12/29/2023 due by ~12/31/2023 

    D.) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) /American Council of Engineering Contractors (ACEC) Scholarships (state and North Coast Chapter), electronic forms and submittals available through me or in class:
    State Level: posted ~1/?/2024 due by ~2/?/2024 at 5 PM --- TBA, and
    North Coast: posted ~2/?/2024 due by 2/?/2024 at 5 PM --- TBA.
    E.) North Coast Builders Exchange (NCBE) generally offered/posted in April of each Spring Semester and awarded in June of that same year
    F.) SRJC and SRJC Foundation Scholarship application periods vary TWICE (Fall and Spring)  per calendar year. PLEASE check their websites often. 
    https://scholarships.santarosa.edu/
    TBA = To Be Arranged

    VIP5!!!!!  CESGT JOB BOARD: located in my office in LINDLEY 238 and on the LINDLEY 196, 186 (N:\) network drive, AND on the SRJC File Depot -- these are regional CEST job postings and historical job information. For the last three years, 95-100% of graduating program students have been employed by the end of the program. Check carefully and often. The SRJC CESGT Program also has a long history of successful university transfer and highly successful (~75-80+%) board exam performance.

    VIP6!!!!  SURV60 students. SURV60 is restricted to 24 seats. Students on the waitlist may attend the first class and remain in the waiting room until roll call is taken. If there are drops, then there may be an option for waitlisted students to add. If not, regrettably, I must drop the waitlist students. No exceptions.

    VIP7!!!! SURV60, CEST51 and APTECH191 are REQUIRED for SURV53, SURV56, SURV58, and SURV62

    VIP8!!!!  BEGINNING THIS FALL, the CESGT Program has added an AERIAL REMOTE SENSING and PHOTOGRAMMETRY certificate and AS degree. Whereas there will be an emphasis on both full-scale and drone aerial vehicles, drone data processing will be emphasized. This is NOT a drone piloting course. It is a principles and practice course for aerial mission planning, data capture, data downloading, data management, data analysis, and porting to the design or mapping environments such as Civil3D CADD, Autodesk Recap, or ArcGIS. If you meet the prerequisites, please see SURV62 offered in the Fall 2023 offering and SURV63 SPRING 2024 offering.
    7/31/2023

     

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    SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE FOR THE MOST CURRENT 2023-24 CESGT PROGRAM INFORMATION.
    BELOW PLEASE FIND:
    a.) Notes / Updates section by semester -- (ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
    b.)  Reg's course offerings section by semester, 
    c.) a link to CESGT program curriculum and course sequence information by semester,
    d.) a link to a CESGT program information sheet and 
    e.) an updated course sequence sheet for all three certificates (under construction, see CESGT web pages).

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    GENERAL NOTES / UPDATES: Not teaching a summer session.
    The SRJC Doyle Library offers excellent information services.
    The SRJC Doyle Library also provides laptops to SRJC students on a first-come, first-served basis.


    The Department of Engineering and Applied Technology (E&AT) has a limited number of specialized loaner laptops available. Their distribution is RESTRICTED to enrollment in certain courses. IF the student does not have a personal laptop or desktop, please FIRST consult your instructor, who will refer you to Mr. Todd Amos, the E&AT Microcomputer Lab Specialist.

    Please pay attention to your course syllabi. Synchronous online attendance, specific hardware & software requirements, and expected online classroom behaviors. They are clearly specified and strictly adhered to.

     

    REG's FALL 2023 COURSE OFFERINGS

    1.) GIS 40 -- INTRODUCTION TO GIS METHODS   (4 UNITS)

    Introduction to GIS Concepts and GIS Methods. This is the gateway course to the GIS Technology Certificate Program. Elementary GIS and mapping concepts along with GIS software methods are presented. The student will gain familiarity with GIS concepts, proficiency with GIS software techniques, and the basics in GIS map preparation for subsequent required courses in the GIS Program; particularly in Intermediate GIS (GIS51), Advanced GIS Methods (GIS52), and Data Acquisition in GIS (GIS54) as well as numerous GIS electives.      

    NOTE: According to the official course sequence, this particular section is taught for Geospatial Certificate Majors with a partial emphasis on the integration of GIS, Land Surveying, and Civil Engineering methods and related professional applications. Required for civil engineering and land survey students as well as geospatial/GIS students. (Certificate Requirement)

    REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: GIS 40  (in SRJC Bookstore and on reserve in Doyle Library)
    a.) GIS Fundamentals, A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, Paul Bolstad, 7th Ed, Eider Press Pub, 2022 --  ISBN-13: 978-0-9717647-5-0, (NOTE: hardcopy and e-text formats, used for GIS 40, 51 and 52 if offered)
    b.) Readings and Handouts -- TBA

    RECOMENDED TEXTBOOKS:Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map Projections, Margaret Maher, 3rd Ed, ESRI Press, 2013, -- ISBN: 9781589483422, ISBN-13: 978-1589483422, (Note: used for GIS 40, 51 and 52 if offered)

    2.) APTECH 191 -- QUANTITATIVE REASONING & PROBLEM-SOLVING IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, LAND SURVEYING & GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES  (3 UNITS)

    A moderately comprehensive review of fundamental mathematical concepts as they relate to applied problem-solving topics encountered in the Civil Engineering, Surveying and Geospatial Technologies (CESGT). This course will introduce the student to the quantitative reasoning and problem-solving skills necessary to advance through the three CESGT certificate course sequences. (Certificate Requirement)

    REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: APTECH 191 (in SRJC Bookstore)                                             
    a.) Elementary Technical Mathematics, 12th Ed, Dale Ewen, Cengage Learning, 2011, ISBN-10: 1337630586, ISBN-13: 978-1337630580 (Please obtain the 12th EDITION!!)

    b.) Survey and Civil Engineering Tech and transfer students, PLEASE see calculator recommendations for Survey 60 (below) BEFORE purchasing any calculator for APTECH 191.

    The HP35s calculator and the Ted Kerber HP35s Programming Solutions guide (see below, ~$55-75) are REQUIRED for Land Surveying and Civil Engineering students taking SURV60, SURV53, SURV56, SURV58, CEST63, and CEST85 courses.  Exams in those courses WILL be geared (timewise) to include the use of those calculators. Civil Engineering Transfer students will also do well to learn on this calculator to save time on the university and state qualifying exams. The HP33s and 35s are the ONLY two programmable calculators allowed for use on state licensing exams. For more info see below in the SURV60 section.

    PLEASE NOTE: there are strict rules surrounding state and federal qualifying exams and very strict policies on calculator use during those exams. As mentioned above, the ONLY TWO hand-programmable calculators permitted on the state and federal exams are the HP33s (rare, expensive, discontinued) and the HP35s (currently available ~$55) The programmed steps in the HP33s and HP35s save considerable valuable time in problem-solving on CESGT Program course exams AND on state and federal qualifying exams.


    3.) CEST 192 -- NON-TECHNICAL SKILLS for CESGT    (3 UNITS)


    An introduction to non-technical skills used by civil engineering and surveying technicians. The course will concentrate on developing: an understanding of one's personal profile; emotional and social intelligence; group collaboration skills; project management skills; individual & group verbal/listening skills; written communication skills; workplace culture issues, professional behavior, professional ethics, and job search skills. Students will research technician-level careers in civil engineering and surveying technology.

    REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: CEST192
    a.) Working with Emotional Intelligence, Goleman, S., Bantam, 2000, paperback, ISBN-13: 978-0553378580
    b.) Errors in English & Ways to Correct Them, Shaw, H., Collins Reference, 1993, paperback,  ISBN-13 978-0064610445
    c.) TBA
    d.) DISC Personality Evaluation Workbook (in SRJC Bookstore)
     

    4.) SURVEY 60 -- INTRODUCTORY PLANE SURVEYING METHODS    (4 UNITS) 
        
    A comprehensive and rigorous introductory course in Plane Surveying Methods emphasizing the core fundamentals of plane surveying, differential leveling, traversing, alignments, curves, and field staking methods. In addition, particular attention will be given to field methods, field notebook procedures, field, and office calculations, calculators, spreadsheets, and basic error management. (Certificate Requirement)
                                                        
    REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS/EQUIPMENT: SURVEY 60 (in SRJC Bookstore)               

    a.) Elementary Surveying, 16th Ed, Ghilani & Wolf,  Prentice Hall, 2022,                                             
    ISBN:  (varies with the type of text or e-text)       
    b.) Readings and Handouts -- TBA
    c.) Field Notebook: Elan E64-4x4 (hardcover) OR SOKKIA Fieldbook #8152-60 (hardcover) No exceptions, period!
    d.) Survey Field Vest --  ANSI/ISEA Class 2 safety rating (SECO 8063,68,69 series; Radians SV55-2ZGD; Site ProClass Two
    e.) Hand Compass -- w/ compass quadrant graduations, mirrored sighting, declination adjustment, & clinometer at a minimum. Recommendations: Suunto MC-2 / MC-2 Pro Series OR Brunton TruArc 15 or TruArc 20 Pro Series OR Silva Ranger 2.0 Quad Series
    f.) Tape Measure: 25-33' Engineering scaled tape measure (tenths and hundredths of a foot) at least 3-5 rivets on the endplate)
    Recommendations: Lufkin PHV1425DN OR Komelon52425IE OR Keeson 33' PG181033WIDEV
    g.) Hand Calculators: HP33s or HP35s, (required with Ted Kerber's Surveying Solutions for the HP33s or HP35s, Software by D'Zign (see below), TI-30X IIS (not programmable, supplemental while learning the HP notation, programming, and keystrokes)
    h.) Surveying Solutions for the HP 35s, 4th Printing, Ted Kerber, PLS,  Publisher: Software by D'Zign, Tollhouse CA. 2007-2010,
    Stock # 3510, No ISBN numbers found. Ordered by SRJC BookstoreBook 
    Distributors:  https://www.calculatorsource.com/dz-35s-survey.html

    PLEASE NOTE: there are strict rules surrounding state and federal qualifying exams and very strict policies on calculator use during those exams. As mentioned above, the ONLY TWO hand-programmable calculators permitted on the state and federal exams are the HP33s and the HP35s The programmed steps in the HP33s and HP35s save considerable valuable time in problem-solving on CESGT Program course exams AND on state and federal qualifying exams. 

    7/2/2023 URGENT NOTE: Recently, I have been made aware of a hike in the price of the HP calculators. Evidently, HP sold off its calculator division to the Royal Company. They are gearing up to manufacture the HP35s by the 4th Quarter of 2024. For this reason, the HP35s calculators are currently scarce and somewhat expensive. This is a result of scalpers buying them up and raising the prices. Check with the SRJC Bookstore first they reported a supply at ~$60.

    The NCEES and state exam boards continue to allow the 33s and 35s on qualifying exams. They are SUPER timesavers on exams and are still used in the workplace to check maps, so we will continue to use them in the CESGT Program for the next year or two while the marketplace and manufacturing scene adjusts. BEWARE of low-priced Shopify sites like Manshade and Ikaad they are scam sites. There are reliable sites like CalculatorSource and some EBay sites that are legit and may offer better deals. Also, beware of used versus new condition of items when you are evaluating pricing. Send an inquiry as to the condition of the display and screen.

    HERE ARE SOME SITES THAT (as of 7/2/9/2023) WERE SELLING THE HP33s and HP35s:
    Amazon Prime: sellers offer the HP35s calculator.

    CalculatorSource: sells the calculators. They also sell the HP35s and HP33s Ted Kerber D’Zign Surveying Solutions guides. CAUTION!! There are other programming booklets but the CESGT Program only supports the Ted Kerber programming for the HP33s or 35s calculators. We believe it to be superior.

    AceDepot: sells the HP33s but be sure to locate the Ted Kerber HP33s programming manual for that specific calculator BEFORE you purchase.

    Various EBay sites are selling the HP33s and HP35s calculators in new or used condition, some are fake, some are scalpers -- be good shoppers and be careful. Students are encouraged to search for other sites and find their own best calculator deals…..

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    REG's SPRING 2024 COURSE OFFERINGS   (some information may change)

    1.) GIS40 -- INTRODUCTION TO GIS METHODS(4 units)  
    Introduction to GIS Concepts and GIS Methods. This is the gateway course to the GIS Technology Certificate Program. Elementary GIS and mapping concepts along with GIS software methods are presented. The student will gain familiarity with GIS concepts, proficiency with GIS software techniques, and the basics in GIS map preparation for subsequent required courses in the GIS Program; particularly in Intermediate GIS (GIS51), Advanced GIS Methods (GIS52), and Data Acquisition in GIS (GIS54) as well as numerous GIS electives.      

    NOTE: According to the official course sequence, this particular section is taught for Geospatial Certificate Majors with a partial emphasis on the integration of GIS, Land Surveying, and Civil Engineering methods and related professional applications. Required for civil engineering and land survey students as well as geospatial/GIS students. (Certificate Requirement)

    REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: GIS 40  (in SRJC Bookstore and on reserve in Doyle Library)
    a.) GIS Fundamentals, A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, Paul Bolstad, 7th Ed, XanEdu Pub, 2022 --  ISBN-13: 978-0-9717647-5-0, (NOTE: hardcopy and e-text formats, used for GIS 40, 51 and 52)
    b.) Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map Projections, Margaret Maher, 3rd Ed, ESRI Press, 2013, -- ISBN: 9781589483422, ISBN-13: 978-1589483422, (Note: used for GIS 40, 51 and 52)
    c.) Readings and Handouts -- TBA


    2.) SURVEY 53 -- ROUTE SURVEYING & DESIGN (to be jointly taught with Neil King)    (4 UNITS) 
    Fundamentals of route surveying and route design. Includes the essentials of route geometry, route design, route stationing, calculations, and survey control concepts. Included will be an introduction to photogrammetric surveying and construction staking methods. Students will become familiar with basic calibration techniques, the use of electronic/robotic equipment, data collectors, and advanced workstation software. (Certificate Requirement)

    REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS/EQUIPMENT: SURVEY 56 (in SRJC Bookstore and on reserve in Doyle Library)
    a.) Route Surveying and Design, 5th Edition, Meyer & Gibson, Harper Collins, 1980, ISBN-10: 0-700-22524-2       
    b.) Surveying with Construction Applications, 8th Edition, Kavanaugh & Slattery, /Pearson, 2015, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-276698-2
    c.) Elementary Surveying, 16th Ed, Ghilani & Wolf,  Prentice Hall, 2022
    d.) Field Notebook: Elan E64-4x4 (hardcover) OR SOKKIA Fieldbook #8152-60 (hardcover) No exceptions, period!
    e.) Survey Field Vest --  ANSI/ISEA Class 2 safety rating (SECO 8063,68,69 series; Radians SV55-2ZGD; Site ProClass Two
    f.) Hand Compass -- w/ compass quadrant graduations, mirrored sighting, declination adjustment, & clinometer at a minimum. Recommendations: Suunto MC-2 / MC-2 Pro Series OR Brunton TruArc 15 or TruArc 20 Pro Series OR Silva Ranger 2.0 Quad Series
    g.) Tape Measure: 25-33' Engineering scaled tape measure (tenths and hundredths of a foot) at least 3-6 rivets on the endplate)
    Recommendations: Lufkin PHV1425DN OR Komelon52425IE
    h.) Hand Calculators: HP33s or HP35s, (required with Ted Kerber's Surveying Solutions for the HP33s or HP35s, Software by D'Zign (see below), TI-30X IIS (not programmable, supplemental while learning the HP notation, programming, and keystrokes)
    i.) Surveying Solutions for the HP 35s, 4th Printing, Ted Kerber, PLS,  Publisher: Software by D'Zign, Tollhouse CA. 2007-2010,
    Stock # 3510, No ISBN numbers found. Ordered by SRJC BookstoreBook 
    Distributors:  https://www.calculatorsource.com/dz-35s-survey.html

    PLEASE NOTE: there are strict rules surrounding state and federal qualifying exams and very strict policies on calculator use during those exams. As mentioned above, the ONLY TWO hand-programmable calculators permitted on the state and federal exams are the HP33s (rare, expensive, discontinued) and the HP35s (currently available) The programmed steps in the HP33s and HP35s save considerable valuable time in problem-solving on CESGT Program course exams AND on state and federal qualifying exams. 


    3.) SURVEY 56 -- INTRODUCTION TO SATELLITE-BASED LAND SURVEYING    (4 UNITS) 
    An introduction to the principles and applications of geodetic control surveys, coordinate systems, global positioning systems (GPS), and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Topics include concepts and practice of mission planning, GPS navigation, GPS location as well as the collection, post-processing, and adjustment of GPS data. Static and real-time kinematic (RTK) surveying methods along with basic control network design will be emphasized. This course emphasizes field readiness for GNSS surveys. (Certificate Requirement)   

    REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS/EQUIPMENT: SURVEY 56 (in SRJC Bookstore and on reserve in Doyle Library)
    a.) GPS for Land Surveyors, 5th Ed, Van Sickle, Taylor & Francis, 2015
    b.) Readings and Handouts -- TBA
    c.) Field Notebook: Elan E64-4x4 (hardcover) OR SOKKIA Fieldbook #8152-60 (hardcover) No exceptions, period!
    d.) Survey Field Vest --  ANSI/ISEA Class 2 safety rating (SECO 8063,68,69 series; Radians SV55-2ZGD; Site ProClass Two
    e.) Hand Compass -- w/ compass quadrant graduations, mirrored sighting, declination adjustment, & clinometer at a minimum. Recommendations: Suunto MC-2 / MC-2 Pro Series OR Brunton TruArc 15 or TruArc 20 Pro Series OR Silva Ranger 2.0 Quad Series
    f.) Tape Measure: 25-33' Engineering scaled tape measure (tenths and hundredths of a foot) at least 3-6 rivets on the endplate)
    Recommendations: Lufkin PHV1425DN OR Komelon52425IE
    g.) Hand Calculators: HP33s or HP35s, (required with Ted Kerber's Surveying Solutions for the HP33s or HP35s, Software by D'Zign (see below), TI-30X IIS (not programmable, supplemental while learning the HP notation, programming, and keystrokes)
    h.) Surveying Solutions for the HP 35s, 4th Printing, Ted Kerber, PLS,  Publisher: Software by D'Zign, Tollhouse CA. 2007-2010,
    Stock # 3510, No ISBN numbers found. Ordered by SRJC BookstoreBook 
    Distributors:  https://www.calculatorsource.com/dz-35s-survey.html


    PLEASE NOTE: there are strict rules surrounding state and federal qualifying exams and very strict policies on calculator use during those exams. As mentioned above, the ONLY TWO hand-programmable calculators permitted on the state and federal exams are the HP33s (rare, expensive, discontinued) and the HP35s (currently available ~$55) The programmed steps in the HP33s and HP35s save considerable valuable time in problem-solving on CESGT Program course exams AND on state and federal qualifying exams.

    5.) SURVEY 58 -- EVIDENCE & PROCEDURES for BOUNDARY DETERMINATION   (AS OF SPRING 2021, NOW OFFERED AS A 4-UNIT COURSE w/ Field Lab -- Yay!)
    Principals and Procedures in Boundary Determination -- Introduction to the historical development, current concepts, methods, and procedures in boundary control and determination. Legal principles associated with the historical and current concepts and practices of locating boundary lines and property corners will be discussed. The role of the land surveyor as a quasi-judicial, unbiased steward of the cadaster underlies the course progression. This course was developed for those in the field of land surveying, civil engineering, title insurance, and real estate interested in gaining a better understanding of boundary and legal principles.  (Certificate Requirement)REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS/EQUIPMENT: SURVEY 58
    a.) Evidence & Procedures for Boundary Determination, 7th Ed., Robillard, W., Nettleman, C., Wilson, D., (formerly Brown, C). 2021
    b.) Readings and Handouts -- TBA
    c.) Field Notebook: Elan E64-4x4 (hardcover) OR SOKKIA Fieldbook #8152-60 (hardcover) No exceptions, period!
    d.) Survey Field Vest --  ANSI/ISEA Class 2 safety rating (SECO 8063,68,69 series; Radians SV55-2ZGD; Site ProClass Two
    e.) Hand Compass -- w/ compass quadrant graduations, mirrored sighting, declination adjustment, & clinometer at a minimum. Recommendations: Suunto MC-2 / MC-2 Pro Series OR Brunton TruArc 15 or TruArc 20 Pro Series OR Silva Ranger 2.0 Quad Series
    f.) Tape Measure: 25-33' Engineering scaled tape measure (tenths and hundredths of a foot) at least 3-5 rivets on the endplate)
    Recommendations: Lufkin PHV1425DN OR Komelon52425IE
    g.) Hand Calculators: HP33s or HP35s, (required with Ted Kerber's Surveying Solutions for the HP33s or HP35s, Software by D'Zign (see below), TI-30X IIS (not programmable, supplemental while learning the HP notation, programming, and keystrokes)
    h.) Surveying Solutions for the HP 35s, 4th Printing, Ted Kerber, PLS,  Publisher: Software by D'Zign, Tollhouse CA. 2007-2010,
    Stock # 3510, No ISBN numbers found. Ordered by SRJC BookstoreBook 
    Distributors:  https://www.calculatorsource.com/dz-35s-survey.html


    PLEASE NOTE: there are strict rules surrounding state and federal qualifying exams and very strict policies on calculator use during those exams. As mentioned above, the ONLY TWO hand-programmable calculators permitted on the state and federal exams are the HP33s (rare, expensive, discontinued) and the HP35s (currently available ~$55) The programmed steps in the HP33s and HP35s save considerable valuable time in problem-solving on CESGT Program course exams AND on state and federal qualifying exams. 


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    SRJC Bookstore Status: TBA
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    IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS: CESGT PROGRAM CURRICULUM & COURSE SEQUENCE

    In 2016 SRJC revamped the Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Geospatial Technologies (CESGT) Program from  2-year to 2-3 semester certificate cycles. This should not be considered a dilution of the historical rigor for which this program has become nationally recognized. Students may complete one or more "stackable" certificates, each with a more focused emphasis. Multiple certificates approach much of the 2-year  program content. Minor changes will likely be ongoing. Please monitor the certificate web pages.

    PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFO CAREFULLY.

    The Fall 2022 Semester has undergone some recent revisions so, please consult the program coordinator on how to best select courses that will qualify for certificate status and allow you to complete them on time. 


    1.) CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE - RECOMMENDED 2-3 SEMESTER COURSE SEQUENCE (2022)

    A. FALL SEMESTER #1
    APTECH 191 Problem Solving in CESGT
    CEST 51 Intro To Civil Drafting (using Civil 3D)
    CEST 65 Public Works Plan Reading and Estimating

    CEST 192 Non-Technical Skills for CESGT

    B. SPRING SEMESTER #2
    CEST 63 Subdivision Planning
    CEST 64 Public Works Inspection and Testing
    CEST 85 CAD for Civil Engineering

    C.) CAN BE TAKEN EITHER in the SPRING of SEMESTER #2 or in the FALL of SEMESTER #3
    GIS 40 Intro to GIS

     

    2.) SURVEY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE - RECOMMENDED 1-YEAR COURSE SEQUENCE (2020)

    A. FALL SEMESTER #1
    APTECH 191 Problem Solving in CESGT
    CEST 51 Intro To Civil Drafting (using Civil 3D)
    CEST 192 Non-Technical Skills for CESGT
    SURV 60 Plane Surveying

    B. SPRING SEMESTER  #2
    SURV 53 Route/ Construction Surveying
    SURV 56 Intro to GPS (Satellite-based Land Surveying)
    SURV 58 Boundary Surveying

    C.) CAN BE TAKEN EITHER the Spring semester PRIOR to program entry, in the SPRING of SEMESTER #2, or in the FALL of SEMESTER #3 (first or third options strongly recommended)
    GIS 40 Intro to GIS

     

    3.) GEOSPATIAL (GIS) TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE - RECOMMENDED 1-YEAR COURSE SEQUENCE

    A. FALL SEMESTER #1
    APTECH 191 Problem Solving in CESGT
    CEST 192 Non-Technical Skills for CESGT
    GIS 40 Intro to GIS

    B. SPRING SEMESTER  #2
    GIS 51 Intermediate GIS
    GIS 54 Data Acquisition in GIS
    CEST 51 Intro To Civil Drafting (using Civil 3D) 

    C. Currently, the CESGT Program intends to offer the following courses BOTH Fall and Spring semesters. Please consult the Program Coordinator on this.
      --  GIS 40 Intro to GIS
      --  CEST 51 Intro To Civil Drafting (using Civil 3D, beginning Fall 2022 pending instructor availability)

    4.) Aerial Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry CERTIFICATE and AS Degree

    A. FALL SEMESTER #1
    APTECH 191 Problem Solving in CESGT (concurrent or prerequisite)
    CEST 51 Intro To Civil Drafting (using Civil 3D) (concurrent or prerequisite)
    SURV 60 Plane Surveying (concurrent or prerequisite)
    SURV 62 Intro to Aerial Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry

    B. SPRING SEMESTER  #2
    CEST 85 CAD for Civil Engineering (concurrent or prerequisite)
    SURV 56 Intro to GPS (Satellite-based Land Surveying, concurrent or prerequisite)
    SURV 63 Advanced Aerial Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry

    C. FALL SEMESTER #3
    GIS 40 Intro to GIS
    LIR10
    (AS degree only)

    5.) The 1-unit LIR 10 course is required for ALL 3 Associate Degree tracks ONLY and may be taken either SPRING OR FALL semesters.
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    LINKs to IMPORTANT WEBPAGES
    Below please find the latest CESGT Program and course information. These documents can be used for certificate course planning. (NOTE: MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.)

    CESGT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM PAGE:
    http://appliedtechnology.santarosa.edu/civil-engineering-surveying-geospatial-technology-cesgt-program

    CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PAGE:
    http://appliedtechnology.santarosa.edu/civil-engineering-technology

    GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY PAGE:
    http://appliedtechnology.santarosa.edu/geospatial-technology-geographical-information-systems

    SURVEY TECHNOLOGY PAGE:
    http://appliedtechnology.santarosa.edu/surveying-technology

    PLEASE NOTE: Creating and updating new-technology based programs such as this is a dynamic process with many bureaucratic steps and review committees. THINGS WILL CHANGE and sometimes abruptly. STUDENTS WILL DO WELL TO BE ADAPTABLE. WHEN IN DOUBT, ASK ME. You may not like the answer but you will then be informed. IF YOU DON'T ASK, YOU DON'T GET.  It's called real life, baby!!!
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    SPECIAL NOTE & PERSONAL COMMENT:

    To start off, I am a first-name kind of guy so I go by Reg. Professor and Mr. are NOT necessary.

    Secondly, NEW and CONTINUING students in the program should NOT wait until the last minute to plan for their certificates or associate degrees. Read your course syllabi. Consult program websites (degree audit link in your SRJC cubby) and this webpage. Consult program coordinators and instructors. Learn where the Engineering & Applied Technology Administrative Offices are in Lindley STEM Center. Learn where and when my office hours are held and make an appointment to meet and confer WELL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR PERCEIVED EMERGENCY!!

    Once you are enrolled and in one of my classes, install Zoom on your computer, tablet, or cell phone. Use it to web-conference with me and your student peers.

    VERY IMPORTANT COMMENT!!! Students are legally viewed as adults by the school district and the state chancellor's office. If you have to send your parents to ask your questions -- please find an easier certificate. It is the STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY to stay on top of their degree planning. The school provides information, online web pages, online forms, your own online academic management website called your SRJC cubby, and coordinators and counselors to consult with. The school does NOT chase after students to get things done. College education and university transfer are serious business. Career Technical Education is serious. The three CESGT disciplines are NOT easy and require rigorous study. This is YOUR education and YOUR career. I am here to help but in order to succeed at either or at both, YOU will have to do YOUR share of the work. It will be no different once you are employed in the CESGT field. HARD WORK = excellent career advancement opportunities. Please consider this carefully and take ownership of your success

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    OFFICE HOURS AND AVAILABILITY

    My office is located in LINDLEY 238. You may also contact me byemail or if really urgent, via my cell phone. DO NOT LEAVE MESSAGES ON MY SRJC OFFICE PHONE, I AM RARELY THERE.

    Lastly, I also currently serve as CESGT program coordinator, program grant writer, college project committees, and on the planning & construction committees for the Lindley STEM Building. Coordinator duties include CESGT scholarships, CESGT student job placements, annual grant writing to fund the CESGT program, equipment purchasing, equipment maintenance, lots of meetings, and other behind-the-scenes work. The CESGT program does not have graders and does not have formal lab assistants. CESGT faculty are responsible for setting up all labs. This means I will be super busy most all the time, please take FULL advantage of my office hour availability. There is no  CESGT concierge Zoom cafeteria!!

    A student may report a few moments early to a listed classroom/virtual classroom or appointment and find me leaving an administrative meeting to get to your appointment. DO NOT assume that I am not available. Prior to assuming incorrectly, students may text (preferred) or call my cell phone (707) 246-6960 and confirm theirs and my timing and whereabouts. I may only be seconds or minutes away. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND PARTICIPATION. 
    RP