Classes

Fall 2017

Section 1239 of CEST51
Civil Drafting Technology -- : Aug 24 - Sep 14 2017
The above section meets Thursday from 5-10pm, 8/24-9/14 and Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7:30pm, 9/19-12/14.

Section 1282 of CEST192
Non-Technical Skills for the Civil Engineering Technician -- : Oct 04 - Dec 13 2017

Section 1305 of SURV60
Introduction to Plane Surveying -- : Aug 24 - Dec 14 2017

Section 2135 of GIS40
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- : Aug 22 - Dec 12 2017

Section 2912 of APTECH191
Problem Solving in Civil Engineering Technology -- : Aug 21 - Dec 11 2017

Section 3056 of CEST65
Public Works Plans and Estimating -- : Aug 21 - Dec 11 2017

Summer 2017

Section 8718 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jun 26 - Aug 11 2017

Section 8871 of GIS52
Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- : Jun 20 - Aug 09 2017

Spring 2017

Section 4377 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jan 17 - May 19 2017

Section 4378 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jan 17 - May 19 2017

Section 4379 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jan 17 - May 19 2017

Section 5463 of GIS51
Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2017

Section 5665 of GIS54
Data Acquisition in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- : Jan 19 - May 18 2017

Section 5704 of SURV58
Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Determination -- : Jan 23 - May 15 2017

Section 5823 of SURV56
Introduction to GPS Land Surveying -- : Jan 17 - May 16 2017

Section 6745 of GIS40
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- : May 05 - May 05 2017
The above section is for credit by exam.

Schedule


SUMMER 2017

  • GIS 52,  Section 8871 -- June 20 thru August 9
    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM in Shuhaw 1751

 

FALL 2017 

  • Monday
         2:00 PM -  5:00 PM   APTECH 191 LECT  (Problem Solving for CESGT) -- SHUHAW 1751
         5:00 PM -  5:45 PM   OFFICE HOUR -- 1775 Shuhaw (Shuhaw 1751 sometimes)
  • Tuesday
          9:00 AM  -    2:00 PM   GIS 40 LECT/LAB (Intro to GIS) -- Shuhaw 1751
          2:00 PM  -    2:45 PM   OFFICE HOUR -- Shuhaw 1775 (Shuhaw 1751 sometimes)
  • Wednesday
       OFF CAMPUS / Administrative Duties / Pinche Meetings
  • Thursday
           9:00 AM - 12:00 PM SURV 60 LECT  (Intro to Plane Surveying) -- Shuhaw 1799
           2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SURV 60 LAB     (Intro to Plane Surveying) -- Shuhaw 1799
           5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM OFFICE HOUR -- Shuhaw 1775 (Shuhaw 1799 sometimes)
  • Friday
        1st Fri. Fac Dev Mtg. / 2nd Fri. Dept. Mtgs. TBA / 3rd & 4th Fridays -- OFF CAMPUS or By Appt.
     

Info

UPDATED 8/16/2017

EARLY SIGN-UPS: Students are strongly advised to ALWAYS register 4-6 weeks early every semester to avoid being put on a wait-list or to avoid early administrative cancellation due to low enrollment in courses!!! 

Administrative cancellation begins three weeks prior to the first day of the semester. If a student is somewhat interested or somewhat undecided it is recommended to sign up 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.


CESGT SCHOLARSHIPS: to the LEFT of my office door students will find CESGT SCHOLARSHIP information -- this is FREE MONEY, Check it carefully and often.

CESGT JOB BOARD: to the RIGHT of my office door is a CESGT JOB BOARD that contains current and historical job information. The SRJC CESGT Program has a long history of successful university transfer and highly successful (~75%) board exam performance. For the last two years, 95-100% of program students have been employed by the end of the program. Check it carefully and often.

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SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE FOR THE MOST CURRENT 2017-2018 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,).

 

SUMMER 2017 NOTES / UPDATES:

SUMMER 2017 NOTE 1: YO! Soon-To-Be Certificate completers, get your paperwork started LAST SEMESTER, check out your cubby and select degree audit
GIS 52 will be offered this summer -- T-Th 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM from 6/20 thru 8/9.

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FALL 2017 NOTES / UPDATES:

CEST 51 will not be taught by Reg Parks this Fall. It will be taught by Jennifer Looper instead. She is awesome! Sign UP EARLY!!!!!!!!

My Fall course texts should be available in the SRJC Bookstore starting 8/7. They are ALL available on line. All my course textbooks will be available in the Reserve Section of the Doyle Library by the first week of classes. SURV 60 students, the ONLY allowable field notebook is the orange hardbound Elan Standard Engineer's Field Book 64-4x4 or the yellow Sokkia Engineer's Field Book 64-4x4 . Please have one by the first day-you will need it. No exceptions. Do NOT purchase field books with waterproof paper.

AS of 8/16, all of my classes are full at 24 students. They are allowed wait list counts of THREE STUDENTS. This means that students numbered 25-27 are on a wait list and will be automatically advanced IF there are any drops. Being on the wait list is not a guarantee of getting in the course. PLEASE NOTE! Calling or emailing me and asking for an add code is not necessary. A student, significant other or parent calling me and DEMANDING an add code is not a good way to start the semester. Please refrain from doing so. I WILL NOT give out an add code ahead of the first day of class for ANY reason as this unfair and circumvents those who took the time to monitor the school website and sign up in slots 25-27. They have priority.

Full classes means that we will HIT THE GROUND RUNNING on Day 1, please be prepared with books and supplies. Also please read my course syllabi. There is a link to a PDF download on the SRJC course schedule web page for each course. The course syllabus will also be sent out to each student enrolled or wait-listed ONE TIME, roughly two weeks before the first day of class.

That's all for now. Please check back!!!

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REG's FALL 2017 COURSE OFFERINGS

1.) APTECH 191 (NEW COURSE)-- Quantitative Reasoning & Problem-Solving in Civil Engineering, Land Surveying & Geospatial Technologies

A comprehensive coverage 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:
a.) Elementary Technical Mathematics, 11th Ed, Dale Ewen, Cengage Learning, 2011, ISBN-10: 128519919, ISBN-13: 978-128519919

 

2.) GIS 40 -- INTRODUCTION TO GIS METHODS

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. (Certificate Requirement)      
NOTE: This particular section is taught with a partial emphasis on the integration of GIS, Land Surveying and Civil Engineering methods and related professional applications. Recommended for civil engineering and land survey students as well as geospatial/GIS students.   

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:
a.) GIS Fundamentals, A First Text on Geographic Information Systems, Paul Bolstad, 5th Ed, XanEdu Pub, 2016 --  ISBN-13: 978-1-50669-587-7,  ISBN-10: 1506695877. (NOTE: used for GIS 40, 51 and 52)
b.) Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: A Guide to Map Projections, Margaret Maher, 2nd Ed, ESRI Press, 2013, -- ISBN: 9781589483422, ISBN-13: 978-1589483422, (Note: used for GIS 40, 51 and 52)
c.) Readings and Handouts -- TBA

 

3.) SURVEY 60 -- Introduction to Plane Surveying Surveying
A comprehensive and rigorous introductory course in Plane Surveying Methods emphasizing the core fundamentals of Plane Surveying, Differential Leveling, Traversing Methods and Basic Topographic Mapping. In addition, particular attention will be given to field methods, field notebook procedures, field and office calculations and basic error management. (Certificate Requirement)

TEXTBOOKS:

a.) Elementary Surveying, 15th Ed, Ghilani & Wolf,  Prentice Hall, 2014, ISBN: 9780134604657  (REQUIRED)

b.) A Guide to Understanding Land Surveys, 3rd Ed, Stephen Estopinal, Wiley, 2009, ISBN-13: 978-0470230589  (RECOMMENDED)

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NOTE: As of 8/5/2017, all my identified REQUIRED course textbooks are scheduled to be available in the SRJC Bookstore AND in the reserve section of the Doyle Library.
The Doyle Library Reserve section also has numerous reference books selected by me. Use them!
NOTE: the 
Ghilani 15th Edition (SURV60) and the Madsen 8th Edition (CEST51) are on order and should be on reserve in Doyle by the 1st or 2nd week of classes.

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IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS: CESGT PROGRAM CURRICULUM & COURSE SEQUENCE

SRJC has recently completed revamping the Civil Engineering, Surveying and Geospatial Technologies (CESGT) Program from a 2-year to a 1-year certificate cycle. This should not be considered a dilution of the historical rigor for which this program has become nationally recognized. The curriculum is being revised with less inter-certificate overlap so that students may complete one or more "stackable" certificates, each with a more focused emphasis.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFO CAREFULLY.

The Fall 2018 Semester is undergoing some minor revisions so please consult the program coordinator for how to best select courses that will qualify for certificate status. These are the planned 2017-2108 FALL and SPRING Certificate Courses as they now stand:

1.) CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE
A. FALL SEMESTER
APTECH 191 Problem Solving in CESGT
CEST 51 Intro To Civil Drafting (using Civil 3D)
CEST65 Public Works Plan Reading and Estimating

CEST 192 Non-Technical Skills for CESGT

B. SPRING SEMESTER
CEST 63 Subdivision Planning
CEST 64 Public Works Inspection and Testing
CEST 85 CAD for Civil Engineering
GIS 40 Intro to GIS

 

2.) SURVEY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE
A. FALL SEMESTER
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
SURV 53 Route/ Construction Surveying
SURV 56 Intro to GPS (Satellite-based Land Surveying)
SURV 58 Boundary Surveying
GIS 40 Intro to GIS

 

3.) GEOSPATIAL (GIS) TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE
A. FALL SEMESTER
APTECH 191 Problem Solving in CESGT
CEST 192 Non-Technical Skills for CESGT
GIS 40 Intro to GIS
GEOG 4 Physical Geography (Fall or Spring)
CEST 51 Intro To Civil Drafting (using Civil 3D -- planned requirement beginning Fall 2018, highly recommended for 2017)

B. SPRING SEMESTER
GIS 51 Intermediate GIS
GIS 54 Data Acquisition in GIS
GIS 53 Cartography in GIS (includes web-based mapping)
GEOG 4 Physical Geography  (Fall or Spring)

C. SUMMER TERM
GIS 52 Advanced GIS Methods

D. 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 along with a link to a TENTATIVE course sequence for the three certificates. 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 new programs such as these is a dynamic process with many bureaucratic steps and review committees. THINGS WILL CHANGE. STUDENTS WILL DO WELL TO BE ADAPTABLE AS THEY DO. WHEN IN DOUBT -- ASK ME.

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SPECIAL NOTE & COMMENT:

First 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. Consult program coordinators and instructors. Learn where the Applied Technology Administrative Offices are in Bussman Service Center. Learn where and when my office hours are held and make an appointment or email me WELL IN ADVANCE OF YOUR PERCEIVED EMERGENCY!! 
 

Install VSEE (link below) on your computer, tablet or cell phone. Use it to web-conference with me. Students are legally viewed as adults by the school district and the state chancellor's office. It is the STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY to stay on top of their degree planning. The school provides information, online forms in your cubby and people 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. This is YOUR education and YOUR career. In order to succeed in either or both, YOU will have to do YOUR share of the work. Please consider this carefully and take ownership of your success.

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OFFICE HOURS AND AVAILABILITY

My office is located in SHUHAW 1775 and my office phone is (707) 527-4376. You may also contact me by email or if really urgent, via my cell phone.

Lastly, I also currently serve as CESGT Program coordinator, a student may report a few moments early to a listed classroom or to my listed office hours to not find me in my office. I might be making copies or submitting one of ten zillion forms required for existence in our nearby administrative offices. DO NOT assume that I am not available. Prior to assuming incorrectly, students may call my cell phone (707) 246-6960 and confirm their intent to meet and my whereabouts. I may be only seconds to minutes away. RP

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