Classes

Fall 2020

Section 1282 of CEST192
Non-Technical Skills for the Civil Engineering Technician -- : Aug 19 - Dec 09 2020
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 Windows, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of every class period. 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 18 - Dec 08 2020
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 Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Earth, and ArcGIS Desktop ver 10. Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of both lecture and lab. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting.

Section 2912 of APTECH191
Problem Solving in Civil Engineering Technology -- : Aug 17 - Dec 07 2020
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 Windows, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Active synchronous visible participation and attendance are required for the entire duration of every class period. Further details will be provided in the course syllabus when available and during the first class meeting.

Spring 2020

Section 4377 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020

Section 4378 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020

Section 4379 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020

Section 5520 of SURV53
Route Surveying & Design -- : Jan 17 - May 15 2020

Section 5536 of CEST63
Subdivision Planning -- : Jan 18 - May 09 2020

Section 5664 of CEST85
CADD for Civil, Surveying and Land Development -- : Jan 17 - May 15 2020

Section 5704 of SURV58
Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Determination -- : Jan 13 - May 11 2020

Section 5823 of SURV56
Introduction to GPS Land Surveying -- : Jan 14 - May 12 2020

Section 6745 of GIS40
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- : May 01 - May 01 2020
The above section is for Piner High School students and is credit by examination.

Section 7107 of GIS40
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020

Schedule

 

FALL 2021     (as of 6/26/2020, disregard overstruck room assignments below -- THOSE COURSES CURRENTLY PLANNED TO BE OFFERED ONLINE VIA ZOOM)

  • Monday
         2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM   APTECH 191 LECT  (CESGT Problem Solving) -- KUNDE HALL, Rm 151
         5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM   OFFICE HOUR -- KUNDE HALL, Rm 151 / ANALY VILLAGE BLDG. D, Rm 630

  • Tuesday
          8:00 AM -   11:00 AM   GIS 40 LECT (Intro to GIS Fundamentals) KUNDE HALL, Rm 111
          12:00 PM -   3:00 PM   GIS 40 LAB (Intro to GIS Fundamentals) KUNDE HALL, Rm 111

          3:00 PM -   3:45 PM   OFFICE HOUR -- KUNDE HALL, Rm 111 / ANALY VILLAGE BLDG. D, Rm 630
          3:00 PM -   5:45 PM   ADMIN MEETINGS

  • Wednesday
           6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM    CEST192 -- (Non-Tech Skills for CESGT) KUNDE HALL, Rm 151
           9:00 PM  -  9:45 PM    OFFICE HOUR -- KUNDE HALL, Rm 151 / ANALY VILLAGE BLDG. D, Rm 630

  • Thursday
         9:00 AM  - 12:00 PM   SURVEY 60 LECT (Intro Plane Surveying) KUNDE HALL, Rm 151
         2:00 PM  -    5:00 PM   SURVEY 60 LAB ((Intro Plane Surveying) KUNDE HALL, Rm 151
         5:00 PM  -    5:45 PM   OFFICE HOUR -- KUNDE HALL, Rm 151 / ANALY VILLAGE BLDG. D, Rm 630

    NOTE!!!! PLEASE SCROLL DOWN & READ MY WEB PAGE REGARDING SURVEY 60
    As of 6/29, SRJC LEADERSHIP is still considering how to best offer this class with a field lab. Please be patient Although listed as restricted, do NOT call me for an ADD CODE! IF the course is allowed to go, the scheduling department will lift the block and students can then register. It is the student's responsibility to check the registration page and this page frequently.

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

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SPRING 2021  (ONLINE or Face-to-Face Status TBA)

  • Monday
         6:00 PM -   9:00 PM   SURVEY 58 LECT  (Boundary Surveying Principles) -- KUNDE 111
         9:00 PM - 10:00 PM   OFFICE HOUR -- KUNDE 111 / ANALY VILLAGE, BLDG D, #630

  • Tuesday
          8:00 AM  -    11:00 PM   SURVEY 56 LECT (GPS Land Surveying Fundamentals) KUNDE 151
          12:00 PM  -    3:00 PM   SURVEY 56 LAB (GPS Land Surveying Fundamentals)  KUNDE 151
          3:00 PM  -      4:00 PM   OFFICE HOUR KUNDE 151 / ANALY VILLAGE, BLDG D, #630

          5:30 PM  -     8:00 PM   GIS 40 LECT/LAB (Intro to GIS Fundamentals) KUNDE 111
          8:00 PM  -     9:30 PM   OFFICE HOUR -- KUNDE 111 / ANALY VILLAGE, BLDG D, #630

  • Wednesday

    OFF-CAMPUS

  • Thursday
        5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM  GIS 40 LECT/LAB (Intro to GIS Fundamentals ) KUNDE 111
        8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM  OFFICE HOUR -- KUNDE 111 / ANALY VILLAGE, BLDG D, #630

  • 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) -- KUNDE 151
         (TBA -- joint instruction with Neil King)

  • Saturday   (TBA -- joint instruction with Neil King)
          8:00 AM  -    11:00 PM   SURVEY 53 LAB (Route Surveying) KUNDE 151
        11:00 AM  -    11:45 PM   OFFICE HOUR -- KUNDE 151 / ANALY VILLAGE, BLDG D, #630

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SUMMER 2021   (June 15 - August 7)

          NO CLASSES  / UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME

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Info

LAST UPDATED  6/29/2020

ONLINE COURSE STATUS AND COVID-19 UPDATE: as of this date, the current plan is for ALL FALL2020 CESGT classes will be offered online via ZOOM and/or Canvas with ONE EXCEPTION.

An effort is being made to offer the SURV60 Lab Face-to-Face (F2F) with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Negotiations are underway. The proposed plan is to offer one lecture section and one or two lab sections of 10-12 students each (Thurs Aft. & Fri AM). Some webpage registration messages or advisories (like this one) may be confusing. Until a consensus can be reached between administration, the faculty senate, and the two unions; SRJC  administration has decided to list the SURV60 course as RESTRICTED. I cannot issue an add code for that type of restriction, students must wait until the block is lifted. PLEASE STANDBY. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO OFFER THIS COURSE WITH A F2F LAB since it is a prerequisite for three Spring 2021 courses. Feel free to email me over the summer but be patient, since I am not teaching this summer session, I will not be checking my email daily.

For the remainder of the CESGT Fall 2020 courses APTECH191(Z), CEST51(Z/C), CEST65(Z/C), CEST192(Z), GIS40(Z):
Please be advised that unless things change, the current plan is for ALL CESGT classes to be conducted over Zoom or Canvas, as designated parenthetically above as if they were face-to-face. That is to say that students will be REQUIRED to be present while online during all lectures and during all lab periods. 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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VIP!!!!!   EARLY SIGN-UPS: Students are strongly advised to ALWAYS register 6-10 weeks early every semester to avoid being put on a wait-list when courses over-fill OR to avoid early administrative cancellation of a course due to low enrollment in courses!!! 

Administrative course cancellation begins 3-4 weeks prior to the first day of the semester. 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 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 $HOLARSHIP$: next to my office door students will find CESGT SCHOLARSHIP information -- this is FREE MONEY. Check it carefully and often.  There are roughly $28-40k in awards available to SRJC CESGT students annually. APPROXIMATE 2020/2021 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 classes.  Again, please look up the web pages and read the application requirements.

CA Dept. of Transportation Education Foundation annual scholarship for Land Surveyors and Civil Engineering students -- posted every Fall semester (Awarded)
California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA) Scholarship (state and Sonoma Chapter) applications posted ~10/2020 due by ~12/2020 (AWARDED)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) /American Council of Engineering Contractors (ACEC) Scholarships posted ~1/13/2021 due by ~2/3/2021 at 5 PM (electronic forms and submittals available through me or in class).
North Coast Builders Exchange (NCBE) generally offered/posted in April of each Spring Semester and awarded in June of that same year
SRJC and SRJC Foundation Scholarship application periods vary TWICE (Fall and Spring)  per calendar year. PLEASE check their websites often.

https://scholarships.santarosa.edu/

CESGT JOB BOARD: located in my office hallway, on the Kunde 111/151 (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+%) board exam performance.

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SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE FOR THE MOST CURRENT 2020-21 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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FALL 2020 NOTES / UPDATES:

CEST192 will be offered as a more comprehensive 3-unit course.
GIS40 will be offered for FOUR (4) units (lect/lab).
CEST51 will be required for GIS certificates as of Fall 2021 but will be accepted if taken prior.to then.
 

SPRING 2021 NOTES / UPDATES: None yet.
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SUMMER 2021 NOTES / UPDATES: None yet.
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REG's FALL 2020 COURSE OFFERINGS

1.) GIS 40 -- INTRODUCTION TO GIS METHODS   (PLEASE NOTE: AS OF FALL 2020, NOW OFFERED AS A 4-UNIT COURSE)

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, 6th Ed, XanEdu Pub, 2019 --  ISBN-13: 978-1-59399-552-2, (NOTE: 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.) 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 and the Kerber HP35s programming solutions guide (below) are REQUIRED for Land Surveying students and for the SURV60, SURV53, SURV56, SURV58 courses. The HP35s is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for Civil Tech Courses. Civil Engineering Transfer students will 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..

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.) CEST 192 -- NON-TECHNICAL SKILLS for CESGT    (PLEASE NOTE: AS OF FALL 2020, NOW OFFERED AS A 3-UNIT COURSE)

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; 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.) 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, 2004, Covey, S., ISBN-13: 978-0743269513
c.) TBA
d.) DISC Personality Evaluation Workbook (in SRJC Bookstore)
 

4.) CEST51 -- CIVIL DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY   (3 UNITS)
The first in a two-semester course series. The series is designed to introduce the students to the basic theory and practices of civil engineering drafting and mapping. The course will emphasize introduction to hand-drafting and to computer-aided design/drafting software (AutoCAD, Autodesk Civil 3D) for civil, surveying and land development disciplines. Topics include mapping scales and symbols, civil and surveying fundamentals, location and direction of lines, plan, profile, and cross-section drawings, topographic mapping, boundary, and legal description plats. (Certificate Requirement)

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: CEST 51 -- See SRJC bookstore Be sure to check for AutoCAD and Civil 3D 2021 versions. Download and install the most current student software per your instructor recommendations. We will be using AutoCAD 2021 starting Summer2020.

                                                                     
5.)  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: SURVEY 60 (in SRJC Bookstore as of ??)               

a.) Elementary Surveying, 15th Ed, Ghilani & Wolf,  Prentice Hall, 2014,                                             
ISBN: 0133758885,  ISBN-13: 978-0133758887       

b.) 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 Bookstore
Book Web Page: http://www.softwarebydzign.com/index.php?pg=prod6 
Distributors:  http://www.softwarebydzign.com/index.php?pg=dealers

c.) HP 35s Hand Calculator -- REQUIRED for all survey students, STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for Civil Engineering students (~$55.00)

d.) TI30 IIX Solar Hand Calculator -- Strongly recommended for checking your work while you are learning the HP35s, (~$12.00)                    

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NOTE: As of  8/??/2020, all of the above-identified REQUIRED course textbooks are scheduled to be available in the SRJC Bookstore AND most can be found at the reserve desk of the Doyle Library. Use them!
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REG's SPRING 2021 COURSE OFFERINGS

1.) GIS 40 -- INTRODUCTION TO GIS METHODS    (PLEASE NOTE: AS OF FALL 2020, NOW OFFERED AS A 4-UNIT COURSE)
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, 6th Ed, XanEdu Pub, 2019 --  ISBN-13: 978-1-59399-552-2, (NOTE: 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: SURVEY 56 (in SRJC Bookstore and on reserve in Doyle Library)
a.) Elementary Surveying, 15th Ed, Ghilani & Wolf,  Prentice Hall, 2014, ISBN: 0133758885,  ISBN-13: 978-0133758887       
b.) Route Surveying and Design, 5th Edition, Meyer & Gibson, Harper Collins, 1980, ISBN-10: 0-700-22524-2

c.) 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 Bookstore
Book Web Page: http://www.softwarebydzign.com/index.php?pg=prod6 
Distributors:  http://www.softwarebydzign.com/index.php?pg=dealers

d.) HP 35s Hand Calculator -- REQUIRED for all survey students, STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for Civil Engineering students (~$55.00)
e.) TI30 IIX Solar Hand Calculator -- Strongly recommended for checking your work while you are learning the HP35s, (~$12.00)                    


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: SURVEY 56 (in SRJC Bookstore and on reserve in Doyle Library)
a.) GPS for Land Surveyors, 4th Ed, Van Sickle,  Routledge, 2015, ISBN 9781466583108
b.) Field Notebook: Elan E64-4x4 (hardcover) OR SOKKIA Fieldbook #8152-60 (hardcover) No exceptions, period!
c.) Hand Calculators: HP33s or HP35s, (not required but strongly recommended as both are programmable for exams with Software by D'Zign HP Programming Guides), OR TI-30X IIS (not programmable, acceptable recommended alternative)
 

5.) SURVEY 58 -- EVIDENCE & PROCEDURES for BOUNDARY DETERMINATION   (PLEASE NOTE: AS OF FALL 2020, NOW OFFERED AS A 4-UNIT COURSE with a 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 boundary line and property corner location 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: SURVEY 58
a.) Evidence & Procedures for Boundary Determination, 6th Ed., Robillard, W., Wilson, D., Brown, C. 2013, hardbound, ISBN: 978-1118431436
b.) Readings and Handouts -- 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.

The Geospatial (GIS) Program curriculum is AGAIN being revised over the 2020-2021 academic year. Fewer courses may be offered. Over the 2020-21 academic year  (Fall and Spring), some certificate core courses and GIS 40 will continue to be offered provided. Those courses will qualify for GIS certificate credit beginning in Fall 2021.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFO CAREFULLY.
The Fall 2021 Semester will be undergoing some revisions so please consult the program coordinator for how to best select courses that will qualify for certificate status and allow you to complete on time. 

1.) CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE - RECOMMENDED 2-3 SEMESTER COURSE SEQUENCE (2020)
A. FALL SEMESTER #1
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 #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 in the SPRING of SEMESTER #2 or in the FALL of SEMESTER #3
GIS 40 Intro to GIS

 

3.) GEOSPATIAL (GIS) TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE - RECOMMENDED 1-YEAR COURSE SEQUENCE
Note: as of Summer 2019 the program will be under redevelopment, contact Reg Parks)

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 -- planned requirement beginning Fall 2021, highly recommended for 2020-21)

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)


4.) 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 DONT ASK, YOU DON'T GET
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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 and this webpage. Consult program coordinators and instructors. Learn where the Engineering & Applied Technology Administrative Offices are in Analy Village. 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. 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 SRJC 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. CESGT is a serious set of disciplines. 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. Please consider this carefully and take ownership of your success
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OFFICE HOURS AND AVAILABILITY
My office is located in Analy Village, Building D, Room 630. You may also contact me by email or if really urgent, via my cell phone.

Lastly, I also currently serve as CESGT Program coordinator, Department Chair Designee, and on the planning & construction committees for the new STEM Building. I do not have graders and I do not have lab assistants. This is a busy job with equipment maintenance, lab setups, lots of meetings, and other behind the scenes work to do. 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 coming from a meeting, making copies, or submitting one of the ten zillion forms required for existence in various administrative offices across campus. 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 only be seconds or minutes away. RP

 

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