Fall 2021

Section 1282 of CEST192
Non-Technical Skills for the Civil Engineering Technician -- : Aug 18 - Dec 08 2021
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 19 - Dec 09 2021
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 1548 of SURV60
Introduction to Plane Surveying -- : Aug 19 - Dec 10 2021
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 2021
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 16 - Dec 06 2021
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.

Summer 2021

Section 8718 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jun 21 - Aug 06 2021

Spring 2021

Section 4377 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021

Section 4378 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021

Section 4379 of CEST98
Independent Study in Civil and Surveying Technology -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021

Section 5520 of SURV53
Route Surveying & Design -- : Jan 22 - May 15 2021
This class requires physical attendance in the lab 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 5704 of SURV58
Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Determination -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2021
This class requires physical attendance in the lab 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 5823 of SURV56
Introduction to GPS Land Surveying -- : Jan 26 - May 18 2021
This class requires physical attendance in the lab 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 6745 of GIS40
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- : May 07 - May 07 2021
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 21 - May 20 2021

No office hours

FALL 2021  (disregard overstruck room assignments below -- as of 6/1/2021, those courses will be offered online via Zoom). THIS MAY CHANGE!!! Please monitor the INFO tab for this site.

  • Monday
         2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM   APTECH 191 LECT  (CESGT Problem Solving)  ONLINE  -- 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)  ONLINE KUNDE HALL, Rm 111
         12:00 PM -   3:00 PM   GIS 40 LAB (Intro to GIS Fundamentals)  ONLINE  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)  ONLINE 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  - 11:00 PM    SURVEY 60 LECT (Intro Plane Surveying)  ONLINE KUNDE HALL, Rm 151
         1:00 PM  -    4:00 PM    SURVEY 60 LAB ((Intro Plane Surveying) KUNDE HALL, Rm 151
         4:00 PM  -    4:45 PM    OFFICE HOUR -- KUNDE HALL, Rm 151 / ANALY VILLAGE BLDG. D, Rm 630

    NOTE!!!! PLEASE SELECT THE "INFO" TAB ABOVE & REVIEW MY WEB PAGE REGARDING SURVEY 60.
    As of now, SURV60 will be held as Zoom Lectures and IN-PERSON field labs potentially employing strict social distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE).

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



    PLEASE NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to follow the SRJC registration pages and my faculty web pages frequently.


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SPRING 2021  AS OF 12/30/2020 -- (ONLINE or Hybrid Status TBA)
 

  • MONDAY   --  OFF-CAMPUS
     

  • TUESDAY
        8:00 AM  - 11:00 PM   SURVEY 56 LECT  (GPS Land Surveying Fundamentals) ONLINE
      12:00 PM  -   3:00 PM   SURVEY 56 LAB    (GPS Land Surveying Fundamentals)  KUNDE 151
         3:00 PM  -   3:45 PM   OFFICE HOUR  --  (ONLINE / KUNDE 151 / ANALY VILLAGE, BLDG D, #630

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

  • WEDNESDAY
        9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM   SURVEY 58 LECT  (Boundary Surveying Principles) -- ONLINE
         1:00 PM  -    4:00 PM   SURVEY 58 LAB    (Boundary Surveying Principles) -- KUNDE 151
         4:00 PM  -    4:45 PM   OFFICE HOUR --   (ONLINE / KUNDE 151 / ANALY VILLAGE, BLDG D, #630
     

  • THURSDAY -- OFF-CAMPUS
         5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM  GIS 40 LECT/LAB     (Intro to GIS Fundamentals ) ONLINE
         8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM  OFFICE HOUR    --   (ONLINE / 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  --  (ONLINE / KUNDE 151 / ANALY VILLAGE, BLDG D, #630

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SUMMER 2021   (June 15 - August 7)

          NO CLASSES 

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LAST UPDATED  6/21/2021

ONLINE COURSE STATUS AND COVID-19 UPDATE: as of this date, the current plan is for ALL FALL 2021 CESGT classes to be offered online via synchronous ZOOM and/or Canvas. A reliable webcam and reliable internet connection of 5Mbps or greater is essential to course success.
EXCEPTION!!
SURV60 will be offered as a synchronous Zoom Lecture with an IN-PERSON, ON-CAMPUS lab. VIP!! The Thursday afternoon lab section will be opened and receive enrollment first. The Friday morning lab will open ONLY AFTER the Thursday afternoon lab has filled.

The  remainder of the CESGT Fall 2021 courses APTECH191(Z) CEST51(Z/C) CEST65(Z/C), GIS40(Z):
are to be conducted remotely/online over Zoom or 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. 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 6-10 weeks early to avoid being put on a wait-list when courses over-fill OR to avoid early administrative course cancellation due to low enrollment in that course!!! 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 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 THE SKILLS GAINED FROM ONE COURSE CAN 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 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  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 Land Surveying & Civil Engineering students -- posted every Fall semester (AWARDED)
B.) California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA) Scholarship (state and Sonoma Chapter) applications posted ~10/?/2021 due by ~12/?/2021 (AWARDED) -- TBA

C.) 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/?/2022 due by ~2/?/202 at 5 PM --- TBA, and
North Coast: posted ~2/?/2021 due by 2/?/2021 at 5 PM --- TBA.
D.) North Coast Builders Exchange (NCBE) generally offered/posted in April of each Spring Semester and awarded in June of that same year
E.) SRJC and SRJC Foundation Scholarship application periods vary TWICE (Fall and Spring)  per calendar year. PLEASE check their websites often. 
https://scholarships.santarosa.edu/

VIP5!!!!!  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 2021 NOTES / UPDATES:

The GIS certificate and AS degrees are BACK as of Fall 2021 !!!
CEST51 is required for GIS certificates as of Fall 2021. It will be accepted if taken prior.to then.
 

SPRING 2021 NOTES / UPDATES:

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.

For in-person classes, strict adherence to current COVID-19 guidelines surrounding personal protective equipment use and social distancing will be enforced with ZERO TOLERANCE. Students WILL be excused from lab with a grade of zero for that day's work. NO EXCEPTIONS.
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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   (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, 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 (see below, ~$55) are REQUIRED for Land Surveying and Civil Engineering students taking SURV60, SURV53, SURV56, SURV58, CEST63, and CEST85 courses.  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.

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; 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, 15th Ed, Ghilani & Wolf,  Prentice Hall, 2014,                                             
ISBN: 0133758885,  ISBN-13: 978-0133758887       
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 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)
f.) 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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NOTE: As of  8/??/2021, 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    (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, 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/EQUIPMENT: 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.) Readings and Handouts -- TBA
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 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)
g.) 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 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. 


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, 4th Ed, Van Sickle,  Routledge, 2015, ISBN 9781466583108
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 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)
f.) 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
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   (PLEASE NOTE: AS OF SPRING 2021, 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 location practices of boundary line 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, 6th Ed., Robillard, W., Wilson, D., Brown, C. 2013, hardbound, ISBN: 978-1118431436
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 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)
f.) 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
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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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 has AGAIN been revised and courses will resume for the Fall 2021-2022 academic year. 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFO CAREFULLY.
The Fall 2021 Semester has undergone some recent revisions so pleaseconsulttheprogramcoordinator 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)
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 Spring 2022 pending instructor availability)


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. 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 Analy Village, Building D, Room 630. You may also contact me by email or if really urgent, via my cell phone. DO NOT LEAVE MESSAGES ON MY SRJC OFFICE PHONE, DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC, I AM RARELY THERE.

Lastly, I also currently serve as CESGT program coordinator, Department Chair Designee, and on the planning & construction committees for the new 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 lab assistants. CESGT faculty are responsible to set 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