2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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CEE 121 - Elementary Surveying

Credits: 2
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Campus/Sites Offered: Charleston
Offering Note: No additional information available.

Vertical and horizontal control methods: This course involves topographic and construction survey methods, use of land survey equipment, note taking, and graphical communication. This course has applications to earthwork and highway alignment.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the ability to setup a tripod over a monument.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to measure distances using a steel tape/chain, pacing, total station and GPS.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to measure/derive elevations/heights using an automatic level, total station and GPS. Perform level loop/circuit analysis.
  4. Demonstrate competence in measuring horizontal and vertical angles using a total station.
  5. Perform closure adjustments to closed traverses using the Compass (Bowditch) Rule/Method.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of projections (Transverse Mercator), datums (NAVD88, NAD83, WGS84), geoid, ellipsoid, orthometric heights, geographic coordinate systems, and state plane coordinate systems.
  7. Prepare CAD drawings using field measurement data showing angles, bearings and distances, area, existing and proposed TIN surface, and coordinates. Also create topographic maps showing elevation contours.
  8. Perform Earthwork calculations, and determine the volume between the existing and proposed surface.

Prerequisite: MATH 127  or MATH 128  or above with a grade of C or higher
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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