This degree program prepares students to enter the civil engineering field. Competency in care and operation of field instruments, solution of problems in the laboratory, drafting of land survey maps and civil engineering plans, and application of studies to field practice are thoroughly explored.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Measure angles and distances using electronic total stations and distance meters.
- Compile field data, adjusting for error from horizontal and vertical traverses.
- Create typical drawing title blocks accepted by local municipalities such as the City of San Diego.
- Calculate and plot contours and other features found on a topographic map.
- Plot easements using bearings, distances and curve information.
- Recognize and apply the appropriate vocabulary of boundary law in discussion, reading, and writing legal descriptions of boundary.
- Describe and solve advanced private boundary and public lands boundary problems.
- Solve introductory property boundaries using title reports and record maps.
Geophysical Prospecting Surveyor
Instruments Surveyor Assistant
Oil-Well Directional Surveyor
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|or ENGR-100||Introduction to Engineering and Design|
|CADD-120||Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and Design||3|
|SURV-127/CADD-127||Survey Drafting Technology||3|
|SURV-220||Boundary Control and Legal Principles||3|
Certificate of Achievement
Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Surveying. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.