ULC Purple Book Course Description

Topographic Surveying Basics
Control Number: 295
Course Number: 35SV101A
CEUs: 3.0     PDHs: 30.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course provides surveyors, planners, designers, and CADD/GIS developers with a fundamental knowledge of basic conventional field surveying procedures and with the computational techniques needed to support civil works, military construction, and environmental restoration projects. It also supports USACE hydrographic, topographic, and real estate surveying activities. This course covers all basic surveying procedures typically required to support Corps design, construction, operations, and maintenance activities and supplements surveying knowledge required for A-E quality assurance.

Specific topics covered in the course include surveying mathematical concepts; the rectangular coordinate system; angle and distance measurement; traverse surveys in support of engineering design and field construction stake out; traverse computations and balancing methods; field taping; trigonometric and differential leveling field procedures and note reduction; state plane coordinate systems; topographic surveying techniques; map accuracies; electronic total stations; land boundary surveys; and error analysis.

Nominees should be assigned (a) selected positions in occupational series 1300 (Surveyors), 0800 (Engineers), 1100 (A-E Contract Administrators), 0400 (park rangers), and planners, designers, construction inspectors, and CADD/GIS developers involved with civil works, construction, and environmental restoration projects who require a basic understanding of survey procedures and computational techniques. Waivers will be considered. (b) Grade: GS-03 or above; (c) A general working knowledge of high-school-level algebra and trigonometry. and (d) A general working knowledge of scientific calculators for computing trigonometric functions and for converting degree-minute-second angular measurements to decimal equivalents.


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SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
1Huntsville, AL5/13/20195/17/20190