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Surv-101 - Beginning Land Surveying - Kyle Gatlin

Course:Beginning Land Surveying
Professor:Kyle Gatlin
  • HyFlex
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


This letter is to provide you with information that will help you decide if this class is for you (OnlineLive and In person). Students will join lecture live by Zoom on lecture days at a specific times. The Zoom technology will allow students to join and participate in the classroom synchronously and remotely. The lab portion of this course will meet in person (face-to-face) on Lab days. Labs are mandatory.

If you have any questions after reading this letter, please feel free to email me.

Course Description

Surveying 101 presents basic concepts in land surveying, field practice, and
calculations. This includes but not limited to pacing, taping correction, stadia, topography maps, traverse calculations, equipment knowledge and equipment use.

What to Expect in this Course

Course materials and assignments for both the lecture and the lab will be provided in class and posted in Canvas. You will be participating in class individually and sometimes in a group. You will have weekly assignments, quizzes and tests. You are responsible for the material and will be tested on your understanding of them.

This is not self-paced instruction. You should expect to spend about 8 hours per week working on this course in addition to the face-to-face lab and live lecture meetings. Your success in this class depends on your willingness to dedicate the time necessary to complete the course assignments.
It is important that you stay current, complete assignments in a timely manner, and visit the Canvas classroom often. Regular and active participation is an essential aspect of this course. Your full participation in this course will be necessary for you to be successful in this course.

Types of Assessments

You will be given Assignments, Quizzes and Tests to determine your understanding of the course material.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

You will be provided a link on the first day of class to your free OER textbook.

Other Relevant Course Information

For those that choose to attend lecture in-person and for all in-person Labs there will be face masks required for all while in the classroom. We will also observe all District and CDC guidelines regarding Covid.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 01/18/2023 Sub#: 457