SURV 260 - Boundary Control and Legal Principles I - Ron Koester
|Course:||Boundary Control and Legal Principles I|
My name is Ron Koester and I want you to be successful in this course. I am here to support you. Please contact me with any questions, concerns, or just to chat…..
My regular office is located at 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Suite 200, Santa Clarita, being CRC Enterprises, where I work during the day. However since the campus is starting to open up, due to the pandemic, I will hold my office hour every week right BEFORE class from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the SSC room 102. If this doesn’t work for you, I am also available at other times by appointment.
You can reach me by phone at (661) 297-2336, Office or (661) 510-5571, cell or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.
I will do my best to reply to your message in a timely manner, usually 24 hours or less. If you haven’t heard from me, please resend your message. It is helpful if you put “Survey 260” in the subject line of the message. If you would prefer to connect by phone or by Zoom, include your phone number and/or when the best time to connect is.
In this class you will develop a basic but general understanding of boundary establishments and of how to prepare Legal Descriptions in land surveying. By the end of the class you will be able to perform basic boundary establishments and write basic legal descriptions in land surveying applications.
What to Expect in this Course
Survey 260 is being offered as a video conferencing hybrid with in-class lectures on Wednesday evenings. You may choose to attend the lectures in person on the Valencia campus of via Zoom.
Canvas will be the LMS for this course and you will find all of the course content, handouts, grades, etc posted in Canvas. Zoom will be used to record each class meeting and the recording will be available through Canvas shortly after each class meeting. If you would like to join a test meeting in Zoom to make sure you are able to join meetings, go to www.zoom.us/test.
Types of Assessments
Your final grade will be based on a variety of assignments including homework, quizzes, and exams.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Required Textbook and Course Materials:
Boundary Control and Legal Principles. 7th Edition. By Brown, Robillard and Wilson Published by Wiley ISBN# 978-1-118-43143-6
2009 Manual of Instructions for Survey of Public Lands
Published by U.S. G.P.O.
You will also need a scientific calculator. Scientific calculators can easily be purchased in the campus bookstore, at WalMart, Staples, Office Depot and a number of other stores. The important features are trigonometric functions (Tan, Cos, Sin) and conversions of degrees, minutes, and seconds to decimal degrees and back. Please note that cell phone calculators are not permitted in class.
Other Relevant Course Information
You will need a reliable internet connection, your college email address, and basic computer skills including familiarity with basic windows formats, opening and closing files, sizing windows, starting programs, sending emails, attaching documents, and basic file management skills.
If you have any questions about this course please contact Ron via email at the email addresses listed above or by telephone at (661) 297-2336 or (661) 510-5571.
I look forward to seeing you in class!!
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Last updated: 08/31/2021 Sub#: 601