A hands-on surveying class required by those seeking a two-year degree in that field and beneficial to those already working in the profession is scheduled Tuesday and Thursday evenings for eight weeks this summer at Rend Lake College.
Engineering Surveying (SURV 2201) will consist of both lecture and lab opportunities from 4-10 p.m. both days in Vocational 103 on the Ina campus beginning the week of June 7-9. The instructor will be Kory Allred.
Students will be utilizing a total surveying station in order to develop both horizontal and vertical controls to measure distances for construction information. Emphasis also will be on surveying project fundamentals and topographical mapping.
According to the course description, “Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to provide line and grade construction layout using tape, level and transit.”
The two-year Surveying Technology program adds up to an Associate in Applied Science Degree which can result in direct employment or prepares graduates wishing to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree in Advanced Technical Studies through Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
The AAS Degree program includes a minimum of eight Architecture classes as well as Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD). Graduates are eligible to take the Surveyor-in-Training Examination.
Prospective students may register for Engineering Surveying through the first week of Summer Term classes. More information regarding the eight-week summer course is available by contacting Applied Science Division personnel at (618) 437-5321, Ext. 1261.