2011 fall DMACC seminars
DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LAND SURVEYING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
continuing education courses
DMACC’s CET and Land Surveying Department offer continuing education courses. These courses can be used to update your skills in a particular area and earn PDHs for licensure requirements. Learn more by going to www.dmacc.edu/instructors/crwhite
Cost: $125 / day of instruction
Location: DMACC Boone Campus
LSIT Prep Class, 2 ½ days (20 hours), September 7 – 9, 2011, $312.50: Application of math concepts, legal concepts and survey concepts as preparation to sit for the Iowa Land Surveyor Intern Exam. Topics will include: The application process; Real Property descriptions and Boundary Law; research, route surveying, horizontal curve calculation and layout, vertical curve calculations; closed and open loop survey procedures and calculations, bench level circuit procedures and calculations; subdivision surveying, construction surveying; photo/imaging concepts; electronic data collection; global positioning. Instructor: Greg Chlebicki, PE, PLS.
LS Prep Class, 2 ½ days (20 hours), September 21-23, 2011, $312.50: This course is intended to assist candidates who are preparing for the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) examination. Class material will cover both the NCEES 6-hour PS examination and the 2-hour Iowa state specific examination. Topics will include: standards and specifications for U.S. Public Land Survey System, ALTA/ASCM Surveys, Federal statutes, laws, rules and regulations; legal principles of common law boundary, public lands, sequential and simultaneous conveyances, and legal descriptions; professional survey practices including research, field procedures, calculations and documentation; professional and business practices including ethics, risk management and contracts. Instructor: Greg Chlebicki, PE, PLS.
Route Surveying Fundamentals, 3 days (24 hours), $375 2 offerings: October 12 – 14, 2011 or October 26-28, 2011: This course will introduce the student to surveying field work associated with preliminary design, horizontal alignments, vertical alignments and layout. Students will work with the total station, levels, data collectors and survey software. The math associated with highway geometrics will be taught. Instructors: Greg Chlebicki, PE, PLS and Bob Stumbo, PLS.
AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals, 3 days (24 hours), November 9-11, 2011 $375: This course introduces the student to the core concepts and applications of AutoCAD Civil 3D. Instructional material focuses on creating, analyzing, and managing civil engineering drawings. Topics include working with styles; points; creating parcels; creating and analyzing surfaces; creating alignments and profiles. This is a hands-on course and is intended for those with AutoCAD experience and a basic understanding of the civil engineering design process. Instructor: Greg Chlebicki, PE, PLS.
Boundary Law Problem Solving, 1 day (8 hours), November 17, 2011, $125: This is a short course dealing with the many types of evidence and procedures used in the determination and location of property boundaries and recognized land lines. Laws and administrative rules relating to land surveying in the State of Iowa will be addressed. The role of the surveyor in issuing opinions regarding boundary locations and in resolving boundary disputes will be examined. Instructor: Bob Stumbo, PLS.
Surveying Ethics, 1 day (8 hours), November 18, 2011, $125: Introduction to ethical and business issues involved in the surveying profession. Case studies and problems including double monumentation, moonlighting, rubber stamping, confidentiality, etc. Instructor: Bob Stumbo, PLS.
Microstation – CADD I, 3 days (24 hours), December 14-16, 2011, $375: Introduce the student to Microstation V8i software for use in civil applications. Basic 2 dimensional CADD drawings will be taught. Drawings will be created and plotted. Instructor: Kerry Newbanks.