Sep 26, 2023
DFTG 2321 - Topographical Drafting
3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab.) Plotting of surveyor’s field notes. Includes drawing elevations, contour lines, plan and profiles based on digital terrain models, and laying out traverses. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing, DFTG 1309
1 - Apply survey data and topographic symbols to produce topographical drawings.
2 - Demonstrate the proper use of math skills including trigonometry functions, and exhibit the ability to produce topographical drawings.
3 - Gain an overview of the field of civil engineering and various sub-disciplines.
4 - Demonstrate knowledge of graphic symbology relative to civil engineering and topographical documentation.
5 - Use the technical vocabulary specific to the discipline.
6 - Demonstrate a basic knowledge of mapping types and practices.
7 - Demonstrate a basic understanding of different surveying practices and equipment.
8 - Demonstrate the concepts of Earth projection theory, ranges and townships, section grids, metes and bounds and property location therein and thereby.
9 - demonstrate the ability to “read” a basic survey plat.
10 - Demonstrate the ability to layout a survey plat from the property legal description and survey data.
11 - Develop the skills and insights involve in reading, writing, interpretation and following written specifications.
12 - Use the basics of plant layout and coordinate systems, calculating distances and areas accordingly.
13 - Demonstrate a basic knowledge of soil types and basic soil mechanics.
14 - Demonstrate a basic knowledge of typical foundation types.
15 - develop a basic knowledge of rainwater and wastewater drainage systems.
16 - Develop the skills to prepare engineering documentation required for property site development (plans, profiles, sections) clearly, efficiently, accurately and completely communicating to the intended user.
17 - Research an area of interest in the field of civil engineering, prepare a written report with illustrations and perform an oral class presentation.
18 - Demonstrate an understanding of the transit, level rod, tape and associated surveying equipment and be able to identify and use topographic symbols.