This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies four (4) hours of professional development (PDH).
In this ethics course the student will understand the standards of professional behavior for adherence to the highest ethical conduct and revisit the emphasis that the holder of a professional license has a direct and vital impact on the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
In this course the student will review the rectangular surveying system which has been used continuously in the United States since 1785. As all facets of this system occasionally come into use, the student will become well versed in the field procedures of conducting an original survey covering both historical and current methods.
In this course the student will understand procedural guidance, technical specifications, and quality control (QC) criteria for performing aerial photogrammetric mapping activities.
This course is an introduction of using sUAS in land surveying. From FAA licensing requirements to common sUAS products and software, with an understanding of these basics a land surveyor can easily get started in using this up and coming technology.
In this course the student will review the principles of Airborne Topographic LiDAR and learn how to utilize methods to employ this technology in the field.
In this course the student will learns to locate points using angles and distances for establishing curves. An essential tool in construction surveying when determining the line of a curve for road layout or some other type of curved construction.
This course provides guidance for documenting accurate boundary descriptions and locations by survey in the standards followed for Executive and public land orders and proclamations.
In this course the student will understand the understand federal guidelines of resurveying corner monuments and the procedures and laws to successfully reestablish these boundaries.
In this course the student will study the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Statutes & Regulations, including Professional Engineering Ethics.
In this course the student will understand the properties and mechanics of soils and accurately calculate the stresses and deformations of soil masses.
In this course the student will understand the essentials of subsurface explorations for roadways with a comprehensive overview including site preparation, sampling methods, types of testing and methods, as well as standard guidelines and recommendations.
In this course the student will understand the engineering characteristics of soils and rocks and to how to properly identify and classify to develop a subsurface profile for site evaluations.
In this course the student will understand the intricate details of laboratory testing of subsurface soils and rocks in order to obtain values of their engineering properties necessary for design.
In this course the student will understand the design of slope stability in embankments and structures and how to recognize, analyze, and solve slope instability issues encountered.
In this course the student will understand roadway approach embankment design and construction and methods to mitigate deformations typically seen in these structure, including the infamous “bump” encountered at the approach to structure interface.