BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-160 - Field Surveys I - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-160 - Field Surveys I - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of how to operate field survey equipment such as a hand compass, clinometer and distance measuring devices. Students will also learn how to record data to industry standard and be introduced to various electronic data collectors such as global positioning systems receivers. Use of maps and aerial photographs will also be included in this course and basic algebra, geometry and trigonometry will be incorporated into various field and classroom exercises.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resource Technician Certificate - Year 1 Fall
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : Program admission/instructor permission.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • Apply basic mathematical operations to achieve outcomes below (ratio, %, trigonometry, area, volume, etc.);

  • define magnetic declination and determine values related to magnetic, grid and true north;

  • collect traverse data to industry standard using hand compass, clinometer and chain;

  • calculate scale of maps and aerial photographs;

  • record various types of field data to industry standard;

  • plot traverse data using a protractor and scale rule creating a hand drawn map;

  • calculate distance, direction, slope and area using a variety of map types or aerial photographs;

  • identify and acquire appropriate maps, orthophotos and aerial photographs for specific tasks;

  • select appropriate maps and aerial photographs using established indexing systems;

  • recognize topographic and planimetric features to determine location in the field;

  • determine equipment required to complete field work;

  • use and maintain appropriate survey equipment (including electronic/digital);

  • check and adjust survey equipment as required;

  • recognize limitations of specific equipment including GPS receiver; and

  • determine UTM or lat/long coordinates using GPS receiver and/or map.
  • Text and Materials: Tahltan Tribal Council Forest Surveying and Mapping. Current edition. Victoria, BC. Ministry of Forests and Range, Silviculture Branch
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 202418 Dec 2024
    F1:00PM - 3:00PM