GEOL 214 - Fundamentals of Surveying Field Course
This field course covers fundamental concepts and principles of surveying for the mining and mineral exploration industries. Topics include the role of surveying in exploration, surface and underground mining; datums and coordinate systems; directions and bearings; field note-keeping and reductions; measurement and calculation techniques; basics of total station and differential GPS use, digital data collection and transfer techniques; and error analysis. Students will be introduced to surveying using industry-standard equipment and software.
Prerequisites: Precalculus 12 (OR Yukon College equivalent, MATH 060), and GEOG 250 (Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)) OR permission from the instructor.
Students must have their Wilderness and Remote First Aid/CPR-C certification (Yukon College equivalent WFA 010)