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Advanced Instruments

A 3-week course covering the use of transits, optical levels, tapes and chains for lay out and grade control for building and heavy highway construction.

Subject matter in this course includes:

  • The use of trigonometry tables and mathematics

  • Blueprint interpretation

  • Use of total stations for turning angles

  • Transfer of grades

  • Making measurements (including triangulation of inaccessible distances)

  • Setting and marking stakes for site control

* Pre-requisites:

  • Completion of A-1 (Measurements and Leveling) and A-2 (Introduction to Transits), or pass an equivalency exam.