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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LIUNA Training and Education Fund | Evaluated Learning Experience

Global Positioning Systems GPS

Course Category: 

45 hours.

LIUNA Pomfret, CT, and other LIUNA approved training centers

April 2011 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define the terms: global positioning system (GPS), latitude and longitude (the basis of global coordinates), and GPS system segments; describe the principles of operation of a GPS; list and explain the applications of a GPS; explain such GPS measuring techniques as static, differential, and real time kinematics; given a GPS system, demonstrate the setup and configuration of the base station and rover, and demonstrate the various measuring techniques according to the guidelines of this course; list and explain the potential errors that can be encountered when using a GPS; and when given a sample structure, to lay out and demonstrate the use of the GPS system and COGO (coordinate geometry) software functions.


Major topics include: the introduction of how GPS works and how it is used in construction, as well as how to set up and operate GPS using several measuring techniques. Students observe, practice, and demonstrate the use of the GPS system and COGO software for a sample structure. Special emphasis is placed on following proper procedures and developing safe work habits. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (4/16) (4/21 revalidation).