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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

Total Station Fundamentals TS5600

Course Category: 

40 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: identify and describe the features of a Total Station; set up a Total Station over a point and orientate to a reference line; orient a Total Station to a reference azimuth; measure and record horizontal and vertical angles; measure and record horizontal and vertical distances; given locations marked on a site plan, determine their coordinates using a Total Station; given drawings or coordinates, lay out a simple structure using a Total Station; and given a Total Station, demonstrate routine care and maintenance procedures.


Major topics include: fundamentals of the modern Total Station, which enhance students assets to any employer involved in construction layout work. Students learn proper measuring techniques, how to plot coordinates, and the basics of using and maintaining a Total Station.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Introduction to Surveying (4/16) (4/21 revalidation). NOTE: Course content is duplicative of the Basic Line and Grade LINEG.HGC course. Care should be taken to avoid awarding duplicate credit.