Aaron is the drafting and design instructor at Northwest Kansas Technical College. Aaron is a 2012 graduate from the Engineering Technology department and has been teaching for a little over 2 years. He worked for a year in Hays, Kansas as a mechanical designer before moving to Salina, Kansas and working for Kaw Valley Engineering as a survey technician. At KVE, Aaron performed boundary, elevation, and topographic surveys and ran the complex calculations that go with the surveys. Aaron teaches land surveying practices and history as part of his duty as the drafting and design instructor and thoroughly enjoys preparing students for jobs in the surveying field.
One of the Engineering Technology Instructors at Northwest Kansas Technical College, Michael Zimmerman has been teaching the related subjects there since 2011. Subjects taught include Geometry, Trigonometry, and Coordinate Geometry. A graduate from Kansas State University in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Zimmerman’s industry experience comes from working as a Design and Project Engineer with a Kansas company that builds mist elimination and mass transfer equipment for chemical plants and refineries all over the world. Zimmerman enjoys teaching in the applied math fields and helping students understand the relationship between math and engineering.
Friday, January 11, 2019, 1:30 - 7:30 p.m.
In this class, you will learn advanced calculations that you need to know in the surveying field. Some of the calculations include but are not limited to: bearing-bearing intersections, short radius curve calculations, and proportions. This class is recommended for a refresher for experienced surveyors or technicians with moderate experience with survey calculations. There will be a break for pizza, for those attending this class, from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In this class, you will learn the trigonometric functions necessary for a surveyor to know so that they can interpret and calculate the necessary information if the data collector ever goes down. The information in this class will also help you become more aware of what the data collector is telling you and how to tell if it is right or wrong.