Course Descriptions


SURV 101 INTRODUCTION TO LAND SURVEYING

4.0 units
| 54 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

Recommended Preparation: MATH-070 & MATH-083
Presents the fundamentals of land surveying, field practice, and calculations. Includes equipment and equipment use, horizontal, vertical, angular measurements; error, traversing, leveling and stadia. Also covers the history of and careers in surveying

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SURV 102 ADVANCED LAND SURVEYING
4.0 units | 54 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

Prerequisite: SURV-101 Recommended Preparation:MATH-102
Presents computation of horizontal and vertical curves, tachometry, earthwork, error, adjustment of level nets and topographic surveys. Includes procedures for U.S. Public Land surveys and State Plane Coordinates System.

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SURV 103 ADVANCED APPLICATIONS IN SURVEYING I
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: SURV-102
Focuses on measurement analysis and adjustments, geodesy, various mapping elements, state plane coordinates and the use of GPS for land surveying
applications. 

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SURV 104 ADVANCED APPLICATIONS IN SURVEYING II
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: SURV-102 , SURV-103, MATH-102
Presents photogrammetry and celestial surveying, emphasizing concepts and calculations performed by the land surveyor, including horizontal and vertical
curves. 

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SURV 105 BOUNDARY CONTROL AND LEGAL PRINCIPLES I
3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: SURV-102
Introduces the basic elements of the U.S. Public Land Survey System (PLSS), including background, history, subdivisions of sections, and resoration of lost corners. Principles of preparing land descriptions for surveyors and title companies.

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SURV 106 BOUNDARY CONTROL AND LEGAL PRINCIPLES II

3.0 units | 54 hours lecture

Recommended Preparation: SURV-105
Examines principles of boundary control, including land descriptions, property transfer, senior rights, conveyances, and case law pertaining to boundary
disputes.





SURV 107 CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING

4.0 units | 54 hours lecture | 54 hours lab

Prerequisite: SURV-101, Recommended Preparation: SURV-102
Introduces construction surveys for pipelines, tunnels, culverts, bridges, buildings, highways and municipal surveys.
 
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SURV 110 COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING FOR SURVEYORS
3.0 units | 36 hours lecture | 54 hours lab
 
Recommended Preparation: SURV-101
Introduction to computer-aided drafting for land surveying using AutoCAD Civil 3D.