LAND SURVEYING

Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement Degree: Land Surveying

The focus of the Land Surveying program is to provide the student with a thorough background in land surveying and mapping in addition to an introduction to the collecting, manipulating, formatting and mapping of geospatial data. A student who successfully completes the program will have the technical expertise necessary for an entry level position in the field of Land Surveying or related fields of geographic information systems specialists, architectural services, and engineering services. Land Surveyors typically measure and record property boundaries and the topography of the land covered by construction and engineering projects. Surveys are used to establish legal boundaries to prepare maps and exhibits, and write descriptions of land tracts that satisfy legal requirements. The program also assists students in preparing for the State Land
Surveyor–In-Training and Land Surveyor’s Exams.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in land surveying.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 33
 

    Units
SURV-101 Introduction to Land Surveying 4.0
SURV-102 Advanced Land Surveying 4.0
SURV-103 Advanced Applications in Surveying I 3.0
SURV-104 Advanced Applications in Surveying II 3.0
SURV-105 Boundary Control and Legal Principles I 3.0
SURV-106 Boundary Control and Legal Principles II 3.0
SURV-107 Construction Surveying 4.0
SURV-110 Computer Aided Drafting for Surveyors 3.0
GIS-101 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3.0
MATH-102 Trigonometry 3.0


SURV 101 INTRODUCTION TO LAND SURVEYING
Units: 4.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 54.00 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.


SURV 102 ADVANCED LAND SURVEYING
Units: 4.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 54.00 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.


SURV 103 ADVANCED APPLICATIONS IN SURVEYING I
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: SURV-102

Focuses on measurement analysis and adjustments, geodesy, state plane coordinates and the use of GPS for land surveying applications.


SURV 104 ADVANCED APPLICATIONS IN SURVEYING II
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: SURV-102

Introduction to photogrammetry emphasizing concepts and calculations performed by the land surveyor, including horizontal and vertical curves.


SURV 105 BOUNDARY CONTROL AND LEGAL PRINCIPLES I
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: SURV-102

Introduction to the basic elements of the U.S. Public Land Survey System (PLSS), including background, history, subdivisions of sections and restoration of lost corners. Principles of preparing land descriptions for surveyors and title companies.


SURV 106 BOUNDARY CONTROL AND LEGAL PRINCIPLES II
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: SURV-105

Principles and techniques of boundary control. Interpretation of land descriptions, voluntary and involuntary transfer of property, senior rights, simultaneous conveyances, sequential conveyances, and case law pertaining to boundary disputes.


SURV 107 CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING
Units: 4.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: SURV-101

Introduction to construction surveys for pipelines, tunnels, culverts, bridges, buildings, highways and municipal surveys.


SURV 110 COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING FOR SURVEYORS
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: SURV-101

Introduction to computer aided drafting for land surveying using AutoCAD Civil 3D.


Planned Course Offerings 2011-2013

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