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Surv-101 - Introduction to Land Surveying - XanTh Stack / Kyle Gatlin

Course:Introduction to Land Surveying
Professor:XanTh Stack / Kyle Gatlin
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Lecture Instructor:  XanTh Stack

Lab Instructor: Kyle Gatlin

Classroom:  Student Support Center (SSC), Room 102 (Valencia Campus).

  • Lectures can be attended online or in-person during the designated lecture time.
  • Labs MUST BE ATTENDED IN PERSON during the designated lab time. 


Course Description

Survey 101 - Introduction to Land Surveying 

  • Basics of Surveying
  • Surveying Math
  • Leveling
  • Distance Measurement
  • Azimuths and Bearings
  • Traverse Surveys and Computations
  • Area Calculations
  • Total Stations and Theodolites

What to Expect in this Course


All labs MUST be attended in person during the designated lab time.


Every lecture has an in-class assignment that must be completed.

There will be weekly homework assignments that must be submitted via Canvas.

 If you plan on attending lecture online, please make sure your webcam and microphone are working. Please keep your microphone muted unless actively participating in class.


You will need one of the following scientific calculators (phone calculators will not be allowed on exams):

Casio: Any FX-115 model.

Texas Instrument: Any TI-30X, TI-36X, TI-83, TI-84
(These are all fine, but the Casio is less keystokes)

Hewlett Packard: Any HP 33s or HP 35s
(Not recommended unless you have prior experience with these types of calculators)


Types of Assessments

  • Online discussion boards
  • Every lecture has an in-class assignment that must be completed during class time. Students will be called upon to answer these. The best way to learn is by doing!
  • There will be weekly homework assignments that must be submitted via Canvas.
  • Exams will be proctored and typically occur during lab sessions.
  • Labs attendance is mandatory as there is no possibility for make-ups. If you need to miss a lab, notify your lab instructor as far in advance as possible.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

The text book is OER. Refence books may be suggested but are not required.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Online Counseling

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Management of Stress and Mental Health

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Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 02/07/2022 Sub#: 1296