Surveying & Geomatics (SURV)

FUNDAMENTALS OF SURVEY
SURV 102 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Introduction to concepts of map reading, coordinate systems, the Public Land Survey System, basic legal descriptions of real property, plotting field data and creating a plat, and the minimum requirements for preparing plats in the State of Washington. No field work required. [GE]

COMPUTATION AND PLATTING
SURV 104 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in College Trigonometry.

Basic coordinate geometry, curves and solutions, conversions, statistics and error analysis, traverse calculations, inversing, coordinate positions, and area calculations. [GE]

FIELD SURVEY I
SURV 121 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in Lab.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 095 or MATH 096 or equivalent placement score.

Basic theory of surveying, measurement and calculation. Topics include measurement and determination of boundaries, areas, shapes, and location through traversing techniques, error theory, compass adjustments, public land system, and use of programmable calculators. Also covers principles of measurements of distances, elevation and angles. [GE]

FIELD SURVEY II
SURV 122 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 121.

Theories of electronic distance measurement, instrument calibration and analysis; principles of route location and design; theories of circular, parabolic, and spiral curves; highway and railway geometric design; area and volumes of earthwork; and mass diagrams. [GE]

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
SURV 123 1 Credit/Unit

11 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, SURV 121.

Survey safety, ethics, and communication. Problem solving methods, procedures, and human relations related to on-the-job work experience in field surveying. [GE] [PNP]

INTRODUCTION TO GIS
SURV 125 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 096.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) methods and theory. Background and development of GIS technology. Introduction to relational and spatial databases and spatial analysis. [GE]

ROUTE SURVEYING
SURV 163 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 122.

Introduction to elements of horizontal and vertical route alignment and layout. Use design software and a total station for the construction of a section of road. Include the construction of a topographic map, a centerline alignment, and a final plan and profile showing centerline alignment. Use of topographic data for earthwork computations for proposed route. [GE]

CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE
SURV 199 5 Credits/Units

165 hours of clinical

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 121.

Work-based learning experience that enables students to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Specific objectives are developed by the College and the employer. [GE]

BOUNDARY SURVEYS
SURV 202 4 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in SURV 121.

Principles and laws relating to boundary surveys, including their creation, ownership, and the role of the surveyor; introduction to the Public Land Survey System, including history, proportioning, subdividing and evidence analysis. Topics include boundary history and boundary surveys, rights in land, junior/senior title rights, retracement of originals surveys, deed first/survey first, common and case law, ranking/prioritizing evidence, controlling monuments and corners, errors in legal descriptions and plats. [GE]

LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS
SURV 203 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 121.

Research and practice pertaining to the legal aspects of writing land description documents used in real property; written research project required. [GE]

BOUNDARY LAW I
SURV 223 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 121.

Introduction to statute law, common law, case law, and legal principles of land boundaries and the practice of land surveying in Washington. Topics include an introduction to principles of professional practice and ethical consideration. [GE]

SUBDIVISION PLANNING A & PLATTING
SURV 225 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 102 and 122.

A study of selected state laws and regulations pertaining to the surveying profession that affect the surveying of division of lands; layout and design of subdivisions; environmental considerations and site analysis procedures. [GE]

ARC GIS I
SURV 250 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 125.

Introduction to ArcGIS. GIS concepts, methodologies, and techniques. [GE]

MAP PROJECTIONS
SURV 252 2 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in SURV 121.

Overview of map projections with emphasis on conformal projections used in the geomatics profession. U.S. State Plane Coordinate system, implementation, and computations. [GE]

INTRODUCTION TO GPS
SURV 253 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 252.

Introduction to global positioning tools. Fundamental concepts and use of modern handheld GPS. Includes field work and use of basic GPS software. [GE]

SURVEY SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
SURV 264 4 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 121.

Use of surveying and related software to solve and plot assignments in traverse calculations, horizontal and vertical curve alignments, profiles, contours, and earthwork calculations. Some hand generated plots and calculations will be made to supplement the computer calculations. [GE]

SELECTED TOPICS
SURV 280 6 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture

Course focuses on selected topics in Surveying. Topics vary, and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. [SE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
SURV 290 5 Credits/Units

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by the department. [GE]