Course Descriptions


Key: F = fall semester  S = spring semester  Su = summer semester  O = odd-numbered years  E = even-numbered years

SRV 113 Basic Surveying (3 credit hours)
Fundamental surveying applications: construction layout, topographic mapping, leveling, distance measurement, angular measurement, computations, and instrument skills. Prerequisite: MAT 059 or MAT 060 or higher. F

SRV 133 Surveying Computations I (2 credit hours)
Computational processes relevant to land surveying: azimuth, bearing, slope, stationing, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, and earth volumes. Prerequisites: SRV 113 and MAT 131 or higher. F

SRV 134 Surveying Computations II (2 credit hours)
Computational processes relevant to land surveying: horizontal curves, vertical curves, alignments, error analysis, and state plane coordinates. Prerequisites: SRV 113, SRV 133, and MAT 131 or higher. S

SRV 211 Construction Surveying (3 credit hours)
Construction layout methods for commercial site improvements and commercial buildings. Prerequisites: SRV 113 and MAT 131 or higher. F

SRV 233 Surveying Field Experience (2 credit hours)
On-the-job work experience for students preparing for careers in the surveying industry. Students are required to have temporary (or permanent) surveying employment prior to enrolling in the course. Students must meet with a surveying instructor prior to start. Repeatable 3 times. Prerequisites: SRV 113 and approval of program director or department chair. F S Su

SRV 234 Design Surveying (3 credit hours)
Survey field processes and theories for civil engineering projects, topographic surveys, as-built surveys, and route surveys. Prerequisites: SRV 113 and MAT 131 or higher. SO

SRV 235 Control Surveying (3 credit hours)
Survey field processes and theories of control surveying, geodesy, state plane coordinate systems, and related computations. Prerequisites: SRV 113 and MAT 131 or higher. S SuO

SRV 253 Legal Aspects of Surveying (3 credit hours)
Common and statute law; unwritten rights in land and their relationship to land surveys; survey standards; restoration of lost corners; rules of evidence and rights, duties and liability of the surveyor. Prerequisites: SRV 113 and MAT 131 or higher. SE

SRV 254 Boundary Surveying (3 credit hours)
Survey field methods and theory of boundary surveying including the United States Public Land Survey System, original and retracement surveys, basic survey law, legal descriptions, title search, field monument search and related computations. Prerequisites: SRV 113, SRV 253 and MAT 131 or higher. SuE

AVI 111 Commercial Drone Ground School (3 credit hours)
Prepares the student for FAA Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Pilot Certification. Covers regulations, airspace, aerodynamics, weather, performance, registration, and aeromedical factors. Commercial UAS certification requires passing a FAA written exam. F S

CAD 124 Introduction to AutoCAD (3 credit hours)
Introduction to computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD software; architectural, mechanical, and electrical applications. F S

CAD 132 Introduction to Microstation (2 credit hours)
Introductory computer-aided drafting applications using MicroStation for civil engineering projects. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ELT 111. F

CAD 232 Civil Survey CAD Applications (2 credit hours)
Advanced computer-aided drafting using MicroStation and OpenRoads software. Includes survey data acquisition and processing, terrain models, highway geometry, and corridor modeling. Prerequisite: CAD 132. S

CIT 130 Construction Plan Fundamentals (3 credit hours)
Fundamentals of construction drawing interpretation for buildings, mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems, and site work. F S

CIT 236 Site Development (3 credit hours)
Overview of planning, design, construction, and inspection processes in site development, including demolition, earthwork, utilities, paving, and civil structures; plan and specification interpretation; site visits to local projects. Prerequisites: CIT 130 and sophomore standing in Construction Management program or approval of program director or department chair. S

ELT 111 Computer Applications for Technicians (2 credit hours)
Introduction to personal computers, using Windows-based operating system and applications to create and edit technical documents using the Internet, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. F S

GIS 110 Principles of Geographic Information Systems (3 credit hours)
Components of basic GIS and how they are assembled: requisition of data, maps, and other information used to build a database; basic pilot projects demonstrated step-by-step through various applications in GIS.


AVI 112 Introduction to Drone Flight (3 credit hours)
Introduces basic skills necessary to fly both fixed wing and quadcopter drones. Covers flight controls, payloads, checklist development and usage, mission planning, and emergency procedures. Students learn basic flight maneuvers and use simulator software. F S

GIS 115 Remote Sensing Applications (3 credit hours)
Introduction to the characteristics of various sensors, data collection and analysis applicable to remote sensing applications with traditional aerial platforms and civil unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations.

SRV 239 Land Development Design (3 credit hours)
Concepts and processes for land development; discussion of subdivision laws and municipal codes; covenants and design restrictions for protection of the public; design of roads, storm drainage, and sanitary sewer extensions related to residential, commercial, industrial, and recreational areas. Prerequisites: SRV 134 and SRV 234. SO