Surveying
INTRODUCTION TO GPS
SURV 100
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to global positioning tools. Fundamental concepts and use of modem handheld GPS. Includes field work and use of basic GPS software. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 095 or qualifying score on placement test. [GE]
FUNDAMENTALS OF SURVEY
SURV 102
2 Credits
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]
APPLIED MATH FOR SURVEYING
SURV 104
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Basic coordinate geometry, curves and solutions, conversions, statistics and error analysis, traverse calculations, inversing, coordinate positions, and area calculations. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 103. [GE]
FIELD SURVEY I
SURV 121
5 Credits
88 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
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. Concurrent enrollment in Lab. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 095 or qualifying score on placement exam. [GE]
FIELD SURVEY II
SURV 122
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
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. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 121. [GE]
SURVEY TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
SURV 123
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Survey safety, ethics, and communication. Problem solving methods, procedures, and human relations related to on-the-job work experience in field surveying. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, SURV 121. [GE]
INTRODUCTION TO GIS
SURV 125
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) methods and theory. Background and development of GIS technology. Introduction to relational and spatial databases and spatial analysis. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 089 or 090, or placement in MATH 091 or higher. [GE]
ROUTE SURVEYING
SURV 163
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
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. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 162. [GE]
CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE
SURV 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
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. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 121. [GE]
BOUNDARY SURVEYS
SURV 202
4 Credits
44 hours of lecture
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. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 121. [GE]
LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS
SURV 203
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Research and practice pertaining to the legal aspects of writing land description documents used in real property; written research project required. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 121. [GE]
BOUNDARY LAW I
SURV 223
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
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. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 121. [GE]
SUBDIVISION PLANNING A & PLATTING
SURV 225
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
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. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 102 and 122. [GE]
ARC GIS I
SURV 250
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to ArcGIS. GIS concepts, methodologies, and techniques. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 125. [GE]
SURVEY SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
SURV 264
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
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. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SURV 121. [GE]
SELECTED TOPICS
SURV 280
1 - 6 Credits
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
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]