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Surveying/Mapping Sciences Courses

Survey/Mapping Sciences 118
Plane Surveying
Units: 4| Class hours: 48 lecture; 48 laboratory total | Prerequisite: None
History of and careers in surveying. Introduction to survey measurements distance, direction and elevations with math review. Traverse computations and adjustment. Recording field measurements by hand and electronically.  Previous successful completion of Math 160 recommended. UC/CSU

Survey/Mapping Sciences 119
Advanced Plane Surveying
Units: 4 | Class hours: 48 lecture; 48 laboratory total | Prerequisite: Survey/Mapping Sciences 118 or possession of a valid Land Surveyor-In-Training (LSIT) Certificate issued by any state
Emphasis on coordinate geometry calculations.  Route surveying with horizontal and vertical curves.  Topographic surveying and mapping.  Construction surveying.  Introduction to geospatial technologies, boundary surveying and surveys of public lands.  Field surveying projects.  Assists in passing the land surveyor-in-training exam.  Previous successful completion of Math 160 recommended. UC/CSU

Survey/Mapping Sciences 150
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Units: 3| Class hours: 48 lecture total |
Prerequisite: None
This course introduces basic scientific principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as they relate to working with data that have important spatial orientation and organization. Geometric and geographic concepts and theories are used to develop scientific methods for proper communication of the data and the solution of problems that have spatial relationships. Course covers basic concepts in mapping and orientation, the development of map scales and comparison of different coordinate systems, and data error analysis.
Recommended Preparation: Familiarity with PC and Windows . UC/CSU

Survey/Mapping Sciences 205
Computer Aided Design Fundamentals for Surveyors
Units: 3 | Class hours: 48 lecture total | Prerequisite: None
A first course in computer drafting with applications in land surveying specifically intended for students with land surveying training or experience. Recommended preparation: Survey/Mapping Sciences 119, 221. CSU

Survey/Mapping Sciences 221
Advanced Problems in Surveying I
Units: 3 | Class hours: 48 lecture total | Prerequisite: None
Measurement analysis, adjustments, geodesy, state plane coordinates, global position system. Prepares students for state land survey exams. Recommended preparation: Survey/Mapping Sciences 119 and Mathematics 160. CSU

Survey/Mapping Sciences 222
Advanced Problems in Surveying II
Units: 3 | Class hours: 48 lecture total | Prerequisite: None
Introduction to photogrammetry emphasizing concepts and calculations. Route surveying includes horizontal and vertical curves, volume calculations and construction staking. Prepares students for land survey exams. Recommended preparation: Survey/Mapping Sciences 119 and Mathematics 160. . CSU

Survey/Mapping Sciences 229
Legal Aspects of Land Surveying I
Units: 3 | Class hours: 48 lecture total | Prerequisite: None
Basic elements of the U.S. Public Land Survey System, including background, history, and subdivisions of sections and restoration of lost corners. Principles of preparing land descriptions for surveyors and title people. Common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Recommended preparation: Survey/Mapping Sciences 118 and 119.. CSU

Survey/Mapping Sciences 230
Legal Aspects of Land Surveying II
Units: 3 | Class hours: 48 lecture total | Prerequisite: None
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. Recommended preparation: Survey/Mapping Sciences 229. CSU