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Surveying (SURV) 2014-2015

These are 2014-2015 course descriptions.

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SURV 1410 Introduction to Surveying (A, SU)

3 credits
This course offers a comprehensive study in performing measurements for the collection of data and for construction layout. The course elements include application of the English and metric (SI) measurement systems in performing angular and distance measurement. Elements of differential leveling are used for establishing the elevations of new bench marks, topographic mapping by grid method, and cut/fill calculations to finish floor elevations of proposed structures. Data manipulation includes taping corrections, precision and accuracy determination, traverse closures, traverse adjustments, local and state plane coordinate systems, level circuit reductions, radial building staking notes and boundary line determination by inverse coordinates. This course also explores emerging surveying technologies in construction sciences.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1075 or higher          Lab fee: $18.00

SURV 1410A Introduction to Surveying I (SP)

2 credits
This course offers a comprehensive study in performing measurements for the collection of data and for construction layout. The course elements include application of the English and metric (SI) measurement systems in performing angular and distance measurement. Elements of differential leveling are used for establishing the elevations of new bench marks, topographic mapping by grid method, and cut/fill calculations to finish floor elevations of proposed structures. Data manipulation includes taping corrections, precision and accuracy determination, traverse closures, traverse adjustments, local and state plane coordinate systems, level circuit reductions, radial building staking notes and boundary line determination by inverse coordinates. This course also explores emerging surveying technologies in construction sciences.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1075 or higher          Lab fee: $18.00

SURV 1410B Introduction to Surveying II (SU)

1 credit
This course offers a comprehensive study in performing measurements for the collection of data and for construction layout. The course elements include application of the English and metric (SI) measurement systems in performing angular and distance measurement. Elements of differential leveling are used for establishing the elevations of new bench marks, topographic mapping by grid method, and cut/fill calculations to finish floor elevations of proposed structures. Data manipulation includes taping corrections, precision and accuracy determination, traverse closures, traverse adjustments, local and state plane coordinate systems, level circuit reductions, radial building staking notes and boundary line determination by inverse coordinates. This course also explores emerging surveying technologies in construction sciences.
Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: SURV 1410A

SURV 1420 Historical Surveying (A, SU)

2 credits
This is a historical review of the surveying profession from classical time to the mid-20th Century.  Emphasis is placed on the three major United States governmental surveying and mapping agencies or bureaus from the late 18th Century to mid-20th Century (Dawn of the Digital Age). Field exercises with period original and reproduction surveying equipment support the subject material. Course also includes a review of current surveying and mapping technologies. Integrated topics include drafting, surveying, cartography and geographic information systems.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1075 or higher          Lab fee: $23.00

SURV 1460 Computer Applications in Construction Sciences (A, SP)

2 credits
This course involves the integrated use of word processing, spreadsheet, database management, graphic- and computer-assisted drafting software to solve problems associated with the surveying industry and to produce formal engineering reports using the most current version of MS Office, Autodesk and Adobe Photoshop software products.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: SURV 1410, MATH 1148          Lab fee: $20.00

SURV 2410 Engineering Surveying (A, SU)

4 credits
This class is a comprehensive study of the elements of route alignment including horizontal, circular, and spiral curves, combinations of circular and spiral curves, vertical curves, centerline and offset staking for rough and finished grade. The course includes the application of all elements of route design, construction staking and earthwork volume determination in a comprehensive integrated project format. Manual calculations are reinforced with the use of computer software such as Autodesk Civil 3-D.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: SURV 1410, MATH 1148          Lab fee: $23.00

SURV 2410A Engineering Surveying I (SP)

2 credits
This class is a comprehensive study of the elements of route alignment including horizontal, circular, and spiral curves, combinations of circular and spiral curves, vertical curves, centerline and offset staking for rough and finished grade. The course includes the application of all elements of route design, construction staking and earthwork volume determination in a comprehensive integrated project format. Manual calculations are reinforced with the use of computer software such as Autodesk Civil 3-D.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: SURV 1410 or SURV1410B, MATH 1148        
Lab fee: $23.00

SURV 2410B Engineering Surveying II (SU)

2 credits
This class is a comprehensive study of the elements of route alignment including horizontal, circular, and spiral curves, combinations of circular and spiral curves, vertical curves, centerline and offset staking for rough and finished grade. The course includes the application of all elements of route design, construction staking and earthwork volume determination in a comprehensive integrated project format. Manual calculations are reinforced with the use of computer software such as Autodesk Civil 3-D.
Lecture: 12 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: SURV 2410A

SURV 2430 Transportation Systems (SP)

3 credits
This course involves the elements of route location, construction materials, methods and procedures using local, state and federal standards. Relation of design standards to topography and prospective traffic, earthwork measurement, physical design standards, and financing are also explored. Both manual and computer operations are used in developing transportation solutions.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: SURV 1410, SURV 2410          Lab fee: $23.00

SURV 2450 Legal Principles in Surveying (SP)

3 credits
This course presents a study of statute and common law, as pertains to land surveying and real property rights and the methods to describe real property. Current practices, current court decisions and applicable laws, and Ohio Surveying Laws are examined and applied to real world scenarios.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: SURV 1410, SURV 1420          Lab fee: $23.00

SURV 2480 Geodetic Surveying (SU)

4 credits
This course covers planning and execution of control surveying, cadastral surveying, network adjustment and topographic surveying using total stations and data collections, satellite positioning (Global Navigation Satellite System), and advanced imagery system. Elements also include remote sensing such as LIDAR and laser scanning.
Lecture: 2 hours – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: SURV 1410, MATH 1148          Lab fee: $23.00

SURV 2480A Geodetic Surveying I (SP)

2 credits
This course covers planning and execution of control surveying, cadastral surveying, network adjustment and topographic surveying using total stations and data collections, satellite positioning (Global Navigation Satellite System), and advanced imagery system. Elements also include remote sensing such as LIDAR and laser scanning.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: SURV 1410 or SURV 1410B, MATH 1148         
Lab fee: $23.00

SURV 2480B Geodetic Surveying II (SU)

2 credits
This course covers planning and execution of control surveying, cadastral surveying, network adjustment and topographic surveying using total stations and data collections, satellite positioning (Global Navigation Satellite System), and advanced imagery system. Elements also include remote sensing such as LIDAR and laser scanning.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: SURV 2480A

SURV 2490 Land Development Systems (SP)

3 credits
This course covers advanced surveying, including section and subdivision lines and residential property lines. Major topics include reestablishment of property boundaries and legal considerations for boundary descriptions, including local municipal record. This course also involves the development of preliminary plats, detailed plans and a final plat in accordance with State of Ohio minimum standards and local conveyance standards.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: SURV 2410          Lab fee: $23.00

SURV 2994 Special Topics: Surveying (On Demand)

1-3 credits
Special topics in surveying technology industry designed to meet specific needs.
Lecture: 1 hour
Instructor permission required