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SRVY 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC.

Introduction To Surveying
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An overview of the surveying profession. The history of surveying and its impact on the world. Review of the mathematics used in surveying. Introduction to basic surveying equipment with emphasis on measurements. Instruction on surveying procedures and the limitation of errors. Calculation to determine precision and error of closure. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC.

Surveying Measurement
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introductory course covering the equipment and hardware of the profession necessary to measure horizontal and vertical distances, in accordance with prevailing and applicable professional standards, e.g. standards of the National Geodetic Survey, state and local statues and regulations, professional standards, such as the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC.

Plane Surveying
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introductory overview of surveying equipment and measurement techniques with emphasis on leveling and traversing. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, NLC.

Surveying Calculations
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the mathematics used in surveying and mapping, including algebra, plane trigonometry, and plane, solid, and analytical geometry. (3 Lec.)


SRVY 1335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC.

Land Surveying Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A lab course covering the equipment, techniques and hardware of the profession necessary to measure horizontal and vertical angles and distances used in traversing, according to prevailing and applicable professional standards. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC.

Land Surveying
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the measurement and determination of boundaries, areas, shapes, location through traversing techniques. Instruction in a variety of adjustment methods using programmed and non-programmed hand-held calculators and computers. Methods of traversing and adjustment of errors according to prevailing and applicable professional standards. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 1419 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the theory of geographic information systems, including conceptual understanding and database development, terms, definitions, classifications, use and client requirements, and prevailing and applicable professional standards. Projects and procedures to establish maps based upon geographic information systems. (3 Lec., 3, Lab.)


SRVY 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC.

Special Topics in Surveying
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SRVY 1419.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3, Lab.)


SRVY 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC.

Geographic Information Systems Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A hands-on course with computer applications providing additional conceptual understanding of geographic information systems and practical applications using a variety of Geographic Information System software. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SRVY 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC.

Geodetic Surveying and Mapping
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of field astronomy, Polaris and solar observations, State Plane Coordinate Systems, and Global Positioning System. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


SRVY 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC.

Surveying - Legal Principles I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The study of location, conveyance, ownership and transfer of real property under the laws of the State of Texas. Emphasis on the history of disposition of public land, interpreting written descriptions, dignity of calls and evidence, record search of public and private land records and preparation of a deed record sketch. (3 Lec.)


SRVY 2344 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC.

Surveying - Legal Principles II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced course in legal principles, retracement and boundary location with application of legal principles and Rules of Construction; writing survey reports and property descriptions; and a review of boundary law cases. (3 Lec.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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