2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Surveying

SURV 101 – 3 Credits
Surveying Instruments

Introduces the instruments of surveying and their use in the art of determining the relative positions of points and lines on the earth's surface. Covers procedures for keeping proper field notes; causes of errors and mistakes in measurements; methods of determining accurate linear measurements; and procedures for determining distances and elevations by direct and indirect methods. Examines proper use of the transit, theodolite, compass, electronic total station, engineer's level, auto compensating level, alidade, scientific calculator, and global positioning systems. Recommended to be taken concurrently with SURV 111. 2 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours per week. Credit by exam available. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

SURV 111 – 3 Credits
Surveying Computations

Introduces the students to the mathematical procedures involved in the study of construction, land, and engineering surveys. Covers use of scientific calculators; mathematical computations required to reduce field data and measurements to adjusted data; the reduction of distance, direction, and elevations to provide the positions of points on the earth's surface; traverse computations; and curve stakeout computations. 2 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: SURV 101 (conc) or written permission from program coordinator required. Credit by exam available

SURV 116 – 3 Credits
Survey Law I

Introduces students to the concepts of property law; describes the application of Maryland Property Law; covers mapping, land surveying and the problems of positioning of land boundaries. Includes an overview of property; titles and deeds; boundaries and boundary surveys; researching deeds; easements; right of ways; trespass laws; and the duties, rights, and liabilities of the professional land surveyor. 3 lecture hours per week; no laboratory required. Credit by exam available. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: SURV 111 (conc)

SURV 121 – 3 Credits
Topographical Mapping

Introduces the principles of topographical mapping. Includes field sketching, plotting, traverses, and stadia notes to develop topographic and planimetric maps; plotting cross sections and profiles; the use of the planimeter; the development of grading plans; Maryland Standards on Mapping and Photogrammetry; and an introduction to map projections. Also teaches how to gather and analyze field data through the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS). 2 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours required. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: SURV 101 (conc) or written permission from program coordinator required

SURV 195 – 5 Credits
Special topic

SURV 217 – 3 Credits
Survey Law II

Continues Land Surveying Law I. Uses a lecture format to explore facts relating to the application of Maryland Property Law; coverage includes the Order of Conflicting Title Elements, Maryland's Annotated Code, writing legal descriptions, boundary survey plat, riparian rights, using a law Library, adverse possessions, record keeping, Maryland standards, how to be an "Expert Witness," professional ethics, and zoning regulations. 3 credits; 3 lecture hours per week. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: SURV 116 or written permission from department coordinator required

SURV 226 – 3 Credits
Minor Engineering I - Zoning, Subdivision, and Road Design

Introduces principles of land development. Includes boundary determination; zoning regulations; subdivision regulations; records research; development policies; producing topography; site design; road design; and presenting results. 3 lecture hours per week; no laboratory required. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: SURV 121, equivalent experience, or written permission from department coordinator required

SURV 236 – 3 Credits
Minor Engineering II - Sediment Control and Hydrology

Presents principles and requirements behind sediment control and hydrology. Covers basic hydraulic theory, including properties, kinematics and dynamics of liquid flow in open channel pipes; rainfall; runoff; erosion and erosion control methods; sediment basins; and detention basins. 3 lecture hours per week; no laboratory required. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: SURV 226, equivalent experience, or written permission from department coordinator required

SURV 241 – 3 Credits
Minor Engineering III - Storm Drain Design

Continues SURV 236. Introduces the principles and requirements of storm drain design in preparation for the Maryland State Surveyors Licensing Examination. Covers basic hydraulic theory; the design of storm drain systems to handle rainfall, runoff, erosion and erosion controls; ditches, culverts, sediment, and detention basins. 2 lecture hours per week; 2 hours per week of laboratory required. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: SURV 236, equivalent experience, or written permission from program coordinator required

SURV 243 – 3 Credits
Minor Engineering IV - Storm Water Management

Introduces the principles, specifications, and requirements for the design of structures used to control storm waters in the State of Maryland. Using the State of Maryland Storm Water Management Manual, the student will design structures, compute stresses and water flow, and determine specifications for existing structures. 3 credits: 2 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: SURV 241 or written permission from program coordinator required