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Surveying (SMT)

SMT 110  (3 credit hours)  
Principles of Surveying  

Provides a study of field and office procedures for measuring distances, elevations, and horizontal and vertical angles. Covers Polaris and solar observations, state plane coordinates, control surveys, and public land surveys. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SMT 130  (3 credit hours)  
Land Surveying Graphics  

Covers graphical communication in surveying and mapping, fundamentals of projection, map projection theory, 3-D viewing, spatial relationships and viewpoints, plats, profiles, cross-sections, sketches for field notes and presentations in technical reports, map accuracy standards, plotting data from field notes and data collection, contour theory, and computations related to survey drafting. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SMT 160  (3 credit hours)  
Construction Surveying  

Provides a study of field and office procedures for the layout of construction sites. Includes theory of construction surveys for route locations, plant site, earthwork calculations, circular curves, lines, and grades. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SMT 110, or Instructor Consent.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SMT 210  (3 credit hours)  
Advanced Surveying Measurement  

Examines the nature of measurements, statistical analysis of random errors in measurements, propagation of errors, survey standards and design specifications, development of coordinate geometry and trigonometric solutions of plane surveying problems, analysis of errors and mistakes in indirect measurement. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SMT 110.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SMT 220  (3 credit hours)  
Surveying Lab  

Investigates field procedures for measuring distances, elevations, horizontal and vertical angles, state plane coordinates and control surveys as they pertain to boundary location, route location, construction and mine surveys. Laboratory: 3 credits (90 contact hours).

Co-requisite: SMT 160.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory
SMT 230  (3 credit hours)  
Land Boundary Location  

Explores the role of the surveyor in retracing land boundaries, methods of boundary establishment, classification and analysis of boundary evidence, preparing deed descriptions and survey plats, preservation of survey evidence, surveyor as expert witness, liability, and professionalism in surveying. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SMT 110.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SMT 250  (3 credit hours)  
Mine Surveying  

Introduces the theory and practice of mine surveying and use of survey instruments, for the location of drill holes, bench surveys, layout of blasting patterns, haul road layout, transfer of control from surface to underground, alignment of underground development, recording of survey information, control systems, location and selection of stations, bore hole surveys, and subsidence surveys. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SMT 130 or Instructor Consent.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SMT 270  (3 credit hours)  
Professional Ethics & Conduct for Land Surveyors  

Explores the professional and ethical conduct of the Land Surveyor in areas of building a business, managing employees, communications, project management, and self-management. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SMT 230, or Instructor Consent.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SMT 280  (4 credit hours)  
Introduction to GIS and GPS  

This course provides an overview of the principles and practices of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The GIS portion of the course will deal with issues of spatial data models, database design, introductory and intermediate GIS operations, and case studies of real world GIS applications. The GPS portion of the course focuses on GPS technology, software applications. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours); Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
SMT 290  (3 credit hours)  
Boundary Law  

This course is the survey of property law, explaining the creation, description, and maintenance of property boundaries, easements and right-of-ways. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
SMT 292  (1-6 credit hours)  
Special Topics  

Various topics will be addressed. Laboratory: 1 - 6 credits (45 - 270 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Permission of Instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory