Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
SRV110Survey Drafting3This course includes the application of manual and computer-aided techniques in survey drafting. The topics include plat maps, topography, field notebook sketches and property descriptions. Third-party software will be utilized. Prerequisite: CET 178Loading...
SRV120US Public Lands Survey System5This course will develop a working knowledge of the United States Public Land Survey System and its application in Iowa surveying. Topics will include: the general plan; methods of survey; the system of rectangular surveys; monumentation; restoration of lost or obliterated corners; resurveys; special surveys and special instructions; field notes and plats. Prerequisite: CET 119, 169Loading...
SRV210Safety in the Work Environment1This course will address the various safety hazards and causes of illness and injury in the work environment. Topics will include acceptable safety conduct and positive safety attitudes and practices, basic first-aid techniques; proper traffic control procedures; avoiding the effects of temperature extremes; recognizing and avoiding hazardous materials; potential hazards from poisonous plants and animals, and ergonomic principles to prevent musculoskeletal disorders.Loading...
SRV215Intro to Land Information Sys2An introduction to Land Information System and Land Records Research. Mapping information analysis compiled from country records for environmental protection, land uses, land values and the responsibility of the professional surveyor to a land information system will be covered. An introduction to LIS software will be included.Loading...
SRV220Boundary Surveying3This course will develop a working knowledge of land boundary surveying including liability, professional stature, original surveys, apportionment procedures and description writing. Field work in both urban and rural settings will be performed. Prerequisite: SRV 120, CET 119 and 169Loading...
SRV225Surveying Ethics2Introduction to ethical and business issues involved in the surveying profession. Case studies and problems included.Loading...
SRV230Land Subdivision3Covers different phases of the land development process: study financing of the project, site analysis, design of preliminary plat and a final plat. Prerequisite: CET 119 and 169Loading...
SRV235Introduction to Geodesy5This course deals with concepts of astronomy and geodesy that are relevant to the practice of surveying. They include theory, field techniques, coordinate systems, gravity, and leveling; control surveys and networks; GPS surveying, an introduction to the figure of the Earth and its geometric and physical characteristics; solar and Polaris observation and computations involved in the determination of true north. Prerequisite: SRV 120, CET 119 and CET 169Loading...
SRV240Boundary Law4This is an in-depth course dealing with evidence and procedures used in the determination and location of property boundaries and recognized landlines. Laws and administrative rules relating to land surveying in the state of Iowa will be addressed. The role of the surveyor in issuing opinions regarding boundary locations and in resolving boundary disputes will be examined. Prerequisite: CET 119 and CET 169Loading...
SRV305Field Coop5Practical experience through on-the-job training in an approved surveying setting. Tasks will be consistent with students' career objectives, skills and knowledge. Prerequisite/Corequisite: Successful completion of 32 credit hours of SRV program courses and/or department approval. Same content as CET 305. Credit will not be granted for both SRV 305 and CET 305Loading...