Land Surveying  Curriculum Outline

Expense List at the bottom of this page.

First Year (Field Survey Technician): (Click here for details)

Fall Quarter Course Hrs. Credits
SUR 101 Introduction to Field Surveying 72 6
SUR 111 Field Surveying Lab 192 8
SUR 161 Mathematics for Field Surveying 72 5
SUR 181 Human Relations 24 2
Winter Quarter
SUR 174 Computer Applications  36 2
SUR 175 Communications 60 3
INDS 101 Industrial First Aid/CPR 16 2
SUR 102 Intermediate Field Surveying 72 5
SUR 112 Field Surveying Lab 72 3
SUR 145 Public Land System I 48 3
SUR 162 Intermediate Mathematics for Field Surveying 72 5
Spring Quarter
SUR 103 Construction Surveying 120 6
SUR 164 Survey Calculations 72 4
SUR 163 Advanced Mathematics for Field Surveying 60 4
SUR 114 Spring Quarter Practicum 108 4
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SUR 190 Cooperative Education 108 5
 
Summer Quarter
SUR 113 Field Survey Summer Practicum 180 8
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SUR 191 Cooperative Education 180 8

Second Year: (Land Survey Technician)           

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Fall Quarter Course Hrs. Credits
SUR 205 Survey Adjustments 36 2
SUR 245 Land Survey Systems 72 6
SUR 250 CAD for Surveying 36 2
SUR 255 Global Positioning Systems 48 3
SUR 257 Geodetic Surveying 72 4
SUR 261 Basic Mathematics for Land Surveying 96 5
Winter Quarter
SUR 251 Advanced Computer Applications 120 7
SUR 235 Boundary Law 72 5
SUR 242 Legal Descriptions 72 5
MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra with Analytical Geometry 72 5
SUR 270 Technical Writing for Land Surveying 24 2
Spring Quarter
SUR 256 Subdivision Design 72 4
SUR 281 Business Fundamentals and Ethics 24 2
SUR 247 Photogrammetry 24 2
SUR 248 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 12 1
SUR 249 Survey Research and Project Planning 60 3
SUR 263 Special Topics in Mathematics 60 5
SUR 214 Spring Quarter Practicum 108 5
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SUR 290 Cooperative Education 108 5

Additional Requirements for AAS Degree:

Afternoon and Evening offerings  Course Hrs. Credits
MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra with Analytical Geometry (part of Land Survey Technician program) 50 5
PSYC 101 Psychology 50 5
SPCH 101 Speech 50 5
  AND one of the following English Courses:    
ENG 101 English Composition 50 5
ENG 103 Technical Writing  50 5

Budget Planning Sheet for both years of the program:

Land Surveying
Unofficial Budgeting Worksheet for students 2008-9
                 
Please make no purchases before discussion with instructors.  While items shown are required, there   
exists give and take on some as to what you need to buy and satisfy the requirement.      
The items and prices shown here are best estimates, not fixed or guaranteed.  They can change quickly.  
                 
FIELD SURVEY TECH (1st Year)          
ITEM           QUARTER   (with tax) Subtotals
Technical Mathematics with Calculus** Washington Fall  $   132.00  $   143.62  
Technical Communications**   Pfeiffer   Winter  $     28.00  $     30.46  
Elementary Surveying, 12th Ed.** Wolf & Brinker Fall  $   130.00  $   140.00  
*Trees of Washington   WSU Extension Fall  $      4.00  $      4.35  
Heartsaver First Aid         Winter  $     18.95  $     20.62  
*Introductory computer text(s) of       Winter  $     35.00  $     38.08  
your choice (purchase at any bookstore)     Winter  $     35.00  $     38.08  
Pocket measuring tape (graduated in decimal feet!)       Fall  $     20.00  $     21.76  
Plumb bob (16 oz)         Fall  $     19.50  $     21.22  
Plumb bob scabbard         Fall  $      8.35  $      9.08  
Scientific Calculator (HP33S or HP35S )     Fall  $     70.00  $     76.16  
Gammon reel         Fall  $     12.25  $     13.33  
Field book, loose leaf         Fall  $     10.00  $     10.88  
Field book paper         Fall  $     10.75  $     11.70  
compass, Silva Ranger       Fall  $     66.96  $     72.85  
Engineer's Scale         Fall  $      4.25  $      4.62  
Protractor           Fall  $      3.45  $      3.75  
USB memory drive ($25 to $60 depending on size)   Winter  $     20.00  $     21.76  
Ordinary study supplies       Fall  $     50.00  $     54.40  $   736.72
Tuition + Computer lab fee   /quarter  $1,304.10    $4,564.35  $4,564.35  
Graduation gown         Summer  $     24.86  $     27.05  $4,591.40
Survey vest         Spring  $   100.00  $   108.80  
Rain gear           Fall  $   100.00  $   108.80  
Work boots         Fall  $   100.00  $   108.80  $   326.40
                 
LAND SURVEY TECH (2nd Year)          
                 
** Books purchased in Year 1 and used in Year 2.   QUARTER   (with tax) Subtotals
Land Survey Systems**   MacIntyre   Fall  $     86.75  $     94.38  
Boundary Control & Legal Principles Brown   Winter  $   133.00  $   144.44  
Advanced Land Descriptions (optional) Cuomo & Minnick Winter  $     64.00  $     69.50  
Tidelands, Shorelands & Ripar. Boundaries Middleton   Winter  $     20.00  $     21.72  
USB memory drive (cost depending on size)   Fall  $     20.00  $     21.76  
Survey research project costs       Spring  $     30.00  $     32.58  $   384.39
Tuition       /quarter  $1,304.10    $3,912.30  $4,248.76  
Graduation gown         Summer  $     24.86  $     27.05  $4,275.81
*Autocad Civil 3D text, Ward (optional)     Winter  $     75.00  $     81.45  
*Autocad text         Fall  $     86.25  $     93.67  
*Student software subscription to Civil 3D as available   Winter  $   160.00  $   173.76  $   348.88
*Personal Computer capable of running AutoCAD Civil 3D Fall  $1,200.00  $1,303.20  $1,303.20
                 
* = optional