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CAT 1501 Fundamentals of Surveying & Mapping

This course covers the fundamental principles of distance, elevation and angular measurements used in the practice of engineering surveys. It also includes basic error theory in field observations and mathematical calculations, level circuit and traverse field techniques and basic principles of digital map making. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Civil Engineering Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: MAT 1200 OR appropriate Math placement test score 


  • Demonstrate accurate measurement techniques to solve construction related problems.
  • Demonstrate proper use of surveying equipment.
  • Apply basic mathematical relationships to the surveying process.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3