SRVY 1301
Introduction to Surveying

Western Texas College  

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course description— An introduction to computer-aided drafting.  Emphasis is placed on setup; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating, and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinate systems, and plot/ print to scale
    2. Prerequisites--Students should have a proficiency in computer and internet usage.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes   
    1. Identify the coordinate systems
    2. Complete the setup of a drawing
    3. Complete the creation and modification of geometry
    4. Demonstrate the creation and use of text, dimensions, storing and retrieving predefined shapes, and using layers
    5. Demonstrate the ability to plot/print to scale.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Validation of Skills:  There will be two major validations of skills during the semester.  The validation of skills will be scheduled with your instructor for an on-site assignment. If you are unable to attend a TSTC campus, you will need to have the assignment proctored by an approved proctoring service. Arrangements for the proctor will need to be made at the beginning 2 weeks of the course.
    2. Drawing Assignments:  There will be multiple drawing assignments in each Unit of the course.
    3. Assignment Discussion Forum:  There will be a discussion forum for every unit assignment during the course. Each discussion will take place online, making use of the college’s online platform—Moodle.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Laptop Computer meeting minimum requirements.
    2. High Speed Internet Connection
  5. Other Policies: Please refer to the Western Texas College Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
  6. Course Organization and Tentative Schedule*
Unit 1- Week 1 Syllabus, Introduction, and Software Installation
Unit 2- Week 2 Introduction to Civil Drafting, CADD
Unit 3- Week 3 Mapping Scales, Map Symbols
Unit 4 – Week 4 Surveying Fundamentals, Location and Direction, Legal Descriptions
Unit 5 - Week 5 Contour Lines
Unit 6 - Week 6 Horizontal Alignment Layout
Unit 7 - Week 7 Profiles

*The above schedule, policies, procedures, and assignments in this course are subject to change. 



Last Modified: August 19, 2015