Southern Polytechnic State University
Civil Engineering Technology Department
Certificate of Land Surveying
Persons awarded the Certificate in Land Surveying will have met the academic education requirements necessary to take the Fundamentals of Land Surveying Exam and will have exceeded the State of Georgia academic education requirements to become a Registered Land Surveyor. There are six courses required in the certificate program.
Total Hours 21
Please note that CET and other courses have one or more prerequisite courses (which are not part of the certificate program). If you have the required subject knowledge you can request a prerequisite waiver from the CET Department Chair. Please note that the HOPE Grant may only cover tuition for exactly the six courses listed above which are required to complete the certificate. Enrollment in any other courses may not have tuition covered by the HOPE Grant. Please check with the SPSU Financial Aid Office.
SURV 2221 Surveying I: 3-3-4
Prerequisites: Math 1113, EDG 2160
Angles, distances, elevations; horizontal and vertical location using total station and level; simple horizontal and vertical curves; contouring; introduction to the Global Positioning System; introductory coordinate computations; simple topographic survey project.
CET 4310 Stormwater Management and Erosion Control 2-3-3
Prerequisite: CET 3130
Study of rain distributions, runoff generation, peak flow estimations, hydrograph generation, as well as stormwater conveyance systems. This course also includes the study of structures and best management practices for erosion control to maintain or improve water quality.
SURV 3222 Surveying II 3-3-4
Prerequisite: SURV 2221
Route geometry computations and field techniques; automated data collection and reduction of topographic surveys; coordinate computations for intersections; route design project.
SURV 4465 Legal Aspects of Land Surveying 4-0-4
Prerequisite: SURV 3222
Cadastral systems, Georgia laws on surveying and property; boundary survey legal research; writing of legal descriptions; evidence evaluation; U.S. Public Land System.
SURV 4470 Land Development Design 3-3-4
Prerequisites: CET 4310 (or SURV 2250) and SURV 2221
Site analysis; subdivision design; drainage design; sewer design; legal requirements; platting, CAD computer methods.
SURV 4475 Land Survey Practice 1-3-2
Prerequisite: SURV 4465
Legal research; boundary analysis; boundary survey project; office procedures; business practice.
Professor Matt Wilson, RLS
Surveying and Mapping
Professor Timothy W. Zeigler, P.E.
Chair, Civil Engineering Technology