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Forest Technology (FORT)

FORT 140 Forest Surveying (3) Plane surveying for forestry applications using compass, survey equipment, and GPS; topographic map reading, deed research, and land descriptions.

FORT 140

FORT 140 Forest Surveying (3)

FORT 140 is a three-credit, field-lab-oriented course that introduces students to basic surveying work used in forest management operations. The course objectives are for students to learn to measure horizontal and vertical angles and distances in the field, perform boundary, topographic, and road surveys, calculate and adjust the area of properties, measure profiles of slopes, use USGS topographic maps, and become proficient with deed and boundary research. Students will work with a variety of surveying instruments, compasses, GPS receivers, and GIS software.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: MATH 021

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.