Instructor: Dr. Calvin Woods, P.E., R.P.L.S
Senior Professor of Civil Engineering & Professor Emeritus
Office: CE/TTI room 215
Telephone: (979) 862-3157

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Civil Engineering Measurement. (2-3). Credit 3. I, II, S

Catalog Description: Introduction to geodetic positions, datum, map projections, theory of civil engineering measurements and errors applied to horizontal and vertical control, curves, earthwork and mapping using state-of-the-art technology for data capture, processing and presentation of results. Prerequisite: MATH 151 or equivalent.

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  1. CVEN 303 Lab Manual

  2. GPS900 Quick Guide

  3. Total Station Quick Guide




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