Academic Catalog 2020-2021

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Coastal Studies (CSTL)

CSTL 1013 — Coastal Science   3 credit hours

This course addresses ecological engineering/ecosystem restoration. Topics include river restoration, wetland creation and restoration, coastal restoration, and treatment wetlands.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture

CSTL 1114 — Computer Graphs & Maps   4 credit hours

Introductory review of the application of computers to the production of graphs and thematic maps for geographical analysis. 3.00 Lecture Hours 0.00 Lab Hours 3.00 Credit Hours Not Transferable Lab Fee

Schedule type: Web

CSTL 1123 — Fundamentals of Mapping & GIS   3 credit hours

Lecture and project-based introduction to the basic concepts and technologies important to mapping,geographic information systems (GIS), and image analysis. Topics include map design fundamentals,thematic mapping, statistical cartography, the relationship of mapping to GIS, essential elements of GIS,data acquisition and analysis, visualization of output, remotely sensed imagery and GIS, GIS functions and associated applications, and spatial decision support systems. This course will meet the needs not only of students who intend to do additional work in geographic techniques, but those who need only a one-semester survey of concepts. 3.00 Lecture Hours 0.00 Lab Hours 3.00 Credit Hours Course Fee Not Transferable Level: Undergraduate Schedule Types: Lecture

Schedule type: Lecture, Web

CSTL 1213 — Water Treatment I   3 credit hours

The material that will be covered in this program is presented to provide the student with an understanding of the basic operation and maintenance aspects of a water treatment plant, and solve operational and maintenance problems. This course also prepares students for the Mandatory Certification Examination if required.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

CSTL 1223 — Water Production I   3 credit hours

The material that will be covered in this program is presented to provide the student with an understanding of the basic operation and maintenance aspects of a water production plant, and solve operational and maintenance problems. This course also prepares students for the Mandatory Certification Examination if required. 3 credit hours

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

CSTL 1233 — Water Distribution I   3 credit hours

The material that will be covered in this program is presented to provide the student with an understanding of the basic operation and maintenance aspects of a water distribution plant, and solve operational and maintenance problems. This course also prepares students for the Mandatory Certification Examination if required.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

CSTL 1243 — Wastewater Treatment I   3 credit hours

The content of this course will provide the student with the information needed to operate wastewater treatment plants as efficiently as possible, to understand the basic operational aspects of a plant, to analyze and solve operational problems. This course will prepare students for the Mandatory Certification Examination. 3 credit hours

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

CSTL 1253 — Wastewater Collection I   3 credit hours

The content of this course will provide the student with the information needed to operate wastewater collection plants as efficiently as possible, to understand the basic operational aspects of a plant, to analyze and solve operational problems. This course will prepare students for the Mandatory Certification Examination. 3 credit hours

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

CSTL 1311 — Surveying Lab   1 credit hour

The course consists of lab work with surveying instruments and the procedures used to conduct precise and accurate measurements with tapes, levels, theodolites and total stations. 1.00 Credit Hour 0.00 Lecture Hours 3.00 Lab Hours non-transferable

Schedule type: Laboratory

CSTL 1313 — Surveying   3 credit hours

Practical surveying measurement techniques are presented with suitable office computation methods for boundary, construction, and topographic surveys. State coordinate systems are introduced with proper use of geodetic datums. 3.00 Lecture hours 0.00 Lab Hours 3.00 Credit Hours Non-Transferable

Schedule type: Lecture, Web

CSTL 2133 — Remote Sensing   3 credit hours

A comprehensive introductory course that deals with fundamental physical principles of the science of remote sensing, the theory and practice of image interpretation, and information extraction techniques for aerial photos and satellite imagery. Includes remote sensing applications pertaining to management of natural resources and contemporary environmental issues. Practical exercises expose students to image processing and interpretation techniques. 3.00 Lecture hours 0.00 Lab Hours 3.00 Credit Hours Non-Transferable

Schedule type: Lecture, Web

CSTL 2142 — GIS Theories and Concepts   3 credit hours

Detailed lecture and lab-based examination of theories and concepts important to geographic information systems (GIS). Topics include GIS as a communication system, data acquisition and management, error management, GIS functions, GIS-based spatial analysis, GIS and regional scale, visualization concepts, and the role of GIS in spatial decision support. 3.00 Lecture hours 0.00 Lab Hours 3.00 Credit Hours Non-Transferable

Schedule type: Lecture, Web

CSTL 2143 — GIS Theories and Concepts   3 credit hours

Detailed lecture and lab-based examination of theories and concepts important to geographic information systems (GIS). Topics include GIS as a communication system, data acquisition and management, error management, GIS functions, GIS-based spatial analysis, GIS and regional scale, visualization concepts, the role of GIS in spatial decision support. Course -

Pre-requisite(s): CSTL 1123

Schedule type: Lecture, Web

CSTL 2321 — Drone Surveying Lab   1 credit hour

The course consists of lab work with UAS and the procedures used to conduct aerial surveys. Not Transferable

Pre-requisite(s): CSTL 2323

Schedule type: Laboratory, Web

CSTL 2323 — Introduction to sUAS   3 credit hours

This course is designed to introduce students to properly and safely operating an sUAS in both a recreational and professional endeavor. The course will include training focused on aviation fundamentals that are required to pass the FAA part 107 exam. 3.00 Credit Hours 0.00 Lab Hours 3.00 Lecture Hours

Schedule type: Lecture

CSTL 2333 — Hydrographic Surveying   3 credit hours

This course covers the fundamentals of hydrographic surveys performed to measure the depth and bottom configuration of water bodies in support of nautical charting and other areas of marine geomatics, as well as marine construction, benthic habitat mapping, marine spatial planning, and bathymetric mapping of rivers and lakes. 3.00 Credit Hours 0.00 Lab Hours 3.00 Lecture Hours Non-Transferable

Schedule type: Lecture