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Certificate in Surveying Technology
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Certificate in Surveying Technology

Total Credit Hours: 43


About Certificate in Surveying Technology

The Surveying Technology program prepares the student for immediate employment as a surveying or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technician and teaches the student knowledge and skills that will enable one to adapt to ever evolving technical and technological changes in geospatial field and office applications. The graduate will be prepared to face the challenge of modern Surveying and GIS practice. The program emphasizes applications-based approaches and provides an overview of the geospatial fields of surveying, mapping, and GIS and prepares the student for further study and for the Level 1 Certified Survey Technician examination prepared by the American Society on Surveying and Mapping National Society of Professional Surveyors (ACSM-NSPS).


General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

English Composition

3

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SU 100

Surveying Drafting

3

SU 101

Surveying Problems I

3

CE 211

Plane Surveying I

3

CE 222

Plane Surveying II

3

SU 230

Advanced Surveying

3

SU 250

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

SU 292

Surveying Practicum

1

Related General Education & Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

AE 121

Technical Engineering Drawing I

3

AE 150

Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) I

3

CS 101

Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology

3

HL 130

First Aid & Safety

1

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Certificate Total

43


General Requirements for Certificates

Effective fall Semester 2003, several academic policy changes were implemented to ensure that students are adequately prepared to meet business and industry standards. All Undeclared or newly Declared Students enrolled in regularly scheduled postsecondary courses must be enrolled in or must have completed developmental coursework for Math and English or have successfully placed into post-secondary Math and English (or equivalent).
 
Students must fulfill the English general education requirement by the time they have enrolled in 12 credits of classes. This means that students may take only nine (9) credits before they must begin meeting the general education requirements. All declared students in Certificate programs will be required to successfully complete minimum general education course requirements. For more information, refer to the Admissions Information, General Education Policy section of this catalog.
 
A. General Education Requirements
Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking English as indicated by one of the following:
Test out of the English Placement Test (or equivalent), or
Satisfactory completion of EN096 or EN097 courses
and
Test out of the Math Placement Test (or equivalent), or
Satisfactory completion of MA096 or MA098 courses
 
B. Technical Requirements
Total Technical Requirements vary by program.
 
C. Related General Education & Technical Requirements
Total related General Ed/Technical Requirements vary by program.
 
Minimum Total Credits Required for a Certificate           30
* No course may be counted for both Technical Major and Science/Technology General Education requirements.
** Placement testing is not mandatory for admission to the College. Completion of placement testing, however, is required for enrollment into English and mathematics courses. Therefore, students who plan to enroll full-time in a program should take the placement test to be eligible for a full load of courses.
 



Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Surveying Technology program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate preparedness to enter productive technical positions in the geospatial fields of surveying, mapping, and Geographic Information Systems.
  2. Develop a professional work ethic needed in the surveying industry.
  3. Successfully pass the American Society on Surveying and Mapping National Society of Professional Surveyors (ACSM-NSPS) Level 1 Certified Survey Technician examination

SU230 Advanced Surveying

This course will cover advanced topics in surveying including highway and construction surveying, property and legal issues in boundary surveying, concepts of elementary geodetic surveying, and an overview of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) as applied to surveying for centimeter accuracy measurement.

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SU100 Surveying Drafting

This course deals with typical job responsibilities of an office draftsperson or survey party chief in completing a graphic description of survey fieldwork. These descriptions/plans result from a great variety of engineering fieldwork requiring diverse methods of graphic resolution.

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CE211 Plane Surveying I

A beginning course in surveying techniques designed to give the student an understanding of the fundamentals of chaining, leveling, and proper use of the transit. Care and adjustment of instruments and office procedure are also considered. Provision is made by appropriate fieldwork for practical application of the techniques learned.

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Certificate in Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD)

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) systems are used by drafters to prepare electronic drawings that can be viewed, printed, or programmed directly into automated manufacturing systems.

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Associate of Science in Surveying Technology

The Surveying Technology program prepares the student for immediate employment as a surveying or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technician and teaches the student knowledge and skills that will enable one to adapt to ever evolving technical and technological changes in geospatial field and office applications.

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Associate of Science in Pre-Architectural Drafting

The A.S. in Pre-Architectural Drafting covers pre-architecture, building materials and properties, technical drafting, basic computer aided design and drafting (CADD), architectural computer modeling, and an introductory engineering course.

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