Land Survey Information Meeting
Need a career plan? Did you know, with a certificate in Land Surveying, a student is positioned to earn a living wage as a surveyor? This fall College of the Canyons anticipates creating a Land Survey co-hort  allowing students to complete the program in a team environment.
Attend an information meeting to learn from faculty and experts what a land surveyor does, how much a land surveyor can earn, courses required to complete the program and the concept of a co-hort, internship placement, and the big question, how to get started.
 
Click here to reserve a seat (walk-ins are welcome) or call 661-362-3272 for more information.
 
What is a Land Surveyor?
Land Surveyor measures and records property boundaries and the topography of the land covered by construction and engineering projects. This measurement and the recorded data are called a “survey.” Surveys are used to establish legal boundaries, prepare maps and exhibits, and are the basis for written descriptions of land tracts that satisfy legal requirements. Without surveyors, railroads and highways could not be built, large buildings could not be erected, and homeowners could not put up fences around their yards, for fear of trespassing on someone else's land.

Surveyors work to set land values, subdivide land into lots and stake development sites. Surveyors also measure and chart the depths and expanses of underground areas, the ocean floor, the atmosphere and outer space. Surveyors use mathematical reasoning ability to visualize objects, measure distances, sizes and other abstract forms.

Choose Land Surveying if you…
• Crave a career combining high technology with an out-of-doors working environment.
• Challenge yourself physically and mentally.
• Quickly grasp mathematical concepts.
• Embrace science and technology.

Surveying offers rewarding career options:
Land Surveyor Technician
  Primary responsibilities include:
– Operating electronic distance-measuring instruments and GPS receivers.
– Compiling notes, sketches, and records of measurement data.
– Drawing maps, preparing reports and performing computations for completed site surveys.

Licensed Professional Land Surveyor
  Primary responsibilities include:
– Planning surveys and directing survey teams.
– Interpreting and checking GPS results.
– Writing descriptions of land for deeds, leases and other legal documents.
– Researching legal records for evidence of previous boundaries.
– Preparing survey and subdivision maps.

How can College of the Canyons help me become a surveyor?
The college’s Land Surveying program provides students with the tools and skills needed to be successful in an entry-level surveying position. Students can obtain either an Associate in Science or a Certificate of Achievement in Land Surveying. These skills can lead to a rewarding career with either a public or private agency in a wide range of fields including geographic information systems, mapping, construction surveying, aerial surveying and general surveying.


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Want more information?

Click here for Examination Statistics:
bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/exam_statistics.shtml

For more information about this program Contact Regina Blasberg, Department Chair regina.blasberg@canyons.edu or 661-362-5096.

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" Without surveyors, railroads and highways could not be built, large buildings could not be erected, and homeowners could not put up fences around their yards, for fear of trespassing on someone else's land. "

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