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Land Surveying


Professional Land Surveying: Then, Now, and Where Are We Headed?

Prepared by Trent J. Keenan, P.L.S.

The landscape of the licensing requirements for the land surveying profession has changed dramatically over the past decade. In this article, I will take an in-depth look at where the Nevada Legislature has brought us today, current trends of the profession, and the direction our future actions might take us.  Read the full article.

Student surveyor looking through surveying equipment.  photo © Robin SpursWhat is Land Surveying?

Land Surveyors measure and analyze
distances, angles, and positions to develop surveys or maps. Licensed Land Surveyors may prepare legal descriptions forsubdividing property, perform boundary surveys and determine boundary discrepancies, set...

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Student surveyors looking through surveying equipment. photo © Robin SpursLand Surveying Program

The Land Surveying Program offers both an Associate of Science Degree and a Certificate of Achievement. The only difference between the Degree and the Certificate is the completion of the colleges general education requirements.

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Career Tree
Land Surveying Career Tree

  • Take on different challenges each day and work outside or inside to collect, analyze, and map geospatial data from field to finish.
  • Be of service to your community by combining modern surveying technology and history to...

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Will I be able to get a job? Does the program provide job placement services?


The program does not provide formal job placement services however the Career Services office on campus can assist students (free of charge) with finding employment including resume writing/review, job searches, workshops, interview practice, etc.

Additionally we work closely with local industry to develop and offer internships. When we receive job announcements from industry, this information is passed along directly to all the students in the program.

Land Surveyors are in demand.
State of California Labor Market Supply and Demand Data - Select ‘LA County’ as the area then ‘Surveying’
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Salary Surfer – Surveying is part of the ‘Engineering and Industrial Technology’ program of study

  


 

Surveyor at construction site.
Scholarships are available for students interested in pursuing
Land Surveying as a career. Find out more.

3 Surveyors discussing work.  photo © Robin Spurs
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