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Land Surveying - AS Degree & Certificate of Achievement


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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 college’s general education requirements. The Degree is 34 program units + 26 general education units (for a total of 60 units) and the Certificate is 34 program units.

Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement: Land Surveying
The focus of the Land Surveying program is to provide the student with a thorough background in land surveying and mapping in addition to an introduction to the collecting, manipulating, formatting and mapping of geospatial data. A student who successfully completes the program will have the technical expertise necessary for an entry level position in the field of Land Surveying or related fields of geographic information systems specialists, architectural services, and engineering services. Land Surveyors typically measure and record property boundaries and the topography of the land covered by construction and engineering projects. Surveys are used to establish legal boundaries to prepare maps and exhibits, and write descriptions of land tracts that satisfy legal requirements. The program also assists students in preparing for the State Land Surveyor–In-Training and the Professional Land Surveyor Exams.

Degree and Certificate Student Learning Outcome:
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in land surveying.

Program Requirements
Units Required: 33

SURV-101
Introduction to Land Surveying | 4 units
SURV-102
Advanced Land Surveying | 4 units
SURV-103
Advanced Applications in Surveying I | 3 units
SURV-104
Advanced Applications in Surveying II | 3 units
SURV-260
Boundary Control and Legal Principles I | 3 units
SURV-265
Boundary Control and Legal Principles II | 3 units
SURV-107
Construction Surveying | 4 units
SURV-110
Computer Aided Drafting for Surveyors | 3 units
GIS-101
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems | 3 units
MATH-102
Trigonometry | 3 units

Land Surveyor in scuba gear surveying the ocean floor.

Courses offered in:

• Fall •
101
103*
104*
260
110
• Spring •
101
102
265
107
110
• Summer •
102
*These courses are always offered as back-to-back 8 week courses.
103 is offered the first 8 weeks of the semester and 104 is offered the second 8 weeks of the semester.