Land Surveying, AAS

Associate of Applied Science in Land Surveying (298109AAS)

More on the Land Surveying and Surveying and Mapping programs

Program Description

This program prepares graduates to work as surveying technicians under the direction of a professional registered surveyor. It is designed to provide a foundation in mathematics, natural science, and communication skills as well as the surveying skills necessary to become a Certified Surveying Technician (CST) under the National Society of Professional Surveyors' (NSPS) testing program.  Students earning the AAS in Land Surveying can also continue on to earn the BS in Surveying and Mapping with an additional two years of full-time study.

This degree program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Bachelor Degree Program

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Land Surveying, a student may proceed to the Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Mapping (298103BS).

The following information has official approval of The Department of Civil Engineering and The College of Engineering and Polymer Science, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.

Requirements

Summary

General Education21
Additional Math and Natural Science6
Geographic Information Systems3
Surveying Core28
Technical Electives2
Total Hours60

General Education

Discipline-Specific General Education
MATH:153Technical Mathematics III (for Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic Requirement)2
MATH:154Technical Mathematics IV (for Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic Requirement)3
GEOG:100Introduction to Geography (for Social Science requirement)3
GEOL:101Introductory Physical Geology (for Natural Science)4
Other General Education
Writing First Course3
Speaking3
Social Science 13
Total Hours21

Additional Math and Natural Science 

MATH:260Advanced Trigonometry2
PHYS:160Technical Physics: Mechanics4
Total Hours6

Geographic Information Systems 

SURV:105Introduction to Geographic & Land Information Systems3
Total Hours3

Surveying Core 

SURV:100Introduction to Geomatics2
SURV:101Basic Surveying3
SURV:102Topographic Surveying2
SURV:123Surveying Field Practice2
SURV:155Computer Applications in Surveying3
SURV:170Surveying Drafting3
SURV:222Construction Surveying3
SURV:225Advanced Surveying3
SURV:228Boundary Surveying3
SURV:251CST Seminar1
SURV:350Mapping with Drones3
Total Hours28

Technical Electives (AAS)

Select a minimum of two credits from the following: 1,22
SURV:325Safety for Surveyors
SURV:335The Business of Surveying
SURV:445Applications in GIS using GPS
SURV:450Topics in Professional Practice
SURV:426History of Surveying To 1785
SURV:428History of Surveying Since 1785
SURV:489Special Topics in Surveying
SURV:498Independent Study
SURV:490Workshop in Surveying

The following information has official approval of The Department of Civil Engineering and The College of Engineering and Polymer Science, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
Writing First Course 3
MATH:153 Technical Mathematics III 2
SURV:100 Introduction to Geomatics 2
SURV:101 Basic Surveying (Sch. lab) 3
SURV:170 Surveying Drafting (Sch. lab) 1 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
MATH:154 Technical Mathematics IV 3
MATH:260 Advanced Trigonometry 2 2
SURV:102 Topographic Surveying (Sch. lab) 2
SURV:155 Computer Applications in Surveying (Sch. lab) 3
PHYS:261 Physics for Life Sciences I 4
 Hours14
Summer Semester
SURV:123 Surveying Field Practice 2
 Hours2
2nd Year
Fall Semester
SURV:222 Construction Surveying (Sch. lab) 1 3
SURV:228 Boundary Surveying (Sch. lab) 3
SURV:350 Mapping with Drones 3
Surveying Elective 3 2
Social Sciences Requirement 5 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
Speaking Requirement 3
SURV:225 Advanced Surveying (Sch. lab) 2 3
SURV:251 CST Seminar 4 1
SURV:105 Introduction to Geographic & Land Information Systems (Sch. lab) 3
GEOG:100 Introduction to Geography 3
GEOL:101 Introductory Physical Geology 4
 Hours17
 Total Hours60

Policy Alert: By the end of your first 48 credit hours attempted, you must have completed your required General Education English, Mathematics, and Communications (Speech) requirements.