Certificate in Surveying (430011C)
The following information has official approval of The University of Akron’s College of Engineering and Polymer Science but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate 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, and prerequisites, among others.
The Surveying 30 Credit Certificate program is designed to help bachelor’s degree (any program) graduates to be able to meet the academic requirements of Professional Surveyor license qualifications as approved by the Ohio Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Please check with the State Board for any additional math, science, and general education requirements. All courses from the suggested list may also be applied to an A.A.S. degree in Land Surveying and/or the B.S. degree in Surveying and Mapping.
To prepare for the rigorous National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam, the first of two national exams for licensing, students are encouraged to complete 30 credits from the recommended list of courses. The certificate courses must be completed with a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record.
Requirements for Admission
Students should have completed College Algebra and Trigonometry or Precalculus with a C or better before beginning the certificate. As an alternative, students may enroll in Technical Mathematics III as a corequisite when beginning the certificate courses.
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 guide. Completion of this certificate 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 following courses constitute a “Certificate in Surveying” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record.
Any Surveying and Mapping course can be counted towards the 30-credit requirement to earn the certificate, except that students may choose no more than six credits from among the courses related to Geographic Information systems. The program recommends that students choose from the courses marked RECOMMENDED in the Course List, to best prepare for the content of the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam. All course prerequisites must be met.
|Select 30 credits from among the following:||30|
|Basic Surveying RECOMMENDED|
|Construction Surveying RECOMMENDED|
|Advanced Surveying RECOMMENDED|
|Boundary Surveying RECOMMENDED|
|Survey Computations & Adjustments RECOMMENDED|
|Boundary Control & Legal Principles RECOMMENDED|
|Applied Photogrammetry RECOMMENDED|
|Cadastral Surveying RECOMMENDED|
|Legal Aspects of Surveying RECOMMENDED|
|Global Positioning System Surveying RECOMMENDED|
|Ohio Lands RECOMMENDED|
|Senior Seminar RECOMMENDED|
|The 30 credits may include no more than 6 credits of courses related to Geographic Information Systems:|
|Introduction to Geographic & Land Information Systems RECOMMENDED|
|Intermediate Geographic and Land Information Systems|