Land Surveying Technology/Geomatics

Land surveyors use technology to map contours and boundaries on or below the Earth’s surface. In this program, you’ll become an expert in field work, as well as CAD (computer aided design) and survey data processing. Your associate degree will help prepare you for state certification as a surveyor-in-training.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

    Hourly Wage: $29.96

    Currently Employed: 485

    Projections:

    485 people are employed as Surveyors. This number is expected to increase by 6.19% over the next four years.

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  • Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.

    Hourly Wage: $29.96

    Currently Employed: 485

    Projections:

    485 people are employed as Geodetic Surveyors. This number is expected to increase by 6.19% over the next four years.

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  • Adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.

    Hourly Wage: $19.02

    Currently Employed: 1067

    Projections:

    1067 people are employed as Surveying Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 2.16% over the next four years.

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