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Land surveyors map the Earth’s surface to show topographical features and boundaries of property or political borders. Surveyor crews work in the field measuring elevations and contours on or below the surface. Some also work indoors, using CAD (computer aided design) and processing survey data. ACC can provide the expert training you need to join the workforce as a surveying technician. Associate degree students receive preparation for state certification as a surveyor in training.
Skills You Gain
Students acquire the fundamental skills required to work as land surveying and geomatics technicians, including measuring elevations of points, lines, and contours. The program allows students to build expertise operating surveying equipment in the field and processing notes and survey data on computers — two common job duties. All students develop the math, drafting, and surveying capabilities needed to excel in the workforce. The certificate program focuses on specialized surveying topics to allow students to enter the workforce more quickly.
Most land surveyors work for firms associated with the architectural and engineering industries. Other employers include federal, state, and local governmental agencies such as highway departments, urban planning agencies, utility providers, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Army Corps of Engineers.