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Area of Study: Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies
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Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies
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Land Surveying Technology/Geomatics

Map out a new career that’s focused on the future

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.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Surveyors
29.96 Hourly Wage 475 Currently Employed
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.
475 Surveyors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.53 % over the next four years.
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Geodetic Surveyors
29.96 Hourly Wage 475 Currently Employed
Measure large areas of the Earth's surface using satellite observations, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), light detection and ranging (LIDAR), or related sources.
475 Geodetic Surveyors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.53 % over the next four years.
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Surveying Technicians
19.02 Hourly Wage 1057 Currently Employed
Adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.
1057 Surveying Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 2.46 % over the next four years.
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Program Maps

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Land Surveying Technology/Geomatics


Certificate Level 1

Land Surveying Technology Geomatics
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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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