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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Land Surveying Technology-Office Technician

Program Options

Credential Title Credit Hours Required Notes
Associate of Applied Science Land Surveying Technology-Office Technician 62 -
Certificate Land Surveying Technology-Office Technician 34 -
Certificate Land Surveying, Certificate 22  

Contact Information

Contact Title Name Phone E-mail Location
Professor Janice Grant 586.445.7480 grantj@macomb.edu South Campus

Program Description:

The Land Surveying Technology program provides the opportunity for students to develop skills, knowledge, and abilities for entry level and intermediate positions in the land surveying and construction industry. Students successfully completing this program will have the technical background to assist registered surveyors and civil engineers in completion of project tasks. The program offers both an Associate of Applied Science degree in Land Surveying Technology and Certificate option for those students already in the industry wishing to improve their skills.

Students who successfully complete the program will develop a solid foundation in surveying and will be prepared to take the Certification for Land Surveying Technicians exams (Levels l, ll, lll, lV), offered through the National Society of Professional Surveyors and Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors. These certifications (Levels l, ll, lll lV) are recognized nationally for qualified survey technicians. The curriculum reflects a strong emphasis in state of the art surveying instrument operation, computer aided design drafting, and procedures for advanced construction layout control.

Program outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

1. Solve selected construction problems by using conventional or computer applications.

2. Utilize survey instruments and other appropriate equipment to complete problems and other assignments.

3. Apply math concepts to the development and completion of working drawings related to surveying projects.

4. Communicate in written and oral form utilizing terminology common to the industry.

5. Work effectively in teams on survey projects.

6. Demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of integrity and precision in the surveying field.

Career Opportunities:

Land Surveying Technology-Office Technician-Associate of Applied Science-Career Opportunities: Job titles such as Surveying & Mapping Technician, Architectural & Civil Drafters, Appraiser & Assessors of Real Estate, Construction & Building Inspector, Surveyors, and Cartographer & Photogrammetrist are attainable upon completion of this course of study. To learn more from a career specialist, visit the Office of Career Services at either campus or explore online at www.onetonline.org.

Transfer Pathways:

Students intending to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree need to make early decisions concerning an academic major and a transfer destination. Statistics show that students who make these decisions early are more likely to persist to graduation than their undecided counterparts. Students planning to transfer credits earned at Macomb are strongly urged to see a counselor or academic advisor as early as possible in their college careers.


    Associate of Applied ScienceCertificate