The Surveying Technology curriculum provides training for technicians in many areas of surveying. Surveyors are involved in land surveying, route surveying, construction surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, global positioning systems, geographical information systems, and other areas of property description and measurements.
Course work includes the communication and computational skills required for boundary, construction, route, and control surveying, photogrammetry, topography, drainage, surveying law, and subdivision design, with emphasis upon applications of electronic data collection and related software including CAD
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The Associate in Applied Science – Surveying Technology degree is awarded upon completion of the program.
Surveying Technology graduates find jobs with the North Carolina Department of Transportation as well as with companies that do land surveying, commercial and residential development, land mapping and general and specialty contracting. Job titles include instrument person, survey party chief, survey supervisor, GPS technician and CAD operator
A high school diploma or equivalent is required to enter the program. High school programs should include advanced math and science courses, computer literacy, and writing. An entering student should take the math and English placement tests to determine the appropriate entry level courses. Advancement Studies courses are available if a student is not ready for the engineering technology required courses. Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites; check the CPCC catalog for details.