Land Surveying and Geomatics

Land Surveying involves the scientific process of measuring the three-dimensional aspects of land, which includes the horizontal distance, direction, angles and elevations. Students will learn the fundamentals of land surveying become familiar with geographical information systems and CADD, demonstrate ability to gather and analyze geospatial data using multiple technologies to help provide accurate surveying analytics. Students will also learn the Common Law roots of Boundary Law,  the importance of maintaining accurate records and how to apply the legal principles in surveying.

Graduates with at least two years of previous work experience during their program of study may qualify upon graduation to take the fundamentals of surveying exam as outlined by statue. A student without the requisite experience would sit for the exam after his/her completion of the two-year progressive work experience requirement. 

 Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the fundamentals of land surveying
  2. Describe the components and use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and be able to gather and analyze data from these systems
  3. Demonstrate and describe competently the use of spreadsheets and other relevant computer programs (CAD and industry specific software programs) to provide accurate surveying analytics
  4. Demonstrate and apply higher level mathematical concepts that are necessary to complete complex survey tasks (analytical geometry, upper level algebra, calculus, statistics)
  5. Describe the Common Law roots of Boundary Law, its importance in maintaining accurate records and be able to apply those principles in surveying

Emphasis/Degree Options


Land Surveyor-Specific Online Certificate

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»Associate of Applied Science

Land Surveying and Geomatics

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Gainful Employment

Land Surveying 15.1102