2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Land Surveying Science Technology, AAS

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Land Surveying Science Technology, a student will be able to:

Science and Technology
  • Understand the science of surveying involving the use of basic surveying instruments, robotic and GNSS instruments, the fundamentals surveying, and the collection of survey data.  
  • Perform routine calculations in geodesy, projections, astronomic surveys, photogrammetry and apply referenced technical information to geodetic positions and calculations.Prepare plats, ALTA/ACSM maps, legal survey drawings and legal documents for boundaries.
  • Develop highway plans by interpreting and applying referenced technical information, perform routine highway calculations, a fundamental knowledge of highway design and specifications, and applying current techniques and procedures in construction staking. 
  • Create basic site-plans, maps (topography, grading, subdivision), survey plats, detailed utility drawings, highway (plan/profile & corridor), and dynamic 3-D drawings through the use of computer-aided-drafting.
  • Understand boundary law, land descriptions and boundary record research.
Problem Solving / Critical Thinking
  • Utilize time management skills to complete work as scheduled.
  • Locate, understand, and interpret information found in plans, blueprints, manuals, graphs, and schedules.
  • Select and use applicable and current approaches and tools in solving a wide variety of problems (scientific, mathematical, social, and personal).
  • Identify a problem and implement a response.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of various details that should be carefully observed while completing any field inspection.
  • Exhibit strong work ethic, attendance, self-esteem, integrity, honesty, sociability, and interpersonal skills.
  • Represent oneself in a positive and professional manner when communicating with architects, engineers, surveys, construction personnel and clients.
  • Establish an attitude to become a lifelong learner and to seek advanced information in the field of CAD drawing, surveyors, civil engineering technology and to keep current through on-line resources and taking state-of-the-art training.
  • Maintain memberships in professional organizations.
  • Communicate verbally in a clear and concise manner with peers, clients and management.
  • Prepare technical reports, effective interoffice and business correspondence, construction specifications and other contract documents.