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Land Surveying & Mapping Technology AAS Degree

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The land surveying & mapping technology program prepares students to enter a high-tech profession that uses state-of-the-art equipment to determine the location and measurement of improvements and other physical features on the earth’s surface. Surveying is an integral component for land development by civil engineers, municipal planners, and the construction industry.

As a land surveying and mapping technician, one may conduct projects that include boundary, control, hydrographic, photogrammetric and engineering design surveys, with a typical client base of engineers, architects, municipalities, real estate and land developers, along with federal, state and local transportation agencies, and the petrochemical industry.

The associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of at least 60 credit-hours as outlined in the college catalog. Students desiring to pursue a certificate may complete the 32 credit-hours certificate.

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Stackable Credentials

Credits earned in the Land Surveyor Certificate Level I program may be applied to this degree.

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-aided Drafting 3
SRVY 1319 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
SRVY 1313 Plane Surveying 3
Second Semester Courses 16 Credits
SRVY 1441 Land Surveying 4
SRVY 1335 Land Surveying Applications 3
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3
SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations I 3
SRVY 2343 Surveying - Legal Principles I 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
SPCH 1311-or-SPCH 1318-or-SPCH 1321 Introduction to Communication-or-Interpersonal Communication-or-Business and Professional Communication 3
SRVY 1349 Surveying Calculations II 3
SRVY 2309 Computer Aided Mapping 3
SRVY 2344 Surveying - Legal Principles II 3
Second Semester Courses 14 Credits
SRVY 1342 Global Positioning System Techniques for Surveying and Mapping 3
SRVY 2440 Advanced Plan Surveying 4
Elective Social/Behavioral Science1 3
Elective Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy & Culture1 3
SRVY 1171 Capstone Exam Prep2 1
Land Surveying & Mapping Technology AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits

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Career Options

Median wage: Wages vary by position title and credentials1

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Survey Crew Chief2
  • Instrument Man-Field Survey2
  • Survey Technician2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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