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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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Please contact Nico Marina at Nico.Marina@LoneStar.edu or call 936.271.6179
Claire M Phillips at Claire.M.Phillips@LoneStar.edu or call 281.290.3967 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-aided Drafting 3
SRVY 1319 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations I 3
Second Semester Courses 13 Credits
SRVY 2343 Surveying - Legal Principles I 3
SRVY 1349 Surveying Calculations II 3
SRVY 1441 Land Surveying 4
SRVY 1335 Land Surveying Applications 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 7 Credits
SRVY 2305 Geographic Information Systems Applications 3
SRVY 2344 Surveying - Legal Principles II 3
SRVY 1171 Capstone Exam Prep1 2
Land Surveyor Certificate Program Total 60 Credits


  1. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $36,4641

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 $792 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.