Land Surveyor Certificate
- One year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Full program offered at LSC-Montgomery
- Land Surveying Technology Department
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
|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|
|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||32 Credits|
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
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Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution. Most students are accepted once they have completed the admissions process.
Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.