Land Surveyor Certificate Level I



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First Semester Courses 15 Credits
SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-aided Drafting 3
SRVY 1341 Land Surveying 3
SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 17 Credits
SRVY 1335 Land Surveying Applications 3
SRVY 1319 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
SRVY 1349 Surveying Calculations II 3
SRVY 1442 Global Positioning System Techniues for Surveying & Mapping 3
SRVY 2343 Surveying - Legal Principles I 3
SRVY 1171 Capstone Exam Prep1 1
Land Surveyor Certificate Program Total 32 Credits


  1. Capstone course


Program Details

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 above or below 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.

Each level of training prepares a student for dif­ferent levels of certifications that are becoming highly valued by employers in the surveying industry.

  • The Land Surveyor certificate covers the core concepts and prepares a student to take the NSPS Level II and Level III Certification for the Survey Technician.
  • The Land Surveying and Mapping Technology Associate of Applied Science degree prepares students to take either the NSPS Level IV Certification for the Survey Technician or with two years of experience acceptable to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (TBPELS) apply to the Surveyor-in-Training (S.I.T.) examinations.

The general education core courses as well as several individual surveying and drafting courses will transfer to a variety of universities. Contact the division counselor for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses at 936-273-7289.

The following website has more information about this program: LoneStar.edu/land-surveying-technology-dept.

For careers and median salaries, visit Career Star for more information.

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