Surveying Technology/Surveying Major

A Surveying Technology/Surveying major/degree program prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the delineation, determination, planning and positioning of land tracts, land and water boundaries, land contours and features, and the preparation of related maps, charts and reports.

Includes instruction in applied geodesy, computer graphics, photointerpretation, plane and geodetic surveying, mensuration, traversing, survey equipment operation and maintenance, instrument calibration, and basic cartography.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Surveying Technology/Surveying (use the College Search feature and enter "surveying technology" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Surveying Technology/Surveying?

An associate degree in this major should get your foot-in-the-door relative to career opportunities in Surveying Technology/Surveying.  You can expect to begin your career in private or public service as a technician, however, most start-up positions are with government entities.  With further education and experience, you can aspire to jobs in technology and innovation management, and engineering and technology management.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Surveying Technology/Surveying

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Surveying Technology/Surveying