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Land Survey Technician
Certificate of Proficiency


The Land Survey Technician Certificate of Proficiency program is designed for students who only want a Land Surveying credential. Courses in this certificate are part of the first year of a Civil Engineering ATA degree.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proven field safety actions, including: appropriate clothing and protective equipment, use of protective devices provided, lift, carry and walk safely in field conditions, avoid actual and potential hazards, recognize and alert co-workers to all observed risks.
  2. Exhibit fully reliable work habits, consistent with established employment norms for presence, punctuality, and timely task completion with acceptable quality.
  3. Demonstrate proper care and handling of sensitive measuring equipment.
  4. Participate in trigonometric leveling operations correct within one tenth of a foot.
  5. Perform necessary field calculations to stakeout a horizontal curve.
  6. Diagram section subdivisions in relation to the section, township, range, standard parallel, guide meridian, base line and principle meridian.

Course Schedule

Fall Quarter   

CAD 112 Computer Aided Drafting I 5
CET 120 Survey I 5
TMATH 100 Technical Math 5
H R 110 Human Relations 5
  Total Credits 20

Winter Quarter

CAD 113 Computer Aided Drafting II 5
CET 121 Survey II 5
TMATH 110 Technical Math II 3
WRT 105 Writing in the Workplace 3
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter

CAD 114 Computer Aided Drafting III 5
CET 122 Survey III 4
CET 132 Survey Computations 3
CET 101 Flagging Certification 1
  Total Credits 13

Students must complete each CET/CAD class with a 2.0 or higher to qualify for the next CET/CAD class and a program GPA of 2.0 or better to receive the certificate.

Updated 2014