GEOSPATIAL ENGINEERING

Land surveyors use technology to map contours and boundaries on or below the Earth’s surface. In this program, you’ll become an expert in field work, as well as CAD (computer aided design) and survey data processing. Your associate degree will help prepare you for state certification as a surveyor-in-training.

Level 1 Certificate (20 credit hours)

The Geospatial Engineering Level 1 certificate is designed for students seeking entry-level employment as a geospatial engineering or land surveying professional. Students will begin to master surveying terminology and technique in compliance with Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying standards, collect precise field measurements, process data, evaluate evidence, and publish surveys in support of mapping, boundary surveying, engineering, and construction projects. All Level 1 Certificate courses transfer toward the Geospatial Engineering Level 2 Certificate.

Level 2 certificate (33 credit hours)

The Geospatial Engineering Level 2 Certificate is designed for students seeking advancement as a geospatial engineering or land surveying professional; further learning for preparation for the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying Exam; and for certification by the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying as a Surveyor in Training (SIT). Students will increase analytical surveying skills, master surveying terminology and technique in compliance with Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying standards, collect precise field measurements, process data, evaluate evidence, and publish surveys in support of mapping, boundary surveying, engineering, and construction projects. All Level 2 certificate courses transfer toward the Geospatial Engineering AAS degree.

Associate of Applied Science Degree (60-61 credit hours)

The Geospatial Engineering Associate of Applied Science degree is designed for students seeking advanced career opportunities as a geospatial engineering or land surveying professional; preparation for the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying Exam; certification by the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying as a Surveyor in Training (SIT); and through further application and study, registration as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS). Students will receive a thorough and relevant education in the theory and application of professional surveying practices and procedures.