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. The Geospatial Engineering associate degree will help prepare you for state certification as a surveyor-in-training (SIT).

ACC offers a variety of degrees and certificates to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Schedule an appointment with an ACC advisor or GE department staff member for more information.

Awards Offered

Level I Certificate (20 credit hours)

The Geospatial Engineering Level I 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 I Certificate courses transfer toward the Geospatial Engineering Level II Certificate. Click here to view the GE Level I Certificate award plan.

Level I Certificate Courses:

  • SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying (3 credit hours)

  • SRVY 2343 Surveying Legal Principles I (3 credit hours)

  • DFTG 1405 Technical Drafting (4 credit hours)

  • SRVY 1341 Land Surveying (3 credit hours)

  • SRVY 1335 Land Surveying Applications - Lab (3 credit hours)

  • DFTG 1430 Civil Drafting (4 credit hours)

See Courses page for GE course descriptions. Course descriptions for courses outside the GE department are linked above.

Level 2 Certificate (33 credit hours)

The Geospatial Engineering Level II 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 II certificate courses transfer toward the Geospatial Engineering AAS degree. Click here to view the GE Level II Certificate award plan.

Level II Certificate courses

Includes all courses in the Level I Certificate plus:

  • SRVY 2339 Engineering Design Surveying (3 credit hours)

  • SRVY 2341 Engineering Design Surveying Lab (3 credit hours)

  • SRVY 2486 Surveying Internship (4 credit hours)

  • SRVY 2344 Surveying Legal Principles II (3 credit hours)

See Courses page for GE course descriptions.

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. Click here to view the GE AAS award plan.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Courses:

Includes all courses in the Level II Certificate plus

See Courses page for GE course descriptions. Course descriptions for courses outside the GE department are linked above.