Surveying & Mapping Technology
The surveying and mapping technology program is designed to teach the student the basic elements of surveying required of a land surveyor as well as to provide part of the formal training required for a professional license. Boundary surveying is emphasized and includes history, dendrology, evaluating property corners, measuring boundaries, describing land by metes and bounds, calculating land areas, and using the Texas Coordinate System. The student also has the opportunity to study mapping, route surveying, control surveying, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and electronic data collection. A one-year Certificate of Proficiency is available to students completing certain designated courses.
For Students who have a bachelor degree: Some students, who wish to become a surveyor, previously earned a bachelor degree and only need 32 hours of surveying courses. These students can earn a Certificate of Proficiency from Tyler Junior College in Surveying and Mapping.
For students who wish to earn a Bachelor degree: The Tyler Junior College Surveying Program is part of partnership program with The University of Texas at Tyler. After completing the Surveying degree curriculum at Tyler Junior College and completing the core requirements, one can then transfer to The University of Texas at Tyler to earn a Bachelor of Science in Technology with an emphasis in Surveying and Mapping. Students who are not core complete prior to enrolling at The University of Texas at Tyler must follow the University core requirements.
For students who wish to advance their career: Some students only wish to only obtain a Certificate of Proficiency or an Associates degree from TJC and do not intend to get a bachelors degree. This option will provide a great career as a Crew Chief or a Survey Office Technician.
An Associates degree will provide opportunities such as:
- Crew Chief
- Survey Office Technician
- CAD Technician
A Bachelor of Science in Technology, Surveying and Mapping emphasis will provide opportunities such as:
- Project Manager
- Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS)