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Degree Plans - Surveying and Geomatics Technology (AAS)

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The Surveying and Mapping Technology program teaches you the basic elements of surveying required of a land surveyor as well as part of the formal training required for professional license.

Our program emphasizes boundary surveying and includes history, dendrology, evaluating property corners, measuring boundaries, describing land by metes and bounds, calculating land areas, and using the Texas Coordinate System. You will also study mapping, route surveying, control surveying, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and electronic data collection.

After successful completion of our two-year program, you will earn the Associate of Applied Science degree. Graduates can enter the workforce as well-trained surveying technicians or can transfer to a four-year program in surveying such as the one conducted at the University of Texas – Tyler to earn a bachelor’s degree. (To become a registered professional land surveyor, a bachelor’s degree is required for professional licensure in Texas.)

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AAS
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses 42 Credits

SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying

SRVY 1309 Surveying Measurement

DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting

SRVY 1341 Land Surveying

SRVY 1335 Land Surveying Applications

SRVY 2309 Computer Aided Mapping

SRVY 1319 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

SRVY 2331 Geodetic Surveying and Mapping

SRVY 2335 Geodetic Surveying and Mapping Applications

SRVY 2344 Surveying – Legal Principles II

SRVY 2339 Engineering Design Surveying

SRVY 1391 Special Topics in Surveying

SRVY 2343 Surveying – Legal Principles I

SRVY 2386 Internship – Surveying Technology

 
General Education Requirements 18 Credits

Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics).

Major Courses: 42
General Education Requirements: 18
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying

3

SRVY 1309 Surveying Measurement

3

DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting

3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3

SPCH 1321 Bus. & Professional Communication OR 
SPCH 1315

3
Second Semester Credit Hours
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework OR 
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core
3

SRVY 1341 Land Surveying

3

SRVY 1335 Land Surveying Applications

3

SRVY 2309 Computer Aided Mapping

3

MATH 1314 College Algebra

3
Third Semester Credit Hours

SRVY 1319 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

SRVY 2331 Geodetic Surveying and Mapping

3

SRVY 2335 Geodetic Surveying and Mapping Application

3

SRVY 2344 Surveying - Legal Principles II

3
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

SRVY 2339 Engineering Design Surveying

3

SRVY 1391 Special Topics in Surveying

3

SRVY 2343 Surveying - Legal Principles I

3

SRVY 2386 Internship - Survey Technology/ Surveying

3

XXXX x3xx Language, Philosophy and Culture Core OR
Creative Arts Core

3
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses.