Surveying and Geomatics Technology
The Surveying and Geomatics Technology program teaches you the basic elements of surveying required of a land surveyor as well as part of the formal training required for a professional license.
Our program emphasizes boundary surveying and includes history, legal principles of boundary location, evaluating property corners, describing the land, calculating land areas, and using the Texas Coordinate System, computer mapping and geographic information systems. You will also study mapping, route surveying, control surveying, the Global Positioning System (GPS), electronic data collection and an introduction to 3D laser scanning.
For Students who have a Bachelor's degree: Some students, who wish to become a surveyor, previously earned a bachelor's degree and only need 32 hours of surveying courses. These students can earn a Certificate of Proficiency from Tyler Junior College in Surveying and Geomatics.
For students who wish to earn a Bachelor's degree: The Tyler Junior College Surveying Program is part of the 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 Geomatics. Students who are not core complete prior to enrolling at The University of Texas at Tyler must follow the University's 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 bachelor's degree. This option will provide a great career as a Crew Chief or a Survey Office Technician.
Surveying and Geomatics Technology (AAS)
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 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.)
Surveying and Geomatics Technology (Certificate)
A one-year certificate of proficiency is available to students completing certain designated courses. Graduates can enter the workforce as well-trained surveying technicians.
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For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.