Land Surveying involves methods and techniques used in determining the issues involved in land levels, surfaces, and borders. Gathering this knowledge is generally useful when formulating chart, graphs, drawings, and other multidimensional land illustrations. Surveying involves the field of geography, math, and engineering, amongst others. Courses are usually offered in the traditional study methods, but for students in need of online instruction, there are options as well.
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The University of Massachusetts at Lowell, established in 1975, offers a certificate in Land Surveying. Students pursue six courses designed to prepare them for the school's associate's or bachelor's degree offerings in Civil Engineering Technology. Coursework includes Surveying I, II, and III, Legal Aspects of Land Surveying, Engineering Graphics, and Precalculus Mathematics II--all of which are required. There are also additional elective components. The coursework may be completed either full- or part-time, with online courses consisting of 10 to 14 week sessions. Summer courses, however, generally consist of study from May through August. Students must display consistency in their work, sustaining a GPA of 2.0 Potential applicants must possess a high school diploma, or its equivalent.
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Corporate & Distance Education
Dugan Hall, Room 110
883 Broadway St.
Lowell, MA 01854-5104
University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming, founded in 1886, offers a Land Surveying certificate through its Outreach School. The Outreach School allows for the pursuit of degree programs or coursework, via distance learning. Students interested in participating in the program must gain formal admittance to the university. Coursework is offered through the university's College of Engineering and Applied Science's Civil and Architectural Engineering program. Students complete a minimum of 24 credit hours, and courses include Ethics for the Professional Surveyor, GIS for Surveyors, Route Surveying, Advanced Surveying, and Coastal Water Boundaries. Courses are offered at various times throughout the school year, but are not available every semester, so students should plan accordingly.
Department of Civil &
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
North Dakota State College of Science (Certificate-Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology)
North Dakota State College of Science, a two-year college, was established in 1903. The college offers an associate's degree in Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology. Courses include Engineering Drawing, Plane Surveying, Advanced Surveying, and Land Use Planning and Development. The program total 71 credit hours, with a general completion time of six semesters. The program highlights such aspects as drafting, analysis, and various surveying methods. Students are prepared for positions in land surveying, construction, or pursuing a four-year degree option in the field. Contact the program with any questions, as some courses are only available on-campus.
North Dakota State College of Science
800 Sixth St.
North Wahpeton, ND58076-0002
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