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Surveying and Mapping Technology

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Survey projects and collect data to perform routine topographical, boundary projects to make maps of the Earth's surface.

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What is Surveying and Mapping Technology?

Surveying and Mapping Technology emphasizes solving problems encountered in the field of Surveying & Mapping Technology. Students perform routine topographical, boundary and other mapping / surveying projects, as well as Global Positioning (GPS) surveys.  Students establish essential data, keep notes, develop preliminary sketches, and prepare working drawings, profile and section maps, volume calculations, and topographic maps.

HCTC offers two certificates in this program: Surveying Technician I and Surveying Technician II. The certificates are offered as part of the Computer Aided Drafting and Design Program.

What are my career choices?

Surveying technicians work outside extensively and can be exposed to all types of weather. Mapping technicians work primarily indoors on computers. Most surveying and mapping technicians work for firms that provide engineering, surveying, and mapping services on a contract basis and can work as an architect, inspector, drafter, or surveyors. Local governments also employ these workers in highway and planning departments.

Surveying Technician I  

  1. Accurately demonstrate the proper care and use of surveying instruments.
  2. Practice standards of practice as regulated by the state board.
  3. Provide accurate drawings of field surveys.
  4. Recognize proper safety conditions and use appropriate safety equipment.
  5. Collaborate with members of the survey program on projects and procedures.

Surveying Technician II

  1. Accurately demonstrate the proper care and use of surveying instruments.
  2. Determine the location of points on the ground.
  3. Evaluate data gathered in the field.
  4. Practice standards of practice as regulated by the state board.
  5. Provide accurate drawings of field surveys.
  6. Recognize proper safety conditions and use appropriate safety equipment.
  7. Collaborate with members of the survey program on projects and procedures.
Surveying Technician I
Course Course Title Credit Hours
  Computer Literacy -CAD 100 Preferred 3
SMT 110 Principles of Surveying OR 3
SMT 130 Land Surveying Graphics (3)
  Total Credit Hours 6
Surveying Technician II
Course Course Title Credit Hours
  Computer Literacy-CAD 100 Preferred 3
SMT 110 Principles of Surveying 3
SMT 130 Land Surveying Graphics 3
  Tech. Electives Approved by Program Coordinator 3
  Total Credit Hours 12

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Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. If you live or plan to live outside of the state of Kentucky, consult with your state‚Äôs licensing/certification board to determine if your chosen path of study will meet their requirements. KCTCS and HCTC continuously reviews licensure information and provides information about state's licensure status, search your state and program. 

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