Surveyors are involved in land surveying, route surveying, construction surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, global positioning systems, geographical information systems, and other areas of property description and measurements. The surveying curriculum provides training in the many of these areas.
Course work includes the communication and computational skills required for boundary, construction, route, and control surveying, photogrammetry, topography, drainage, surveying law, and subdivision design, with specific emphasis upon applications of electronic data collection and related software including CADD. Graduates should qualify for jobs as party chief, instrument person, surveying technician, highway surveyor, mapper, GPS technician, and CADD operator. Graduates will be prepared to pursue the requirements necessary to become a Registered Land Surveyor in California.
Accuracy is a must! The public and the government require that surveys be accurate and precise. Math skills are vital to success in this profession. Most surveys involve computations, using algebra and trigonometry.
Upon completion of the Surveying Technology program at Cuyamaca College a student receives a 2-year AAS degree; Associate in Applied Science. Upon graduation, you would have two choices
This is a two-year degree. Some students require a few remedial courses in Math and
English and, therefore, may take an extra semester or two to complete the program.
The surveying technician must have the following skills upon graduation in order to gain successful employment in various areas.