Sep 28, 2020  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

Field Surveying Technician Certificate


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Certificate of Completion: 40 credits

Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter

This program prepares students for work as a field surveying technician, starting with technician and advancing to crew chief. Students learn field survey techniques, calculation and office skills through extensive hands-on training using a variety of up-to-date instruments, including total stations with data collectors, hand-held calculators and computers. Group projects in the classroom and in the field develop both experience and leadership skills. Projects involve all aspects of work, from planning, measuring and presentation of results.

Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of transcript and course work.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Participate fully in field crew activities.
  • Be an effective team member.
  • Communicate effectively in written form.
  • Solve applied math problems.
  • Prepare complete field records.
  • Participate fully in data processing.

Program Requirements


Below is the course sequence for students who enter in Fall Quarter. The course sequence for other entry points may vary. 

GPA Requirements


  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum grade for each course: 2.0

*Note: Clinical & Field-Based Experience courses require a Satisfactory (S) grade.

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