Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
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Certificate in Land Surveying

The certificate in Land Surveying is designed for students with a background in land surveying who desire to advance their knowledge of the art and science of the profession and better prepare themselves for professional licensure. It is also designed to allow students with no land surveying experience to better transition into the profession.

Certificate Requirements

Core Courses (Possible Waivers) 
Introduction to Surveying*4cr upper level
Advanced Surveying*3cr upper level
Introduction to CAD*3cr upper level
Breadth Courses 
MAT 105: Statistics3 cr
PLG 210: Legal Research and Writing3 cr
Introduction to GIS3 cr
Introduction to GPS3cr upper level
EGR 410: Boundary Law*3 cr
Total15-25cr

*CST Level 2 may be substituted for Introduction to Surveying.

CST Level 3 may be substituted for Intro. and Adv. Surveying.

The Certified Survey Technician (CST) examination series is administered by the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

*FS or PS may be substituted for Intro. and Adv. Surveying. Fundamentals of Surveying and Professional Surveyor examinations administered by The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

Student Portfolio may be substituted for Introduction to CAD.

Note: Additional courses may have to be taken to meet the course prerequisites, particularly in mathematics.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete a certificate in Land Surveying will be able to:

  1. demonstrate measuring and map-making skills;
  2. demonstrate good teamwork practices;
  3. utilize advanced electronic instrumentation in measuring;
  4. make various types of maps in a computer environment;
  5. apply and use geodesy, coordinate systems, and GPS operations;
  6. apply GIS mapping principles and applications to surveying;
  7. utilize statistics in evaluating surveying data; and
  8. apply legal principles to the resolution of land surveying boundary problems.

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