2015-2016 College Catalog 
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Surveying and Mapping Technician

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Degree Code: J08

Certificate Program

Program Coordinator: Diba Khan-Bureau - 860-215-9443

This 27.5 credit certificate program is designed to provide students with entry-level skills required to fill technician jobs in the areas of measuring and mapping the earths surface and establishing official land, airspace and water boundaries. This certificate gives students the opportunity to discover the fundamentals of surveying and mapping along with the establishing foundational skills used to execute engineering calculations. This two-semester certificate consists of courses that will enable students to apply these skills in one of the fastest growing fields. Employment of surveyors and mapping technicians is expected to grow 19% from 2008 to 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Having a surveying and mapping certificate will afford students the opportunity to obtain work or continue their education to acquire an A.S. or an advanced degree. Surveying and mapping are integral in infrastructure building, all phases in construction and environmental planning and land-use in the United States today. In today’s economy and in the consideration of the “new” paradigm of re-surveying and mapping the Earth this certificate is very timely.
Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.

Surveying and Mapping Technician Certificate Curriculum Requirements

Total: 14

Semester II

Total: 13.5


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

+ Directed Electives: See advisor for course suggestions. (ARC* K214 , CAD* K214 /CAD* K215 , ENV* K101 , ENV* K130 , ENV* K295 )

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 27.5

Surveying and Mapping Technician, Certificate Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Surveying and Mapping Technician certificate program will:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and applied science.
  2. an ability to design experiments and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.
  3. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  4. an ability to identify and solve applied science problems.
  5. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  6. an ability to communicate effectively.
  7. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in global and societal context.
  8. an ability to use the techniques, skills, modern scientific and technical tools necessary for surveying and mapping practice.
  9. the ability to function as effective individuals.
  10. a recognition of the need for and the ability to engage in life-long learning.

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