Degree Code: J08
Program Coordinator: Mark Comeau - 860-215-9415
This Surveying and Mapping Technician Certificate expands opportunities for those pursuing entry level employment in the fields of land surveying, cartography, photogrammetry or allied fields. Serving disciplines that require state-of-the-art equipment and software, the Certificate is reviewed for continuous improvement by both employer and educational constituents in order to provide students with technician competencies in surveying techniques and mapping; data collection and manipulation; formatting and mapping of geospatial data; and digital photogrammetry.
Surveying technician duties typically include but are not limited to, site visits to record survey measurements and other descriptive data point retrieval and investigate, identify and geolocate previous survey points. Mapping technician duties typically include but are not limited to updating of maps to reinstate accuracy and production of maps showing boundaries, elevations, and physical features of the terrain.
Students will also become familiar with the capabilities of GIS (geographic information systems), a technology used to analyze, integrate, assemble, and display data about a particular location in a digital format along with maintaining and updating databases for GIS devices.
Upon completion, students may continue their academic studies in an Associate Degree Program or work toward a CST (Certified Surveying Technician Levels I-IV) or ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) certification (by examination).