2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Nov 15, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surveying and Mapping Technician

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Degree Code: J08

Certificate Program

Contact: 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).

Surveying and Mapping Technician Certificate Curriculum Requirements

Total: 12

Semester II

Total: 12


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

+ Directed Electives: See advisor for course suggestions. (ARC* K221 ARC* K227 , CAD* K214 /CAD* K215 , CIV* K236 /CIV* K237 ENV* K110 )

* 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: 24

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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