2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Civil Engineering Technology - Geomatics Technology Option, AAS
A 40 14 0 A2
Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 53023
These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.
Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.
Graduates should qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, engineering technicians, construction technicians and managers, industrial and technology managers, or research technicians.
A course of study that prepares students to use mathematical and scientific principles for the delineation, determination, planning and positioning of land tracts, boundaries, contours and features applying principles of route surveying, construction surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, global positioning systems, geographical information systems, and other kinds of property description and measurement to create related maps, charts and reports. Includes instruction in applied geodesy, computer graphics, photointerpretation, plane and geodetic surveying, mensuration, traversing, survey equipment operation and maintenance, instrument calibration, and basic cartography. Graduates should qualify for jobs as survey party chief, instrument person, surveying technician, highway surveyor, mapper, GPS technician, and CAD operator. Graduates will be prepared to pursue the requirements necessary to become a Registered Land Surveyor in North Carolina.
Students completing the program are eligible to transfer to the BS Geomatics offered at North Carolina A&T State University as a junior, students are advised to discuss their intention ahead of time to ensure they take the required prerequisites prior to seeking admission to the BS program.
Upon successful completion the Geomatics Technology degree, graduate should be able to:
- Produce engineering documents related to surveying and land development using Computer Aided Drafting.
- Use surveying instruments and surveying methods for land measurements and/or construction layout.
- Perform computations for horizontal and vertical curves and other related surveying calculations.
- Perform surveys and record data manually and electronically.
- Use of hydrology and grading techniques in a surveying project.
- Think critically about technical problems.
- Communicate effectively in the workplace.