Surveying and Mapping

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 30-607-X
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Program

DESCRIPTION

As a surveying technician, graduates of this program typically work under the direction of an engineer or surveyor to operate surveying equipment, record measurements, and produce drawings showing boundaries, key locations, elevations and other terrain features.

Surveying and mapping technicians are needed in all phases of construction, and employer demand is good in the current job market.

You can apply your credits toward completing the Civil Engineering Technology associate degree.

Additional program details: This program prepares students to perform surveying and mapping duties used in construction, boundary location, road building, mapmaking and other purposes.

Students learn to measure, analyze, manage, and present spatial data using state-of-the-art surveying equipment and CAD software. As a surveying technician, program graduates can expect to work under the direction of an engineer or surveyor to operate surveying equipment, record measurements, and produce drawings showing boundaries, key locations, elevations and other terrain features.


Related Programs

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Civil Engineering Technology

Assist civil engineers in planning, designing, scheduling, estimating, surveying and inspecting construction projects. Also, specific elective surveying courses provide an option for a land surveying career.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) CIVIL-101 Civil Engineering Drawing 2
(1) CIVIL-102 Introduction to AutoCAD 2
(1) CIVIL-105 Computer Applications 2
(1) CIVIL-155 Surveying 1 2
(1) MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡
(or) MATH-201 College Algebra ‡
5
(2) CIVIL-106 Intermediate AutoCAD ‡ 2
(2) CIVIL-156 Surveying 2 ‡ 2
(2) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English ‡
3
(3) CIVIL-110 Introduction to Civil 3D 2
(3) CIVIL-157 Route and Highway Surveying ‡ 3
TOTAL CREDITS 25

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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Program Outcomes

  • Operate surveying instruments to collect data on location
  • Operate Trimble data collection systems, GPS receivers and robotic total stations
  • Draft and analyze traverse field data using Autodesk Civil 3-D software
  • Illustrate basic drawings of circular horizontal curves, vertical curves, plans, profiles and cross-sections

Career Outlook

Surveying and mapping technicians are needed in all phases of construction, and employer demand is good in the current job market.

Possible Careers

Surveying and Mapping Technician
Land Surveyor
Construction Inspector

Admission Requirements

One year of high school-level algebra (grade C or higher).

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Accreditation

This program is approved through the
Land Surveyor Section of the Wisconsin Examining Board
of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers,
Designers and Professional Land Surveyors,
4822 Madison Yards Way,
Madison, WI 53705;
608-266-2112
www.dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/AE/Default.aspx

QUESTIONS?

STEM Academic & Career Pathway
414-297-6319stempathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 04/21/2020