Land Surveying Technician/Geospatial Science
Any kind of land development or construction begins with a careful measuring and study of the land. This work is done by land surveyors, one of the most ancient trades in human history. This one-year online program follows the Field Surveying Technician certificate program to prepare graduates for their Professional Land Surveyor licenses. Students will learn to use computer software for survey reduction, coordinating geometry, and drafting. They will also practice land and field survey practices using instrument such as data collectors and GPS. The second-year program is also available to those who are working in the field but want to gain the education to be licensed.
Enrollment Point: Fall or instructor permission
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.
At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.
Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.
The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.
All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.
Flexible online modules
Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.
- Minimum age: 18 years.
- Must take the Accuplacer test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.
- Completion of the Field Survey Technician certificate program.
- Counselor and instructor interview.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|SUR 205||Survey Adjustments||3|
|SUR 235||Boundary Law||4|
|SUR 242||Legal Descriptions||4|
|SUR 245||Public Land System II||5|
|SUR 247||Emerging Technologies||3|
|SUR 248||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||3|
|SUR 249||Survey Research and Project Planning||3|
|SUR 251||Advanced Computer Applications||5|
|SUR 255||Global Navigation Satellite Systems||3|
|SUR 256||Land Development||3|
|SUR 257||Geodetic Surveying||4|
|SUR 281||Business Fundamentals and Ethics||2|
|Additional Requirements for AAS Degree|
|Field Surveying Technician Certificate||62|
|General Education Course Requirements for AAS Degree|
|CMST& 101||Introduction to Communication||5|
|ENGL& 101||English Composition||5|
|PSYC& 100||General Psychology||5|
Learning Outcomes for Land Surveying-Geospatial Science Program:
- Participate fully in field crew activities
- Be an effective team member
- Communicate effectively in written form
- Solve applied math problems
- Prepare complete field records
- Participate fully in data processing
- Practice professional code of ethics
External accreditation is not applicable to this program.