Surveying Certificate

The objective of the Certificate program in surveying is simply to give the Program completers a general exposure to the surveying practice and the capacity for employment with a real surveying degree. The student completing this Program should be able to:


  • Perform basic differential leveling in the field.
  • Reduce differential leveling observations.
  • Recognize the concept of field data collection using conventional and modern electronic data collection instruments such as an electronic total station.
  • Recognize the concept of field data collection using global positioning system (GPS) instruments.
  • Recognize the basic concept of how to prepare a topographic map from actual survey data.
  • Perform traverse computations and simple traverse adjustment.
  • Develop an appreciation for establishing horizontal and vertical control for a small to medium size surveying project.


To obtain a certificate a student must complete the following core courses:
Fundamentals of Surveying (MATH 120)
Construction Surveying Layout (MATH 120)
Intro. To Computer Mapping
and must also complete two courses from the following list:
Surveying Computations (SURE 110)
Control Surveying (SURE 110)
Engineering Surveying (SURE 110)
Photogrammetry (SURE 110)
SURE 365
Legal Aspects of Surveying** (SURE 215, ENG 250)