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Surveying SUR.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 33 - 34 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Civil Engineering Technology
Effective as of Fall 2023

What is the program about?

Certificate develops the skills needed to become employed as technicians for surveying or civil engineering firms.

Program Outcomes

  • Employ logical and concise problem-solving techniques to complex problems.
  • Function effectively in teams, demonstrating a cooperative effort to evaluate and solve problems and to develop and implement plans.
  • Use surveying equipment and software applications to safely collect data, solve technical problems and lay out construction projects.
  • Recognize professional, ethical and societal responsibilities, respect diversity and commit to lifelong learning.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally through proper use of oral, written and graphic skills.

Career Opportunities

Surveying technicians assist professional surveyors in surveying for construction and land transfer activities.




Course Title Credits
CAT 1300 Introduction to CAD for Applications in Civil Engineering Technology 2
CAT 1501 Fundamentals of Surveying & Mapping 3
CAT 2431 OSHA Construction Standards 2
CAT 2501 GPS & GIS for Engineering Technology Professionals 2
CAT 2531 Advanced Surveying & Mapping 4
CAT 2561 Route Surveying with Construction Applications 2
CAT 2571 NSPS Certified Survey Technician Preparation 1
CAT 2581 Legal Principles for Surveyors 3
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAT 1200 (Technical Mathematics) OR MAT 1470 (College Algebra) AND MAT 1570 (Analytic Geometry & Trigonometry) OR MAT 1580 (Precalculus) 5 - 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
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Program Accreditation Information


This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.