Surveying Tech Courses

Surveying Technology Program Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence below.

A certificate of achievement will be awarded upon fulfillment of 26.5 units of Surveying Technology Core Requirements with a grade of "C" or better. To receive an Associate's Degree in Surveying Technology, additional coursework up to 60+ units is necessary to satisfy general education requirements. Consult a counselor for courses required for an associate’s degree.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center and ASSIST websites to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

See the official Surveying Technology Certificate HERE.

See the official Surveying Technology (AS) major HERE.

Surveying Technology Program Courses Flowchart
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Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Define and describe land surveying terminology, methods, procedures, standards and technology;
  2. perform mathematical, computer and statistical computations related to location, elevation, grade, distance, direction, area, and volume;
  3. communicate clearly and effectively in oral, written and graphic formats;
  4. prepare land surveying maps, plats, documents and drawings using computer-aided drafting and geographic information systems technology;
  5. operate terrestrial and global positioning surveying instruments for various types of surveys; and

research, file, retrieve, analyze, locate and prepare descriptions of land, drawings, maps, plats, documents, records, reports and correspondence related to land surveying.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is recommended that students who have not had high school courses in mathematics through plane geometry take the Math placement test and enroll in an appropriate course (eg. CSKLS 371, CSKLS 372, MATH 150A & B, or MATH 151) prior to enrolling in certificate program courses.

For students with limited computer literacy, CS 101A OR CS 101B is recommended. Please contact the department or a counselor for more information.


Civil Engineering, Geospatial & Surveying Technology Programs Coordinator:
Reg Parks
Office Phone #: (707) 527-4376