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Land Surveying Technology – Office Technician Program

Below the roads run the surveyors' lines which squared off the wilderness, and not only made it ready for sale but constructed a shape for county and state government.
-Andro Linklater, From His Book, Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy.

What is Land Surveying?

Land Surveying helped make Michigan fit into a mitten and put Route 66 on the map as America’s Mother Road. It involves the documenting of land surface boundaries, researching right of ways and contributing site data for the planning of new transportation arteries and property sales and development. Land Surveyors help assure the accuracy of land descriptions and locations in printed, online and legal documents, including boundary and topographical maps.

Land Surveying Technology – Office Technician Program at Macomb

In Macomb’s Land Surveying Technology – Office Technician Program, you will be introduced to the surveying principles and techniques used to prepare for the construction of buildings, subdivisions, utilities, roadways, and other public and private developments. You will learn about profiles, grades, cross sections, highway layouts, bounds descriptions, and lot and block proportion, as well as how to use state-of-the-art surveying equipment. The program prepares you to assist registered surveyors and civil engineers and for the certification exams administered by the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors.

Land Surveying Technology Courses at Macomb

In the Land Surveying Technology Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Introduction to Architectural Drafting
  • Elementary Surveying
  • Field Procedures
  • Route Surveying
  • Civil & Survey Drafting
  • Boundary Surveying
  • Topographic Surveying
  • Drainage & Geology
  • Civil & Survey Drafting

Career Opportunities in Land Surveying Technology – Office Technician

Career opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Land Surveying Technology – Office Technician, include surveying & mapping technician, architectural & civil drafter, real estate appraiser or assessor, construction & building inspector, surveyor, cartographer or photogrammetrist.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree

The credits earned in Macomb’s Land Surveying Technology – Office Technician Program will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Surveying or related field, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Land Surveying Technology – Office Technician Program?

For more information on the Land Surveying Technology –Office Technician Program at Macomb, contact the Technical Education Department at 586-445-7012.

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