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Land Surveying Technology

In this program, you will be introduced to the surveying principles and techniques used in the construction of buildings, subdivisions, utilities, roadways, and other public and private developments.  You will learn how to use Global Positioning and Geographic Information systems and surveying instruments. 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.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Land Surveying Technology

  1. Complete the program in eight months
  2. Learn hands-on with state-of-the-art instruments
  3. Access to job placement through Career Services

Land Surveying Technology Courses at Macomb

  • Elementary Surveying
  • Route Surveying
  • Civil and Survey Drafting
  • Boundary Surveying
  • Introduction to Geospatial Technologies and Topographic Surveying

Career Opportunities in Land Surveying Technology

With a certificate in Land Surveying Technology, career opportunities include surveying and mapping technician, architectural and civil drafter, real estate appraiser or assessor, construction and building inspector, surveyor, cartographer or photogrammetrist.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in this 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 a 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 Community Colleges Land Surveying Technology Program?

For more information on this program, contact the Technical Education department at 586.445.7012.

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