Survey Technology (Civil Design Option), Associate of Applied Science

This degree program prepares students for positions with surveying firms, government, and engineering/construction firms as office technicians performing data reduction, basic design, and computer aided drafting.

Students who elect this curriculum and desire to transfer courses to a four-year institution should check with the program coordinator and/or an academic advisor. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not. Courses may be taken in any sequences as long as prerequisites are met. Some courses may be offered in alternate semesters only.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this degree option, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate standard techniques to locate and determine three dimensional coordinates of points on the ground using surveying instruments;
  2. describe the topographical features of points on the ground and provide three dimensional coordinates for these points with given precisions as determined by Federal, State, and Local accuracies and specifications;
  3. demonstrate how to incorporate positional information into effective written and oral communications;
  4. create two dimensional scale drawings to interpret and define field data to accuracy and precision as determined by Federal, State, and Local accuracies and specifications;
  5. use scale drawings to solve problems incurred in field surveys and compare accuracy of drawings through legal and database searches;
  6. explain proper procedures used in determining three dimensional positions and show how these procedures comply with Federal, State, and Local specifications; and
  7. prepare scale drawings that will comply with Federal, State, and Local Laws, Standards, and Regulations to be used by State, County, Federal Agencies, Property and Real Estate Professionals, Property Owners and others requiring legal descriptions of objects positioned upon the earth and property boundaries. 

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60-61*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Important Information

Short Description

This degree program prepares students for positions with surveying firms, government, and engineering/construction firms as office technicians performing data reduction, basic design, and computer aided drafting.

Type of Credential

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Code

968

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinators

CCBC Catonsville, Wendy Whitcomb
443-840-4919 or wwhitcomb@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

  • Statewide Program
  • Classes offered only at the Catonsville campus
  • Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - For Survey Technology, see Portfolio. Several General Education classes also have PLA opportunities.
  • Articulation and Transfer Agreements - While there are no program-specific agreements, see other types of agreements such as guaranteed admission, block transfer, and discounts.

Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education - 18-19 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose one 3-credit Diversity course from the list of approved General Education courses.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 42 Credits

Program Requirements:
Program Electives:

Select four courses.

Note

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.