Geomatics Technology A.A.S.

A40420

The Geomatics Technology Curriculum prepares students to use mathematical and scientific principles for the delineation, determination, planning and positioning of land tracts, boundaries, contours and features applying principles of route surveying, construction surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, global positioning systems, geographical information systems, and other kinds of property description and measurement to create related maps, charts and reports. Includes instruction in applied geodesy, computer graphics, photointerpretation, plane and geodetic surveying, mensuration, traversing, survey equipment operation and maintenance, instrument calibration, and basic cartography. Graduates should qualify for jobs as survey party chief, instrument person, surveying technician, highway surveyor, mapper, GPS technician, and CAD operator. Graduates will be prepared to pursue the requirements necessary to become a Registered Land Surveyor in North Carolina.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to properly set up Total Station Surveying Instrument to measure angles and distances
  • Prepare a Survey Boundary Plat to NC GS 4730 requirements using Auto Cad software
  • Work effectively and appropriately with others through collaboration and teamwork (GE V.6)
  • Use written and oral discussion to discover and to articulate ideas (GE I.1)

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU

Mathematics

Take 1 course

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I

3

FA
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra

4

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP

Social/Behavioral Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEG 111Intro to GIS and GNSS

4

SP
CEG 211Hydrology & Erosion Control

3

FA
CEG 230Subdivision Planning and Design

3

SP
DFT 151CAD I

3

SP
EGR 115Intro to Technology

3

FA
SRV 110Surveying I

4

SP
SRV 111Surveying II

4

FA
SRV 210Surveying III

4

FA
SRV 220Surveying Law

3

SP
SRV 240Topo/Site Surveying

4

FA

Other Major Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BPR 130Blueprint Reading-Construction

3

FA
CIS 110Introduction to Computers

3

FA, SP, SU
SRV 250Advanced Surveying

4

SP

Mathematics Elective

Take 1 course

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MAT 122Algebra/Trigonometry II

3

SP
MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry

4

Physics Elective

(Select 4 SHC from the following courses)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHY 131Physics-Mechanics

4

FA, SP
PHY 151College Physics I

4

FA

General Electives

Select 2-4 SHC from the following courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEG 235Project Management/Estimating

3

FA, SP
CIV 240Project Management

3

FA
CST 211Construction Surveying

3

FA
DFT 152CAD II

3

FA
ENV 110Environmental Science

3

FA, SP
PHY 152College Physics II

4

SP
SRV 260Field and Office Practices

2

SP
WBL XXXWork-based Learning (up to 4 SHC)

1-4

Students planning to transfer are encouraged to take MAT 171, MAT 172, PHY 151 and PHY 152.

Total Credit Hours: 69