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Associate in Applied Science in Land Surveying Technology

Division of Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 5410

A Dual Admissions Program with NJIT
Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

 

Why major in Land Surveying Technology?

The program prepares students for employment in the land surveying field. Surveying involves mapping features of the land as well as property boundaries and laying out construction lines and grades. It involves the use of computerized electronic equipment for land-based as well as satellite-assisted measurements and the preparation of maps by computer-aided design (CAD). Jobs in the field for those seeking immediate employment range from field crew member to CAD operator and are typically found in surveying firms, consulting engineering firms, utility companies, and in the engineering departments of governmental agencies.

If I major in Land Surveying Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. You may choose to participate in the Dual Admissions program with the New Jersey Institute of Technology and have all your credits applied toward the first two years of the bachelor’s degree program in Surveying Engineering Technology or you may transfer to another college that applies most or all of your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. With the bachelor’s degree from NJIT, you become eligible to take the New Jersey Land Surveying license exam.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may be required to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. Part-time students can complete the program in three or four years.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-4400.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Analyze problems encountered in industry and apply land surveying and business law principles to solve them;
  • Employ productivity software to solve technical problems;
  • Determine precise measurements in the field using surveying instruments; and
  • Function well on a team including demonstrating competent oral and written communication using appropriate technical vocabulary that is effective with a range of audiences.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

(22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)

ENG 101 (one 3-credit course)
ENG 102 or ENG 105 (one 3-credit course)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (7 credits)

MTH 113 and MTH 114 (one 4-credit and one 3-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108 or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)

Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

 

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(24 credits)

CET 211 Surveying I (3 credits)
CET 212 Surveying II (3 credits)
CET 214 Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location (3 credits)
CET 221 Hydraulics and Drainage (4 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
BUS 252 Business Law II (3 credits)
CET 251 CET Seminar (1 credit)

 

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(17 credits)

CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
MTH 141 Mathematical Statistics (3 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)

Total Credits Required for Degree: 63

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

 

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
MTH 113 College Algebra with Trigonometry (4 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II OR ENG 105 Technical Writing (3 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
BUS 252 Business Law II (3 credits)
MTH 114 Unified Calculus I (3 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

Summer Session
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CET 211 Surveying I (3 credits)
CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
MTH 141 Mathematical Statistics (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
CET 212 Surveying II (3 credits)
CET 214 Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location (3 credits)
CET 221 Hydraulics and Drainage (4 credits)
CIS 137 Microcomputer Databases (3 credits)
CET 251 CET Seminar (1 credit)

 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) NOTE: This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.