Surveying & Geomatics

Associate of Science Degree

Articulated with Oregon Institute of Technology

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Open landProgram Mission

The Surveying and Geomatics transfer program provides a balanced pre-surveying and geomatics curriculum to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at Oregon Tech (OIT).

Program Description

This degree prepares students for transfer to the bachelor’s degree program Oregon Tech. Oregon Tech (OIT) is currently the only university in Oregon that offers either a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics, Surveying Option or a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Option. OIT also offers a minor in Geomatics for Civil Engineering majors. Students interested in a 2-year AAS degree with focus in Surveying &
Geomatics may want to consider an AAS in Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Surveying & Geomatics Associate of Science (AS) will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  3. Take part in participating on teams whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  4. Develop and utilize appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and make use of engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  5. Discover and make use of new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
  6. Demonstrate introductory understanding of land surveying and geographic information systems

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Step 1

Fill out our request info form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Engineering programs.

Step 2

If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.

Career Considerations

The AS program at UCC has been developed for transfer to Geomatics and Surveying program at OIT. Based on information listed on the OIT website, the employment rate for OIT graduates is 95 percent during the last 5 years. The average annual salary listed by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics is approximately $63,000 for all geomatics professionals. More information is available on the website for the OIT Geomatics program.

Surveyors with a two-year AAS degree from UCC can take the Fundamentals of Land Surveying exam after two years of working in the profession. Students interested in the two-year educational track should visit the Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology web page.

Students should contact the UCC Engineering Faculty Advisor or the UCC Advising and Career Center to learn more about summer internship opportunities and opportunities for employment after graduation.

Transfer Guide

The curriculum for the AS degree prepares students for transfer to OIT, currently the only university in Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics. Please see the Advising Guide and OIT Articulation Agreement. The AAS degree is more applied and provides students with additional career pathways. Graduates of the AAS degree can take the Fundamentals of Land Surveying (FLS) exam after 2-years of work experience. Passing the FLS exam is one of requirements for licensing as a Professional Land Surveyor. UCC students can potentially select elective courses in the AAS program and receive both an AS in Geomatics and Surveying and an AAS in Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology. The pathways certificate includes 3 drafting courses, an introduction to surveying course, and trigonometry; the certificate provides an entry level pathway for working on a survey field crew.

Program Publications

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Contact

 

Wayne Fischer - Contact
Assistant Professor, Engineering
Phone: 541-440-4683

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