Surveying & Geomatics
Associate of Science Degree
Articulated with Oregon Institute of Technology
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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).
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.
Students who complete the Surveying & Geomatics Associate of Science (AS) will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- Take part in participating on teams whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- Develop and utilize appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and make use of engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- Discover and make use of new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
- Demonstrate introductory understanding of land surveying and geographic information systems
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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 and Surveying 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.
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.
Other Certificates & Degrees at UCC
- Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology: AAS
- Engineering and Drafting Technician: One-year Certificate
- Drafting Pathways Certificate
- Surveying Pathways Certificate
- Water Quality Pathways Certificate
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- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
The freshman and sophomore years at most universities are designated pre-engineering, with the junior and senior years designated professional engineering. Many of the transfer courses during the first two years of study are math, science and elective courses. At UCC, you can take the required core courses in smaller classroom settings and at lower cost than at four-year institutions. The Associate of Science (AS) degree is awarded once all required courses, electives and general education requirements are successfully completed.
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Clay Baumgartner, PE - Contact
Chair, Associate Professor, Engineering / Surveying & CIS
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