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Contact: Stephen JamesTitle: Department ChairContact: sjames@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Surveying Technology

Natural Sciences 
E0432 
Skills Certificate 

The Surveying Technology Certificate provides students with introductory skills that lead to a career in Surveying Technology. Program focus is on the examination and documenting of an area’s boundaries and features for the purposes of constructing a map, plan, or description. Students will complete substantial projects to develop a portfolio to aid in their career prospects. This certificate may aid in the student's search for an entry level position as a surveying technician, computer-aided drafting (CAD) technician, or field technician.

Required Courses 

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

      Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

      SOC Career Code: 17-1021.00

      Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $60.40

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $89,166.59
      Annual Job Openings
      108

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Surveyors

      Surveyors

      SOC Career Code: 17-1022.00

      Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $62.18

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $89,615.52
      Annual Job Openings
      457

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Surveying Technicians

      Surveying Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3031.01

      Adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.47

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $65,325.88
      Annual Job Openings
      693

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Mapping Technicians

      Mapping Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3031.02

      Calculate mapmaking information from field notes, and draw and verify accuracy of topographical maps.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.47

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $65,325.88
      Annual Job Openings
      693

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Surveying Technology

    Natural Sciences 
    E0432 
    Skills Certificate 

    The Surveying Technology Certificate provides students with introductory skills that lead to a career in Surveying Technology. Program focus is on the examination and documenting of an area’s boundaries and features for the purposes of constructing a map, plan, or description. Students will complete substantial projects to develop a portfolio to aid in their career prospects. This certificate may aid in the student's search for an entry level position as a surveying technician, computer-aided drafting (CAD) technician, or field technician.

    Required Courses 

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ENGR 1Introduction to Engineering2
    SURV 1ASurveying3
    SURV 1BSurveying3
    ENGR 18Introduction to Engineering Graphics3
    ENGR 24Engineering Graphics4
    Total Units15

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Contact: Stephen JamesTitle: Department ChairContact: sjames@mtsac.edu

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