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Surveying Technology, A.A.S.

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Requirements

The AAS in Surveying Technology meets the educational component for licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in the State of Utah according to the State of Utah Office of Administrative Rules 156-22-302(c)(1). This degree prepares students for immediate employment beyond entry level work in surveying or civil engineering firms. Students will be prepared to perform many of the various field and office tasks related to surveying including site and topographic surveys, boundary investigation and research, map-making, various survey adjustment calculations, writing of legal property descriptions, and other survey technician duties and responsibilities.

Total Program Credits: 64

General Education Requirements: 18 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Distribution Courses:  
  Any approved Biology or Physical Science Course 3
  Any approved Social/Behavioral/Political Science course 3
  Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety or Environmental Course 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 40 Credits
Surveying and Technology Foundation  
  MATH 1060 Trigonometry 3
or EGDT 1600 Technical Math--Algebra (3)  
and EGDT 1610 Technical Math--Geometry/Trig (3)  
  EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
  EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I 3
  EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques II 3
  GIS 2640 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems  3
  MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE 3
  SURV 1020 Introduction to Surveying and Mapping WE 1
  SURV 1030 Fundamentals of Geodesy and Control Surveys 3
  SURV 1220 Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry 3
  SURV 1340 Fundamentals of Boundary Law  3
  SURV 2010 Land History of America   3
  SURV 2100 Mapping From Field to Finish  3
  SURV 2310 Surveying US Public Lands   3
  SURV 2320 Property Descriptions and Public Land Records 3
Elective Requirements: 6 Credits
Complete 6 credits from the following: 6
  EGDT 1060 MicroStation Infrastructure Design (3)  
  SURV 2030 Geodesy (3)  
  EGDT 2500 3 Dimensional Modeling--Civil 3D (3)  

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 64 semester credits required for a AAS degree
  2. Overall grade point average 2.5 or above with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in all Surveying Technology courses. No grade lower than a "B" in all Surveying Technology Foundation courses.  
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 20 credit hours of Surveying and Mapping courses through course attendance at UVU.     

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
Quantitative Literacy Students Choice 3
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Writing 3
Any approved Biology or Physical Science Cours 3
EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I 3
GIS 2640 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems  3
SURV 1020 Introduction to Geomatics WE 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Any approved Social/Behavioral/Political Science course 3
MATH 1060 or EGDT 1610 Trigonometry or Technical Math Geometry Trig 3
SURV 1030 Fundamentals of Geodesy and Control Surveys 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
SURV 2010 Land History of America  3
SURV 2310 Surveying US Public Lands  3
SURV 2320 Property Descriptions and Public Land Records 3
EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques II 3
SURV 2100 Mapping From Field to Finish 3
Elective EGDT 1060 or SURV 2030 or EGDT 2500 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety or Environmental Course 3
MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE 3
SURV 1340 Fundamentals of Boundary Law 3
SURV 1220 Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry 3
Elective EGDT 1060 or SURV 2030 or EGDT 2500 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree Total 64

 

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