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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 aProfessional Land Surveyor (PLS) in the State of Utah according to the State of Utah Officeof Administrative Rules 156-22-302(c)(1).
This degree prepares students for immediateemployment beyond entry level work in surveying or civil engineering firms.
Students will beprepared to perform many of the various field and office tasks related to surveying includingsite and topographic surveys, boundary investigation and research, map-making, varioussurvey adjustment calculations, writing of legal property descriptions, and other surveytechnician duties and responsibilities.

 

Total Program Credits: 63

Matriculation Requirements:  
Before being formally admitted into the AAS Surveying Technology degree program, full and part-time students must matriculate into the AAS Surveyingand Mapping Cohort by completing a Matriculation Application on or before the July 15th deadline prior to the Fall cohort to which the student desires to gain entry.
No courses may be taken until the student has been approved by the Surveying and Mapping Program Coordinator.
Complete My Educatorwith an exam score of 80% or higher OR complete IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency (3.0 credit hours) with B- or higher.
All Surveying and Mappingstudents who have been matriculated into the Associate of Applied Science degree program must have access to their own laptop computer which canbe made available during classes and which meets the minimum hardware specifications as defined by current AutoCAD® hardware specifications priorto starting classes in the semester for which they have matriculated.
General Education Requirements: 12 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication GI WE (3) 3
Complete one of the following (Recommend EGDT 1600): 3
  EGDT 1600 Technical Math Algebra (3)  
  MATH 1060 Trigonometry QL (3)  
Complete any approved Humanities, Fine Arts, or Foreign Language Distribution Course. (Recommend COMM 1020) 3
  Any approved Biology or Physical Science Course (Recommend PHYS 1010) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 51 Credits
Surveying and Technology Foundation  
  SURV 1020 Introduction to Surveying and Mapping WE 1
  EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
  EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I 3
  EGDT 1610 Technical Math--Geometry/Trig (3) 3
  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
  EGDT 2400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques II 3
or SURV 2100 Written Business Communication WE 3
  SURV 2310 Surveying US Public Lands   3
  SURV 2320 Property Descriptions and Public Land Records 3
  SURV 2350 Ethics and Liabilities for Surveyors 2
  GIS 2640 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems  3
Any lower division elective courses with the following prefixes: SURV, GIS, GEOG, EGDT, CIVE, CMGT, or MATH for a total of 12 credit hours 15

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 semester credits required for a AAS degree
  2. Minimum overall grade point average 2.0 or above. 
  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
MKTG 220G Written Business Communication GI WE 3
EGDT 1600 or MATH 1060 Technical Math Algebra or Trigonometry QL 3
SURV 1020 Introduction to Geomatics WE 1
EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I 3
SURV 2010 Land History of America  3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM 1020 Public Speaking HH 3
PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics PP 3
GIS 2640 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems 3
EGDT 1610 Technical Math Geometry Trig 3
SURV 1030 Fundamentals of Geodesy and Control Surveys 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
SURV 2100 or EGDT 2400 Mapping From Field to Finish or Surveying Applications and Field Techniques II 3
SURV 2320 Property Descriptions and Public Land Records 3
SURV 2310 Surveying US Public Lands 3
SURV 2350 Ethics and Liabilities for Surveyors 2
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Any approved Physical Education, Health, Safety or Environmental Course 3
SURV 1220 Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry 3
SURV 1340 Fundamentals of Boundary Law 3
Elective   3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree Total 63

 

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