Industrial Technology - Surveying & Mapping BS Degree
Advance to a Bachelor’s Degree for Career Advantages
Students who complete a surveying and mapping associate’s degree at a community college can transfer to The University of Texas at Tyler to complete a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology.
- Enroll in the only accredited land surveying program in Texas.
- Completing this degree program meets one of the Texas state requirements necessary before taking the exam to become a registered professional land surveyor (RPLS).
Graduates of the program are employed in such locations as:
- Surveying and Mapping, Inc.
- K.L. Kilgore & Company, Inc.
- Stanger Surveying LLC
- John Cowan & Associates, Inc.
- Vannoy & Associates, Inc.
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Bachelor’s in Industrial Technology- Surveying & Mapping: Career-Ready.
- Gain the skills and knowledge to pursue a successful and specialized career in land surveying and mapping.
- Learn to apply scientific and mathematical theories and concepts to the practical challenges of surveying.
- Get experience with state-of-the-art equipment and computer applications, and be job-ready when you enter the field.
- Network with career professionals by joining the student organization of the Texas Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
Industrial Technology Faculty: Educators. Practitioners.
- Study with professors who own or work for the top land surveying companies in Texas.
- Be part of a program that provides individual attention and dedicated faculty who are focused on student success.
- Be mentored by faculty who are supportive and attuned to the needs of students who transfer from Tyler Junior College and other community colleges.
Industrial Technology Surveying and Mapping Courses: Analytical. Hands-on.
Advanced Technologies for Surveyors – Learn about High Definition Surveying (HDS), which is becoming the industry standard for surveying projects and any additional new surveying topics.
Public Domain – Examine the disposition of public lands of the state of Texas. Investigate the basis of all land mineral development in the state of Texas.
Applied Geodesy – Apply precise surveying technology in boundary location and surveying. Topics covered are: photogrammetry, GPS, GIS, remote sensing, coordinate systems and map projections.
Career Outlook for Surveyors
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates employment growth of 19% for surveyors, cartographers, photogrammetrists, and surveying and mapping technicians through the decade ending in 2018. This is much faster growth than predicted for most other occupations. For more information, go to www.bls.gov/oco/ocos040.htm#outlook.