VU Advisor: Jessica Hess Email: email@example.com Office Phone: 812-888-4185
DOE Code: 5580
Program Description: What you will learn in the VU Surveying Technology Program
- Fundamental applications, calculations, and theory of surveying.
- The practice of survey data note keeping and reduction.
- Instrumentation practices with Levels, Total Stations, Robotic Total Stations, and GPS.
- Practices of establishing control networks.
- Topographic surveying.
- Reading and creating maps with surveying data.
- The formation and layout of the system used to map federal lands.
- Hands on projects including outside and inside work related to all of the items listed above.
Grade Level: 12th
Length of Program: 1 year (Senior Year Only) 1/2 of the day.
HS Credits per semester: 3 HS Credits per year: 6
Fall Semester Courses: Days/Times:
SURV 100 Surveying Fundamentals (3 Cr Hrs) MW 8:00 am-10:50 am
SURV 125 Land Survey Systems (3 Cr Hrs) TR 8:00 am -10:50 am
*Course Fees: $81 for SURV 100 $86 for SURV 125
Spring Semester Courses: Days/Times:
SURV 165 Instrumentation & Control Surveying (3 Cr Hrs) MW 8:00 am-9:00 am
SURV 165L Instrumentation & Control Surveying Lab MW 9:00 am-11:50 am
SURV 155 Topographic Surveying & Mapping (3 Cr Hrs) TR 8:00 am-10:50 am
*Course Fees: $297 for SURV 165 $26 for SURV 165L $25 for SURV 155
Tuition: Twin Rivers pays all CTE course tuition. Student pays fees only.
Upon completion of the Spring Semester, students will take a national exam where, upon passing, they receive the status of a Certified Survey Technician Level 1 (CST, Level 1).
Occupations upon completion of program: Students will have sufficient knowledge and skills to work for surveying/engineering companies and governmental agencies as part of a surveying field crew. Field crew members operate surveying instruments and perform reconnaissance of field evidence on various kinds of surveying projects, including: boundary determination, earth construction, building construction, Department of Natural Resources and municipal projects, surveying for utility companies, surface and underground mining, and many more.
Additional education/training available after VU: Surveying Technology courses such as: Computer Automated Drafting (CAD) classes, Boundary Surveying and Legal Aspects, Subdivision Design and Layout, Construction/Route Surveying, Property Description Writing and Analysis, Surveying Law, Survey Data Acquisition and Analysis, and Geographic Information Systems.
*Fees are approximate and could vary from year to year.